Robert Cheeke grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon, where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age fifteen. Today, he is the best-selling author of the books Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, and Plant-Based Muscle. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures, and maintains the popular website VeganBodybuilding.com.
Robert is a four-time magazine cover model and has appeared in more than forty magazines including FLEX, Ironman, Natural Bodybuilding, Health Science, VegNews, Vegan Health & Fitness, Naked Food, and numerous international publications. He is considered to be the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding,” developing the industry from infancy in 2002 to where it is today with a half-million online followers of his own brand, a fully-funded national tour, and a network comprised of celebrities and influencers.
Robert is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine and Naked Food Magazine, as well as the No Meat Athlete and Forks Over Knives websites. He is a multi-sport athlete, an entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 23 years.
Robert lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and two rescued chihuahuas. He can often be found hiking amongst the cacti and wild horses in the Tonto National Forest when he’s not on his Vegan Strong national tour or in front of his laptop writing books.