Physique athlete, dancer and mother to a thriving vegan child, Marcella Torres adopted a 100% plant-based diet in 2001 at the age of 19. Half of the husband and wife team of competitive bodybuilders behind popular blog Vegan Muscle and Fitness at veganmuscleandfitness.com, she is also co-owner of plant-based personal training studio Root Force, which seeks to promote a fit and active plant-powered lifestyle and shatter the perception that strength and athleticism can't be achieved with a plant-based diet. An alumnus of the Plantbuilt team of competitive vegan bodybuilders, Marcella is a regular contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness magazine and co-author of The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions.
Currently, Marcella is also a part-time professional dancer and instructor and is earning a PhD in mathematical biology, studying human metabolism. She resides in Richmond, Virginia, with husband Derek Tresize and their three-year-old son, where they have worked extensively in that community with local school systems, urban organizations and more to promote a healthy lifestyle. Their mission: to generate as many fit vegan role models as possible to get the message across that a plant-based diet isn't a handicap in the world of athletics - it's an advantage!
Class: Healthy, Happy, Hips
Marcella Torres - Joyful Movement - Cardio Dance Class
Derek Tresize/Marcella Torres - Prehab and Rehab: Exercises to Support Pain-Free, Long-Term Fitness
Derek Tresize - Total Body Conditioning with Derek Tresize and Marcella Torres
Panel Q&A: Powered by Plants with Vegan Bodybuilding authors/athletes Derek Tresize, Marcella Torres and Robert Cheeke, No Meat Athlete author/runner Matt Frazier and “Fitness Over Fifty” trainer Larry Krug
Marcella Torres - Class: Healthy, Happy, Hips
Derek Tresize - Class: Good Posture and Flexibility: Fitness that Supports Your Long-Term Vitality
Panel Q&A: Powered by Plants with Vegan Bodybuilding authors/athletes Robert Cheeke, Derek Tresize, and Marcella Torres, No Meat Athlete author/runner Matt Frazier and “Fitness Over Fifty” trainer Larry Krug
Q&A Panel: Cruisin’ for Knowledge ‒ Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. David Blyweiss, hosted by Sandy Pukel