About

Ed Bauer began his journey into fitness in 1995, with encouragement from his father, a competitive power lifter. He became vegan one year later after learning about the inhumane practices that are involved in raising animals for food, as well as the health benefits of a plant-based diet. In 2005, he began working at a small local gym. He always felt that he wanted to be a more effective advocate for animals, but didn’t know how. It became clear that the impact he could have on others through health and fitness was his way. He hasn’t looked back since. Ed is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. He is also a Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and holds a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. He has over 4000 sessions of training experience working with everyone from teenagers to seniors. Ed is also an all natural vegan NPC Champion Bodybuilder and  owner of PlantFit Strength and Conditioning, www.plantfitstrength.com in Oakland, California. He is available for training and nutritional counseling in the Bay Area. Contact Ed Bauer at plantfitstrength@gmail.com to get started.

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Holder

CrossFit Powerlifting Certified Trainer

CrossFit Mobility Certified Trainer

USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach

TRX Suspension Training Course Certified (L1)

Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Certified Personal Trainer, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)

Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)

CPR, AED, American Red Cross

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Athletic Achievements

1st Place Novice Middle Weight Bodybuilding Champion, May, 2010 NPC Bill Pearl High Desert Classic

4th Place Open Short Class, June, 2011 Washington State Natural Bodybuilding

34th Place out of 97, January, 2012 Oregon CrossFit Winter Games

513th Place out of 1,584, Northwest Region, March, 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Open (7,406 out of 25,083 Worldwide)

27th Place out of 73, August, 2012 Oregon CrossFit Summer Games

23rd Place out of 39, September, 2012 CrossFit X-Factor’s Portland Throwdown

2nd Place out of 24, Men’s Physique, July 2013, INBF Naturally Fit Super Show

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Articles

http://www.cok.net/blog/2013/07/plantfit-cok-interviews-vegan-crossfitter-ed-bauer/

http://breakingmuscle.com/crossfit/ed-bauer-poster-man-vegan-crossfitters

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/plant-based-muscle-ed-bauer

http://vivalavegan.net/community/articles/321-interview-with-ed-bauer-champion-vegan-bodybuilder.html

http://veganbodybuilding.com/?page=bio_bauer

http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-ed-bauer-owner-of-portland-s-plantfit-training-studio

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Relevant Books Read:

Diet for a New America by John Robbins

Thrive by Brendan Brazier

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by Robert Cheeke

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn

My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn

Serious Strength Training by Tudor O. Bompa, PhD and Mauro Di Pasquale, MD

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Enter the Zone by Barry Sears, PhD

Live Life Aggressively by Mike Mahler

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A few on my “To-Read List” are:

The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, PhD

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Healthy at 100 by John Robbins

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Contact

plantfitstrength@gmail.com

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