Who we are
Luke is an author and a vegan athlete that has won international awards.
Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help conscious professionals and athletes become the strongest version of themselves, all while making a difference.
Canadian born Emilie has been a high level athlete most of her life. She is extremely passionate about inspiring people to reach their full physical and mental potential, while maintaining a perspective of sustainability and compassion.
Simone’s health and fitness journey began in 2010. In an attempt to regain health and fitness, and recover from anxiety, stress, depression and being underweight, she started training at Doherty’s Gym City. As Doherty’s is one of Australia’s most well-known ‘hardcore’ bodybuilding gyms and host to the biggest IFBB competitions in the country, it wasn’t long before she started attending and volunteering at the shows. Inspired by the dedication and hard work from all the athletes she watched, Simone made the commitment to train for and compete in her first show: 2013 FitX IFBB Australian Amateur Grand Prix. From there she was hooked, and has competed in 4 shows since.
Jeremy was born in Ballarat, Victoria and has lived in Melbourne since 2009. Jeremy found his passion for movement at the age of 13 in the form of Irish Dancing. Jeremy performed with The Australian Irish Dance Company for over 10 years and is now co-director of The Australian Irish Dance Company in Ballarat.
Lucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event and talent hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university café at RMIT Realfoods in Melbourne from 2010-2014. Lucy facilitates cooking, nutrition and fitness presentations that showcase the world’s best and brightest wholistic health entrepreneurs, experts, educators and enterprises. Many of these events are run in collaboration with the athletes and nutritionists from team Evolved Generation.
After living in Zimbabwe for most of her life, Shani moved to Australia in 2001. She fell in love with the health and fitness industry and eventually jumped into the world of personal training, starting Smiling Assassin fitness, a resistance-based group training class on the Mornington Peninsula.
Lucy Taylor is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) who is self-employed in her business, Bloom Nutrition and Diet Solutions. She specialises in plant-based/vegan nutrition and is available for consultations at her Fitzroy and Ripponlea offices.
Christian was born in Germany but raised in Australia from a young age. Coming from a German background of home-cooking such as Goulash, Bratwurst and roast meat, you would think it would have been a very hard transition to make into a plant-based diet but once he opened his eyes to the suffering that was caused by eating animal products it seemed like the only inarguable choice.
Brayden’s health and fitness journey began in 2009. He trialed for his school’s 1st XV Rugby team but did not make the cut. He was told he had potential but lacked size and would be bowled over up against the bigger teams. Hearing this, he joined the 2nd XV Rugby team and also joined up at a gym. Brayden’s size as well as his overall fitness really kicked off and half way through the season he was called in to the 1st XV. In 2010, he made starting line up for the team. Ever since this event he maintained his gym sessions and absolutely loved the environment.