Welcome to Meat Free Athlete!

Meat Free Athlete is the result of my passion for sports, fitness, holistic health, and living a compassionate vegan lifestyle.

This website, my YouTube channel, and social media accounts are where I show by example, share my experiences and journey, and do my best to help guide others to go, or stay, vegan. My passion to spread the vegan lifestyle is what drives me!

I truly believe the future is vegan, so let’s help build it together!

About me, at a Glance:

  • Name: Anne-Marie Campbell aka AMC

  • Hometown: Toronto

  • Vegan for the animals since May 2011

  • Animal Rights Activist

  • Tae Kwon Do Black Belt

  • Currently training to earn my 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • BJJ and MMA training

  • Enjoy yoga and roller hockey

  • Former competitive gymnast

  • Former competitive hockey player

  • Still love hockey, and play recreationally when I get the chance

  • Mommy to rescued jack russell, Mr. Shenanigans

  • Married to my best friend and soulmate, Linda E.
  • 9 tattoos, and working on the next

  • Love science and sci-fi

  • Star Trek fan (Voyager and TNG are my fav) 

My Vegan Journey, and how it lead to me to creating MeatFreeAthlete.com

I have been a competitive athlete since I was 9 years old, where I trained and competed in gymnastics. When I was 16, I started playing ice hockey. So, i dropped the spandex for skates. During this time in high school, I was on a lot of teams; ice hockey, field hockey, basketball, track and field, and baseball. I started to take my athletics seriously, and began thinking about nutrition and performance. So, when I was 16, along with other healthier choices, I stopped eating beef, pork, and lamb. At that time, I didn't know about the horrible conditions in factory farms, or that veganism even existed. We didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, etc. that helped expose the hidden truths.

Early in 2008, I started training in Tae Kwon Do and found that I absolutely love it! Maybe it appeals to the younger gymnast in me because I love how it allows me to challenge my physical limits without equipment, just my body. I have been in 8 tournament fights (8 wins - 0 losses), and am a Black Belt. Currently, I'm working towards earning my 2nd Degree Black Belt, and enjoy yoga and roller hockey.

In late 2010, I started seeing posts online about factory farms and the cruelty that comes with it. Before that point, I never thought about where my food came from. I didn't know any vegetarians or vegans, or anyone that spoke about animal welfare issues that concerned those raised for food. For the first time I was seeing terrible pictures and reports of cruelty, and that marked the beginning of my personal journey to making the connection. I started seeking out information online and I was horrified. I didn't want any part of it. Soon after, I received an information package in the mail that I had requested online. I looked at it before laying down for bed and when I woke up I decided I was going to try being vegetarian (also cut out eggs and milk). It wasn't long afterwards that I became vegan. For my mind, body, and soul, going vegan is one of the best decisions of my life

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to contribute an original article to MeatFreeAthlete.com shoot me a message!

"Eat Kind Be Strong"

Cheers,
Anne-Marie Campbell
Vegan Athlete, TKD Black Belt
Animal Rights Activist
Founder, MeatFreeAthlete.com
Owner, ShirtActivism.com
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