Vegan Fitness & Nutrition: Ultramarathoner Brendan Brazier, Dr. Occhipinti, & Chef Chloe Coscarelli

On this week’s show, fitness trainer and former co-host of Animal Voices, Rob Moore, returns to discuss fitness and nutrition with some of today’s top experts.

First, we’ll reconnect with Brendan Brazier, Canadian ultramarathon champ and creator of Vega, who’s been busy veganizing Hollywood. In case you haven’t heard, Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman, has become a fan and wrote the foreword to Brazier’s book, Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life. We’ll discuss superheroes, vegans and what you need to be a fit, healthy vegan.

Then answering your questions on vegan nutrition will be Dr. Mark Occhipinti, nutrition consultant and president of the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). Please post your questions at or Rob’s facebook page.

And since Rob is a big believer in balance, we can’t talk about healthy food without talking about cupcakes! And not just any cupcakes. These cupcakes earned Chef Chloe Coscarelli top prize on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! (Watch the video here.) Chef Chloe will discuss her amazing vegan fare and give her top tips to our vegan baker listeners.

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More info on Mark Occhipinti: Author, Lecturer, Exercise Physiologist, and Nutritional consultant with over 30 years of experience in the Sports Nutrition, Strength Training, Sports Medicine and Personal Fitness Training fields.

His educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science, a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology specializing in Cardiac Rehabilitation, and a doctorate in applied Human Nutrition.  Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.  He is a trained and accomplished Strength Coach, Emergency Medical Technician, Hospital Corpsman-Fleet Marines, Certified Massage Therapist & Certified Biofeedback Specialist, competitive Power lifter and Bodybuilder.

Mark is the President of the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), a health, fitness and nutrition continuing education and certifying organization, and teacher of nutrition and physical education.

More info on Chloe Coscarelli: Chloe is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts NYC, the University of California, Berkeley, as well as Cornell University’s Plant Based Nutrition Program by Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study). Additional work includes: Millennium Restaurant San Francisco, Counter Organic Vegetarian Bistro New York City, and Herbivore Restaurant Berkeley

2 thoughts on “Vegan Fitness & Nutrition: Ultramarathoner Brendan Brazier, Dr. Occhipinti, & Chef Chloe Coscarelli

  1. Hey great episode but I wanted to correct something Mark Occhipinti said at 23:20 in the podcast. A cup of broccoli does not have 15g of protein but around 4.5 to 5 grams for a cup of cooked broccoli, raw would be 2.6 – 3 grams per cup.

  2. Pingback: Tales of Cake and Frosting | National Capital Vegetarian Association

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