Name: Jeff Golfman
Year of Birth: 1968
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Current Residence: n/a
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions
Eco entrepreneur for last 24 years
Why did you become vegan?
Had chronic fatigue and went vegetarian 22 years ago, vegan 15 years ago and 100% raw
vegan 7 years ago
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
Wanted more energy, health & vitality
How would you describe your nutrition program?
Low fat, Sugar, oil, salt free raw vegan
How would you describe your training program?
I am not an elite runner and will likely never be. My goal is to be fit & healthy and for that I run
5-6 times per week for aprox 160 kilometers per month. I do daily yoga and leg and upper body
strength training 1-2 per week
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
b-12, probiotics, adrenal support, greens
How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Protein needs, strength, coolness and toughness
Have you had success in promoting veganism / vegetarianism to others? If so, how did you
go about it?
yes plenty on my blog site The Cool Vegetarian
What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Consistency, rest/recovery, nutrition, attitude
What do you like best about being vegan?
Health for me the planet and the animals
What do you like best about being fit?
Energy and strength to make it through my days and reduced stress load
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Be consistent and start slow with attainable goals
What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
What motivates you in life?
To create positive change on the planet
What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you?
VBB has inspired me to get in better shape and motivated to achieve my running goals. Robert’s
recent interviews on my blog site has inspired me even further.
1 mile 5:54
5 K 19:58
Half Marathong: 13.1 miles 1:41:00