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Derek Tresize

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Derek Tresize is a vegan WNBF Pro bodybuilder residing in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, is a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, and is co-author of the website Vegan Muscle & Fitness. Derek has followed a plant-based diet since 2007 and promotes it to his clients and in the fitness and bodybuilding community as the best means to fitness and long-term health. Derek is a member of the Plantbuilt team of competitive vegan bodybuilders, is a contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness magazine and Naked Food magazine, and co-author of The Vegan Muscle & Fitness Guide to Bodybuilding Competitions. He trains clients full time as co-owner of Richmond's only plant-based personal training studio, Root Force Personal Training, and online via Vegan Muscle and Fitness, where he and wife Marcella Torres strive to create as many plant-based role models as possible to show the world that the diet isn't a handicap in the world of athletics - it's an advantage!

Lectures and Classes for the 2017 Cruise

Class: Prehab and Rehab: Exercises to Support Pain-Free, Long-Term Fitness
The modern, sedentary lifestyle often puts us in unnatural positions for long periods of time, leading to muscular imbalances and reduced flexibility. In this therapeutic fitness class, Derek Tresize and Marcella Torres will address common weak areas such as the hip and shoulder joints, leading the group in exercises that will strengthen weak muscles and stretch overtight ones. You will walk away from this class with new knowledge and an arsenal of exercises to add to your daily routine that will keep you free of injury and discomfort for years to come!

Class: Good Posture and Flexibility: Fitness that Supports Your Long-Term Vitality
Posture and flexibility are often overlooked in daily fitness. Yet, these key aspects of your health have a far reaching impact. Improving your posture and flexibility will not only improve your exercise performance, decrease your risk of injury, and improve your mood, but it may even reduce your risk of chronic disease! Champion bodybuilder and C.P.T. Derek Tresize will briefly discuss all of the above reasons why posture and flexibility are so vital, then lead the group on posture autoregulation and go through a routine that will increase heart rate and stretch all major muscle groups with both static and dynamic stretching. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Class: Total Body Conditioning
This class will work out your whole body using interval training techniques involving a variety of dynamic calisthenics, agility moves, flexibility, core, balance and more - all designed to tone and make you sweat! Derek and Marcella will lead the group in a light warm up and dynamic stretching routine followed by low-, medium- and high-intensity exercises that will burn calories and stimulate increased metabolic rate. A challenging fitness session with modifications available to suit all ages and fitness levels!

Panel Q&A: Powered by Plants with Vegan Bodybuilding authors/athletes Derek Tresize, Marcella Torres, and Robert Cheeke, No Meat Athlete author/runner Matt Frazier and “Fitness Over Fifty” trainer Larry Krug
Do you have questions about what athletes need to fuel their bodies on a plant-based diet? Concerned with getting the right types of carbohydrates to power through your weekend warrior lifestyle, or wonder how much protein you should eat after a tough workout? Learn from athletes who have achieved success in their sports, powered by a pure plant-based diet. From endurance sports like running to weight training and bodybuilding, these six vegan athletes will help you fuel your athletic endeavors for optimal performance.

One on One Personal Training Session - $150/person, 60 min.
Join Derek for a private personal training session. Derek is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, and together you will build a customized program to fit your goals, fitness level, and access to exercise equipment. The session with begin with a brief consultation, then proper mobility, posture, strength, and endurance activity will be included along with how to advance the plan on your own as you progress.

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