Sam Vas


Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor




I have competed in various fitness comps with ANB, ICN and followed a plant-based diet while doing so as I have been raised vegetarian.

I grew up vegetarian in India and moved to Australia on my own when I was 18. I stuck with my beliefs and continued with being vegetarian and 3 years ago decided for health and ethical reasons to go vegan.

My family including myself has never eaten meat and we‘ve enjoyed great health and strength our whole lives. My passion for bodybuilding started at an early age while watching my father compete in bodybuilding competitions. My father taught me a lot about training and diet and my mum taught me a lot about meditation. Both my parents have shaped my beliefs and I am grateful for the lessons.

What is your proudest moment thus far?

My proudest moment happened 7 years ago when I entered a fitness comp. At the time I was a student here living on my own in a country very different to what I was used to. I was quite shy and I worked very hard to support myself financially. I didn’t have much time or money to do anything other than work and study. When I decided to compete I spoke to various trainers who repeatedly told me I had to eat meat to stand a chance at competing. I made it to the top 3, whilst I didn’t win, this instilled in me that I could overcome any barriers being language, diet and confidence.

Tell us about your morning routine

I start my day at 4 am with a 10 min prayer. I believe it’s important to give gratitude and I have strong faith in God. I then have my breakfast and head off to work by 5am, I start doing PT and group classes until 10am.

What’s your favourite PranaOn product?

I LOVE Rich Chocolate Power Plant Protein.

What’s your favourite way to use it or incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle, and why?

First thing in the morning with oats and straight after my workout with water, I also make protein balls for a really great snack.

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