Hi, I’m Anna Maree Hagley, The Wonder Vegan. I grew up in Columbus, OH and currently live in Buffalo, NY. I am an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, a social worker and freelance writer. I am also the founder of The Wonder Vegan LLC, a vegan health and wellness blog, mindset coaching and fitness company. The Wonder Vegan LLC offers womens only mindset coaching and personal training services. I am also active in the fitness competing and modeling realm and enjoy inspiring others on my Instagram: @thewondervegan.
I enjoy the social media platform to discuss mindset, recipes and fitness tips. You can find my writing in Midwest Models Magazine, in the 3dots – fitness app on your mobile phone app store, on Instagram @thewondervegan, on The Wonder Vegan Facebook page and at my blog www.thewonderveganblog.com
I utilize my experience in fitness and modeling to promote veganism, and specifically, how healthy one can be on a vegan diet. Competing in bodybuilding competitions and modeling allows me to reach many people in a positive and motivational way. Inspiring others is what inspires me to continue on this path, just as others have done for me.
For an inside scoop into competing, check out the Vegan Fitness Model Youtube channel, which features a vlog to show behind-the-scenes footage of bikini competition prep week through the week of a recent competition. A group of 10 of us Vegan Fitness Model clients came together to compete and/or support each other. It was a life-changing experience, as we are from all over the US and Australia.
What came along with researching animal welfare and mistreatment was an incredible self-awareness that I did not want to participate in ending the life of anything, and that I also wanted to be healthy. I am passionate about not contributing to harming or ending the life of animals for my convenience or consumption. While there are definitely unhealthy vegan foods, it is amazing what a healthy balanced vegan diet can do to improve one’s health. The longer I am vegan, the better I feel, both mentally and physically.
I've been in the gym learning about exercise and fitness since I was a kiddo, and honor most the mental exercise of improving ourselves from the inside out. I have experienced success, failure, depression, self loathing, traumatic events, self development, overeating/disordered eating, creating joy, mindset growth and a passion to help others. Fitness provided me with an outlet in which to relieve stress and become healthier. I am an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. I enjoy teaching people to eat healthy and address mindset blocks. Everything I do is first and foremost to encourage saving the lives of farmed animals , and helping women love themselves more.