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disclaimer: Programs are not meant to treat, heal or diagnose any diseases or conditions. Please consult with your health care professional before starting a new diet or exercise program.

Vegan Danielle llc, all employees, including Danielle Petze are not liable for any conditions or injuries that occur during or after any personal training or nutrition programs.

Personal Training

One-on-one personal training from the privacy of your own home.

nutrition consulting

One-on-one coaching to meet your nutritional needs. (You don't have to be, or want to  be vegan)

nutrition consulting

One-on-one coaching for the plant-based or plant-curious community.


One-on-one personal training at approved gyms.


Personal one-on-one sessions in your home (within San Diego County)

About Me:


My name is Danielle and I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I am also certified in Bodybuilding, Nutrition and Plant-Based Nutrition.


Prior to my certifications, I had spent most of my life working out, but my diet wasn't that great; it was the typical twenty-something-year-old habits filled with fast food, alcohol, and pretty much anything I could get my hands on.

In my late twenties, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, IBS, SIBO, and a slew of other gastro-intestinal diseases. I couldn't understand why this was happening to ME! Sure, I had neglected my body, but many of my friends did the same, so why was I the one suffering?

Through some extensive research, I found a few peer-reviewed studies that pointed toward the correlation between high animal-product diets and the growth of cancer cells. Immediately, I switched to a primarily plant-based diet. Thankfully, after the switch, combined with a partial thyroidectomy, my cancer was removed, and hasn't returned.

Since then, I have removed almost all processed foods and drinks from my diet and have seen tremendous results. I understand it can be hard for people to make such an extreme switch, which is why I don't pressure a fully vegan diet on anyone who is not interested.

Through my nutrition and plant-based nutrition education, I have found a great balance for vegans as well as the plant-curious, in which I cater to each of my clients individually. Whether you're new to the health and fitness realm, or have had years of experience, I'm here for you! Let's get started!

No, you don't have to be vegan, or even want to be vegan to work with me!

In fact, most of my clients are not vegan! In addition to nutrition, plant-based nutrition, I have experience with those with gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, SIBO and CSID. I also have many gluten-free clients as well! I'm here to cater your plan to fit your needs!

Mission Statement:

What I do? 

As a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, it is my job to get you into the best shape of your life! I focus on plant-forward diets; however, you do not need to be vegan or even want to be vegan to be a part of my program. In fact, 90% of my clients are not vegan! Regardless of what your goals are, I will create a customized plan including nutrition and exercise, catered just to you! This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • A breakdown of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and how many you should be aiming for. 

  • A daily caloric goal. 

  • An exercise program that fits your needs and abilities. 

  • Unlimited check-ins including texts and calls, when you have questions on the spot. 

  • Meal recommendations 

  • Plans and options including virtual workouts, in-home workouts, or in-gym workouts.


I have experience with some gut-related diagnoses, including SIBO, IBS and Celiac, and can cater your diet to your preferences. I also have experience with clients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, and eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia. *

I also have experience working with clients who are recovering from bone and tendon injuries, as well as those looking to come off of the ketogenic diet (in fact, a lot of my clients are in what I call "keto-recovery").

*Note: My programs are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any health-related issues. Always consult with your physician before beginning a new diet or exercise program.  


How I do it? 

I am dedicated to creating plans that will allow you to live your best life, look your best, and feel even better. I have been an athlete most of my life, and participated in sports and activities such as dance, cheer, competitive snowboarding, MMA, bodybuilding and obstacle course racing. I have achieved my certifications though the National Academy of Sports Medicine and strive to live up to their high standards.

Who do I represent? 

My clients largely consist of San Diego-based men and women looking to improve their quality of life, and really, just get into those cute pair of jeans that have been hanging in their closet for longer than they wish. I focus on muscle gain and strength as well as fat-loss. Although these two go hand-in-hand, your personal goals are what’s important to me, so we will work together on leading you towards your goals!

What do I add to the fitness community? 

I feel that my in-depth knowledge about proper nutrition and exercise makes for a great “package deal” to get you on your way to your goals. In 2016, I started a plant-based podcast, which can be found on this site. On the podcast, I had the opportunity to interview doctors, professional athletes (including Olympic Medalist, Dotsie Bausch), celebrities, and fitness competitors where I learned even more about the benefits of proper nutrition.

On a personal note, I’ve recovered from eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, thyroid cancer and sports-related injuries, to name a few. To celebrate my recovery and take on a new challenge, I’ve decided to compete (for the first time) in the Muscle Contest on September 25th of 2021. I have entered into the “Women’s Physique” class, and am extremely excited to finally call my goal a reality! 

Let’s do this TOGETHER!

How Many Calories Should I Eat?

I get this question probably more than anything (aside from "where do you get your protein?"). The simple answer: it depends. The longer answer: the calories you "should be" consuming, whether your goal is muscle gain, fat loss or a combination of the two is dependent on a few factors that make up your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which depends on your age, sex, muscle mass, weight, etc. To get a true idea of what your BMR is, you need expensive equipment to calibrate all of these factors. However, this BMR calculator is pretty accurate (within a few hundred calories) if you want an idea of where you should be at. For a more accurate BMR, schedule an in-personal training session with me, which includes InBody testing.