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Amanda Riddles

A Very Small Vegan Kitchen
Cofounder, personal trainer
Fitness Zone & Speakers' Stage
Amanda Riddles, 34, is an ex PE/Health Secondary Teacher who saw her weight increase and health deteriorate when experiencing some years of depression, anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.Today her and her partner, Peter Kearny, (also vegan) have their own business called “A Very Small Training Group” offering mobile personal training, music lessons, dog walking  (they also walk a miniature horse!!) and babysitting/homework help services and are looking to expand further in the future.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Very-Small-Training-Group/357527881067377

Amanda is the founder of popular online community and blog “A Very Small Vegan Kitchen” a place to share recipes, spread awareness, inspiration, education, friendship, competitions and more. https://www.facebook.com/averysmallvegankitchen and www.averysmallvegankitchen.comAmanda became vegan about 18 months ago and now competes in many fitness events, most notably Spartan Races (recently completed the 21km Beast and got her trifecta medal for completing the 7km sprint and 14km super all in one year) and runs these events “For the Animals” and is on the look out to race with other like-minded people to become a bigger voice and representation for Veganism and animal rights.