Guest Speaker Information
Erin Fergus is the Academic Program Director of the Personal Training Department at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC. She has a masterâ€™s in exercise science and is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. After being a vegetarian for 12 years, Erin went vegan and began her bodybuilding journey in March 2013. Since then she has competed eight times in figure, fitness model, bodybuilding and physique divisions, and she was on the Plantbuilt national vegan athlete team for 2014 and 2015. Her athletic background also includes spending 2007-2010 as a competitive runner and triathlete. Her passions are debunking myths that vegans donâ€™t get enough protein and that women will get â€œtoo bigâ€ if they lift weights, as well as waterfall hiking and snuggling her senior vegan dogs, a deaf Cocker Spaniel and a rescued Beagle mix. You can follow her fitness journey on www.facebook/girlybodybuilder or on Instagram: veganfergiefitness.