In the realm of holistic wellness, few figures shine as brightly as Angela Fischetti, whose journey from the stage to becoming a prominent advocate for vegan fitness and entrepreneurship inspires countless individuals worldwide. Recently featured on the Veganpreneur Revolution podcast, Angela’s story is one of passion, resilience, and unwavering commitment to empowering others.

The Evolution of Passion

Angela’s journey began in an unexpected place: the world of performing arts. As a former singer and actress, she initially pursued a career centered around the stage. However, it was the influence of fitness icon Jane Fonda that sparked a profound shift in her trajectory. Drawn to the world of fitness through Fonda’s iconic workout tapes, Angela discovered a newfound passion that would shape her life’s purpose.

Overcoming Adversity

Entering the fitness industry as a female trainer, Angela encountered skepticism and criticism, particularly from male bodybuilders. Yet, it was her unwavering commitment to veganism that often drew the most scrutiny. Despite facing derogatory remarks and doubts about her dietary choices, Angela remained steadfast, driven by her ethical convictions and belief in holistic wellness.

Navigating the Vegan Landscape

Angela’s journey into veganism was marked by a fluid exploration of dietary approaches, culminating in a personalized blend of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Inspired by her connection to animals and ethical considerations, Angela found her optimal balance with an 80% raw and 20% cooked diet. This nutritional framework not only aligned with her values but also served as a cornerstone of her approach to holistic wellness.

Bridging Fitness and Compassion

Central to Angela’s professional journey is the seamless integration of her passion for fitness with her advocacy for veganism. Specializing in senior fitness programs, Angela witnessed firsthand the transformative power of physical activity and plant-based nutrition, particularly among older adults. Through her work, she empowered clients to defy age-related limitations, rediscover their vitality, and embrace a renewed sense of purpose.

Advocating for Holistic Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur in the vegan space, Angela emphasized the importance of holistic wellness for fellow business owners. Recognizing the demands of entrepreneurship, she underscored the vital role of self-care practices, including regular exercise and mindful eating, in sustaining energy and enhancing well-being. Through her advocacy, Angela continues to champion the intersection of business success and holistic living.

Embracing the Power of “I Can”

Angela Fischetti’s journey epitomizes the transformative potential of embracing possibility, resilience, and compassion. From her humble beginnings as a performer to her current role as a leading voice in vegan fitness and entrepreneurship, Angela inspires individuals to redefine their perceived limitations and embark on their own journeys toward health and vitality. Through her unwavering commitment to holistic wellness and ethical living, Angela continues to illuminate the path toward a brighter, more compassionate future for all.

Episode Highlights

[00:00]    Introduction

[01:45]     How it started for Angela Fischetti. 

[04:00]    80% raw, 20% cooked plant based positively shifts Angela’s health.

[07:50]    From stage performer to becoming a full-fledged vegan entrepreneur. 

[10:30]    An affinity to the elderly population. 

[14:30]    An important step entrepreneurs need to take for health. 

[16:00]    Getting “Janefondaized”.

[23:45]    When determination overrides prognosis.

[28:15]    Finding community and support takes you from “impossible” to “I’m Possible.”

[33:00]   Honor the elderly by acknowledging them in any number of ways. 

[34:30]   Simple steps to begin improving your health. 

[41:30]   Getting involved with PCRM on Facebook for a strong community.

[44:45]   No matter what, find a way to make healthier choices. 

About Angela Fischetti

Angela Fischetti is a compassionate advocate for holistic wellness, specializing in fitness, yoga instruction, and therapeutic massage for older adults. Her journey began in her 30s, navigating personal healing challenges while dedicating herself to teaching seniors. With over three decades of experience, Angela seamlessly blends empathy and encouragement to empower older adults on their wellness journey.

Drawing from extensive research and practical expertise, Angela collaborates closely with clients’ medical practitioners to develop tailored fitness regimens. As a licensed massage therapist, she offers gentle touch and movement therapy, particularly beneficial for geriatric patients with memory disorders in palliative care.

Clients appreciate Angela for her meticulous attention to detail and her uplifting sense of humor, creating a supportive and enjoyable environment for personal growth. Angela takes pride in her contributions to the vegan and whole foods plant-based communities, providing accessible strength training and yoga videos tailored to those with chronic concerns.

Based in the vibrant Fort Lauderdale area, Angela has faithfully served South Florida clients for over two decades. With roots in Brooklyn and a background in Shakespearean theater, she infuses her practice with creativity and passion, reflecting her lifelong love for song and her unwavering dedication to her feline companions.  

About Kathleen Gage 

Kathleen Gage is a multifaceted professional, renowned as the founder of Vegan Visibility and co-founder of Vegan Visibility Productions. With certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University, she’s a seasoned business consultant, keynote speaker, and marketing strategist.

Kathleen’s impact extends to hosting the Vegan Visibility Virtual Summit, a niche event supporting vegan and plant-based entrepreneurs with top-tier training from industry experts. Since establishing her business in 1994, she’s navigated economic challenges across various sectors, including high-tech, healthcare, and publishing.

Her influential voice resonates through popular podcasts like “Vegan Visibility” and “Plant Based Eating for Health,” where she advocates for a sustainable, compassionate world and provides guidance to thousands globally. Moreover, as an award-winning speaker and past president of Utah’s National Speakers Association chapter, Kathleen excels in crafting effective marketing strategies.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Kathleen resides in Central Oregon, where she champions animal rescue and enjoys outdoor activities. Her commitment to creating a more compassionate and sustainable world shines through in both her personal and professional pursuits.

About Vlynn Hawkins 

VLynn Hawkins is a formidable figure at the intersection of vegan entrepreneurship, extreme athleticism, and business leadership. As the Co-Founder of Vegan Visibility Productions and the Chief Executive/Engagement Officer at P3Academy, she channels her expertise to elevate health and wellness businesses. With over three decades in commercial real estate lending, VLynn boasts a track record of leading high-performing teams to exceptional success, consistently generating substantial revenue for multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Transitioning from her corporate career, VLynn’s journey towards holistic wellness began after a knee injury redirected her focus. Exploring healing modalities like tapping, NLP, and hypnotherapy, she discovered a passion for holistic health practices. Today, armed with certifications in business development, hypnotherapy, joint venture brokering, and digital marketing, VLynn empowers Healthpreneurs to thrive in their endeavors.

As a Certified Plant-Based Ambassador, VLynn passionately advocates for the transformative power of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Vegan lifestyle. She hosts the insightful “Health Wisdom & Wealth Show,” sharing invaluable insights into holistic living. Additionally, VLynn serves as the CEO of, assisting small businesses and nonprofits in fundraising for impactful projects.

Based in Atlanta, GA, VLynn enjoys an active lifestyle, often engaging in workouts and leisurely walks with her Cairn Terrier, Hiro. Her multifaceted skill set and unwavering dedication make her an influential advocate for veganism, health entrepreneurship, and impactful business strategies.