What a Vegan Trainer Eats to Get Through 6 Classes in One Day

Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp follows the age-old advice of eating breakfast like a king — and following it with a ton of physical activity.

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Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp gives us a look inside his schedule in this week’s Sweat Diary. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, we ask one Philadelphian to spend a week tracking everything they eat, all the exercise they get, and the money they spend on both. Want to submit a Sweat Diary? Email ccunningham@phillymag.com with details.

Who: Leroy Mapp (@fitliferoy), 25, from Fitler Square

What I do:  I am a group fitness and personal trainer. I coach at Title Boxing Club, Unite Fitness, and Flywheel Sports.

What role healthy living plays in my life: “It’s what I based my whole entire life on. My philosophy is, you only are given one vessel of life (your body). So, you just maintain that vessel the absolute best you can!”

Health memberships: I pay $90 a month for my City Fitness membership, but I can take classes at all the gyms I work at for free.


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Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp loves getting a big breakfast from HipCityVeg. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

5:15 a.m. — “I wake up, take a knee and thank the man, then get back to the money!” (This is a Lil Wayne line.)

5:30 a.m. — Out the door to teach at Title Boxing Club.

6 a.m. — Teach a tremendous Title Boxing Club class.

8 a.m. — Teach a bomb indoor cycling class at Flywheel Sports. I fire the crowd up with a fun and upbeat playlist and some great morning motivation!

9:30 a.m. — Get used to hearing this right here: I’m going to set the theme now. I am a vegan and I LOVE ME SOME HIPCITYVEG BREAKFAST. I eat there almost every morning. Today, I ate my usual everything bagel with chive cream cheese, the BFG (green smoothie), blueberry muffin, and AM Philly that has tofu scramble with peppers, and I add tomato ($21.17).

10 a.m. — I have some break time until my afternoon workout.

1 a.m. — I do boxing training at Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly.

3 p.m. — I grab a salad at Sweetgreen. I typically make my own, with kale, spring mix, arugula, and baby spinach base. I then put tofu, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, and broccoli on top ($11.66).

3:30 p.m. — I go work out at City Fitness on JFK.

5 p.m. — Coach my first Unite Fitness class of the night.

7 p.m. — Coach my second Unite Fitness class of the night.

9:30 p.m. — I make some vegan chick’n with rice and mixed vegetables that include broccoli, snow peas, and peppers.

10:30 p.m. — Read, then lights out.

Daily total: $32.83


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Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp snacks on some fresh fruit. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

5 a.m. — Same thing every day. “I wake up, take a knee and thank the man…” you know the rest.

5:45 a.m. — Kill it at Unite Fitness!

7:15 a.m. — Second class at Unite.

8:30 a.m. — Grab me some fruit at Old Nelson ($3.89).

9:30 a.m. — Teach my third Unite Fitness class of the day.

10:30 a.m. — I grab my usual breakfast from HipCityVeg ($21.17).

1 p.m. — Boxing at Marian Anderson Recreation Center.

3:30 p.m. — I eat my leftovers from last night!

4 p.m. — Work out at City Fitness. Today I’m doing back and some arms.

5:30 p.m. — I train a client. He goes hard on the weights!

7:45 p.m. — I teach my Flywheel Sports class! This session is usually a younger crowd, so I turn up my music!

8:30 p.m. — I have a meeting for my lifestyle brand company called Gorilla Power. We have big things coming!

10 p.m. — I cook some easy tofu, rice, and vegetables.

11 p.m. — Bed.

Daily total: $25.06


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Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp is a huge fan of HipCityVeg. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

5 a.m. — Good morning world!

5:45 a.m. — Turn up Unite in the morning, baby!

7:15 a.m. — Second Unite class.

10 a.m. — I’m feeling lazy, so I buy some vegan pancakes and tofu scramble from Avenue Cup Cafe through Caviar ($26.41). Those people there know me faithfully, too.

1 p.m. — Boxing at Marian Anderson Recreation Center.

3 p.m. — I buy some HipCityVeg lunch. I eat the HipCity Ranch, BFG (green smoothie), and sweet potato fries. I was hungry ($25).

5 p.m. — Hit the gym at City Fitness.

9:30 p.m. — Home, I eat leftovers from yesterday and then I’m asleep!

Daily total: $51.41


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Yes, French fries do have a place in this vegan trainer’s diet. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

5 a.m. — Leave to teach Flywheel in Bryn Mawr.

6 a.m. — Teach Flywheel class number one.

7 a.m. — Teach Flywheel class number two.

8:30 a.m. — Eat my typical HipCityVeg breakfast ($21.17).

9:30 a.m. — Teach class at Unite.

11 a.m. — Gym time, baby!

1 p.m. — Boxing time, baby!

2:30 p.m. — Pick my nieces up from school and eat some snacks with them. This is when I indulge in my guilty pleasure, French fries! I love French fries, and I make sure I eat them at least once or twice a week. Wendy’s has a special every size fry for a dollar so today I got two large fries ($8.60)!

4:30 p.m. — Dropped my nieces off at day care.

5:30 p.m. — Teach Unite Fitness class! Turnt up as usual!

7 p.m. — Personal training with my client. He kills them weights again.

8:30 p.m. — I eat a quick chick’n rice and mixed vegetables dinner.

9 p.m. — Sleep!

Daily total: $29.77


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Vegan trainer Leroy Mapp opts to make his own Sweetgreen salad. Photograph courtesy Leroy Mapp.

5:30 a.m. — It’s Friday baby, turn up!!

6:30 a.m. — I work them at Unite Fitness. Today is chest and shoulders, my favorite day!

9 a.m. — My 9 a.m. class at Flywheel brings the heat every time.

11 a.m. — I head to Sweetgreen for my usual make-my-own salad ($11.66).

2 p.m. — At City Fitness, killing my legs today.

3:30 p.m. — I stopped by the house to eat some leftovers.

4:45 p.m. — My Flywheel 4:45 p.m. class is my most notorious class.

7 p.m. — Time for a haircut by one of the best barbers in Philadelphia.

8 p.m. — Napped, then prepared for the weekend!

Daily total: $11.66

Weekly Totals

Money spent: $150.73

Classes taught: 19

Workouts done: 9

HipCityVeg meals: 4

Sweetgreen salads: 2


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