Hashim Mteuzi

Orinda, CA 94563

Hashim was born and raised in Oakland, CA. While growing up, he played American football and studied the martial art of Capoeira. At the age of 18, he became a vegetarian after identifying meat consumption as the cause of his then, respiratory issues.  Since then, he's put his athletic background and affinity for nutrition to good use - he was awarded first place in a NGA Natural Body Building competition, is an accomplished NASM Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist, and is an inspiring group TRX, BOSU, and Nike Training Club Instructor.

In 2013, Hashim decided to take it all to another level launching Plant Powered Fitness, and converting to veganism.  He has evolved to living an ethical, environmental-friendly, and healthy lifestyle through plant based food.  His philosophy is energy from nourishment, not stimulation.

Recognized amongst his peers as the foremost authority on plant-based nutrition, Hashim not only helps his clients achieve their fitness goals, but to evolve as human beings.

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About Me


Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
TRX - TRX Force Trainer Course
TRX - TRX Rip Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Hashim's Locations

Bay Functional Fitness

5255 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Pilates ProWorks

3303 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

In Forma Integral Fitness

23 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

Body Balance Massage & Fitness

164 Ray St # D
Pleasanton, CA 94566-6618

Plant Powered Fitness

Within 25.00 miles of 94563 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$120.00 / hr, Ask about volume pricing.

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2013 NGA Mr. & Mrs. California Men's Physique - 1st in Class
  • 2014 NGA Mr. & Mrs. California Men's Physique - 3rd Place

Languages Spoken




7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Todd Simi on Sep 22, 2015

    Hi all,
    I just wanted to share my experience of the last 10 months working out with Hashime Mteuzi of Plant Powered Fitness.
    First of all, I am down approx. 20 pounds and at lease 3 belt holes. Could be more because I had to buy a smaller belt. Also had to buy a new wardrobe of pants.
    I have noticably gaind muscule and definition as well as streangth and mobility/range od motion.
    I've also had a wonderful bonding experience with my son who is working out with me in small group training.
    This all works because Hashim hold me accountable for my health and well being and is a true partner in my fitness.
    By the way, I'm 52 years old and Hashim is a pleasure to work with.

  • by Cheryl Dawson on Sep 07, 2015

    A New Life

    I am a very fortunate woman. I have been pressed against death’s door as a result of a life taking diagnosis. A healthy blood sugar number can vary between 70, and 150 according to our age. I am told that during my initial exam in emergency, I did not know my name, my address, the date or the name of our President of the United States. During initial exams, the medical team discovered that my sugar measured 1100! My pancreas was shutting down as a result of this dilemma. I was moved quickly to Intensive Care. This was the arena for the fight for my life.

    I missed some of this movie because of course I was not conscious. When I achieved consciousness several days had been spent. My children surrounded me and I tried to understand what had happened to me. I could not quite put the pieces together. For my cognitive ability was diminished by my circumstance. I did however hear the Doctor as he told my four children: “ I see that your mother has been quite a mover and a shaker in her life. However at this time she must focus on being a patient. I also understand that she lives alone However, at this time she cannot live independently. She will need care. Her diagnosis is Diabetes 2 and Pancreatitis Steroid Induced. She will need help managing her medication. She must take two types of insulin and she must have a total of 6 injections a day. Additionally, there is more medication that she must have to deal with for her diagnosis.” Sadness washed over me like a wave rushing to the sand.

    Hashim Mteuzi, my youngest son quickly said, “ That’s ok. I will take Mom home with me. I will start her on a vegan diet and I will monitor her exercise. I have been encouraging Mom to change her diet.” He turned to me and saw my tears. Very gently, he said to me, “Don’t cry Mom, we can beat this. We will beat this.”

    April 7, 2013 my son brought me to his home to recuperate. My vegan life style began that day. My exercise began the next morning. He worked hard to teach me. I worked hard to learn what he was giving me. My body responded. I lived with him for almost 6 months. During that time I was able to discontinue the insulin injections. Next, I was able to discontinue the insulin pills. 17 months and 36 pounds later I am strong, I am vigorous and I am grateful. Because of the patient teaching of my son, I have a new life. I will be forever grateful.

  • by Zach Huselid on Sep 22, 2014

    I have been working with Hashim and PPF for about four months now and I could not be happier with the results. I've lost about forty pounds and gained more core body strength than I've had in years! Hashim is an excellent trainer both in regards to his technical knowledge and his abilities as a motivator and a positive force in my life.

  • by Sarang Ratanjee on May 22, 2014

    I had signed up to work with Hashim to learn more about proper form, and his methods and knowledge proved extremely effective. He's extremely motivational an an outstanding trainer. My body fat dropped rapidly while my lean muscle mass grew. He pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable and was very encouraging along the way. Hashim made sure to educate me with the proper nutritional habits and workout form to carry forward on my own.

    Hashim started as a personal trainer for me and became a friend, and I look forward to working with Hashim in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to hit their fitness goals!

  • by Taylor Harriman on Mar 20, 2014

    I had the honor to work with Hashim several times at 24 hour in walnut creek and he is amazing! I was training for a beauty pageant and he knew exactly what I needed to do to prepare. As a result, I placed 2nd runner up and I thank him for helping me prepare my body for it! Def train with him!!!

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