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Spiritual Fitness

Being fit likely means something different to each of us, but we all want to be healthy. Acquiring and maintaining excellent health is an exciting journey to connect the body, mind, and spirit harmoniously. My goal is to join and assist you in your journey.


Welcome! I am SO glad you’re here…

I’m Kathie J Collins, and I believe that being healthy encompasses so much more than just the foods we eat. Although what we eat is essential, taking control of our thoughts, doing what we can to eliminate stress, and how we treat our bodies are also very important.

I have always had a soft heart for animals and never understood why we ate them. In 2011, I decided to follow my heart and took a leap of faith and started eating a plant-based diet. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I will always eat this way and choose only vegan and cruelty-free products. If you would like to come along, I’d love to have you join me! (read more about me)

Motivate | Inspire | Educate

Naturally Fit As A Fiddle is all about natural, wholistic health and wellness, and keeping it all simple. In the nine years that I have been vegan, I have learned a lot about this lifestyle, including discovering delicious and healthy foods, learning how to identify non-vegan ingredients, and most importantly – how to stick with it when challenges come up!

I love spreading the word about the benefits of whole, living foods and enjoy providing simple recipes and tips. Whether you are a long-time vegetarian or vegan, just looking for good wellness info, and especially if you are considering a lifestyle move, you are covered!

Empowered by Compassion

Be Empowered!

Improved health, less negative environmental impact, and support of animal welfare are just a few of the benefits of moving to a plant-based, vegan lifestyle!

And, if you aren’t interested in being vegan, that’s okay! I would still encourage you to include as many healthy foods – vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts – in your current diet as you possibly can! And while you’re at it, maybe ditch some bad stuff.

Green is Healthy!

“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”


Makes sense! Small changes can make a huge difference no matter what the issue! Vibrant, green, leafy, young greens are among the healthiest foods on the planet!

Vegan 101 the basics course

Learn with Me!

It is, indeed, the best news ever! My first course is done! Vegan 101 – the basics, has been in the works for a while now, and it is FINALLY ready for you. I am so excited to be able to share it with you.

Be one of the first 100 to register, and you will get the course at a great discounted price, including a 30-day money-back guarantee. So, you have nothing at all to lose. Click on the cute little guy to buy!




My new course – Vegan 101 – the basics – will be available very soon!

Vegan 101 the basics course

It goes without saying that we are what we eat. Most of us would agree with that, right?

So much food today is contaminated by pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, and who knows what else, not to mention what happens to animals before becoming food and what remains in their flesh as a result. With the likelihood of these chemicals and drugs being passed onto us through our food, well…it stands to reason that we might be looking for healthier alternatives. That’s where Vegan 101 the basics comes in!

What We Need 

Love for all

Kindness & compassion are so important. Animals, just like people, want to live free & be loved.


Strength training, aerobic excercise, & stretching are all excellent. Be sure to include mental exercise, too! Be a perpetual student.


Our attitude toward circumstances, finances, health, relationships, & life in general has a whole lot to do with health.

Lots of whole foods!

Whole plant foods in their natural state energize & nourish the body, mind & spirit. The more the merrier!

Pocket Watch 11th Hour


Taking time for yourself is important. So is making time for others! Plugging in to volunteer opportunities is rewarding for all involved!


You decide whether or not to be happy. Happiness goes along with attitude, & you can have it whenever you decide to.

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