Fierce Fitness founder Meagan Mayada Hesham has taken up residency in the world of fitness for more than a decade, working as a personal trainer, dance instructor, and competitor. She has a special place in her heart for dance, however, as she started dancing in a latin troupe when she was just a kid. This early involvement eventually led her to discover and fall in love with egyptian belly dance, the form that empowered her to embrace her body, as well as pursue a career as a professional belly dancer and teacher. In her classes, Meagan aims to help other women overcome body-image issues and better themselves physically, showcasing empathy for clients no matter where they’re at in their fitness journeys. After all, she’s probably been there at one point in her life—she’s admittedly, at times, been overweight, in love with junk food, and a new mom with residual pounds.
Today, Meagan and her team encourage women to get fit during fun classes, personal-training sessions, and 12-week body-transformation programs. Students can build core strength and charm snakes into doing their chores for them with the undulating hip movements of belly-dance classes or challenge their whole physiques during total-body boot camps.