An inspirational Rickmansworth resident received an award on International Women’s Day last month.
The annual SHE Awards took place at the Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell and brought together more than 300 people to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life.
Nominated in the health and fitness category was Rickmansworth’s very own Meha Jivan, an online fitness coach who aims to educate and inspire others.
At the ceremony, Meha was named as the winner of the Highly Commended Award.
She said: “It was really exciting just to be nominated, and then hearing your name be called out was mental!”
With her online channel, Mog Fitness, Meha has “big dreams” of educating mums and their young daughters on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
She said: “I’ve spent a lot of time during really stupid diets. I want to educate people through their fitness and through their food that they don’t have to suffer.”
Meha was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain and extreme tiredness, and often is induced by some form of trauma. Meha is working with doctors to put together a pain management plan to help her function from day to day.
She said: “Some days will be manic, and I can’t get out of bed. Six months ago, I was in bed for two weeks, unable to do anything at all.”
Despite all her tribulations, Meha’s mission to educate and inspire others isn’t about to stop.
She said: “When I found out I had it it was all doom and gloom, but actually, food and fitness have made such a difference for me and I really want other people to know that it can happen for them too!”
Follow her health and fitness channel on Instagram at @mog.fitness