photo credit: Instagram | @_meccca
photo credit: Instagram | @_meccca

23 Year-Old Personal Trainer Mecca Day Makes Waves in the Fitness Industry

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These days, there's no shortage of fitness and nutrition content on Instagram. Just head to the Explore page, and you'll get a nudge from a wellness account to work on tightening your abs or squat your way to a head-turning rear end. So while flicking your wrist, you may have spotted Snellville, GA native Mecca Day, who served as a PGS Ambassador during college.

After graduating from Georgia State University, the 23-year old wellness professional and fitness entrepreneur went from selling out her weekly OH MY GLUTES! classes to pivoting during the pandemic through the virtual platform she set up before COVID paralyzed the wellness industry. Her Hip hop infused strength training classes have also promoted her successful resistance bands business, which sells out in less than 5 minutes of posting a product drop.

In April, she and her life partner E.J. Houston announced that they're expecting their first child, and over 50K of her 210K+ followers were blown away by the incredible news. Since then, her workouts haven't slowed down. Staying fit is her happy place, and after consulting with her physician, she continues to exercise during her entire pregnancy. So, of course, she caught our eye when it was time to select finalists for our Mother's Day May photo contest. Our timeline went wild at the sight of her inspiring photo, and she won by a landslide! Keep reading to learn more about the fit mom-to-be.

 

Tell us how your winning photo came about?

Our photo was a gender/pregnancy reveal to everyone. My daughter's father and I are both heavily into fitness, and it was only right that we add our fit touch to it.
 

 

Please briefly share your fitness journey with us.

I've always been into fitness. I began gymnastics at the age of 4 and did that for about eight years. From there, I started competitive cheerleading and running track. These sports were extremely time-consuming for a kid/teenager, so I honestly didn't have much of a life outside of school, practice, and meets. I ran track my freshman and sophomore years of college, but when my junior year came, I decided I didn't want to run anymore. I wanted to go back to my first passion... tumbling. I decided to join Georgia State's Cheerleading team. I ended up tearing my Achilles at the first practice. It was a long devastating recovery. For the first time in my life, I wasn't working out, and I began hating my body. Once I was recovered, I began working back out and fell in love with fitness all over again. I would post my workouts here and there on social media, so women started reaching out for me to train them, and that's where my career in fitness began.

We believe fitness + friendship = FUN! What is your favorite group fitness workout?

My Group Fitness Class, "OH MY GLUTES!" of course!

 

 

While working out is important, so is eating the right foods. What is your go-to pre-workout meal? How do you refuel after a workout?

As a pre-workout, I love incorporating Peanut Butter! Whether it be a banana with peanut butter on it, or a rice cake with peanut butter on it. PEANUT BUTTER is definitely my go to! After a workout, I like to EAT. Carbs, Protein, and my Healthy Fat. (I love the Grain Bowls)

What is one item that is always in your gym bag?

My "Oh My Glutes" Resistance Bands!

What are your top 3 fitness Instagram accounts to follow?

1. @prettygirlssweat
2. @afrogirlfitness
3. @mrandmrsmuscle

What are your top three goals you hope to accomplish in life?

1. To Be Ultimately HAPPY with those I love.
2. Financially Free
3. Open my World Wide Store with all women's fitness products.

What does PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT mean to you?

So that's one thing about me, I like to be cute in my workouts! lol, and I think sometimes, people are surprised when they see my physical capabilities because of that. There's nothing more pretty than a woman working out, taking care of her body, and getting it in! When I say pretty, I don't just mean on the outside either. I'm speaking physically and mentally pretty. When you're in shape, and you're healthy, you just look better and you feel better.

 

 

 

Since PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT, what is your favorite deodorant?

Dove: Advanced Care

How can readers stay in touch with you on social media?

IG: @_meccca

Favorite Quote:

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me."

FOUNDER | Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur unites and empowers girls to be health leaders in their communities. The child obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and events for young women led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. Before creating PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The former high school athlete (track, volleyball, and basketball) and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading inspirational books, listening to music, eating great food with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.