We believe that there is a hero in everyone – an individual who possesses qualities that make them an inspiration. It is our mission to help each and every individual, no matter their story, find their inner hero.
“Success is a state of mind and is manifested in hard work, dedication and a beliefe in ones self.”
We celebrate where each individual is today and help them make goals for the future. We foster a positive and encouraging environment where people can step out of their comfort zone without the risk of criticism, comparison or intimidation.
We believe that every human CAN participate in the activities they’ve always wanted too but never dared.
Kids & Youth Programs
Woman & Teen Girls Programs
Jiu Jitsu Programs
Strike & Functional Fitness Classes
Private and Semi Private Training
Partner // Head Coach
Partner // Operations
Women / Girls Jiu Jitsu Coach
Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
Partner // Roll Coach // Strike Coach // Master Coach
Meego started training TaeKwonDo in 1985 and in 1994, he received his 3rd Degree Black Belt from the World TKD Federation, Seoul-Korea. By that time Meego had won over 30 gold medals, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze both nationally and internationally. Meego also studied the art of Shaolin Kung Fu and he carries a black belt in Hapkido and a black belt in Kyokushinkai Karate under Master Royama Hatsuo, Tokyo-Japan.
In 1994 Meego training Muay Thai for 10+ years at ChiangMai Muay Thai gym in Thailand.
His constant desire for knowledge in Martial Arts never stopped – Meego now is practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, holding a 3 stripe brown belt. Meego is also ACE certified and has certificates in strength & conditioning, crossfit, kettlebell and group training.
When Meego arrived in Vancouver in 2008 he began his journey as a fitness coach. He now offers training in a multitude of different disciplines including boxing, kickboxing, jiu jitsu and strength training and sports conditioning.
Partner // Strike Coach
Jaime began boxing in 2005 at the Astoria Boxing Club – Fraser Arms. With over 50 matches in her amateur competitive career she was a repeating BC Champion, North West Champion, Golden Gloves Champion, 2 time National Bronze Medalist and was on the National Team in 2010. In 2012 Jaime turned pro, winning her debut. By early 2014 she was ranked at #2 in Canada.
Jaime’s an active feminist and advocate of women’s rights. Her main focus is to eliminate gender bias and micro aggression in male dominated sports and industries while providing support and a safe space for women to train.
In In 2018 Jaime started and the first women only / women run boxing class in BC and 2019 Jaime was honoured with the Community Sport Champion Award for involving women and girls in male dominated sports. In 2020 Jaime hosted the very first all women’s competitive boxing card in the lower mainland called Queen of the Diamond.
Women’s / Girls Jitsu Coach
Emma started taekwondo when she was only 16. She became hooked on the sport because of the discipline factor and the long journey to becoming a martial arts expert.
Emma’s martial arts journey includes taekwondo, muay Thai, boxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu, having many matches in all disciplines.
In 2009 she opened a martial arts school (Elements) in Vancouver in that offered kickboxing, boxing and jujutsu classes – with a strong focus on self-defence lessons for women and teenage girls.
Emma currently holds a Brown Belt under Royce Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is a Muay Thai Level I & II Instructor.
She’s CPR-C and AED certified and FMS Level I & II certified.
Emma guest coaches our women’s and teen girls jiu jitsu program and also holds self defence seminars on the weekend. When she’s not at Hero, she’s on Salt Spring Island doing classes, holding retreats and kicking back in nature.
Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
Proper nutrition is 80% of the equation to optimal health and performance. After your initial assessment our Ali will create a customized meal plan that is tailored to your medical conditions, food allergies fitness level and food preferences in order to meet your nutritional goals to achieve optimal health for life as it is a lifestyle change
Ali also offers educational virtual workshops, healthy menu planning, and environmentally friendly meals in mason jars. In addition, she currently offers food tours that focus on how to read a food label!
Since 1993 she has been involved in numerous activities related to the field of nutrition. She provides services that include conducting educational sessions to groups and individuals on sports nutrition, weight loss, gut health including IBS, healthy snacks, Diabetes, heart smart tips and basic eating principles.
Ali has also been very involved with SportMedBC, conducting one on one work with athletes and onsite counselling.
She writes for numerous health and wellness magazines, including IMPACT Magazine, Canuck runner, and Pacific road racers. In addition, she has been quoted in articles in several publications; Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, Metro, Today’s Parent, Vancouver Courier, The Province, Verve Girl, The Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen. She has also been featured on CityTV (Breakfast Television and CityCooks), CTV (Olsen On Your Side and the 6pm news), PBS (Chowtime cooking show), Joy TV (First Talk with Tamara Bull) and Women’s Network (the Shopping Bags).
Ali started a second company called Energy Essentials 24-7 Inc. to develop healthy whole foods such as a 7% M.F. cheese, Essential which was sold in 2016. She has co-authored and self-published two books; Good Food Baby and Good Food Toddler.
What should I bring / wear?
For our outdoor classes, you’ll only need to bring a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel. Please wear running or cross training shoes and whatever clothes you can move comfortably in. Remeber classes are outside, so dress for the weather.
Striking: You won't need to bring any extra equipment, however if you have handwraps or gloves you're welcome to bring them. If you have a skipping rope or mat we suggest you bring it.
How early should I show up?
Do I need to be fit or have past experience?
Hells no! All fitness and experience levels are welcome! All of our classes are designed to challenge you, but we will also be diligent in providing different variations so you can work on building up to your goals. And we always encourage you to take a break whenever needed. Our motto is "try" and we're here to help.
What about safety?
Our classes are currently outdoors and we'll be practicing social distencing during the whole class. If you have a training partner inside you're bubble you're welcome to work with them. We'll also provide hand sanitiser.
What if it rains?
Our classes are weather dependant. If it's really raining we'll try to give you lots of notice before we cancel a class. If it's a light drizzle we'll be there.
Where are outdoor classes located?
North Vancouver classes are at Cates Deck by the Lonsdale Shipyards.