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Elite Personal Training and Strength Coaching

Personal Training That Achieves Results Quickly Customized to Your Body & Your Fitness Level

No matter whether you’re a man or woman seeking physical excellence or an athlete with sights set on the pro leagues, our personal trainers and our unique process can quickly take you from where you are to where you want to be.

David Lawrence training an athlete at MECA.

Our Proven Process – Better Results in Less Time

Our professional trainers know how to bring out the best in you. Your individually designed program will be geared to improve your fitness level, overall health and athletic performance. Every custom program is designed around our proven process for developing greater strength and performance in less time.


You will go through thorough testing to determine your strengths, weaknesses and nutritional needs, including BioSignature Modulation, developed by well-known strength coach Charles Poliquin.

Trainer Assignment

You will be paired with one of our experienced, certified trainers who will serve as your coach during all your sessions.

Progress Monitoring & Evaluation

Your progress is logged daily and a new individualized program is written by your trainer as you advance to each new level towards achieving your fitness goals.

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Elite Training

Lead trainer and owner, David Lawrence, stands alone in his class. When it comes to experience, training and education, he sits at the top in all three categories. He has been mentored by Charles Poliquin, the most successful strength coach in the world; he holds degrees in physical education and health promotion; and, he’s helped pro athletes like Nick Bellore (NFL – New York Jets) and Frank Zombo (NFL – Kansas City Chiefs) improve their games.

David has developed the core strategy that is used at MECA and oversees all of the personalized client fitness programs. Even if you don’t work with David directly, you will be benefiting from his knowledge, wisdom, and experience, which is at the center of all that takes place at MECA and its world-class training facility.


Who We Have Helped

Eric Fisher – Kansas City Chiefs
Sam Militec – London Knights
Frank Zombo – Kansas City Chiefs
Nick Bellore – San Francisco 49ers
Jarrad Davis – Detroit Lions

Marvin Jones Jr – Detroit Lions
Devon Kennard – Detroit Lions
Nick Bawden – Detroit Lions
Christian Jones – Detroit Lions
Zach Zenner – Detroit Lions

Kerry Hyder – Dallas Cowboys
Aaron Palushaj – Philadelphia Flyers
Adam Fenton – USA Bobsled Team
Alison Heydorn – Guyana National Soccer Team


439+ 5 Star Google Reviews

Shell Guzman
Shell Guzman
Very impressed with Jared Myers' knowledge of health and nutrition.
Sarilyn Myers
Sarilyn Myers
10/10 would recommend Jared Myers is professional and will get you the results you need and want.
Anne L
Anne L
I've been at MECA for about 8 months, and I'm hooked! I had no idea before I started at MECA how valuable one-on-one training would be. I'm much stronger and have eliminated the back and shoulder issues I came in with. During my initial evaluation Dave listened to my goals, and he and my trainer have designed effective training programs for me. The trainers take their work seriously while maintaining a comfortable atmosphere; this is truly a great place. Shout out to my trainer, Liz! It's been 5 years since I wrote my first MECA review, which means I've been a client now for 6 years. Wow! I continue to be impressed with MECA. One thing that stands out to me is the consistent, high standards Dave has for the MECA staff. I've had three different trainers, and each one has been outstanding. Their training and knowledge is fantastic, so moving from one trainer to another has never been a problem. I also appreciate the focus on my specific, changing needs. I continue to value feeling strong and staying active and able to ski, but now in my mid-60s I'm also experiencing some arthritis that I didn't have when I first started at MECA. The trainers are excellent at working within and around any limitations I have, helping me maintain strength and flexibility. I truly believe working out with MECA trainers is positively impacting my ability to stay active, strong, and healthy as I age. And. . . Liz is still great, but shoutout to my current trainer, Emily!
Jason Shehab
Jason Shehab
Great environment, people, and energy! In just a few months of training at MECA I gained 10+ pounds of muscle mass change, along with better performance on the football field. Great training and great results.
Anthony Dickerson
Anthony Dickerson
MECA is a fantastic place to get strength and conditioning training. Anthony, my strength coach is professional and extremely knowledgeable in helping me achieve my personal goals. I highly recommend MECA and their staff.
Amanda Valyko
Amanda Valyko
MECA is amazing. I have struggled for years to get fit and Liz’s programs and Liz and Emily’s coaching plus Hannah’s nutrition have made all of the difference. I have gotten so much stronger and healthier. Highly recommend!
Kathy Morley
Kathy Morley
My experience at MECA is totally positive! It is almost one year since I started and the improvement in my overall strength and fitness has exceeded my expectations. The training staff is dedicated and friendly and my personal trainer, Chris Cheatham, is the best! I strongly recommend MECA to anyone who is looking for an elite conditioning experience.
Matthew Swanson
Matthew Swanson
Meca is not just a gym; it's an integral part of my overall health and wellness. If you're searching for a plan tailored specifically to you, this is the spot. Every single trainer is incredible (shoutout to Liz), and having a nutritionist onsite (shoutout to Hannah) is a game-changer. If you're serious about taking control of your health and fitness, Meca is where you need to be.
Kurt Andrews
Kurt Andrews
I have been working with Chris Cheatham since September 2023 and making rapid and obvious improvements in very specific areas he has identified, like my shoulders and legs, along with my overall strength profile. Chris is very methodical with technique, tempo and persistence during every training session and works well with the full spectrum of clients, from seniors like myself down to the HS or college-bound athletes.
Brad Smude
Brad Smude
We have had a great experience at MECA for the past year. Our son has trained with Chris, who has increased his overall strength beyond what we envisioned. Along with increased strength, our son has added weight to his frame, thanks to the balanced approach that MECA takes to include consultations with a nutritionist. We cannot say enough about what this has done to our son’s confidence and performance in hockey. We highly recommend MECA to anyone who may be considering a personalized approach to athletic training!
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On-Site Sports Nutritionists

Michigan Elite Conditioning For Athletes is pleased to provide an on-site sports nutritionist, whose services add a significant boost to both athletes and non-athletes wishing to integrate nutrition and dietary supplements into their training regimen. The foods you eat provide vital fuel for successful training; but food is also crucial medicine to heal bodily issues that hinder your performance. Our sports nutritionist offers specific testing and nutritional guidance to help clients overcome obstacles to meeting their goals. This incredible, high-value benefit is available to all clients, both athletes and non-athletes, and the general public looking for sports nutritionist services.

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NICK at MECA gym
Hannah is a member of the MECA team as a sports nutrionist
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Frequently Asked Questions

“3 years of results in 3 months” we save you time and help you
get world class results in performance quickly because of our 1 on 1 coaching
and nutrition program that is tailored to you.

Sport Specific, Rehabilitation, Body Composition (Fat Loss and Muscle Gain).

Each Training Session last 45-60 minutes

No! We train any determined client looking to make progress! Currently, our youngest is 9, oldest is 73!

It Depends! Our training is completely customized for each individual who trains with us. Some have more to lose/gain than others. Call to talk with one of our General Managers to set up an evaluation to find out how long your process will take!

Yes! All clients who are enrolled in our training programs have nutrition included at no additional cost. If you are interested in nutrition services only, please contact your closest MECA location for details on how to sign up. We can do virtual or in person nutrition consultations.

At MECA, we have combined a few incredible services of Nutrition and 1 on 1 Personal Training. We expect our clients to train a minimum of 3 times per week, with a goal for most clients to train 4 times per week. All clients can expect to meet with our nutritionist every 1 to 2 weeks.

Call your local MECA location, or click HERE to submit a form through our website to set up an assessment! It’s everyone’s first step!

NO! We are specifically only 1-1 training. Why? We want to deliver on our company mission: Deliver 3 Years of Results in JUST 3 Months. We have to be as close to perfect to achieve this. That means mano-e-mano.

Yes! Click this LINK to find out how to sign up!

Yes! All of our programs are individualized for each client after we assess them. Our assessment process was developed to identify each client’s individual weaknesses so we can create a training program that will address the weakness found in the evaluation. Our programs also change every 3-5 weeks of training as the client progresses through their weakness, and develops new strength!

Yes! Our nutritionists are trained to work with all clients.

We will work with all athletes recovering from injury after clearance from a doctor, whether that is physical therapy, medical doctor, or chiropractor. From ACL or Labrum tears, to bulging disk, we have helped thousands of clients recover from major injury through proper training, nutrition and lifestyle habits.

No, we do not. MECA is 100% out of pocket for all clients.

To elevate the level of sports performance and wellness in the State of Michigan by providing superior personal training and coaching.

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