Grand Rapids

Training at MECA is for the athlete and non-athlete alike. What makes us unique is a program tailored toward you.

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Faster Results, With A Science-Based Approach

The advantage of training at MECA is that we write specific programs for you, monitor your progress with a daily training log, and have the best coaches and gym equipment in the State of Michigan to help you perform in the gym which will translate into sport or life.

We take a science based approach and every program for every client is overseen by Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, David Lawrence.

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Initial Consultation and Fitness Assessment

On the first day, you will have a consultation that will explain what we do and how it can benefit you specifically. In that initial consultation we take your Bio Signature (a 14 site body fat test), which will give us a glimpse into your hormonal profile and where to start nutritionally.

After that, we go through your upper and lower body assessment along with length tension testing. This assessment is very thorough, and helps us know your physical strengths and weaknesses.

Working With Our Coaches

After the assessment, you will be paired with a trainer that will help you progress to accomplishing your goals. They will be with you each session, on every set, and every rep ensuring that the exercise is being performed correctly and that you are progressing. Every 2-6 weeks, depending on the client and goals you will get new programs that your trainer will write, based on how fast you have progressed in the previous set of workouts. Each phase of training builds on each other to help you continuously get better results.

Sports Nutritionist Services For Faster Progress

Our sports nutritionist works with our trainers to design specific workouts and modifications to meet the individual needs of our clients. At MECA, we have found that pairing our elite training services with the professional guidance of a sports nutritionist helps our clients reach their fitness and performance goals faster. Learn more >>


Client Transformations


439+ 5 Star 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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Meet the Team

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Head Strength Coach

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Head Strength Coach

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Sports Nutritionist

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Senior Strength Coach

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Assistant Strength Coach

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Assistant Strength Coach

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If you have a desire to achieve a stronger, healthier body, our elite trainers will give you the guidance you need to achieve your fitness goals quickly and efficiently.

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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