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Eric Cafferty

Born and raised in Boise Idaho, Eric began competing in competitive sports from a very young age. In high school, he began to devote the majority of his time to travel hockey as well as the weight room. After graduating high school a year early he began college to pursue a career in medicine. That all took a turn when he discovered competitive bodybuilding. Competing as a natural he won 5 teen titles in his first year competing. Along with attaining his bachelor of science in exercise physiology, bodybuilding opened the door to his passion for coaching.

In 2015 after 7 years of coaching hundreds of successful physique athletes and powerlifters, he opened The Mecca Gym, a facility not only dedicated to improving public health and fitness but providing a facility suited toward coaching elite athletes, specifically physique athletes and competitive powerlifters. While his passion lies in individualized coaching, he has set out to advance elite-level training and nutrition practices that can be utilized by anyone looking to improve their health and fitness levels.

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About Us

The Mecca Gym is a 23,000 sqft specialized training facility located in Meridian, ID.  Founded in 2015 by Eric Cafferty, The Mecca’s roots grew from his passion for health and fitness, bodybuilding, and powerlifting.  

In 2008 Eric began his training business, having success on many different levels he soon realized the need for expansion to better serve his clientele as well as increase accessibility to his services.  Eric recognized the need for community and the ability to create more leaders in evidence-based fitness, leading clients to not only extreme results on stage but long-term health and wellness.  

Since 2015 Mecca has strived to become a symbol for results, acceptance, community, evidence-based training practices, health, fitness, and inclusiveness in fitness culture.  Since its inception, The Mecca has gone from a hundred members to other a thousand members in person and many more online with individuals seeking out safe and effective methods to gain strength, improve body composition and find enjoyment in exercise. 

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The Mecca is not a one size fits all gym.  It is home to a broad spectrum of clientele, from the competitive bodybuilder to people learning how to eat properly and exercise for the first time.  Because of this broad spectrum, The Mecca has an ever-expanding team of coaches, each one with their specialty to ensure each client finds the perfect fit and gets the highest level of expertise available to achieve their individual goals.

Because of the increase in demand for quality coaching and evidence-based training methodology, The Mecca has taken services online.  Now offering our unique coaching and training services online through virtual coaching, The Mecca fitness app, and education through the lifting academy. 

In 2008 Eric began his training business, having success on many different levels he soon realized the need for expansion to better serve his clientele as well as increase accessibility to his services.  Eric recognized the need for community and the ability to create more leaders in evidence-based fitness, leading clients to not only extreme results on stage but long-term health and wellness.  

Since 2015, The Mecca has strived to become a symbol for results, acceptance, community, evidence-based training practices, health, fitness, and inclusiveness in fitness culture.  Since its inception, The Mecca has gone from a hundred members to other a thousand members in person and many more online with individuals seeking out safe and effective methods to gain strength, improve body composition and find enjoyment in exercise.

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