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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. Learn more about us. 

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

Since 2015 Mecca has become a symbol for results, acceptance, community, evidence-based training practices, and health in the fitness culture.  Since its inception, The Mecca has gone from a hundred members to other a thousand members in person and many more online. Finding individuals who are seeking out safe and effective methods to 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.

The increase in demand for quality coaching and evidence-based training methodology has allowed Mecca to offer services online. We now offer our unique coaching and training services online through virtual coaching, Mecca fitness app, and 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. He decided leading clients to not only extreme results on stage but long-term health and wellness was the best option. This is the community that he strives to create and we hope you will join us on our journey.