Meet our Highly-Trained, Supportive Coaches.

ANDY

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APRIL

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CARRIE

COACH

CASSIE

COACH

COOP

COACH

DAVID

COACH

ERICA

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ERIN

COACH

JEANINE

COACH

JEN

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JEN C.

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JENNY

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JENNIE

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JILL

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KAYLA

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KARI

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KEITH

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KEN

COACH

KEVIN

COACH

KITTY

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KRYSTLE

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LINDA

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LORI

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MELISSA

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NATALIE

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NICKI

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TRISH

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RICHARD

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VANESSA

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ANDY

Training Philosophy

Power and endurance will get you up the hill (along with sweat and a smile.)

What Do you Do When You Aren’t at the Gym?

Lots of stuff! Work full time in IT, and I’m also a wedding DJ

APRIL

Training Philosophy

Be patient and consistent with yourself, with your exercise, nutrition, and always find balance; Believe in yourself, take care of yourself; be balanced and consistent with everything you do.

What Do you Do When You Aren’t at the Gym?

Spend time with my three boys and beau, read, study, relax

CARRIE

Training Philosophy

“Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” There are so many excuses we make and lies we tell ourselves that stand in the way of making a change, but being scared is probably the main reason we accept mediocrity. Getting out of our comfort zone, embracing pain, even failure is where the growth occurs. Showing up despite butterflies in the stomach and shaking hands, pushing on when we want to give up, and picking ourselves up after falling down is what builds mental and physical toughness. Choose guts over fear and you are choosing a rewarding life.

CASSIE

Training Philosophy

My coaching philosophy centers around getting a good sweat going with good company. Find something you enjoy doing, and people you enjoy doing it with, and stick to it! Staying consistent is critical to being successful. If you come to one of my classes, expect a high-energy environment filled with intensity and positive vibes.

What Do you Do When You are Not at the Gym?

For my ‘day job’, I work at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Green Tree, and once a week I volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of UPMC of Pittsburgh. I also enjoy trying new restuarants and recipes, and spending time with my family and friends.

COOP

Training Philosophy

“Have fun with what you are doing, even if what you are doing isn’t fun!”

DANIELLE

Training Philosophy

Fitness and nutrition are a combo, you can’t just work with one or the other if you want long-term success.
Everyone starts on a different path and at a different point-as a coach/trainer, it’s my job to meet you where you are and personalize your fitness and nutrition goals to meet what’s best for you.

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

Study and intern at Presby! Working on the MS!

DAVID

Training Philosophy

Consistency! There are so many different ways to train and exercise out there – most work if you are willing to stick to the plan. Find something you love and discipline yourself to it!

What Do you Do When You Aren’t at the Gym?

Hang out really. Write, go outside, play board games, read.

ERICA

Training Philosophy

Do not struggle through a workout – be successful and learn how to adjust the body so that there is achievement and change 🙂

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

Spend time with my two children and learn new ways to prepare vegan and gluten free food.

ERIN

Training Philosophy

Internal alignment creates external reality

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I’m a mom, love working in theater as a director/choreographer/actor and I love both being active outdoors or snuggling up with a good book.

JEANINE

Training Philosophy

“Support is so important! I love the support I receive each and every day here from the community. You’ll always have someone to cheer you on. Always.”

JEN C

Training Philosophy

That even slow progress is progress and the small wins need to be celebrated!

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I love hanging out with my dog, Rex; brunching with girlfriends, doing anything out doors when the weather permits and I am that friend that you call when you need a buddy to join you to do something active, like hike or try a new class.

 

JEN

Training Philosophy

“Consistency is key. If you make yourself show up day after day, and give your best effort for that day, you will be amazed at the changes that will take place. Physically and mentally. I love witnessing the transformations that occur, and even more so witnessing the individual realize what they are capable of when excuses no longer get in the way.”

JENNIE

Training Philosophy

Get up and move- especially on the days you don’t feel like it! You will never regret a good sweat. And having a killer playlist doesn’t hurt, either. 🙂

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I’m either at work as an elementary school teacher, around the city trying a new restaurant, or maybe binging on my guilty pleasure for the 10th time– Gossip Girl, xoxo.

JENNY

Training Philosophy

“My goal is for people of varying fitness levels to feel comfortable walking into my class, and to motivate everyone to push their boundaries. Expect to be challenged, to get stronger and to feel like we’re all riding together. Clip in, volume up, and let go.”

JENNIFER

Training Philosophy

What I like best about teaching spin is that I am in it (the workout) with you. I’m feeling the burn in my quads, I’m breathless and I’m asking you and myself to give more. We can do it together and we’ll feel awesome at the end.

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I am a high school journalism and digital media teacher and when I’m not at school or Mecka I’m spending precioustime with my 6-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.

JILL

Training Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is to take the time I’m given with my athletes and use it to its highest potential. As a coach I want everyone to leave the cycle room happy, satisfied and dripping in sweat. I am here to be your friend, ally, motivator, story teller and listener. Let’s ride together!

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

When I’m not at the gym I’m either shopping at Lululemon or sipping an almond milk lattes with my girl friends.

KARI

Training Philosophy

Together we are better and it’s a lot more fun. Let’s just get our work done hard and fast so we can go get a coffee.

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I’m usually busy with my kids sports. I do like to watch Netflix or read books though.

 

KAYLA

Training Philosophy

“Show up and stay consistent. There are so many ways to stay active. Find what works for you and something you enjoy. Fitness should be fun! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

KEN

Training Philosophy

The program that works, is the one my clients and class participants stick to. I work with them to uncover why they’re setting the goals they tell me they want to achieve. Then we build their base, optimize for performance, and help them become the best possible version of themselves.

What Do you Do When You Aren’t at the Gym?

Most importantly, I’m a father and husband. During the day, I’m also a Project Manager.

 

KEITH

Training Philosophy

“You get out it what you put into it. There is no substitute for for good old fashioned hard work.”

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I am a Manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods

KEVIN

Training Philosophy

Facilitating and encouraging people in a group exercise regiment is such an honor. It is a true privilege to be that person who can ignite a feeling of accomplishment and stress relief through programming, music and a forceful, “get your ass moving!” coaching cue!

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

Trying to be a good Dad and Husband is my other full time job.

KITTY

Training Philosophy

Integrate variety! This is easy to accomplish at MECKA. From BodyLab to yoga and boxing.. Diversifying your daily exercise ensures that you are not only keeping fitness fresh, but moving your body in different ways. oh… and always try HARD… Push yourself against yourself, no one else!

KRYSTLE

Training Philosophy

Not everyday in training will be good, but if you embrace the pain of the grind and the struggle, you will come out stronger – physically and mentally

LINDA

Training Philosophy

I believe if you start from a place of gratitude, then there are no limits to what you can do. Be grateful for where you are in the process and be mindful of where you want to be. You will get there.

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

I am a photographer.

LORI

Training Philosophy

Everyone can be successful. You simply need to set realistic goals and build on them. No one ever started out running a marathon! One step at a time! Celebrate every achievement!

What Do you Do When You are Not at the Gym?

Run, bike, swim, plan weddings, hang out with my incredible husband and our two sons, and front an 80’s band.

 

MELISSA

Training Philosophy

“Show up on a regular basis, work hard and do your best. Results will come. I don’t care who comes in first, last, or in the middle. I look to see who works the hardest.”

NATALIE

Training Philosophy

Any goal is achievable as long as you put the work in.

What Do you Do When You are Not at the Gym?

Hang out with my husband, friends and doggos.

NICKI

Training Philosophy

Once the lights go down in body lab, I believe all athletes can do anything they put their mind to! Interval training is like mentally setting small, achievable goals that can be modified for any fitness level while challenging you constantly.

I want every athlete that walks into the lab to feel a sense of accomplishment after each class! Whether it’s increasing speed on the treads, cals on the bike/rower or just pushing themselves with weights! Every little gain is a win and should be celebrated!

What Do you Do When You are Not at the Gym?

Ski, watch my son play hockey and lacrosse and my daughter dance!

Watch my kids play hockey, lacrosse, dance or do gymnastics

 

TRISH

Training Philosophy

Every rep counts! Even if you go slow, keep moving and pushing yourself not to quit!

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

Hang with Kenton and my pets, cook, read, listen to podcasts, go to local breweries and new restaurants

 

RICHARD

Training Philosophy

I expect all of my athletes to train at a very high level.

What Do you Do When You Aren’t at the Gym?

This line is not long enough for me to fully respond to your question.

VANESSA

Training Philosophy

Fitness is a journey, its not an overnight success, stick around for the ride.

What Do you Do When you Aren’t at the Gym?

When I’m not at Mecka- I crossfit. You can also find me plotting ways to be a stay at home dog mom, dining out at the restaurants (Little Tokyo) and watering holes (hitchhiker) of Lebo with my hubby. It’s all about balance.