Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Nik Meador, I'm 32 years, from Houston,TX. I'm a wounded combat Veteran and spent my late teens into my mid 20's in the Army serving multiple combat tours in the middle east. I've spent my late 20's until now pursuing my passion for fitness. I feel lucky that I get to motivate others to hit their goals and push their bodies. I recently just had my first child, my daughter Maylee Grace with my beautiful wife, Amanda Meador.
How would you describe your training style? Functional, Athletic, Plyometric, Olympic, HIIT, Circuit, Military
How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? Advanced. Due to past injuries I have to adapt, or avoid some movements, but I always find a way to work around them.
What are your fitness/strength goals? Stay out of my comfort zone, Be consistent, Always improve my flexibility. My goals are always to push myself a little farther than I think possible and always try to learn something new.
Who works out in your garage gym? Training Clients
Why did you build a garage gym? Garage gyms are great for convenience. No excuse not to "go to the gym"! For me, I like that we get to put what pieces of equipment we want, but more importantly DON'T have to crowd it with pieces we don't want. I hate going into a gym and only finding one or two things that are worth doing and a ton of unused space, or useless equipment. I also like not having to deal with the "gym scene" if I don't want to. Privacy for clients is great too. PS, I can play whatever music I want. ...as loud as I want!
What’s your favorite piece of equipment in your garage? It's a toss up between the rower and the power rack.
What piece of equipment was a waste? Nothing goes to waste here!
What’s the next piece of equipment you’re going to get? I would love a prowler sled
Any dream piece of equipment? Vertimax
How did you build your garage gym? Pretty much all at once. Fringe has such quality equipment and package deals. They were easy to work with and helped me customize my package to fit my space.
Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? Make it what you want, your style. Build a gym that wastes nothing and optimizes space and resources to squeeze out the best work you can give yourself in the gym. Then just get in there and kill it!