Meet Meka Franklin

Posted Dec 18, 2021

Jameka, who goes by “Meka,” is a graduate of Grambling State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is certified in personal training, group fitness instruction, exercise therapy, and nutrition. While in college, Meka competed in marathons and 5Ks. Recently, she decided to take her athletic abilities to another level and compete professionally in CrossFit. Today, she is ranked No. 54 in the world on the women’s age group leaderboard in Spartan-Deka.  

Meka’s main focus with exercise is safely improving cardiovascular health and getting rid of an “I can’t” attitude. She believes exercise should be fun, and while everyone has different needs, they also have the same goal – to be better. Exercise is not one size fits all, she believes. “Everything is mental,” she says, pointing out one’s body will not go where their mind will not allow it. She loves health and fitness “because I have a Cinderella story to tell. I’m sure everyone else does too. I was once almost wheelchair-bound and told I wouldn’t walk again. Now I walk, run, and jump. Everything is possible with faith and effort.”