I have used Mike for weight training for 30 years.During this time period, there has not been a single glitch on Mike’s part regarding his approach to weight training at both our existing home, our former home and other work locations prior to that. He has always been watching me, correcting me (e.g.,when I make a mistake on number or reps) and anything else.

Again, I can’t find a single fault he’s made over these 30 years. I’m a perfectionist, and if he was just “average” or “above average”, I probably would now be using someone else for home training. I have also been pretty picky in my life, and ultimately became the CEO of a Fortune 500 company with over 60,000 employees around the world, so I know how to quickly judge a person’s performance. My guess is that I will be using Mike going forward for many, many more years. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions over what I’ve written above, or if you want to ask another question.

I would rate Mike a 9.9 on a scale of 10.0! – Mark King

If you want long term results with a lifestyle change look no further. Larsen at Mekulys is the right person for you. He understands your needs and can provide a workout program that best fits you and your schedule. So what are you waiting for … call him you’ll be glad you did 😊 – Billie

Mike Larsen’s been a friend for many, many years. Recently I had an extended hospital stay that affected several areas of my body, especially my overall strength. Mike came out twice a week for many months helping me get strength back and assisting me in moving out of a wheelchair and onto a walker. He’s been at this for a long time and he’s very good at it. – Norm Hitzges | The Ticket

I came back to Lars with a lot of issues from surgeries. In addition to continual rehab on my knee, I needed to get my core stronger and my stamina and energy back. Lars has the background and experience to work at my level and continue to push me to a higher level. I would highly recommend Lars for any person looking for a great workout no matter what level. Never a dull moment and keeps it fun!! – Jerri F 2022

I started going to mekuly’s gym about 6 weeks ago, and I can already tell the difference in the way my clothes fit. The one on one sessions are catered to my needs an abilities, and I get dedicated time from a personal trainer. Summer bodies are built in winter, so get over to mekuly’s gym as soon as you can!

Mike has trained me on and off for over twenty years. Prior to that time I utilized various gym facilities and trained myself. But as my career made more and more demands on me, I decided to investigate the advantages of a dedicated trainer. Mike’s approach has always been based on simple fundamentals not gimmicks, fads or trends. He has been there whenever I needed to ‘return to the path’. Most recently we met to discuss organizing a plan to counter the adverse effects of stress and aging that resulted from my latest fitness hiatus. I can report that in the past six months I have dropped over sixty pounds. This was accomplished because he put together a program with appropriate emphasis on weight training, aerobic exercise and diet. I feel great!
Ron Thomas

Mekuly’s Gym is one of the few remaining old school gyms around. A long standing tradition that started with Gary Mekuly in Chicago and continues today in Dallas with Mike Larsen. If you want results and your ready to give it your all, give Mike a call.

I’ve been training with Gary Mekuly and Lars for 8 years. Today I’m stronger and in better condition than when I played sports in high school many, many years ago. If you want to get in shape instead of strutting around a fancy health club work out at Mekuly’s Gym!

I am a 61-year-old man who has had two back surgeries and doesn’t want the third. My surgeon suggested that I build up my core muscles to take the stress off my lower back. Additionally, I went on my first cruise for my 60th birthday and decided that I didn’t want to look like most of the other 60-year-old men that I saw on the boat! Mike Larson (Lars ) has been working with me for a year now and I can feel the difference in my back. I’m not as “wasted” after a day of yardwork and I recover much faster. AND I just recently noticed that I’m able to wear clothes that were too tight a year ago. If you really want results and don’t want to just go through the motions at some health club, give Mekuly’s and Lars a try. “It ain’t no health club”!

I had the pleasure of working with Mike through a charity auction. At the time I had been out of the gym for going on a year. Working with him was extremely rewarding and renewed my love for fitness and lifting. With his strength training, I was even able to run a—completely untrained for—half marathon and enjoy it while being pain free!! Someone recently told me, while helping a friend move, that they would hate to be in an endurance contest with me. That’s all thanks to Mike. If you are looking to get back in the gym or rise to your next level, check Mike out!

After receiving an “abnormal” test result on my first bone density scan, I was concerned as my grandmother suffered from osteoarthritis and my mother was already taking medication to improve her bone density. It was about that time I began weight training at Mekuly’s. At my second scan the next year, my results were in the “normal” range. The physician was very pleased and told me that such improvement seldom occurs and was due to my twice a week weight training sessions.

I have been training for 3 years at Mekuly’s now–2 years with Lars. He is a positive guy who has a great sense of humor and is fun to work with. Highly recommend this place and Mr. Larsen!