About Gail Meadows

I think the most amazing thing about me now is that I feel more energetic and passionate than I did when I was in my 20’s. It was very hard for me to believe in myself because I could not handle failure. Now I believe that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to. I intend to continue to compete as long as my mind chooses to cooperate with my body.

I participated in Track and field. Of course that was many many years ago. But, I ran the 110 yard hurdles and held the State record for many years. And, if my memory does not fail me, I ranked nationally in the top 10 high school girls. That was in the 70’s. I also, was on the 440 yard relay team that held the State record for years.

Have you ever struggled with your weight or body image? If yes, how did you overcome your issues surrounding weight and body image? My struggle was the opposite from a normal person. I was very tall and very skinny. Unfortunately, taller than all my friends. My goal was to gain weight and be toned. When did you start working out and what inspired you to? I started training seriously in 2000, but I have been working out since the 70’s in high school and it just carried over into adult hood.

Currently, I am a personal fitness coordinator/trainer and I work out 6 days a week. This is where the long days come in. I took off some time from competing to gain a little muscle size and over all weight. I am normally very lean. So, I trained for years and ate as clean as possible, as much as my nerves would allow (smile). Fitness has become a way of life for me. I truly enjoy sharing what I have learned thought the years. As well as gaining as much knowledge as possible from other experts.

Both my parents were Track and Field Olympians. They both have supported me through out my fitness career.


Place of Residence: Atlanta , Georgia

Competition Level: NPC/National/Masters

"It's never too late to become what you might have been."      - George Elliot