Brooks Meadows

Recess Founder

Barbell Buddha Rediscovered Host

GMB Fitness Coach

Brooks, a proud Memphian, founded Recess in 2018 with a mission to help people discover joy in exercise.

He is an avid martial artist and has a rich, diverse athletic background. As an adult Brooks has competed in CrossFit, weightlifting, and is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After over a decade of hard physical training, Brooks has shifted his attention to training methods that promote optimal health over peak performance. His current passion is creating exercise solutions that feel like play.

He began his coaching career in 2005 and has been coaching full-time since 2013. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from CBU (’08), a Global MBA in Business Strategy from Yonsei University in Seoul, S. Korea (’12), and has held many coaching certificates ranging from CrossFit L1 to his current coaching lineage, GMB Fitness.

Brooks aspires to improve the health of the nation by creating fun and engaging fitness education. When not at Recess, Brooks can be found hosting the Barbell Buddha Rediscovered podcast and or working with schools and youth athletic nonprofits.

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