About Us

Drew Mendez

Hi there, my name is Drew Mendez. I grew up in the small town of La Salle in northern Colorado. I graduated high school from Greeley West where I was a three sport athlete competing in baseball, tennis, and wrestling. I then moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2017 to continue my education at Colorado Mesa University. I went in with an undeclared major having no clue what I wanted to do with my future. It wasn’t long until I found the gym at the school and was tired of being “The skinny guy”. I started seeing results fairly quick, hence going 120% in on the gym thing, and my passion and love for fitness began to blossom. Everything in my life became centered around fitness, it was all I wanted to learn about and do. So, I majored in Exercise Science and knew where my life was headed. I’m constantly obsessed with learning how the body works and how to make it perform to its best ability and progress as a whole. I believe everyone should live a happy healthy lifestyle, not just because it feels good but because we only have this one shot at life so why waste it being sad and limited, live it to the fullest potential. My fitness journey has shown me true mental toughness and happiness and my goal is to help you find your happiness and fall in love with this crazy thing called life, just like I did.

Micah Chavez

My name is Micah Chavez and I am from Aurora, Colorado. I went to Grandview High School, where I primarily played football. My passion for weight training was initially sparked my junior year of high school. I needed to put on at least 25 pounds for my senior season, so that offseason I trained each and every day. I learned so much about my body and this addiction for the gym was just beginning to develop. I made the hard decision to quit playing football entering my first year at Colorado Mesa University and just focus on my academics. I had no idea what to do with my spare time, and it was at this time that I was driven to spend more time in the gym. I replaced my passion for football with weight training in order better myself. I love all sports and still train to compete each and every day. It wasn’t until my third semester of college that I changed my major from accounting to fitness and health promotion, in hopes to motivate all of those around me. I am still just beginning my fitness journey and encourage all to join! 

Our Mission Statement

Optimal Gains, a movement to help others achieve the best form of themselves and live the life they deserve. We are not limited to bodybuilding nor any specific sport training. Fitness is a universal word that goes beyond "working out". We want to thrive in every aspect of physical activity; Whether it be sport training, calisthenics, weight training, hiking, or even skateboarding. We hope to support and motivate everyones individual passions.

We believe in working to achieve human optimization in which you unfold your bodies full potential. We welcome anyone to join the movement, while we strive to better ourselves along with those around us. 

Our Motto

It's a Mindset. The motto that should be practiced consistently. Your day-to-day mindset dictates your attitude entering each and every day. With a mindset driven by positivity, you will never truly fail, only learn. We believe that it is important to consciously remind yourself of your purpose in order to perform at your best. Your mind is a powerful tool and utilizing it correctly can lead you to endless possibilities.