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PSO Trainers & Group Instructors

 
To contact one of our trainers listed below, please send an email to fitness@prestonwood.org and include the name of the trainer in the subject line.


Maria Bower

Maria Bower is the Founder of FAITH VS WEIGHT, a Christian-based weight loss program that inspires a balanced approach to health and fullness of life.

Through FAITH VS WEIGHT, Maria provides participants with an opportunity to take an honest look at whether their lifestyle choices are enhancing or undermining all that they are capable of achieving on their faith journey. Biblical inspiration is introduced each week along with behavior, nutrition, and fitness strategies that have helped multiple individuals and couples overcome erroneous beliefs and unhealthy behaviors to loose weight while growing in their faith.  Clients have included senior level executives, church leaders, health and wellness specialists, dentists, teachers, lawyers, retirees, and stay-at-home moms.   

Maria served for 12 years as a Navy Officer primarily in Health Care Administration in the U.S. and overseas and as a Military White House Social Aide at The White House.  She graduated from The George Washington University with an MBA and has certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer specializing in Fitness Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Women’s Fitness. 

Click HERE to email Maria.


Sandy Camp

Sandy has been a trainer at Prestonwood since 2002, a time when the workout space was nothing more than a small closet converted into a weight room.  For several years, she also served as the Assistant Varsity Girl’s Basketball Coach at PCA, in addition to acting as volunteer coach for the church’s Mavericks league.  The long-term relationships she has developed with many church families is something she cherishes.

With a degree in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M Commerce, in addition to a certification in Personal Training, Sandy’s unique training and coaching style applies her expert understanding of the way the body responds to exercise.  She is skilled at customizing exercises to address her client’s needs as related to specific injuries or rehabilitation challenges. Helping clients that are facing health issues such as Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia or Obesity, or who are recovering from a stroke or heart attack, is her specialty and greatest joy.  Whether training at the Prestonwood gym or in her client’s homes, Sandy is known for making workouts both sweaty and fun.

When she’s not doing personal training, Sandy uses her experience as a former collegiate basketball player coaching kids through her Texas Elite basketball club.  

At Texas Elite, kids of all ages are prepared to ultimately achieve their dreams of playing collegiate basketball and earning valuable scholarships.  Sandy has a passion for helping kids discover not just skills for basketball but the skills for life. She happily lends her time to one-on-one skills training and mentorship for youth of all ages.

Sandy is devoted to her family, which includes her husband, Steve, and miracle daughters, Courtney and Caitlin.  Steve and Sandy recently became empty nesters and are enjoying figuring out what adventures God will lead them on next.

Click HERE to email Sandy.


Licia Chenoweth

Licia is the wife to Michael and mother to three beautiful daughters (Jordan, Nikki and Tori).  As long as she can remember, she was involved in sports and athletics.  Over the years, these activities took a toll on her body, in particular, lower back pain, which affected nearly every area of her life.  It was during this time, she became introduced to Yoga as a form of exercise.  Licia quickly discovered the benefits that stretching, flexing and increased balance can have on daily health, especially as we age.  Over time, not only did her lower back problems disappear, she found renewed vitality, and strength in every area of life.   Licia is passionate in her belief that God has called her to lead a class using Yoga style movements to help others discover these same benefits.  Her class, Faith Moves, is 100% is dedicated to the glory of Christ.  Come join Faith Moves today and start discovering the results for yourself.

Click HERE to email Licia.





Toby Graham

A Dallas native, Toby Graham graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in business. She led project management initiatives, facilitated corporate training, and managed the documentation and training team for Ross Perot’s Dallas-based company, PerotSystems, for seven years before becoming a full-time mom.

Toby’s passion for wellness prompted her to pursue a personal trainer certification at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, and a coaching certification through Road Runners Club of America. She has a passion for helping women achieve total body wellness: body, mind and spirit. She founded Core Values – Get Fit from the Inside Out, a small group strength training class for women at Prestonwood Baptist Church where she has instructed weekly for the past nine years. In addition, to Core Values, Toby also enjoys regular teaching and speaking engagements throughout each year to promote wellness.  Most recently, she was interviewed along with her client, Gwen Kelley, on CBS This Morning to highlight the growing number of churches that help members connect physical and spiritual wellness through a fitness ministry.    

As part of her own pursuit of wellness, Toby spent more than a decade participating in road races all over the state. While she still enjoys an occasional run, she spends most of her time in the weight room because strength training is her passion.

Toby is most blessed to be married to her wonderful husband of 18 years, Jason, and to be the mom to two fun boys, Ian (11), and Levi (3), and one furry baby, Ranger (the family’s golden retriever). Together, they make up “Team Graham”.

Click HERE to email Toby.


Marian Kirby

Head instructor of Cornerstone Martial Arts, Marian Kirby has 20 years of professional experience, a sixth-degree black belt in three different systems of martial arts, and is a Texas state champion, an Oklahoma state champion, and a two-time all-American champion.

Click HERE to email Marian.



Robert “Coach Mac” McAllister

Robert McAllister a.k.a. “Coach Mac” has over 30 years of coaching and training experience.  His experience began with assisting and working with Coach Dean Smith in the “Dean Smith” University of North Carolina basketball camps.  He worked with such greats as David Thompson, Bobby Jones and many others.  Coach Mac received his B.S. degree from North Carolina A&T State University and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force.  Coach Mac was selected to play basketball for the USAF (Altus OK) and played for three consecutive years.  After having served four years, Coach Mac moved to Dallas and began working and training with a number of professional athletes from teams such as the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys.  Coach Mac has worked with several local university spring football programs and continues to interact with them today.  Coach Mac is an accomplished coach/trainer for varsity boys and girls’ basketball and track.

Coach Mac is a certified personal trainer who possesses a unique ability to communicate performance enhancing techniques to clients and players.  Coach Mac has developed over 30 All State and numerous All Conference/District athletes.  Many have continued their athletic careers at other levels.  Coach Mac is founder and C.E.O. of both Br8kthrough Fitness and SCORE Athletics and Training (SAT) and assists with the Prestonwood Academy strength and conditioning programs with Coach Tony Ollison (former strength coach with the Dallas Cowboys).  He is currently a varsity coach of the defensive line for the PCA Lions.  He is recognized as an offensive/defensive line technician at high school, collegiate and professional levels.  Coach Mac is a consultant to the Allen Wild Dawgz (a select football team), Next Level Athlete and D1 Training in Southlake Texas.

Click HERE to email Coach Mac.


Tony Ollison

Coach Tony Ollison is currently the head strength & conditioning coach for Prestonwood Christian Academy. He has over 20 years of experience working within the sports performance profession.  He has worked to develop and implement training programs for both boy and girl programs; maintains individualized training programs designed to enhance natural abilities and help prevent injuries; reinforces proper training techniques and positive feedback;  and develops relationships with all personality types to ensure workouts are fun and productive.  Here is a brief outline of his experience:

  • Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
    Senior assistant sport performance coach.  Helped develop and implement training programs for football, track and field athletes. April 2012 to May 2013
  • Michael Johnson Performance Center – McKinney, TX
    Helped implement individual training programs for elite athletes.  Worked with clients from the NFL, MLB, MLS, NHL, collegiate and Olympic athletes. 
    August 2011 to March 2012
  • Dallas Cowboys – Dallas, TX
    Assistant strength and conditioning coach – helped develop and implement training programs to maximize athletic performance of all players. 
    March 2000 to March 2011
  • University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
    Assistant strength and conditioning coach - helped develop and implement training programs for football, basketball, baseball, track and field athletes.
    January 1998 to March 2000
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
    Assistant strength and conditioning coach - helped develop and implement training programs for football, basketball, swimming, diving, golf, cheerleading, track and field athletes.
    June 1994 to January 1998

Click HERE to email Tony.


Jennifer Reid

As the founder of LiveWire Fitness, Jennifer Reid understands the dedication and determination required to get healthy and lose weight. This marathoner, cyclist, triathlete and mother of two is an indoor cycling instructor, RRCA running certified running coach and an Elite Certified Personal Trainer from the nationally recognized Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Jennifer's passion for helping others reach their fitness goals even led her to the small screen where she worked as an off-camera trainer for the recent ABC television program "The Revolution".

With boundless energy, a natural ability to inspire and a knack for making anyone feel at ease, Jennifer truly knows how to help people dig deep and realize their full fitness potential. Being physically fit changed her life and her desire is to help her clients experience similar results through programs that are effective, fresh and fun.

Click HERE to email Jennifer.


 

 
 
 
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