Peggy Bowes, a devout Catholic, is
the author of The Rosary Workout and co-author
of Tending the Temple. She graduated from the
US Air Force Academy in 1988 and served nine years as
an Air Force pilot and Health and Wellness consultant.
After leaving the military to raise a family, Peggy
continued her education in the fitness industry by becoming
certified as a personal trainer, Lifestyle and Weight
Management Consultant and Spinning® instructor. She
established a successful and rewarding business in metabolic
and athletic performance (VO2) testing, with an emphasis
on weight loss counseling.
Peggy is also very active in parish
life. She has been a lector, CCD teacher, and Little
Flowers Girls' Club leader. She also enjoys triathlons,
hiking, adventure races, and other sports as she incorporates
all the benefits and blessings of The Rosary Workout.
Peggy and her husband and two children currently reside
in North Carolina.
Peggy Bowes enjoys speaking, meeting new friends, and sharing her passion
for the Rosary and fitness. She is available to speak
for conferences, parish functions, retreats and other
events. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following talks will be popular additions to your seminar or retreat:
The Rosary Workout (Talk and Rosary Walk): 60-minute
talk about The Rosary Workout during which Peggy explains
why exercise is not selfish or vain. Our bodies are
gifts from God, and we are stewards who are expected
to care for them to the best of our ability. Regular
exercise gives us more energy to meet the needs of our
family and to fulfill our God-given vocations. The Rosary
Workout offers a spiritual alternative to all the secular
self-centered workout programs that promise a "perfect
bikini body in 6 weeks" and the like. Peggy will discuss
the Rosary and its history and explain some basic fitness
terms, then puts it all together to show how the Rosary
can be used to facilitate interval training while meditating
on the mysteries of the Rosary.
After the talk, she will lead a 30-minute Rosary Walk so that participants can experience a Rosary Workout for themselves. This can be done outside if the weather is nice, or inside if there is enough space to walk laps around a somewhat large room, gymnasium, etc.
Heaven Amended My Life Through the Rosary: Peggy
tells her powerful and very relatable "reversion story,"
which was featured on EWTN's The Journey Home in November
2010. She talks about her upbringing in a devout Catholic
home and how her mother planted the seed of Rosary prayer
that would later help her return to the Church despite
"Kumbaya catechises" and years of being a "Cafeteria
Tending Your Temple: Peggy explains how to incorporate
healthy habits into your daily life, with an emphasis
on weight loss, based on her many years of study and
practice as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
and Metabolic Testing Specialist.
Positive feedback from Peggy's talks:
"I loved hearing about the history of the Rosary
as well as all the different ways it can be used in
conjunction with a workout. I love that we put it into
practice instead of just talking about it."
"Your talk was wonderful and inspiring! I plan to start
saying the Rosary every day now!"
"Thank you for your beautiful sharing of your growth
and faith with us. I so admire you for your love of
Christ and special devotion to our Blessed Mother."
"You have a beautiful ministry! You are an inspiration!"
"This is my first retreat and the motivating force for
my coming was the excitement of hearing you. I have
purchased your book and am looking forward to this Lent
for greater understanding of the Rosary. Thank you very
much for your witness."
"Your love for God is quite evident in listening to
you speak. Our Lady has her mantle around you!"
"You are truly an inspiration to all of us. Thank you
for this Rosary ministry. I can't wait to start the
workout and make it part of my life."
"What a powerful witness to Our Lord and our Blessed
Mother you are! God has blessed you with many graces.
May He continue to bless you in your Rosary ministry."
"You have left a lasting lesson for us. You have been
effective by what you have done more than what
you have said."
"Your message was so powerful. Thank you for being here
for us and using your gift to help us grow and learn
as Christian women."
"God blessed us by giving us the chance to hear you
and to be touched by your warmth and courage."
"You have so much to offer. I gained so much from your
talk. We all want to hear more."
"Thank you for your wonderful message. Please continue
your journey spreading the Word to others."
"God has blessed you with special gifts and qualities
and talents. You have listened to the Holy Spirit speak
to you and have responded. Thank you for being so willing
to share your testimony with us."