Serves as the Director of Spiritual Development for the Prestonwood Christian Academy Plano, TX Campus. A wellness enthusiast, she also offers Pilates Plus and Walk & Talk to enjoy with her fellow staff members.
Maria is also the founder, teacher, and podcaster of Faith Vs. Weight: Slaying the Sugar Dragon based on her Faith Vs. Weight Series, including her two books, Faith Vs. Weight: Magnifying the Glory of God by Reclaiming Your Energy to Serve the Kingdom and Faith Vs. Weight: Daily Strength to Shine Action Guide.
Through her Faith Vs. Weight podcast, classes, and books she empowers clients to identify strongholds and experience life-changing breakthroughs with regard to their spiritual, emotional, and physical health. Biblical inspiration is introduced with practical and proven behavior, nutrition, and fitness strategies that have helped hundreds of clients lose weight and regain their energy to serve the kingdom.
Growing up in an abusive home, Maria has personally dealt with emotional eating, depression, drug abuse, and other unhealthy behaviors. She understands the very real spiritual warfare involved in these struggles. She also knows what it is like to live in VICTORY and loves leading others to that same freedom in the LORD, JESUS CHRIST!!
Maria is a former U.S. Navy Health Information Systems Officer (ACHE) and White House Military Social Aide. She graduated from The George Washington University with an MBA and has completed certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer specializing in Metabolic Health, Behavioral Change, Fitness Nutrition, Weight Loss, Pilates, and Women’s Fitness. She has also served as a YMCA LIVESTRONG cancer survivor trainer.
She currently teaches Faith Vs. Weight at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano Texas.
Maria has also completed certificates in Biblical Counselor through Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MABTS) as well as Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS).
As a fifty-seven year old wife of fellow Navy Veteran, Mark Bower, and mother of two sons; Benjamin, a PCA High School Senior and Matthew, a Sophomore at Texas A&M studying Engineering, the joy of the LORD is her strength! Nehemiah 8:10
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MARIA V. BOWER MBA, NASM CPT/CNC
CHRISTIAN WELLNESS: NUTRITION COACHING/BIBLICAL COUNSELING/PILATES
(REMEMBER TO CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING
ANY WEIGHT LOSS OR EXERCISE PROGRAM)
THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE.
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