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.