Better Bodies

Personal Fitness & Training
Custom-tailored exercise programs for hospitals,
businesses, and individuals in the community.

Cynthia Vowell—Owner, CPT


A fitness consultant and personal trainer for over 20 years, Cynthia believes anyone can reshape their body.  She developed her passion for exercise and movement as a principal dancer with the Jackson, MS Ballet Company.

Her experience is extensive. She was owner and instructor of a ballet school and an aerobic studio, directed group exercise programs for health clubs and a hospital based fitness center, as well as directed the Texaco Wellness Center in New Orleans for Texaco Inc. serving 1800 employees.

She is an invited fitness expert on top local television programs as well as an invited speaker for corporate groups, golf pros and golfers, and a variety of community interest groups.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family and in addition, is an accomplished artist.  Take a virtual tour of her art gallery at
Professional Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant - American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Exercise Specialist - YMCA
  • Certified Pilates, Yoga, and Turbo Kick Instructor
  • Certified Golf Biomechanics Swing System Instructor
  • Adriana Hermel—CPT

      A health professional for over six years, Adriana is passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals.  After a lifetime of participation in physical activities, including a dance group and handball team, she decided to turn her fervor for fitness into a profession.
    Prior to pursuing her career in fitness, Adriana received a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Unisinos University, São Leopoldo, Brazil.  With an emphasis on exercise and wellness and health education / promotion, her studies focused on fitness for seniors and postural education.
    From fitness screenings to one-on-one education, she has worked with a variety of clients including company employees, Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation patients, preteen and teenage girls, people with orthopedic and postural problems, and others with special health concerns. 
    Professional Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Physical Education Teacher - Brazilian Federal Board of Physical Education
  • Andrea Owens—CPT

     Professional Certification:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise
  • Missy Harpole—CPT

     Professional Certification:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine

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