World Class Trainers

Here at Mind & Body Fitness


We only accept the best of the best when it comes to our fitness trainers. That's why all of our trainers are certified in NSCA, specializing in Strength & Conditioning. Our fitness trainers get certified in ACE, NASM, ISSA, ACSM, and CSCS, which means they have education in all areas of physiology, anatomy, and nutrition. 
Our trainers know that no two bodies are alike and will work vigorously to get you healthy + fit at the pace that's right for you.

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 Fitness Experts

Mark Weddell

Mark graduated from Texas State with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in addition to Business Management.

He played NCAA football before transitioning into strength and conditioning training, where he specialized in Bio-Mechanics Movements.

He has close to 10 years of experience training youth (from 8 to 18 years old) and adult athletes and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

At Mind & Body Fitness™, he focuses his efforts with individuals, and small groups of all ages ranging from everyday business professionals to retirees & athletes and 100% believe in improving performance, preventing injury, and promoting longevity!


 Fitness Experts

Danielle Nies

Danielle was born in Washington DC and raised in Maryland.  She moved to Dallas in 2001. She received her Personal Trainer certification in 2007.  Personal fitness has always been her passion. Growing up as a gymnast and dancer have structured a discipline that she wants to be able to transition over to others.  She continued her love and received a Pilates certification as well. Past training experiences include group fitness classes, kickboxing and one on one.

Danielle enjoys working out, theatre and sports (especially Hockey!).  Her two boys are in college in New York State. Oldest chasing a Broadway dream and youngest playing Hockey.

Certifications:  ISSA Personal Trainer; NETSA Pilates Certification; CPR


 Fitness Experts

Cheryl Westgard

Cheryl was born and raised in Wisconsin. She started working in fitness as a gymnastics coach and then progressed into one-on-one personal training.

In 2016 Cheryl moved to Chicago and began managing a personal training department. This past July she relocated all the way across the country, to Plano, to get out of the cold.

She has worked with a variety of clients teaching her how to balance strength, cardiovascular, and mobility training.  She enjoys helping people live stronger, healthier lives and guiding them towards their targeted ambitions.

Favorite Hobbies: Working Out, Reading, Cooking/Baking, and Cheering on the Badgers and the Packers!

Certifications: B.S. Biology; University of Wisconsin-Madison; ACE Personal Trainer; ACE Medical Exercise Specialist; ACE Group Fitness Instructor and First Aid, CPR, & AED

 Fitness Experts

Ember Sturgis

Before moving to Dallas, Ember worked as a pharmacist at a rehabilitation hospital.  Seeing the positive effects of diet & exercise on both herself and the clients, Ember became interested in personal training.

Ember received her NASM Certification and has been a client with Mind & Body Fitness Plano.  Ember loves working alongside her clients and finds being a part of their fitness journey to be so rewarding.  

Ember is excited to be part of the MBF Team.  She lives in Frisco with her husband and has a son & daughter.  You will also find Ember on the golf course and she is a very talented artist.  

 Fitness Experts

Cris Reyes

Cris fell in love with fitness at a young age as he fought his way out of being overweight during his childhood. Cris' goal now is to spread his knowledge and inspire others to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Cris obtained his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University and is a NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) Certified Personal Trainer.  

Cris also has 2 years of Physical Therapy experience at the Texas Back Institute in Plano.

Cris is bilingual, fluent in Spanish, and loves to hike and travel in his spare time.