Meet the Master Coaches

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Meet the Master Coaches

Meet the Precor Master Coaches. Our Master Coach team contributes to content and course development for Precor, and delivers premium onsite continuing education coursework on our equipment. Read their bios below and click on their names to learn more about their training backgrounds and inspiration.

Carla Sottovia

Carla is an International Veteran Leader in the Fitness Industry with more than 30 years dedicated to helping individuals achieve their path to personal wellness, fitness, and overall quality of life. She is currently the Director of Fitness & Personal Training Education for the Cooper Fitness Center (Dallas, TX), as well as the founder & President for MWOVE EDUCATION. Carla was the IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year in 2005 and the Program Director of the Year in 2014.

Gavin Frecklington


Gavin is a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, pilates and Spinning® instructor and business owner based out of Basingstoke, Hamshire UK. He has worked in the fitness industry for 14 years and has been a Master Coach with Precor since 2015. His drive and passion stem from an interest in improving the physical ability and capabilities of others through fitness and education. 

Hayley Hollander

Hayley is the Fitness Director for Midtown Athletic Club, Co-Founder of Advanced Training Performance, Faculty Member for PTA Global, international presenter, author, and Precor Master Coach.  Hayley holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education with a Minor in Mathematics. After 17 years of training Hayley lives and strives off of ‘moments of clarity’, and instances to grow beyond measure.  You can find her latest in work in 4 DVDs at, and the Programming PTA Global’s Group Training Solution.

Jeff Groh

A passionate movement educator, Jeff is an ACE Medical Exercise Specialist, an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and a fellow of the Gray Institute. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and is an educator for ACE, Precor and the YMCA of San Diego.

John Meeks

John has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry.  He has worked for 10 years as strength and conditioning coach with multiple youth athletic teams and clubs and has assisted with over 50 athletes attending Division 1 schools. He is the head coach and co-owner of 2 CrossFit gyms in North Carolina, and is a Precor Master Coach.  He is also the Director of the War of the WODS, one of the largest CrossFit competitions on the East Coast with over 1200 competitors.    

Luis Cornier

Luis is the Group Exercise Director at Clay Fitness in New York City and Precor Master Coach. As a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and performance enhancement specialist, his mission is to create a holistic environment that promotes a movement culture. Luis has been featured in multiple industry and national publications, holds multiple certifications, and was a Division 1 college athlete.

Mary Edwards

Mary is the Fitness Director and a Professional Trainer at the Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas, Texas. Mary coaches a range of populations, including teens, elderly, athletes, and weight loss clients. Her passion is educating people about exercise and program design and thus, assisting in improving their life through fitness and wellness. She has proudly served as a Precor Master Coach since the inception of the team in 2015. 

Sylvie Patrick

Sylvie is a Master Coach for Precor, TP Therapy, Power Plate and Evidence Based Fitness Academy. Her motivation is to guide health professionals on the exciting path toward becoming successful instructors with an eye toward giving every student the motivation and confidence to teach new classes and use new technologies.

Toby Giles 

Toby is a personal health and fitness coach from Salesbury, Wiltshire in Southern England where he owns and operates a health and beauty suite called The Body Lounge. He holds over 10 fitness certifications and has been working in the industry for a total of 15 years. Toby has been working with Precor for 7 years on several projects and became a Master Coach in 2015 delivering AMT TeamFit and Queenax onsite training workshops. 

Tonya Gutch

Tonya is a guest lecturer for the Cooper Institute and a professional fitness trainer at the Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas Texas. Tonya has owned and operated a personal training business, trained professional athletes, and coached national and world fitness champions. Tonya’s competitive edge has earned her gold medals in the AAU National and World Aerobics Championships, as well as three gold medals at the National Aerobics Championships on ESPN. Tonya has been involved with the Precor Coaching Center since its inception in 2015. 


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