Gary Bishop

  • B.S. Exercise Science, Fort Hayes State University
  • Graduate work in Ergonomics (MSPH) Texas A & M University


Since helping found the Obvious Group in 1999 Gary has since relocated to Texas due to his job in 2005.

Gary has 15 plus years of professional fitness experience. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise/Physical Education from Fort Hays State University, and is pursuing a masters of science in public health through Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center. He currently employed as the Manager of Wellness and Ergonomics Programs at Kerr McGee Corporation. He is responsible for the physical and financial management of the company’s on site as well as divisional off site fitness facilities. In his years of developing and delivering programs in a corporate environment, he has seen first hand the importance of implementing protocols that yield results and are administered in a structured manner. Convenience, time involvement, and personal attention are factors that affect the utilization and program attendance of the work force.

Not only has Gary selected fitness as a profession, largely due to his background in High School and College athletics, but continues to make the fitness lifestyle focal in his personal life. Gary is a competitive power lifter, bodybuilder, as well as a student of various martial arts. He holds advanced certifications as a certified fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Certifications/Positions/Professional Memberships


1990 - 1994

American Councel on Exercise, Cerified Personal Trainer


1991 - Present

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Advanced Certified Personal Trainer


1991 - Present

Manager of Ergonomics and Wellness Programs Kerr McGee Corporation



University of Michigan - Advanced Courses in Evaluation and Prevention of Upper Limb and Back Disorders


2000 - Present

Voting Member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation/ Industry University Cooperative Research Center in Ergonomics. Texas A & M University Health Science Center


2000 - Present

Professional Health Member, National Organization of Fitness Instructors (IDEA)



American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Corporate Health Achievement Award



Professional Alliance Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)



Professional Member, National Fitness Therapy Association (NFTA)

Recent Studies and Continuing Education


  • Tom Purvis, RPT, Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) - Biomechanics
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Optimum Performance Training

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