Joe Dowdell, CSCS, CPT
Founder & CEO, Peak Performance
Author, Ultimate You

Personal trainer and strength coach Joe Dowdell is one of the most highly sought-after fitness experts in the world. His motivating teaching style and unique expertise have helped transform a clientele that includes stars of television and film, musicians, pro athletes, CEO’s and top fashion models from around the world—an association reflecting his own former career in front on the camera. Joe is the founder and co-owner of Peak Performance; a 10,000-square-foot loft, that was voted the #3 gym in America by Men’s Health Magazine.

Over the last 18 years, Mr. Dowdell has earned many of the top certifications (see below) in the varied disciplines (biomechanics, physiology, etc.) that constitute fitness, and his ability to articulate that knowledge has made him a regular expert contributor to national publications as diverse as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Allure, Muscle & Fitness and Fitness Magazine, on whose advisory board he serves. Mr. Dowdell has contributed to the following books:

  • The A-List Workout (McGraw Hill)
  • Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness (Rodale Publishing)
  • Men’s & Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises (Rodale Publishing)
  • His own fitness book entitled “Ultimate You,” (Rodale Publishing)
  • 50 Cent’s soon to be released fitness book, Formula 50 (Avery Publishing)

Both are now available nationwide.


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Club Coach Certified (USAW)
  • Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP)
  • Resistance Training Specialist—Master’s Level Candidate (RTS)
  • Active-Isolated Flexibility Technician (Maximum Performance International)
  • Poliquin International Certification Program—Level 5 (Poliquin Performance Center)
  • Bio-Signature Modulation Practitioner—Level 2 (Poliquin Performance Center)
  • Poliquin Instant Muscle Strengthening Technique (PIMST)—(Poliquin Performance Center)
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner—Level 2 (CHEK Institute)
  • Russian Kettlebell Instructor (Kettlebell Concepts)


  • Scientific Advisory Board Member—Fitness Magazine
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  • Scientific Advisory Board Member—FitFluential
  • Former Scientific Advisory Board Member—Muscle & Fitness Magazine
  • Contributing Fitness Editor—Men’s Health &Women’s Health
  • Contributing Fitness Editor—Men’s Fitness
  • Featured Columnist—Shape &
  • Technical Editor—Men’s Health & Women’s Health
  • On Camera Fitness Expert—Men’s, Men’s,
  • Lecturer—Perform Better
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach—Vitor “Shaolin” Mixed Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

To request an interview, schedule a consultation or request a copy of Ultimate You, please contact:
Tara Lowenberg, Carly Abel or Tara Yamaoka of TLCommunications

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