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Ava Cowan is an actress, model, booking agent, and fitness professional. She will be sharing her experiences and professionalism of the sport right here. Enjoy her articles and come back often!



Background

I am Ms. Figure America 2007, a WNSO Figure Professional, a FAME Judge, a fitness spokesperson and a personal trainer. After being a competitive gymnast for over 10 years, I attended a fitness school in Boca Raton, Florida called the Fitness Institute. In a year and a half, I graduated from there as a fully-qualified, certified personal training specialist, CPTS. Soon after, I went on to take my NSCA exam and became certified in that organization as well.

In early 2005, I had some photos taken and posted them on a popular modeling web site, and that is when I realized I could turn my passion for a healthy lifestyle into a career. I knew the combination of my extensive gymnastics background, knowledge of exercise science and intense drive would prove to be very useful if I found an avenue that interested me enough.

I saw figure competitions as the perfect outlet for my fitness goals and knew that by competing in such events, I could not only stay in great shape, but I could develop media interest as well. I made the decision to compete in a local bodybuilding show called the 2005 NPC Southern States Figure Championship contest where I won the Overall Figure title.

In November 2007, I competed at the FAME North American Championships where I won the advanced division, and became a WNSO Figure Professional.

Two weeks later I competed at the Ms. Figure America in Los Angeles, California. I won the short class, and the Overall title.

I am now focusing on my personal training business and helping other competitors get ready for competition. Please check my website www.avacowan.com for more details.

Magazine Front Covers:

  • Fitness Magazine Cover(June 2008)
  • Real Gainz Cover (April 2008)
  • X Fitness Cover (February 2008)
  • Real Gainz Fitness Magazine (October 2007)
  • Hot Boat Magazine (June 2007)
  • Nine 5 Four Magazine (March 2007)
  • Fitness & Physique (Summer 2007)
  • People Magazine Australia (April 2007)
  • X Fitness (January 2007)
  • Planet Muscle (May and September 2006)
  • Natural Muscle (May 2006)

Titles:

  • 2007 Ms. Figure America
  • 2007 FAME North American Advanced Figure Champion
  • 2005 IFBB North American 3rd Place Figure Class B
  • 2005 NPC Southern States Overall Figure Champion
  • 2005 Ms. Bikini Universe 1st Runner-up Miami Beach, Florida

My Website & Bodyspace Profile:

She can be contacted at email removed due to creeper, sorry.

Vital Stats

    Height: 5.4 Waist: 25.0
    Weight: 130 off season- 125 contest weight
    Thighs: 19.5
    Body Fat: 15% currently
    Calves: 14.5
    Chest: 35.0
    Arms: 11.0
    Shoulders: 18.0
    Hips: 35.0

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Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | New York Pro.
Layne's on the phone handling a last minute show prep crisis, Ava's not dry enough in her lower body threatening to change the outcome of these final moments she's destined for herself. Not one to blame bad biological timing, she's works with what she has as Layne drops her sodium levels significantly, a technique he reserves only for critical situations. The decision proves productive as Ava secures the overall.
Section: Contests :: Nov 24, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven - New York Pro.
Layne's on the phone handling a last minute show prep crisis, Ava's not dry enough in her lower body threatening to change the outcome of these final moments she's destined for herself. Not one to blame bad biological timing, she's works with what she has as Layne drops her sodium levels significantly, a technique he reserves only for critical situations. The decision proves productive as Ava secures the overall.
Section: Contests :: Nov 24, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | New York Pro.
Layne's on the phone handling a last minute show prep crisis, Ava's not dry enough in her lower body threatening to change the outcome of these final moments she's destined for herself. Not one to blame bad biological timing, she's works with what she has as Layne drops her sodium levels significantly, a technique he reserves only for critical situations. The decision proves productive as Ava secures the overall.
Section: Mind :: Nov 24, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Final Detail.
The big secret to Ava's lean and defined core is finally revealed - the longer the diet, the better the abs. Other tools in her belt for midsection chiseling include varied angles and heavy resistance moves in the gym, proper breathing, and Layne's carb cycling program. Ava's top tips for effective cardio are continual progression similar to weights, changing machines, targeted durations, and intense interval training on the bike for the strong willed.
Section: Training :: Nov 17, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Upper Body Assault.
Ava follows a strict protocol of heavy lifting to build quality, dense mass but recommends a few light warm up sets especially for injury prone body parts like the shoulders. A strong mind-muscle connection results in better muscle activation, and this proves effective for both shoulders and biceps. Strict form and multiple angles are called for on triceps, while the Freemotion machine and incline dumbbell movements target upper chest.
Section: Training :: Nov 10, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Training Philosophy.
In this tell all exposé, get Ava's professional caliber tips on training for competition, including special emphasis on back and legs. No magic tricks here, it's straight bodybuilding with compound movements, standard rep ranges, and strict form. Layne continues to calibrate her program in light of the individual subtleties of contest prep.
Section: Training :: Nov 03, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Foundations Of Success.
With her sites squarely set on the Olympia, Ava finds her network of support a key factor, with Gaspari Nutrition, Layne, and others her cornerstone to build from. Intimidating the competition doesn't hurt either. Not surprisingly she tracks he macronutrients like a hawk, utilizing online tools for logging and fine tuning. She adds that water manipulation is the key to muscle fullness going into a show.
Section: Training :: Oct 27, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven
Top cover model Ava Cowan enlists the aid of natural powerbuilder and trainer Layne Norton to launch her professional figure career in a big way. Her extreme dedication and focus makes his job look easy.
Section: Training :: Oct 20, 2010

Ava Cowan: Naturally Driven | Ava's Story.
Connecting through BodySpace and eventually in person at the Olympia, Layne and Ava quickly formed a comfortable working relationship. Layne proves to be the essential weapon to facilitate her already fierce drive for excellence, quickly rising into a formidable player even amidst the enhanced competition. This army brat and California girl turned to personal training and bodybuilding as an outlet for her razor-edged focus after going through the Hollywood meat grinder.
Section: Mind :: Oct 20, 2010

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 7 - Behind The Scenes At A Photo Shoot.
In her seventh episode, go behind the scenes with Ms. Figure America Ava Cowan model at a spectacular sunrise photo shoot on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! See what it's like!
Section: Contests :: Oct 21, 2008

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 6 - Figure America Pageant.
In her sixth episode, watch stunning fitness model Ava Cowan take the stage at the 2007 Ms. Figure America Pageant! Learn what it's like to sweat it out in the night and hours just before a big contest! Guest star: Rob Carbo!
Section: Contests :: Jun 30, 2008

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 5 - The Importance Of Relaxation.
In her fifth episode, watch WNSO Figure Pro Ava Cowan sit back and relax! Learn how to find balance in your life, recharge and refocus, and learn the importance of relaxation!
Section: Mind :: Jun 02, 2008

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 4 - Ava's Fitness Modeling Business Tips And Tricks.
In her fourth episode, watch WNSO Figure Pro Ava Cowan train her legs while explaining her hard-earned business tips and tricks for promoting yourself to become a world-class fitness model!
Section: Training :: May 08, 2008

Motivation & Fat Loss: A Nutrition Program For Summer Fun!
It is time to get back into shape and time to get serious about getting your body ready to wear those bathing suits this summer! Use these proven suggestions, meal plans and recipes to insure you have a sizzling physique for this summer!
Section: Nutrition :: Apr 22, 2008

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 3 - Shoulder & Abs Workout.
In this third episode, watch WNSO Figure Pro Ava Cowan train her shoulders and abs after visiting the grocery store and getting in some enlightening posing routine practice!
Section: Training :: Feb 11, 2008

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 2 - Chest And Triceps Workout.
In this second episode, watch ablicious Ava Cowan train her chest and triceps at Gold's Gym, nailing perfect form and looking great! Also watch as Ava preps for the 2007 FAME North Americans by getting in some posing practice!
Section: Training :: Dec 05, 2007

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure, Episode 1 - Breakfast And Supplements.
In this first episode, learn all about the appealing Ava Cowan and her offseason diet, nutrition, and supplementation! Learn how to cook protein pancakes, and what supplements Ava takes before hitting the gym.
Section: Mind :: Oct 31, 2007

Absolute Ava - Perfecting Your Figure: Video Show Main Page.
In her new show, learn all about the appetizing Ava Cowan and her fitness modeling career, photo shoots, figure competitions, diet and nutrition, cooking tips, and her entire fitness lifestyle!
Section: Mind :: Oct 31, 2007

Ava Cowan's Supplementation Plan To Achieve Optimal Health.
In my quest to achieve optimal health, I have learned the distinct value of supplementing my diet. Here is a simple breakdown of what I am taking, how often, and what it does for me to support my fitness goals.
Section: Supplements :: Jul 18, 2007

The Importance Of Nutrition For A Fitness Model.
There are different components that make a complete and healthy person, but for now my focal point will be on the importance of nutrition for a fitness model. Stay fit and healthy with this sample menu.
Section: Nutrition :: May 03, 2007

Ava Cowan - Getting Ready For A Photo Shoot.
Getting ready for a photo shoot may seem over whelming to the new comer, eager to showcase their newly fit physique. I will discuss the important parts of preparing for a photo shoot – These include training, diet, skin care, and what to take.
Section: Contests :: Mar 22, 2007


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