Ava Cowan


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)


  • 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

    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


  • 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.

  • 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.