Joe Dowdell


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 16 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), Lift Strong, Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness (Rodale Publishing), The Big Book of Exercises (Rodale Publishing) and his own fitness book entitled "Ultimate You," (Rodale Publishing) is now available everywhere.

Contact Joe:

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Club Coach Certified (USAW)
  • Resistance Training Specialist-Master's Level Candidate (RTS)
  • Poliquin International Certification Program-Level 3 (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)
  • Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP)
  • Active-Isolated Flexibility Technician (Maximum Performance International)


  • Scientific Advisory Board Member-Fitness Magazine
  • Scientific Advisory Board
  • Contributing Fitness Editor-Men's Health & Women's Health
  • Technical Editor-Men's Health & Women's Health
  • On Camera Fitness Expert-Men's
  • On Camera Fitness Expert-Health
  • On Camera Expert & Contributing Expert-Gatorade G Series Fit
  • Former Scientific Advisory Board Member-Muscle & Fitness Magazine
  • Educational Instructor-Keiser Performance
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach-Vitor "Shaolin" Mixed Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team