Joe Dowdell, CSCS
Personal trainer and strength coach Joe Dowdell is one of the most highly sought-afterfitness 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 No. 3 gym in America by Men’s Health magazine.
Over the last 17 years, Mr. Dowdell has earned many of the top certifications 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). His own fitness book entitled Ultimate You (Rodale Publishing) is now available nationwide.

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Q: If you could only pick three exercises to give women their best chance at getting lean and fit, what would they be and why?

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Q: Is it better to push myself so hard that I can't finish my full workout or to conserve enough energy to finish every last rep?

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Q: What are your top three favorite abs exercises of all time?

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Q: While multiple factors contribute to weight-loss success, what would you say is the all-time best way to lose weight fast?

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