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A certified wellcoach and fitness lifestyle expert, Jessica Smith coaches clients, health professionals and wellness related companies, helping them to “find the fitness within.” The star of several best-selling exercise DVDs, Smith has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, and holds a BA in Communications from Fordham University, and certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America the International Sports and Conditioning Association, Powerhouse Pilates (in both mat & reformer method), Martial Fusion and Johnny G’s SPINNING™ Program. Smith currently teaches at The Sports Club/LA, Equinox and Canyon Ranch in Miami.
Having started her own fitness journey more than 40 pounds ago, Jessica knows how challenging it can be to lose weight, and keep it off. 10 Pounds DOWN was created to help you reach your weight loss goals — 10 pounds at a time. Be sure to check out our workouts and meal plans, available on 10poundsdown.com.
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Back to Sexy Summer Legs Challenge >>oe 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
Scientific Advisory Board Member—BodyBuilding.com
Scientific Advisory Board Member—LiveStrong.com
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 Magazine.com & BodyBuilding.com
Technical Editor—Men’s Health & Women’s Health
On Camera Fitness Expert—Men’s Health.com, Men’s Fitness.com, HealthGuru.com
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 Yamaonathan is unquestionably one of the best personal trainers, receiving awards for his work from the fitness industry and from the media. He is a master of fitness motivation, and possesses a rare combination of deep fitness knowledge and a terrific ability to communicate that will change your perspective on fitness. His personal experiences with obesity, (see 800 Pounds of Parents for more details) make him a professional that brings empathy and understanding to his charismatic fitness information delivery.
His insights are highly-valued by the media, and his presentations are not to be missed. He is an expert at keeping the "person" in personal training and can quickly identify the most important parts of a fitness routine.
Education and Certifications
Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Integrated Flexibility Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Bachelor of Science, Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
IDEA PFT Recognition System (Elite Trainer)