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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:
As a certified fitness trainer since 1992, I bring my experience as a competitive bodybuilder to my personal training business. I competed in the prestigious NPC’s Excalibur and Iron Maiden Body Building Championships taking fourth place my first time out. This experience of having transformed my own fitness gives me the expertise to help others to transform theirs.
I continued my career, acquiring the esteemed Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Masters of Fitness Sciences (MFS) from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). I was presented the ISSA Distinguished Achievement Award which signifies placement in the top 1% of 15,000 certified trainers worldwide. Recently I took the Russian Kettlebell Challenge and became an RKC certified instructor.
As a writer and fitness blogger, my articles on fitness have been published in the Santa Barbara Skinny, SB Fitness Magazine; in Med Fit, a personal training trade journal for ISSA; and in the Balance Bar Newsletter. My book, Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit and Healthy at Any Age, was published January 2013 by Da Capo Lifelong Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
Since its release, Your Primal Body has received numerous accolades from the Examiner.com and Tucson Citizen, among others. I have been a featured speaker on the Livin’ La Vida Lo Carb show with Jimmy Moore and have been the subject of feature stories in the Santa Barbara Independent, the Santa Barbara News-Press, Pacific Coast Business Times, Santa Barbara Magazine and Edible Santa Barbara. My 2 Steps to Toned Legs exercise program was featured in the July 2013 issue of Women’s Day Magazine and Your Primal Body was listed as one of the best books on the shelves right now by Health Magazine (UK). Click here for more news, interviews and reviews of Your Primal Body.
I was also featured in the January/February 2007 issue of C Magazine as one of the top ten body gurus of California and in the Fall 2011 issue of the Santa Barbara Magazine, Food and Home. I served on the Balance Health Science Advisory Board and on Metrx’s World’s Best Personal Trainer Advisory Staff.
As a presenter, I have spoken on health and fitness at the California Health and Longevity Institute, World Presidents’ Organization, International Women’s Festival, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, Association of Women in Communication, and at Women’s Economic Ventures.
I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with degrees in Exercise and Health Science, and Communication. I currently live in Santa Barbara, California.
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India is a certified police officer who has recently taken a break from catching bad guys in order to dedicate more time to her passion, fitness. She is an IFBB Bikini pro, fitness model and a writer for Fitness Rx for Women magazine. “Inspiring and motivating others to change their life for the better is what I live for,” says India. “I believe that anything is possible and everyone can reach their hopes and dreams if they really want to.”
India first decided to give fitness competitions a try in 2010. She qualified for Nationals after winning the Novice Overall category and placing second in her class at her first competition, the NPC Ft. Lauderdale Cup in October 2010. Four shows later India earned her IFBB pro card at the 2011 NPC Junior Nationals by winning the Bikini Overall. In her second pro show, the 2011 IFBB Jacksonville Pro, India placed second and qualified for the prestigious Bikini Olympia. She went on to win the IFBB Ft. Lauderdale Pro and IFBB Miami World Pro while earning a sixth-place finish at the Bikini Olympia, capping off a strong rookie season.
2012 saw India win the IFBB Pittsburgh Pro and IFBB New York Pro while also repeating as champ at the IFBB Miami World Pro. She also earned top-three finishes at the two biggest shows in the sport, placing second at the Arnold Classic Bikini International and third at the Bikini Olympia.
India is always in demand as a fitness model and has been featured in several publications including Muscle & Fitness Hers, Flex, Fitness Rx for Women, Fit Girl, NPC News and Muscular Development.
Even with so much success already, India’s star continues to rise. When asked about signing with BSN® she had this to say: “Wow! I'm so excited to represent such an amazing company. I plan on being in the fitness industry long-term and I know that BSN®'s products will help give my body what it needs so that I am able to do that. FINISH FIRST® says it all!”