Back in April of 2016, I closed my gym, Peak Performance, due to some unfortunate circumstances with a contractor while building out a new 25,000 square foot facility where I was planning on relocating and expanding the Peak brand. So after a successful 19 year run in NYC (which was not easy) and being on the brink of taking the next step with Peak, I found myself without my business and brand that I had worked my ass off to build.
I was not only devastated for myself but also for those individuals around me that were negatively affected like my staff, trainers, and clients. It took me a while to process everything and I was literally on an emotional roller coaster for about 9 months. I was not only struggling with the concept of having to start all over but also what direction was I going to take. It wasn’t until I went home to see my family over Christmas time that I decided I was going to go in a completely different direction from the brick and mortar world that I knew so well.
I decided that I wanted to build a brand that was going to be able to reach people all over the world and not just inside the 4 walls of my gym. It was at that moment that I embarked on a 13 month journey of building Dowdell Fitness Systems which is the culmination of 20+ years of my accumulated knowledge and hands-on experience in the fitness industry. As a result, I’ve created a three-tier online coaching platform with the first tier being a “pick your own fitness adventure” concept and the other two being much more hands-on and premium in nature. To date, I have designed over 50 programs (ranging from 8 weeks to 16 weeks in duration) so there is literally a program for everybody.
The Program Builder that I created will suggest the best starting point(s) within my training system based on your response to a series of questions about your training experience, environment and desired goal. Once you are inside my coaching platform, the system is designed to continually help guide you along your fitness journey. All of my programs are meticulously designed by me and optimized to help you achieve your goals in a smart and efficient manner. In order to leave no stone unturned in ensuring your success, I will give you exclusive access to a wealth of resources including client education videos, exercise demonstration videos and detailed descriptions of the movement as well as my unique recovery calculator just to name a few.
My flagship 6 Month Body & Lifestyle Transformation Program is definitely one of most well designed and comprehensive coaching programs available online and it is only open to 10 people at a time. Finally, I also offer the opportunity to work privately with some individuals (only 3, maximum, at any one time) in order to deliver the most bespoke online coaching experience in the industry including the possibility of some in-person training. Both of these opportunities require an application and a short video call so we can ensure that we’ll be a great fit for each other. The truth is I can design you the best training and nutrition plan but if you don’t enjoy working with me or you aren’t willing to follow the plan than you’re probably never going to get the results you want. So, it’s better to make sure that you choose not only the program that suits you but the training style. All of that matters when you have a goal to achieve. Being comfortable and happy with how you are training makes all the difference! If you’d like to know more, check out these pages: