About Ava Cowan

Ava Cowan, is making moves and getting serious attention in the bodybuilding, fitness and figure community. Ava has graced over 20 magazine covers such as Muscle & Fitness Hers, Iron Man Magazine, Fitness, Status and has been in virtually every fitness magazine around the world.

Replete with brains, beauty and brawn, Cowan gives new meaning to the word hardcore. Her well-proportioned body, vast knowledge of exercise science and inspiring story have led her to become one of the most talked about and sought-after fitness “it” girls in the industry.

Already a certified personal training specialist from the renowned Fitness Institute International in Boca Raton, Florida, Ava began pursuing work as a personal trainer. Realizing her potential, she decided to turn her passion for a healthy lifestyle into a career and discovered her path as a figure competitor.

Harnessing her rock solid work ethic, knowledge of exercise science, and intense personal passion is what enabled her to move herself forward at a breakneck pace.

In August 2005, she entered her first figure competition the NPC Southern States where she won the Overall Figure title. That was a defining moment in her life, and she never looked back.

With 100k+ devoted Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers, Cowan is something of a social media phenomenon, gaining momentum with every click.

In 2009 Ava was courted by Gaspari Nutrition a major player in the field of sports nutrition and asked to join their acclaimed Team Gaspari as one of their most highly promoted athletes. Shortly after, Ava competed in the prestigious NPC Nationals where she then won her height class and earned professional status in the IFBB Professional League.

In 2012 Ava signed exclusively with Weider/AMI which includes penning a bi monthly coined 'Real Talk' in Muscle & Fitnesss Hers magazine. Inspired by this opportunity, Ava has created exclusive "tell all" retreats for women focusing on all aspects of beauty and self empowerment.

Specialties

Writing, Acting, Motivational/ Inspirational Speaking, Fitness Expert, Life Coach, IFBB Professional Figure Athlete, Multiple Market Spokesperson, Social Media Connoisseur, Figure Prep Coach.

Experience

CEO-President

Real Talk by Ava Cowan

July 2012– Present (2 months)Delray Beach, FL

Real Talk Delray Beach.
Real issues, Real solutions

Athlete:  Weider/AMI Publications

February 2012– Present (7 months)

 

Athlete:  Better Bodies

October 2011– Present (11 months)World Wide

 

Athlete:  Gaspari Nutrition, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

August 2009– Present (3 years 1 month)

Team Gaspari IFBB Professional Athlete

 

IFBB Figure Professional

2009– 2012 (3 years)

 

Previous Work:  Online Fitness Expert and Spokesperson  BodySite.com

Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

September 2008– March 2009 (7 months)

 

Current Projects

Real Talk by Ava Cowan

July 2012 to Present

 

Team Members:  Ava Cowan

Real Talk is a 3 day luxury retreat designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 women with varying degrees of fitness levels, competitive backgrounds, and personal goals.

This retreat includes presentations, workshops, and opportunities for personalization as each guest works on her personal journey of self-empowerment, personal development, and industry insider tips on maintaining beauty and youth.

Education

Fitness Institute International

Certified Personal Training Specialist

2001 – 2003

 

Additional Information

 

Promotional Demo Reel Career Highlights Video

Personal Website

Blog

FaceBook

Twitter

 

Contest History

 

Event Title:  N.Y Pro Championships

Organization: IFBB

Event Date:  May 19, 2012

Location:  New York, United States

Level:  Pro  Type: Figure 

Place: 3

 

Event Title:  Ms. Figure International

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Mar 03, 2012

Location:  Ohio, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:  4

 

Event Title:  2011 Sheru Classic

Organization: IFBB

Event Date:  Sep 24, 2011

Location:  Mumbai, India

Level: Pro

Type: Figure

Place: 4

 

Event Title:  2011 Figure Olympia

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Sep 17, 2011

Location:  Nevada, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:  3

 

Event Title:  IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Aug 13, 2011

Location:  Texas, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:1

Comments:  First Professional win.

 

Event Title:  2011 IFBB St. Louis Pro

Organization: IFBB

Event Date:  Mar 19, 2011

Location:  Missouri, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place: 3

 

Event Title:  2011 Ms. Figure International

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Mar 04, 2011

Location:  Ohio, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:  3

Comments: First Olympia Placing Top 3 now ranked 3rd in the world.

 

Event Title:  2010 IFBB Ft. Lauderdale Cup

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Nov 20, 2010

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:2

 

Event Title:  2010 Kentucky Muscle Pro

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Nov 13, 2010

Location:  Kentucky, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place: 4

 

Event Title:  2010 IFBB Border States Pro Figure

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Oct 30, 2010

Location:  California, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place: 3

Comments: Qualified for the 2011 Figure Olympia!!!

 

Event Title:  2010 Dallas Europa Pro

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Aug 13, 2010

Location:  Texas, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:  8

 

Event Title:

2010 Jacksonville Pro

Organization:  IFBB

Event Date:  Aug 06, 2010

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Pro

Type:  Figure

Place:  4

Comments: My IFBB Professional Debut.

 

Event Title:  2009 NPC Nationals

Organization:  NPC

Event Date:  Nov 21, 2009

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  1

Comments:  Earned IFBB Pro card

 

Event Title:  2009 NPC Eastern USA

Organization:  NPC

Event Date:  Nov 14, 2009

Location:  New York, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  1

Comments:  Qualified me to compete in a NPC National Level Show.

 

Event Title:  2009 Figure Universe Overall Champion

Organization:  Figure Universe

Event Date:  Jun 20, 2009

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  1

 

Event Title:  2007 Figure America Overall Champion

Organization: Figure America

Event Date:  Nov 17, 2007

Location:  Los Angeles, California, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:1

 

Event Title:  FAME North American Championships

Organization:  WNSO

Event Date:  Nov 03, 2007

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  1

Event Title: 2007 Figure Universe

Organization: Figure Universe

Event Date:  Jun 23, 2007

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  2

 

Event Title:  NPC Junior Nationals

Organization:  NPC

Event Date:  Jun 16, 2006

Location:  Illinois, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  8

Comments:

out of 52

 

Event Title:  2005 North American

Organization:  NPC

Event Date:  Sep 02, 2005

Location:  Pennsylvania, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  3

 

Event Title:  2005 NPC Southern States Figure Overall Champion

Organization:  NPC

Event Date:  Aug 05, 2005

Location:  Florida, United States

Level:  Amateur

Type:  Figure

Place:  1

Comments:

First figure competition, won first and overall in a level 5 show.