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Dr. Jacqueline Dow

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Doctor of Public Health

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J. Dow Fitness

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J. Dow Fitness was founded in 2018 by Dr. Jacqueline Dow.

In February, the Atlanta-based athleisure apparel brand was featured in more than 1,200 Target stores across the country as a part of their Black Beyond Measure Collection. Through this annual celebration of Black History Month, Target, amplified and celebrated the voices of the Black community of today by expanding their partnerships with Black-owned businesses.

On the heels of the Target collaboration, the J. Dow Fitness Spring 2022 Collection was released March 11th on the J. Dow Fitness website The Spring Collection features a combination of activewear, athleisure apparel and a new fitness accessory. It is designed to help women look cute, feel comfortable and release self-confidence as they prioritize their health and commit to their fitness and nutrition goals. J. Dow Fitness caters to the body type of every woman by carrying inclusive sizes that range from XS to 3XL.

Future plans include the development of creative athleisure apparel collections to be launched in retail spaces and continue raising awareness to the importance of women’s health issues such as chronic disease prevention, mental health and nutrition.

Morgan State University

Starting J. Dow Fitness has provided Dr. Dow the opportunity to merge her background as a public health research scientist with practical approaches that empower women to live their healthiest and best lives. Dr. Dow believes that as a female entrepreneur, it is important that women continue to break barriers, relentlessly pursue their wildest dreams and leave a clearer path for the next generation. She frequently speaks on women’s health issues and how that fueled her career as an entrepreneur. Dr. Dow is originally from Chicago, IL and earned a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science from Meharry Medical College, an Executive Certificate in Health Policy from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Doctor of Public Health from Morgan State University.

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