HOME CITY: Leeds, AL
EDUCATION: B.A. Visual Art (Painting), UAB
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
Alignment and Flexibility
Post-injury and Post-procedure Strength
Adaptation Techniques for Healthy Lifestyle
Posture, Balance and Resiliency
Home and Corporate Wellness Consultation
Julie is a certified NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist who infuses her vast movement, food and creative experience into many of her programs. She has been called to share her enthusiasm and expertise for health and wellness to a variety of entities including The Blue Ridge Leadership Conference, UAB Honors House, The Community Action Committee of Birmingham, Leeds and Trussville Public Libraries and many more. She has facilitated flexibility and injury prevention training for athletic programs of both Miles College and UAB. When she is not training, she directs performance projects with the goal of showcasing community and diversity. In 2014, Julie was honored to present her project “Quagswag” at TedxBham.
She received her undergraduate degree in Art from UAB's Visual Arts Program and is the current director for the Bare Hands Art Club at the YWCA in downtown Birmingham.
Personal Mission Statement
I believe we can all achieve growth and fulfillment if we listen carefully to ourselves and roll up our sleeves and do the work. I also understand that, for countless reasons, “doing the work” isn’t an easy concept for a lot of people. Whenever we make big life changes, it helps to have healthy support in place. A personal mission of mine is to offer that support. I help others recognize their abilities and desires, support them as they identify and overcome obstacles, and help them make the jump from thinking about what they want to actually doing something about it in a way that is safe, supportive and effective. The greatest joy for me and my client comes once they’ve successfully discarded old unhelpful habits and thinking patterns and replace them with behaviors that can support personal growth and fulfillment in all areas of their life. Those are the kind of results that last a lifetime.
Julie in 10 seconds
I train individuals with/during: chemo and radiation, post-mastectomy and reconstruction (including TRAM flap), degenerative disk disease, low back pain and sciatica, spinal stenosis, frozen shoulder, hip replacement, ankle injury, neuropathy and MS and more.
Perpetual student of faith, friendship, family and finances.
Nature gives me life force.
If an idea scares me, but won’t go away, I know I have to do it.
I love the word “yet.”.
Exercise makes me nicer.