Julie has been a certified personal trainer since 1998 and holds certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). After completing her BS in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Julie built a successful home-based training business. She was drawn to Pilates because of its balanced approach to fitness. She became certified to teach Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute. She followed up with PhysicalMind's equipment-based Pilates certification program in 2002, which consisted of over 400 hours of intensive training. Julie is also a member of IDEA-Professional Fitness Organization and Pilates Method Alliance. She continues to train her clients with her favorite Joseph Pilates quote in mind "Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness". In keeping with this quote, Julie works to help her clients achieve overall strength, balance and fitness, which, in turn enhances their emotional wellbeing.