In addition to her 20+ years as a Pilates Instructor, Julie is also a Broadway performer, singer, dancer, actor and choreographer. Starting ballet at age 4 introduced her to the miraculous world of movement and body awareness. At age 15 she was asked to join the Houston Civic Ballet Company and has been in awe of the bodies capabilities ever since. She began her long journey with Pilates in 1988 – “I thought it was going to be just another workout program and boy was I wrong”. There is a reason why professional dancers, athletes and those with injuries seek out Pilates…..It works!! By reeducating the musculature system you restore balance and proper firing patterns, thereby creating wellness and an optimal physique”. For the past 3 years, Julie has created Pilates and Fitness Teacher Training programs along with Workshops that include: “Anatomy”, “Biomechanics”, “Postural Analysis”, “Breath: The Foundation of Fitness”, “Pilates in the Fitness World” and “Repertoire and Flow”. She has taught Pilates for Nashiville Ballet, Angel City Body Kinetics, Paramount Studios, Circuit Pilates, and Concentric Pilates Studio. Her motivation to create X-Treme Pilates evolved from her vision of a welcoming high energy space, where all could achieve their full potential. Julie continues to expand her knowledge and is 100% dedicated to giving her clients the best possible training experience.
Julie’s Certifications include:
- Long Beach Dance Conditioning Studio and Movement Academy by Marie-Jose Blom.
- Core Beginnings, Advances in Pilates Technique, Decrees distinction in Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Small Barrels.
- All training Integrates progressions and adaptations to meet the demands of biomechanics of dance-technical training, body conditioning, and the design of remedial programs.