Julie began teaching fitness classes in 1978. While in college, she was certified as a Physical Fitness specialist through the YMCA. This led her to a position as Director of Physical Education with the Y and a variety of teaching positions. She took time from the fitness world to raise two children, and began another career with the Martine Cotillions. After experiencing problems with her neck a few years ago, she was referred to her first Pilates class and was hooked! In her desire to get back into the world of teaching fitness, Julie was certified to teach Pilates in the first teacher certification program offered through Pure Pilates. While continuing with her Cotillion career, she finds time to teach Pilates on the weekends at the Ladera Ranch studio – and truly enjoys the students she has become acquainted with over the past year. She particularly enjoys working with new Pilates students and helping them learn the basics of this wonderfully effective exercise program. When not working and teaching, Julie enjoys travel and collecting sea glass all over the world!