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Julia has been a certified personal trainer for over 18 years with personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Exercise Training Association (NETA). She has been a certified group exercise instructor for over 25 years with certifications from NETA and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has owned and operated a private personal training business for 8 years. With her extensive experience in the fitness field, she has been successful in developing strength and conditioning programs for individuals in a variety of age groups from teens to seniors.

Walk, Don’t Run!

07Mar

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Walk – Don’t Run! Our bodies are designed to strut, step lively, trot and generally move about… Don’t worry about running a marathon, riding a bike for 2 or 3 hours, or throwing your body into high intensity, strenuous jumping to try to “get fit”. Rather than thinking of improving your health with “exercise” in […]

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Why Fitness Matters

06Jan

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Now Hear This! This is exactly why I do what I do! Watch and REALLY listen.   Life In Motion Fitness was developed to help you stay as healthy and independent as possible for as long as possible. Call for you free consultation today! 480.264.9567 ____________________________________

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Are You Afraid of Falling?

29Aug

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Are You Afraid of Falling? As the years go by and we “act like adults” as we have been encouraged to do, we no longer take part in activities that require us to hop, skip, tumble, roll, run and swing like we did when we were kids on the playground or in the yard.  Because […]

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NEVER say NEVER!

15Aug

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NEVER say NEVER! This just goes to show that you are NEVER too old to do things you love, you miss or you want to try for the first time.  Watch this amazing performance by an 80 year old woman.  I hope you are inspired in some way to add some sort of new movement […]

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Are You Really Ready to Change Your Lifestyle?

28Jan

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  Are You Ready? I have friends who, from time to time, ask me to help them get motivated to better their lives through healthy eating and exercise.  They mean well, they have good intentions, but most of the time, their hearts and minds are on two different paths when it comes to the actual […]

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Need A Refresher?

22Jan

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Need a Refresher to Your Exercise Routine? If you get bored easily, try my fitness classes at Tumbleweed Recreation Center.  I never repeat the same thing twice. It’s always a challenge, never disappointing!  Remember, all my classes can accommodate all levels of fitness – from beginner to seasoned “pro”. Here is my class schedule so you can […]

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We Are Our Own Worst Critic…

20Aug

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The Dove Real Beauty Sketches video tells a very important, touching story.  We all need to pay attention to our self-image, inner dialogue and level of confidence.  Please enjoy and learn from this video.  

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Did You Know If You Can Walk, You Can Dance?

27Jul

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Many of us feel clumsy or “goofy” when we try our dance skills out on the dance floor.  But actually, if you can walk, you can dance!  It’s simply a matter of placing one foot after the other on the floor.  Now, I realize you might look a little silly just walking around on the […]

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5-Minute Exercises Work!

22Jun

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Do you sometimes say, “I just don’t have time to exercise.”? What would you say if I told you all you need to do is 5 minutes and you’ll be on your way to long-term health benefits?  Well, that’s what I’m saying!  Just do something for 5 minutes, like water bottle bicep curls, upright rows […]

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Success in Numbers

08Jun

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Success in Numbers Sometimes it’s difficult to get motivated to exercise when it’s a solo effort.  Thankfully, there are options that can lead to successful, fun ways to fit that elusive workout in.  One of those options is attending group exercise classes.  I happen to teach several of these kinds of classes at Tumbleweed Rec Center in […]

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