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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.

Is Boot Camp Hard?

30Mar

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The question, “Is Boot Camp Hard?” comes up many times when the phrase “Boot Camp” is mentioned.  The answer is a “simple” yes and no. The original idea behind fitness boot camps was to model the boot camp workouts done by trainees in the military.  Their workouts were designed to build strength, agility, endurance and […]

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How NOT to Fall Down

30Dec

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Did you know that the following aging-related risk factors for falling can be reduced or reversed with exercise? –  Decreased muscle strength –  Decreased muscle endurance –  Poor posture –  Decreased walking speed –  Slower reaction time –  Chronic disease conditions –  Loss of joint flexibility –  Poor circulation –  Fear of falling –  Loss […]

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Sedentary vs. Exercise (Part 2)

22Dec

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Exercise helps in many ways… We know that leading a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to our physical health (See Sedentary vs. Exercise Part 1). Because your body is designed to work for many years, exercise can keep it in the best operating condition. Here are important messages regarding exercise you need to understand: –  It’s […]

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Sedentary vs. Exercise (Part 1)

15Dec

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Your body is designed to work for many years. Without exercise, though, you lose muscle strength and endurance; your body becomes stiff, and your energy level declines. Here are some of the effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle: –  Reduced Strength –  Loss of Mobility –  Increased Frailty –  Poor Posture –  Increased Dependence – […]

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How to ADD 4+ Hours to Your Week!

04Nov

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Older adults are the most physically inactive group of any population (Chodzko-Zajko et al., 2009). While every person has a biological clock, the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle for seniors clearly indicate that many age-related illnesses and diseases, including many cancers, can be impressively slowed down. The average American spends 4 hours and 35 […]

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Well-Balanced or Topsy-Turvy?

29Oct

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Do you know if you are well-balanced? Here’s a quick test to see if you have good muscular and skeletal balance or if you need to improve it. Stand next to a high-back chair or counter (just in case).  Lift one foot off of the floor and hold it up as long as possible.  Try […]

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

17Oct

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Osteoporosis (loss of bone mass and density) is a concern, or should be, for all of us. If we don’t eat healthy and don’t get the right kind of exercise in our daily lives, we risk losing bone mass.  Loss of bone and the complications that come with it can be debilitating, sometimes worse.  But […]

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How NOT to Lose Your Marbles

07Oct

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Without our brain, we cannot survive. It is the hub of human existence.  But did you know that frequent movement – aka exercise – helps keep the mind healthy and hardy? What’s more, studies have shown that higher incidences of physical activity have a positive effect in the health of all ages of brains.  Young […]

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Why I DON’T Offer Hour-Long Training Sessions

29Sep

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QUESTION:  Would you prefer exercising 30 minutes or 60 minutes at a time? If you answered 30 minutes, read on! For some time now, personal fitness trainers have conducted hour-long training sessions for their clients – even their senior fitness clients.  This is a great idea in an ideal world.  But with the hustle and […]

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Why is it So Hard to Get Moving?

23Sep

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Why is it so difficult to “make” yourself move? Sometimes it is nearly impossible to think about getting up off that couch and get moving. Most of the time when we think of exercise or doing something healthy we envision sweating profusely, breathing uncomfortably and carrying out some kind of torturous drill for what seems like […]

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