a Licensed Physical Therapist in 1989. Since then she worked
primarily in Sports Medicine, but also taught at Ohio University
in their Physical Therapy Program. She developed and ran a successful
exercise program for the University focusing on Pre-Natal and
Post-Partum Exercise. In 2003 she completed her Personal Training
Certification through National Council On Strength And Fitness
and in 2004 completed her first Certification in Pilates Mat
and Apparatus Training through The Professional Health and Fitness
Institute. With a true passion for Pilates, she opened her first
studio under the name Body and Mind Pilates Plus in Carpentersville.
It was then that she began to pursue her second Certification
through The Pilates Institute of America. Following Certification,
Julie was chosen as Lead Educator for PIA and, using her deeper
knowledge of The Pilates Method, began to offer Certification
Training for PIA and opportunities for Apprenticeships in her
new studio in West Dundee. Julie opened her first studio in West Dundee in November 2006 . Julie opened her current location in Crystal Lake in July 2008. This larger space allowed her to add Group Classes using her Certifications in Xtend Barre , TRX, and ORBIT. She completed her third Certification through the Pilates Method Alliance in October of 2013. Julie's background in Physical Therapy allows her to teach Authentic Pilates Exercise and Group Fitness with the Correct Modifications to allow clients to enjoy its benefits safely and effectively. She promises that at Body and Mind Pilates Plus every client is treated as an Individual and Pilates will be an experience, not just a workout.