Julie Fisher is a sought after Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor in NYC dedicated to helping people achieve their personal physical goals. Growing up in Miami Florida as a young competitive swimmer then on to classical ballet and NYC, she 's had a lifetime involvement in movement. From the Miami Conservatory to the prestigious School of American Ballet, the Royal Academy of London, Joffrey Ballet, Connecticut Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet she danced professionally until an injury shortened her career. Despite the life altering injury Julie didn’t let that stop her from staying strong and healthy and continuing her interest in body work and conditioning.
Transitioning into the fitness industry with a B.S. in Health Education and a Minor In Dance, since 92’, Julie is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Romana’s Certified Pilates Second Generation Instructor, and Certified in Triad Ball Pilates, Pre & Post Natal fitness, MELT Hand & Foot, a Yoga TuneUp Practitioner, Tabata Boot Camp, Leverage training, Myofascial work and Certified in Nutrition Essentials. Most recently she was one of the chosen instructors in the newly released book, "Starting Pilates-Featuring 21 Interviews with Top Instructors."
Her philosophy lies with the notion that the body is only as strong as its weakest link and for most, the smallest most crucial muscles are often the most ignored. She has a keen awareness and a unique ability to observe a body's movement patterns and assess imbalances and needs thus, reconditioning problems of which some were never even aware. She believes proper training, opposing muscle group work and functional bodywork are imperative to achieve a healthy, energized well functioning body. So whatever your issues are Julie is determined to help improve those patterns and promote healthier ones.
Her clientele includes novice to advance, celebrity actors, professional athletes, coaches for the Redbulls Soccer Academy to gymnastic teams, dance schools and dancers from Joffrey Ballet, ABT, Miami City Ballet, the Gelsey Kirkland Academy, BAE and SAB amongst others. So whether 85 years young, pre & post-natal, overweight, adolescent, out of shape, increasing bone density, a triathlete, a professional snowboarder, a professional dancer, a soccer player, gymnast, bride, preparing for surgery, rehab after surgery or improving your quality of life and feeling good about yourself inside as much as out, she is up for the challenge.
A true role model practicing what she preaches, standing as an example that dedication and a healthy sense of discipline can work. Julie loves to teach and enjoys the journey with her clients and students as they advance and improve their health, well being and achieve their goals. She especially loves to watch them grow and take an interest in what may have begun as a chore become a lifestyle.
B.S. Health Education, Minor in Dance
American Council on Exercise
Romana’s Pilates (2nd Generation Instructor)
Former Professional Ballet Dancer
Pilates Triad Ball
Pre & Post Natal
MELT Hand & Foot
Certified Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Practitioner
Tabata Boot Camp
Equinox Fitness Training Institute
Do it for Yourself
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” I believe exercise is a way of life. I want my clients to be healthy on the inside and out and have fun while achieving their physical goals. Working together, it’s important to guide them in bettering their functionality and quality of life as well as their self image.”
Do it for Yourself
An A.C.E. certified Personal Trainer since 1992 Julie received her first education as a trainer at the Vertical Club on the east side of Manhattan. Taught by competitive body builders, she was taken under their wing, and taught the ropes by the “heavyweights.” As their top trainer she was asked to open the 2nd Vertical club before moving to the prestigious Equinox Fitness club.
In 1997 she went out on her own with private clientele throughout NYC as well as LA for 4 years. Over the years she has trained the average person looking to improve their fitness level to CEO’s with heart conditions, triathletes, pro snowboarders, gymnasts, pre & post natal women, golfers, dancers, teens and preteens, 80+ with chronic osteoporosis, the multitudes with back/knee/neck/shoulder injuries, those with sport specific goals, living with or surviving cancer, pre & post surgery and rehab from Lupus.
Putting the clients needs and aspirations first adds a level of commitment and gain in results when working with a private trainer and Julie makes that a priority.
She remains current in the fitness world and is constantly continuing her education. Her work is precise and specific to each of her clients with personal tailored workouts unique to their needs and goals and help them maintain a pain free, strong, flexible active body and life.
What is Pilates? Born in Germany in 1880 Joseph Hubertus Pilates created a system originally named “Contrology” as “a complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” He was a master beyond his time and created a system of movement including 100’s of precise exercises both for the floor and for uniquely designed apparatus using springs for resistance. Practicing Pilates one ultimately gains strength, flexibility, power and suppleness throughout the entire body hence “gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body."
Julie’s Pilates training began at age 13 with Pilates’ elder Carola Trier while studying at the School of American Ballet. After her passing she continued her studies with many other Pilates pioneers, such as Robert Fitzgerald, Peter Vaillancourt and eventually to Sari Meija Santo and Romana Kryzanowska with whom she ultimately received her Romana's Pilates Certification making her a Second Generation Pilates Instructor.
Practicing Pilates since the 80’s enables Julie to understand the system and transfer her knowledge to a variety of populations and physical needs for both men and women. Recently she was a chosen teacher for the newly released book, "Starting Pilates-Featuring 21 Interviews with Top Instructors."
Joseph Pilates was ahead of his time and almost 90 years later Julie assures that in keeping with the traditional/classical teachings one can see and feel how Pilates can correct and improve your entire body to help you feel and look better too.
BB FOR DANCER
A former professional dancer; by age 15 she joined the Miami Ballet, one of the first and most prestigious regional ballet companies in the country. During those years she studied at the prestigious School of American Ballet, the Royal Academy of London (with teachers from the Kirov, Bolshoi, Paris Opera and Royal Ballet), the Joffrey Ballet School, Connecticut Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet until an injury shortened her career.
Julie has a particular talent working with dancers. Her own supplemental training began with Pilates at age 13 while at the School of American Ballet in NYC. She continued over the years to study many different forms of bodywork including Zena Rommett’s floor barre in which she can be seen in the original first released video.
Her strategies and specific exercise assignments have a direct relationship to the principles of all kinds of dance and movement. She has taught ballet in New York and California and worked with a wide variety of dancers from the American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Hubbard Street, Ballet West, Frankfurt Ballet, as well as the Joffrey Ballet School, the Gelsey Kirkland Academy, American Dance Theater Workshop, Harkness Dance Center and BAE.
She has a strong kinesthetic awareness enabling her to breakdown movement and proper alignment in order to help improve technique as well as strengthen specific weaknesses. Her passion for teaching is backed by a continued love for dancers making supplemental training key in keeping them strong so their bodies are able to handle the discipline and dedication involved in the art and guiding them with a healthy lifestyle to maintain a long lasting injury free career.
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