JULIANNE AURELI STEPHANO
Owner / ACE Certified Personal Trainer / ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist / ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Julie founded Activate Fitness + Nutrition as a continuation of her lifelong calling: to compassionately and ethically lead and serve.
As a fitness professional, this means empowering clients inside the gym so that they are able to ACTIVATE their potential outside of the gym. For some, that might mean the freedom to live independently and pain-free. For others, it might mean gaining a competitive edge in their sport. And for most, that means looking great and feeling great! Whatever the goal, Julie aims to partner with her clients and to provide appropriate challenges to set the course for sustainable progress.
Julie began her career as a Personal Trainer in 2007. Spurred by her clients’ needs and the evolution of the industry, Julie is committed to continuing education. As a Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, she is an expert on transitioning clients back to a total body program and teaching them how to avoid further injury during phases of healing. Julie has also recently completed a course on Cancer and Exercise in order to safely and effectively train clients through treatment and recovery.
Julie counts her personal experience as a client as a valuable resource for connecting with others. Throughout her career, her own training has included bodybuilding, “strongman-style” events, powerlifting, yoga and strength and conditioning.
In her personal time, Julie enjoys traveling, trivia, and spending quality time with friends and her big, loud Italian family.