Trauama informed Mindset and Movement coaching!

Remove Trauma Stuck in Your Body

Modern life is a constant juggling act and through this juggling act you’ve become disconnected from your body. You’re stiff, bloated, short of breath, and sore all the time. 

That ends today! 

Trauma Informed Movement is life

Why is Movement Important?

Evolution has provided us with a way to deal with trauma the moment it happens yet our cultural adapatations override our body’s natural instinct about what to do. The result is that we often store the energy of trauma in the body leading to unexplained physical problems, emotional issues and psychological blockages. 

What you do not realize is that it is possible to move freely and tap into your innate ability to heal without unnecessary medications or surgery.

Muscle stiffness, digestive issues, migraines or lack of mobility is NOT normal. 

Fitomize offers the missing piece no other fitness class or personal trainer has ever offered you before because we take a trauma informed approach to healing you from the inside out. 

Welcome to Fitomize.

Optimize Your Humanness

Health and Wellness is Personal. 

Restoring Balance Course

  • Through a carefully crafted blend of mindfulness practices, somatic healing techniques, and movement routines, this course offers a holistic approach to restoring equilibrium in your life.

Free Online Trauma Informed Community

  • Join a trauma informed community and gain access to tons of FREE content to support your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.  

Inner Circle Group Coaching

  • Don’t face your healing journey alone. Join our Inner Circle and discover the power of safe connection and collective healing. Whether you’ve experienced trauma or are seeking to remove it from your body, this gathering space is designed for you.

BodySafe Coaching

  • Begin the journey to freely experience yourself and your life in a new way through one to one coaching

ReThink Wellness Academy

  • A 16-week online trauma-informed certification program that empowers individuals with the knowledge and develop the skills to assist others in releasing trapped emotions in the body and regulating the nervous system through diverse styles of movement.

Trauma Informed Mastermind

  • Join our trauma-informed movement mastermind and embark on a journey of healing and growth. Connect with a supportive community, share your experiences, and learn new techniques to harness the power of movement for positive change.

Restoring Balance

Self Paced Course

Inner Circle

Bi-monthly Meetings


Weekly Meetings


16 week Trauma Informed Movement Certification Program


Get Your Trauma Informed Movement Journey Started


Is Fitomize coaching right for me?

With 20 years of training as a coach, a mentor, a leader and an athlete as well teaching courses on the subject, I want to work with select clients whom I’m best suited to help.

Who is that person? Anyone who is willing and wanting to move their body. In particular, if you’ve been inactive for a while, recovering from surgery and/or injury, don’t know where to start, or simply unhappy that you let yourself get this bad or had a recent health scare. 

You take care of everyone else’s needs and don’t have enough energy for yourself.

You want to live a long full life but don’t have the time to think about it.

You need SIMPLE solutions to fight aging, have a healthy sex life and avoid feeling stuck.

You have some self-motivation and self-discipline to change your story.

Ready to take ownership of your life, and enjoy (or at least try) the process at the same time!

What is trauma?

Trauma is an experience of threat, disconnection, isolation or immobilization that results in chronic dysregulation of your nervous system, endocrine system, emotional body, immune system, your circulatory system and your spirit if you’re in a non-optimal state long term then there is some type of trauma to look at. 

By that definition I would speculate that everyone has experienced trauma. Most people think trauma as physical. But, in this context it’s not jus some aggressive, physical injury. 

Trauma is a vast topic that depending on your race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, each persons trauma is unique. 

What is virtual/online coaching?

Online training is a way for anyone, anywhere to have access to an expert coach offering convenience, responsiveness, flexibility, and affordability

It’s great for people who lead busy, hectic lifestyles, those who are technologically savvy, and those who hate the gym but want an accountability partner 24/7.

The results you get online are almost identical to in-person training, and in some cases better. It comes down to the individual trainer’s skill set – not all trainers are created equal. It’s far more cost-effective and more flexible than personal training.

Online personal training is the wild west of fitness right now. It’s imperative you do your research. You need to find a trainer that is reputable and can explain to you clearly how they work with people online. If you decide online training is right for you, research your trainer extensively. Look for their qualifications, experience, and the quality of the work they do. Look for their methodologies – do they have a proven system? If not, they are more often than not flying by the seat of their pants.

If you prefer face-to-face contact and real human interaction, online training isn’t for you. If you struggle with self-motivation, online training can prove to be problematic.  This is not for people with a complicated history of injuries. You need to be medically cleared by a professional, and even then online-training can be the wrong choice. 

That being said Julie does have an extensive history of working with people with injuries and is one of the only only online personal trainers who has the ability to work with you to recover from your injuries through her customized app. 

What are the Pros and Cons to Private Coaching?

Working out can be intimidating. It’s normal to have goals and be unsure how to achieve them, and it’s completely normal to lack motivation at times. A personal trainer can help you overcome your obstacles and take you to new heights on your fitness journey. While personal trainers may seem intimidating and expensive at first glance, in reality that’s not the case.


  • Best personalized solution
  • No need for a gym membership
  • Best source of accountability.
  • Most effective way to reach goals.
  • Most suitable for people with complicated medical histories or injuries.
  • Guidance with proper technique
  • Comprehensive assessment to ensure proper programming. 
  • Removes fear of getting hurt.
  • Best source of motivation and inspiration to reach goals. 
  • Helps eliminate many of the excuses you face with health and fitness
  • Communication with your trainer 24/7
  • Community – access to private Facebook groups and other clients
  • Access to private client functions to celebrate successes.


  • Most expensive option
  • Scheduling may be an issue 

Do you provide nutrition plans?

I am not a nutritionist or a dietician and it is out of my scope of practice to provide you a specific meal plan. In fact, it is actually illegal for any personal trainer to give you a meal plan who is not a certified nutritionist or dietician. That said, I do provide guidelines for you to improve your diet which focuses on removing inflammation as well as finding the correct combination of calories and macronutrients to help you achieve your goals. 

How often should I see you per month?

Short answer; it depends. It will depend on your situation, ability and goals. Coaching sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes. 

What should I expect on my first session?

Your first session with me is typically a full movement assessment unless you are are in acute pain then we will work together to manage that pain and then do the assessment. We need to establish as baseline of movement that covers the 7 primal movements as well as identify if you have upper and/or lower cross posture. I try to help you understand what is happening with your body so that you understand how we will proceed. It is important that you understand that your movements or lack of are signs of a check engine light. I help you assess what the light means and empower you with the tools you need to keep that light off and living your best life. 

What are your qualifications?

University of Western Ontario Ph.D. (ABD) in Philosophy of Sport (2001-2003)

University of Ottawa, MA Human Kinetics specializing in Sport Psychology, 2001

Washington State University, BS Kinesiology, 1999 (Cum Laude, President’s List 1996-1999) Minor Health and Wellness

EMT – Basic (Emergency Medical Technician) 1997

Can Fit Pro (Personal Training Specialist) 2002

Technical Rope Rescue – Level 1 2003

Can Fit Pro Resist-A-Ball Level 1 & 2 Instructor 2005

Les Mills International Instructor: RPM 2005 and Body Pump 2007

Reebox Cycling Instructor 2005

Schwinn Cycling Instructor 2005

Bosu Certification 2007

Institute of Human Performance; Functional Training Specialist Diploma 2008

Poliquin International Strength Institute, Level 1 Certification Program Diploma 2008

Functional Movement Assessment Certification-2008

Scientific Balance Diploma with Paul Chek 2008

Facilitated Stretching diploma 2008

Certified Fitness Bootcamp Instructor 2009

Poliquin Instant Muscle Stimulation Technique certification (PIMST) 2009

Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations Training 2010

Back Health Functional Muscle Assessment Certification 2010  

Yoga Teacher Training – Maureen Rae 2010

FMA & GEM (Functional Muscular Assessment & Graduated Exercise Methods) Certification 2010

Fitness Kickboxing Level 1 Workshop 2012

MovNat Fundamentals Workshop 2013

AnimalFlow Fundamentals Workshop 2014

CanFitPro Functional Movement Assessment Instructor 2017

Should I hire you for private or online training?

Short answer. It depends. Consider these questions to help you know which options is best for you. How much do you want to pay? How much instruction do you need? What other qualified trainers are in your area that will provide the same expertise as Julie? What motivates you? What’s your schedule like? 

What do I get and what's in it for me?

You’ll get customized workout program created specifically for you and your goals. 

You’ll use the resources you already have available, including your own home, outdoors, or your local fitness facilities.

You’ll also get movement coaching where you’ll make changes one small – but powerful – habit at a time.

Add to this the ability to track your workout, nutrition, and body stat progress as well as personal support and accountability from yours truly, you have a winning combo. 

I'm not technology savvy. What are my options?

Best option would be for you to come see me for private training. However, if you are on a strict budget we can chat about your needs and come up with a plan for you. 

What are the Pros and Cons to using the Fitomize App?

This is a great option for all fitness levels. If you value a more intelligent approach to training and you’re stuck for cash, this can be a wise move.

For those who want a more personal touch and are seeking real results on a budget, custom training programs can be the best choice for intermediate and advanced fitness enthusiasts. If you are self-motivated and just need some help and guidance to get you closer to your actual goals. This is a perfect starting point for personalized coaching and is ideal for anyone who is looking for the skills and knowledge of a personal trainer without the hefty price tag.

There is a lack of an accountability partner provided by a full-time coach. While these custom programs do go some way towards addressing individual needs, we often see people get off track, but the results can be good if the program is adhered to.


  • Personalized solution
  • More cost-effective than private training
  • Works around your lifestyle
  • Access to great trainers worldwide
  • No need for a gym membership
  • Workout anywhere
  • Train on your schedule
  • Improved communication with your trainer 24/7
  • Able to track workouts with fancy software
  • Check progress and track results with software
  • Community – access to private Facebook groups


  • You miss the subtleties of having a live trainer working with you
  • Often no personal interaction. Done via email, messenger or Facebook groups.
  • Nobody can check your form in real-time
  • Not suitable for people with complicated medical histories
  • Can often wait 24 hours before having contact with your trainer
  • Not great for people who prefer face-to-face interaction
  • Not always thorough assessment processes