A few months back I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Walsh – Harvard grad, lifelong dancer, and founder of an awesome fitness program called fitBallet. fitBallet combines cardio and strength training while maintaining a focus on stretching and ballet technique to help you tone up, build strength, and achieve that lean, flexible dancers body. Julie offers one-on-one training, distance training (conducted online, so anyone, anywhere can participate in this), and group fitness classes at her studio in NYC (available through Classpass as well). I did a one-on-one session with her as well as a distance session, and both were fantastic. Not only is Julie incredibly sweet and encouraging in a genuine way, but she also possesses the ability to help you make those little tweaks to your form that render a certain exercise that much more effective. Read on to learn more about Julie, including how she developed fitBallet and what keeps her motivated.
I really can’t recommend Julie enough as a fitness instructor. She has tons of positive energy, and is truly encouraging and inspiring. Her upbeat attitude and love of movement are infectious, even for a total couch potato like myself! I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant about doing a workout session via Google Hangouts, but it honestly worked out perfectly. Having Julie “there” to guide me and talk me through the workout really helped keep me motivated, made me push myself a little harder, and made it way more fun than working out alone. The hour really flew by and I was super sore (in a good way!) the next day. Overall, a great experience and one that I highly recommend!