Julie Turner Movement & Pilates
Julie Turner is a movement expert with over 15 years experience and rigorous study of Ballet, Modern and Social dance, Pilates, Yoga, and manual fascia release.
Julie’s career began as a professional dancer in New York City after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She performed regularly with various modern dance companies and acted as the resident dancer for a living art installation in Manhattan. While in New York, she began to understand the healing powers of movement through her opportunities as a performer and her work as a Social dance and Pilates instructor. Inspired to continue her education, Julie completed teacher-training programs in Pilates and dance. She has studied under Pilates master teachers: Lesley Powell, Shelley Studenberg, Erika Bloom, Teri Steele, Rebekah Rotstein, and Kuan Hui Chew. Her certifications include: comprehensive Pilates mat with Steele Pilates, 500 hour comprehensive Pilates certificate with Balance Body University, and Social Dance Certification with Start Dancing NYC. She also holds continuing education certificates in: Body Brain Connect(connecting brain science with movement), Prenatal/Post-partum, Sports Conditioning, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sciatica, S-I dysfunction, and myo-fascia release.
During her varied endeavors as an eternal student, Julie has had the amazing privilege of taking classes and workshops under first-generation Pilates Instructors, Mary Bowen and Lolita San-Miguel, as well as second-generation instructors Elizabeth Larkam and Wendy Le-Blanc Arbuckle. In addition to Pilates and dance, Julie has extensive experience and training in Anatomy, Barteneiff fundamentals, feldenkrais, and yoga. She uses her deep understanding of anatomy and vast knowledge of the human form to help her clients achieve their fitness goals.
Julie is passionate about facilitating an improved quality of life through movement. In the past, Julie spent several years as an instructor at Erika Bloom’s prestigious studio in Manhattan, has worked along side Physical Therapists, with celebrities, professional dancers and athletes. She has experience traveling on location to train clients as they film movies and television shows and is currently a trainer on location in Los Angeles, California where she teaches clients how to recognize dysfunctional patterns specific to their bodies and begin to unravel those patterns through safe, yet challenging work outs. These movement sessions: inspired by Pilates, dance, and yoga, focus on quality of execution over quantity of repetitions and will inspire physical health and emotional well being by connecting the relationships between body, mind, and soul.