All about Julie
Learn my recipe for health and happiness – and yours!
Healthy-Body Happy-Mind is about loving your life, with all its imperfections and colorful chaos.
With clever strategies and the right support, I know we can all seize the Healthy-Body Happy-Mind we deserve.
I’m a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, counselor and personal trainer.
Fitness has been my passion for over 30 years; it dates back to my days of synchronized swimming, which I started when I was nine — yes, nose plugs and gelatin-slicked-back hair — and abruptly ended when it was cut from the university budget.
After competing in the first Olympic trials for the sport and becoming an All-American, pool time was no longer part of my daily life. I immediately missed the energy: the music, the people and the invigorating challenge of working as a team.
Teaching what was called “aerobics” back then became my exercise outlet. Today, the fitness industry has expanded far beyond the thong leotard, and I still love helping people get fit and feel great.
From fitness to wellness, and everything in between
After getting a master’s degree in counseling, I worked with survivors of violent crime, chaired the renovation of a local domestic violence shelter, added a coaching certificate from Wellcoaches and became board certified through the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Coaching lends a comprehensive framework to the work I’ve been doing intuitively for years. A personal trainer can show you how to do a bicep curl, but a great bicep is not everyone’s answer to wellness.
I bring three skill sets to the table — fitness, coaching and counseling — for a comprehensive exploration of Healthy-Body Happy-Mind. Together, we explore your inner motivation and desires, the basis for long-term success — not a quick fix or fad diet.
It can be tough to find the combination of choices and habits that will get the results you desire.
What makes one person feel and look great might not work for the next.
My personal recipe for health and happiness almost always includes a morning cup of coffee over a crossword puzzle, exercise before noon, and laughing over dinner with my husband and three children
Your recipe will be different, and therein lies the magic.
They begin to feel better in body and mind. Momentum builds, and long-term results are suddenly within reach.
You deserve to feel good
Let’s find your one-of-a-kind formula for health and happiness. Allow yourself time to celebrate what’s going well and get curious about what could make you stronger and more joyful.
Julie Kaminski MA, NBC-HWC, holds a master’s of art with distinction in counseling psychology, specializing in group work, and a bachelors in business with an emphasis in health and wellness. She is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach who holds ACE certifications in Group Fitness, Personal Training and Fitness Nutrition. In addition, she is licensed with Wellcoaches, the only coaching program endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Julie is the creator of numerous small group training curricula, including The Walking Book Club and Fitness Plus. She has 30+years of experience working in private practice, major corporations, clubs and health centers.
Julie’s areas of expertise include group counseling, dynamic group instruction and the development of creative solutions. She has extensive experience designing custom programs for individuals and groups across all areas of wellness, including fitness, health, nutrition, eating behaviors, stress management, and spiritual fulfillment. Her coaching skills include the application of motivational interviewing, goal setting theory and appreciative inquiry. She completed University of Pennsylvania’s Foundations of Positive Psychology and is the author of The Flourishing Home.
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