I am a 35-year-old mother to a handsome 5-year-old, Sam. I began my fitness journey 3 1/2 years ago. On  October 17, 2016, began the Halloween Hustle Challenge with my coach that ultimately changed my life.  For the past 3 1/2 years, I have been practicing clean eating, fitness accountability and I am happy to say that I have kept off all the initial weight that I have lost.  I not only love the community that Team Beachbody has given me but I have made some of my very best friends through this process.  I found a passion that I didn’t realize was inside of me when I became a Coach. I truly fell in love with helping my customers reach their fullest potential and now I also help my team of coaches (business partners) do the same.  We have built an incredible tribe of women all over the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom that are working to educate others on how to fuel their bodies with real whole foods and regular exercise.  We are walking, talking examples of how to live your best life.

Where it all began….

I started doing these at home workouts in 2014 after the birth of my son. I tried going to the gym before work or after work and it really didn’t work with my schedule. My son either wouldn’t go to the kids club or I was too tired after work to even think about adding something else into my day.  My goal was to just feel good in this new body that was “ME” after my son. I took my before picture, did my measurements and made a commitment to do this for me.  I can’t explain to you how much this journey has changed my life.  I was able to lose 35 pounds with my first program.

Life went on, I started playing volleyball again and would continue to do workouts at home but kind of got lost in my life. A few years later something brought me back to the community, I was struggling with my weight again. At the time we had started fertility treatments in the hope for baby number two.  I needed an out to let out my emotions and focus on more than just not getting pregnant. 

I started that challenge group with T25, Shaun T about killed me! I woke up at 5:00 AM every morning.  I tiptoed around while my son was sleeping and then would rush in the shower so I would be ready for work and the hustle of the day. I was about 210 lbs which was the heaviest I had ever weighed.  My husband was a great support in all of this, helping out if I wasn’t able to get my morning workout in and had to pull it off at night.  After round 1 of Focus T25, I was hooked.  I wanted more and  I could see my body changing and I felt balanced again.  I couldn’t believe I could feel this good with only working out 25 minutes per day and still eating foods that I loved.

One of the points most overlooked is the mental shift that these challenge groups bring to you. I started this at one of the lowest points in my life and came out shining and overcoming all the heartache and loss through our fertility journey.  Having my tribe and coaches helped me through it and it made coping with things 1000 times easier.

My results….

I can say to you today I have lost over 50 lbs and have kept it off for over 2 years! I wake up and get excited to workout. I get excited to see my challengers finding success in the workouts!! I know these programs work but the commitment has to come from you! I provide the tools, the motiviation, the accountability and make sure you stay on track but the rest is up to you! Anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it. My love has grown so much for the health and fitness industry and I’m now in the process to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

XOXO- Julie


The women who have helped change my life.  I truly believe that the reason that this worked for me was that I had the support that I was missing. First of all, going through a fertility struggle, NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT. In this group, we were able to share EVERYTHING. It was a safe place to share our struggles and celebrate the victories.

They picked me up after every failed treatment or negative pregnancy test. They held my hand through it all! We have helped each other through divorce, children leaving the house, babies being born and so many more life changes. We are a sisterhood and we don’t let each other fail!

I committed to making the change, I showed up every day but they helped me through the hard times… When you know someone is counting on you to show up.. YOU SHOW UP.


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