Julie Brock Reeves, CPT-RES
Private movement coaching and Restorative Exercise classes
I teach group classes and private sessions that help people move better and move more. I like to think of myself as a problem solver. Most of us know that being active is important for living a long healthy life, but knowing and doing are two different things. I help people solve problems -- like pain, chronic injury, lack of motivation and time -- to get them moving.
My typical client
I don't necessarily have a typical client, but I usually work with people who have some kind of pain or injury preventing them from being more active. My clientele ranges from experienced athletes to people who have been mostly sedentary. The common thread among my clients is that they are ready to let go of our cultural view of what's good for our bodies, you know -- "No pain no gain. If it doesn't hurt you aren't working hard enough." These slogans may sell a lot of sneakers and gym memberships, but they're not the truth of good health outcomes. I coach my clients toward moving in a way that is sustainable in the long-term. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but one that meets the individual where they are and supports them in going where they want to be.
How I got into this work
I've been into fitness since my teens, and I did a lot of damage to my body by following conventional fitness advice. Eventually my love of distance running helped me recognize that my movement patterns weren't awesome. Those race photos don't lie! My running mechanics needed work, and I had the chronic pain to show for it. I wanted to improve my running efficiency, and to do that I first had to work on walking efficiency. It turned out that my walking mechanics weren't so hot either. Somewhere in that personal journey, I started to imagine working with other people to improve their movement patterns, and now here I am, a Certified Personal Trainer with a specialty in Restorative Exercise.
I'm here to help my clients transform their daily movement in a way that helps them live their best lives. It's less exercise for the sake of exercise, and more movement for the sake of living an active and fulfilled life.