Julie Taylor

Fitness PhilosophyJULIE FORD

I believe fitness should be fun, flexible and frequent. First, engage in enjoyable activities because you will be more likely to stick with them. Finding a friend to get fit with or joining a class often increases the fun factor, too! Second, be flexible with fitness. If you miss a workout, sneak in a walk with your dog or a bike ride with a friend. If you are out shopping, squeeze in a few laps inside the mall (and walk with your bags of purchases to add extra resistance!)  Finally, participate in frequent physical activity. The USDA recommends at least 30 minutes of daily moderate intensity exercise, so find ways to make fitness part of your life. Not only will your overall health and wellness improve, but you will also have more energy, sleep better, improve your mental wellbeing and feel fabulous!

Favorite Fitness Quote

“Movement is the celebration of life!” John Selland


  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education, BGSU
  • Master of Education in School Counseling, BGSU
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Integrative Yoga Therapy Certified Instructor
  • Athlekinetix Certified Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor for over 13 years

Personal Interests

  • Playing flute for church services and singing in the choir
  • Staying active – biking, kayaking, walking my dog, Penelope, and (of course!) teaching and taking fitness classes
  • Reading, writing, wine-tasting, watching classic movies and spending time with family and friends