Julian Varela holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Julian also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Marriage Family Therapy and currently works as a therapist with an emphasis on health and behavioral psychology. Julian is a principal with Compass Health Wellness & Prevention, a worksite wellness and health management consulting firm. Julian specializes in behavior change, motivational psychology, and childhood obesity prevention and intervention. Julian is involved in childhood obesity advocacy on a grassroots level and presents regularly on the topic. Julian is also a columnist for a variety of local newspapers including the Tolosa Press and Avila Bay Community News and is passionate about community education, involvement and education. ... read more.