Julia Allison Grady

I love my job! To be able to share my passion for all things related to living a healthy and joyful life is for me, a dream come true. I realize this dream day after day. When a client reaches a personal goal or discovers a hidden passion for movement. When someone opens themselves up to a new experience of themselves or simply discovers that they feel better both physically and emotionally. My approach to Personal Training is in recognizing that each person's path to a balanced, happy and healthy life is truly their own. My job is to assist in finding that path, encouraging the most joyful way to travel and being there to stay the course when the road gets bumpy.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, BA Humanities, New College of California

Years Experience

Certifications / Trainings

Schwinn Cycling - Schwinn Cycling Certification
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
PTAG - Personal Training Bridging Course
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CPR Certified

AED Certified

8 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by JUDITH PEARCE on Jun 06, 2013

    Before writing this review I read the others, and I think that what lies behind all the other satisfied clients should be stated very clearly: Julia is an acutely observant and empathetic person. She sees both the physical aspects and their details as well as the whole person. She also listens, which can be unusual these days.
    So with Julia's broad training, extensive knowledge and lively fascination with the subject, you can be assured of a
    carefully worked out clear program for you.
    If you're worried about other health problems you will find her always ready to help and advise.
    I'm in my mid 60s and have worked with Julia for several years. I recommend her unreservedly.

  • by Nick M on May 25, 2013

    I'm not really the kind of guy who loves exercising, but working out with Julia has been the perfect balance between getting a better shape without feeling the pain too much (well, I suppose you do have to feel it a bit). She's very friendly, patient and knowledgeable, and since I started with her I've found myself more self conscious about the way I stand and how I can move better. I highly recommend her.

  • by G. J. on May 22, 2013

    I have been working with Julia since December 2012 (twice a week) - she is a wonderful trainer that knows just how to gently push you every week to get a little further. Results are amazing, the way I feel and look, and Julia makes it a pleasure to work out.
    She is great at what she does and also upbeat, this definitely helps to keep me motivated.
    I highly recommend her to anyone who wants/needs some exercise and needs that gentle push to get started.... or people who already exercise and need to take it to the next level!

  • by User on Dec 10, 2012

    I had the ultimate pleasure of being able to take Julia's fitness classes when she was an instructor at the Eastern Athletic Club in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. She is a wonderful guide to health and fitness-knowledgeable, caring and always helpful.

    When she had to leave New York to address family concerns I felt that not having her in the club would be a great loss and I was right.

    I enthusiastically recommend her as a great trainer and teacher.

  • by Denise Waxman on Dec 09, 2012

    I'll be honest. I don't like exercise. But working with Julia made it almost a pleasure.
    I had sessions with her 2x a week for a year where I learned the correct way to do a variety of exercises under her careful, gentle, encouraging approach. I also learned about how to stretch and ease the pain of some especially troublesome and knotted muscles in my hip.
    She has a host of wonderful metaphors to explain what to do with your body and introduced me to muscles I didn't know I had.
    Surprise, it made a big difference in the way I felt.
    Part of being is great trainer is that she is a pleasure to be with; personable, interesting, kind, thoughtful, patient, and fun.
    She is a gem of a person and recommend her wholeheartedly.

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