Julian Varela, MS, MA

San Diego, CA 92121

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.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science, Cal Poly
  • Master's Degree, Clinical Psychology-Marriage & Family Therapy, Antioch University
  • BSc., Exercise Science & Sports Medicine, California Lutheran University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Julian's Locations

ACI Specialty Benefits

6480 Weathers Place
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121

Additional Information


$120.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2010 San Luis Obispo American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team Chair
  • Columnist - Journal Plus Magazine
  • Columnist - SLO City News
  • Columnist - San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • Columnist - Avila Beach Community News
  • 2011 San Luis Tribune's Top 20 Under 40 Award

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