About JW

After overcoming a terminal heart condition that originally gave her a life expectancy of 12, Julie believes that she was given the gift of a second chance at life.  
But, a gift is only as good as what someone does with it, and so Julie’s inspiration comes from hoping to live in gratitude for that second chance at life and share the joy, lessons and adventures that she has learned along her journey.
Julie Wilkes - Founder and Director of Possibilities
Julie Wilkes - Founder and Director of Possibilities

Julie has a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Marietta College.  She is a Master Fitness Trainer/Instructor through ACE and Fitour and presents workshops, lectures and certifications on a regular basis.  She is the regional Master Instructor for LifeTime Fitness and a 5 Star Presenter.  Julie also has several yoga, pilates, group fitness and cycling certifications.  Julie has spoken and presented across the globe, including at the US Chamber of Commerce, SCW Education Mania Conferences,  US Department of Defense, and has sat on a panel discussing wellness at The White House.  Julie has shot over 80 fitness and motivational videos, has several health and wellness mobile phone apps and is an author.  Julie was selected as one of FITNESS MAGAZINE'S Top 10 Champions of Health and Wellness, was named a 40 Under 40 award winner, TechColumbus Innovation Award Finalist, one of 1oo Buckeyes You Should Know, a lululemon athletica ambassador and a national correspondent for myGroupFit.  She also has started several efforts to impact the world in little and big ways, through: Inspire the World Day; Cody's Wish; Mats for Paws; Operation: Fitness Freedom (for the armed forces overseas); and Operation: Warm Hug.

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