About this pro
5 years in business
10 hires on Thumbtack
Preparing for an event?
Injuries or medical conditions
Julien is a very understanding trainer, I felt very comfortable while I was working out with him. He explained explicitly what the various types of exercises would do for me, especially cause I needed to improve on my strength and flexibility. Communication is great, as he checks up on my daily health routine. So far, I am pleased.Jul 3, 2015Verified
Great Trainer. I really like how he incorporates martial arts into his training. Great job.May 16, 2015Verified
Julien is my personal training. I am extremely happy to have him as a trainer. I have actually lost wait and builded muscle within 3 months and learned some self defense moves. He tailors the workout routing base on you strength and ability than progress as your health improves. I'm grateful to have him as a trainer and I'm sure you will be also.May 12, 2015
I've been training with Julien about two years now. It began as an at home training experience, and sometimes we would meet at the gym and do some weight training. Many times we worked out at a local park. I've enjoyed working out with Julien because of the sometimes unorthodox exercises that he would do. I lost a lot of weight working with him, and increased my 5k race pace. I enjoy that he draws inspiration from many disciplines such as yoga, meditation, martial arts, weight training, parkour, etc. I think if he had his own gym in a centrally located place it would be awesome. In his gym, he could have jungle-gym inspired equipment in addition to weight training equipment, so we could have a gym (indoors) that would support his style of training. As he grows, perhaps this is what will happen one day :)May 27, 2015
I had the same personal trainer for over a dozen years so when she moved out of the area I had a great deal of trepidation about "starting over" with someone new. However, I should not have worried! On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Julien a 10. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable and professional, he also is able to craft an exercise program to suit your particular needs and age. I probably am one of Julien's older clients so I really do appreciate the fact that when we do an exercise he takes the time to explain in detail the purpose behind it. Plus, as an added bonus, his great sense of humor and conversational skills help make our workout sessions more fun. J.P., BethesdaMay 13, 2015
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes. I have recently begun to intern as a physical therapist, and am studying new ways to help revitalize the autonomic system by stimulating the body's connective tissue.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always been an athlete and I decided to employ myself at doing what I love to do. I had a career in the software field, but never felt the fulfillment that I felt when training one or more people. The rest was self study and over 25 years training as a martial artist.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Manual sports stretch to relieve muscle soreness and increase mobility, Strength training, MMA training, Tai chi training, Marathon training, Nutritional consultation.