Julia is a writer, fitness instructor, outdoor enthusiast, powerlifter, and devoted cat mother. Her work has been published in Women’s Health, SELF, Shape, Health, LIVESTRONG, and more. She holds a B.A. in journalism and gender studies from Arizona State University and a personal training certificate (with a specialty in senior fitness) from the American Council on Exercise. When she’s not covering the latest health and wellness trends, you can find her hitting the hiking trails, working toward her deadlift goal of 400 pounds, and forcefully hugging her cat, Jeeves, against his will.