Julia Bourke

Julia is a personal trainer and founder of Full Strength Fitness. While completing a PhD in medieval history, Julia gradually realised that sitting alone in the library might not be the best path to health and happiness. Inspired by her love of the outdoors, long-distance running, and weightlifting, Julia reskilled as a personal trainer and now gets to spend her days helping other people use their bodies in new ways.

Julia’s coaching skills don’t end with physical training. Her PhD, in the history of emotions, looked at how particular emotions and feelings can be cultivated through practice. Julia used modern neuroscience and psychology to shed light on how people in the past trained their emotions with meditation. As a personal trainer, Julia draws on her knowledge of emotions and cognitive change to help clients transform their outlook on health, set achievable goals, and build new a new relationship with their bodies. She also offers corporate seminars and training events.

As part of the Talent Factory cohort, Julia is bringing this new approach to health and wellbeing to a wider audience: debunking fad diets and replacing them with useful, evidence-based lifehacks. From the science of muscle strengthening to the neuroscience of boredom, Julia is here to answer your questions about all aspects of wellbeing and, above all, to make you feel good. For one-on-one PT with Julia, or for corporate enquiries, please use the Full Strength Fitness booking/contact forms.

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