About Jules, pilates instructor

Julie Pilates at Tonicity Fit Personal Training Studio

Jules Baratta is a Philly area born and raised fitness professional who is in love with movement and passionate about your wellness. She was classically trained in ballet and contemporary dance from toddler through the college level and fell in love with Pilates, yoga, nutrition and fitness in high school. She began picking up heavy objects in college and immediately fell in love with weight lifting. Throughout college, Jules danced with Philly-based Opus 1 Contemporary Dance company. After college, Jules became a personal trainer in the fitness loving city of Austin, Texas before deciding she liked shoveling snow too much to spend winters down south.

Outside of work, you can find her in the gym, on the trails, exploring the city, or planning her next trip abroad. She is currently working in the corporate fitness world, just completed her first half marathon this past fall, and is always looking to challenge herself and her students. 

Education & Certifications

Jules has been classically trained in ballet and modern dance for 20+ years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Dance from Eastern University. Jules specializes in teaching Power Pilates, and has been a group fitness instructor for over 6 years. She is an ACE certified health coach and a one on one personal trainer.

EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. Exercise Science, Eastern University 

  • Dance Minor, Eastern University. 

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist 2013-2016.

  • Personal trainer and group exercise instructor in two of Austin's leading downtown gyms, 2013-2015. Personal Trainer at Strength for Life, 2015-2017

  • Group Exercise Experience: boot camp, yoga, Power Pilates, aerobic step, Zumba, weight lifting, kettlebells, spin.

  • Trained in power lifting at Strength for Life in Springfield, Pa. 

  • ACE Certified Health Coach, 2018-current.

  • Corporate Fitness Manager, 2015-current.

Training Philosophy

We are all much stronger than we think we are. It’s my job as a coach to safely push your mind and body past where you think you are capable, have tons of fun in the process, and get you to a point where you believe in the awesome power of your own strength. I believe in hard work, and celebrating accomplishments. I believe in stepping outside our comfort zones, and coming back to them for necessary rest and recovery. I believe in unleashing my clients’ potential on a daily basis, and nurturing the love of learning from life.
— Jules

Hobbies

Jules enjoys lifting weights, running, hiking local trails, dancing, reading, art, and eating delicious food.