I’m Julia Fernandez De Maez
trainer, coach, dancer and entrepreneur.
Proudly born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. My ”Fitlosophy” is that when we TRULY commit to bettering ourselves, we are actively influencing the people, nature, and world around us in a positive and organic way. I have had my own personal challenges with weight and body image as as I entered middle school I had gained 50 pounds in the prior two years. I suffered from body image insecurity, bullying and academically. Wellness became my anchor. By the time I got into middle school I began to slowly lose the weight running track and competing as a swimmer, wrestler, and football player. I was getting decent grades, held down an after school job, and slowly started recovering my self-worth.
I faced another challenging period of my life when I began using hard drugs as a teenager. My will to live or die had all but disappeared and I was literally living in a hotel room and supporting my drug habit working at Pizza Hut. It was at this time that my physical health gave me a big knock - Nothing had the power to set me straight like a massive tumor removed from my ovary, and an 8-week wait to find out if I had cancer. Only then did I really start putting my faith back into Prayer and believing that I truly was given a second chance at life. And in my life, fitness, eating clean, envisioning a better life, and promoting my personal development has been what pulled me out and corrected my course. Every time.
I began to build my life not just around wellness but I made a clear and conscious decision to share the power of wellness with as many people as I could. In 2011, I became a certified Zumba instructor - opening my first studio winter of 2011 in Watertown, SD. By 2014, I attained a second fitness certification and relocated to Denver to start extensive training in my new field at the Denver Athletic Club. I finally moved back to New Mexico and by June 2017, The Body Shop, LLC was born. Six more certifications, 8 coaches, three locations, a new gray hair (eek!), and going strong during one pandemic later, here we are. I'm so glad you could join us.
Our mission at The Body Shop LLC is first and foremost to provide our clients and community with the extra support and guidance we understand is much needed right now in our new world. We are committed to plugging you into programs that work with a community that encourages you, from coaches who care at a price anyone can afford from anywhere. The Body Shop LLC is designed to provide a more personalized, interactive fitness and wellness experience then ever before while delivering continual long-term success. Pandemic or not, this train ain't stopping. So what are you waiting for? Climb aboard!
Look forward to training with you and sharing the power of fitness and wellness.
Because that's the future of fitness.
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to visit us. I can't wait to train with you. Let's kick some a**!
Julia Fernández De Maez
Owner, Operator, Trainer
The Body Shop, LLC