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Julia Karlstad

About Julia Karlstad

Julia Karlstad M.Ed., CSCS, SFN-ISSA is the founder and president of JKFITNESS LLC and holds over thirteen years of experience developing, implementing and directing exercise, education and training programs within medical based programs and facilities. She has a Master’s of Education in Exercise Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Basic Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy. She’s authored two books specifically about exercise as it relates to weight loss, Rx Fitness for Weight Loss and Bariatric Fitness for Your New Life. She’s been published in numerous periodicals and was featured with one of her clients on TLC’s “My 600 Pound Life” reality show.

Exercise & Long Term Weight Loss

Exercise is insurance for long term weight loss…I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I tell this to my clients.  So many people seek my advice for exercise and weight loss and although exercise in and of itself may not facilitate significant weight loss, it is paramount to long term weight [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:45-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Motivation and Exercise

We don’t need an expert to tell us that the more we enjoy doing something, the more of it we will do. If you are pursuing a health or fitness goal and the journey becomes unpleasant, you run the risk of burnout. So how do you stay the course and keep the fire burning? Here are [...]

By |2018-02-01T10:52:22-04:00February 5th, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

How Does Your Personal Trainer Measure Up?

All personal trainers ARE NOT created equal, just like not all doctors are the same, nor are all physical therapists, chefs, hair stylists, massage therapists, baristas, or psychologists created equal.  And when I say people within the same professions are not the same, I’m referring to their education, area of expertise, passion, experience and [...]

By |2018-02-05T13:37:51-04:00December 4th, 2017|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

To Exercise or Not to Exercise?

You hear it all of the time, “you have to workout every day if you want to lose weight,” unfortunately that’s a fairly general statement and I do not agree with it in its entirety because there are other factors to consider. Losing weight will not require you to workout every day but it will [...]

By |2017-08-07T09:38:01-04:00August 7th, 2017|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Yoga is for everyBODY!

We've all seen them, those girls with the mats sweating it up in a local hot yoga class. Or maybe the ones pretzeling themselves into crazy positions. You've probably even seen the ones chanting in a foreign language and letting out “Oms”. Maybe it made you think yoga can't possibly be for you, or that [...]

By |2017-06-02T13:59:04-04:00June 5th, 2017|Fitness Corner|1 Comment

Stay Focused with These 3 Fit Tips

We’re still fresh into the New Year of 2017 and hopefully you’ve been sticking to all of your fitness resolutions or maybe you’re still trying to get motivated to improve upon your current fitness level. Whichever the case, keep these three tips in mind as you embark upon a more active lifestyle: Find Your Motivation [...]

By |2017-02-06T09:28:00-04:00February 6th, 2017|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Two Keys for Successful Weight Loss

I’ve worked with thousands of clients over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are really two keys to successful weight loss. First and foremost, you have to PLAN AHEAD! Secondarily you must GO TO THE GROCERY STORE! Sounds simple right? Amazingly the are quite simple, but unfortunately for some they are [...]

By |2016-11-10T13:58:49-04:00April 4th, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Healthy Holidays

The holidays can be a very scary time when it comes to staying focused on any weight loss or weight maintenance goals. The pumpkin pie, turkey and gravy, stuffing, candy canes, gingerbread lattés, and holiday cheer can very well create a recipe of disaster as it relates to any weight loss or staying healthy. Sure, [...]

By |2015-12-03T11:00:31-04:00December 7th, 2015|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

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