Julie Manriquez is a freelance writer and AFAA-trained group exercise and fitness trainer with over 24 years experience. Having taught everything from high-intensity Cardio Boot Camp to Yoga-Fit, Extreme Legs, Dance Fitness and Pilates mat classes, Julie keeps her workouts challenging and fresh for her clients. With a competitive dance background, Julie enjoys incorporating dance stylings in her varied classes. Before moving to San Diego in 1998, Julie taught middle school English and wrote for various Silicon Valley tech companies and small businesses. Julie lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband and two children.