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Julia V., Downers Grove, IL Track & Field Coach

Julia V.

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RRCA-Certified Running Coach, seasoned runner and lifelong athlete. Whether you are new to running, chasing down a PR or looking to grow your distance. I can get you to your goal! View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Julia. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Julia. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$144 3 sessions ($48/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Julia. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 5 sessions ($45/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Julia. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$430 10 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Online Training for Individual
Online Training for a single athlete

This includes an initial 30 minute phone call to evaluate your current fitness, determine your goals and gather information to help me build a plan that will fit into your lifestyle. You will then receive a customized tra... See More

Session Length: 4 weeks

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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  • DePauw University (IN)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

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Credentials

  • DePauw University (IN)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Middle Distance, Marathon, Long Distance, Cross Country

  • Form

More About Coach Julia

I was a college athlete who upon graduating, began coaching, refereeing and teaching clinics in Field Hockey and Soccer. I then got my Personal Training certification followed by my Running Coach certification. I have worked with both adults and teens in improving their general fitness and in helping them to reach their specific running goals.

I was a 4-year starter on my college Field Hockey team and initially ran strictly as a means to an end; to make sure I was in shape for the rigors of game play. After graduating, I discovered the joy of running as a form of not only physical well being, but as a way of creating balance in my life. I have been racing for about 8 years at various distance, including 5K, 5M, 8K, 10K, 10M, 15K, Half Marathon and Marathon as well as a Sprint Triathlon. I run an average of about 10 races each year, many of which are in an effort to chip away at the goal my daughter and I have set to run a race in every state. Together, she and I have received 21 Age Group medals throughout the years.

In the initial consultation with a new athlete, we will talk about your history, goals and about you in general, so I am better able to prescribe a personalized running plan. I will also analyze your running form prior to our first full workout together.

After the initial meeting, a typical session begins with a warm up and some dynamic stretching or active flexibility exercises to be sure your muscles are ready for the main body of the workout. After this we will get into meat of our workout, whether it be intervals, tempo, fartleks, hills or a goal pace run. We will end the workout with a light cool down and some stretching.

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Client Reviews

Julia is amazing. She spent time in our first meeting to really listen and understand my past training and my goals for the future. She shared great ideas and outlined specific ways we could work towards my big and small goals. I’m really excited to work with her!

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Julia was the person I needed to get me started back into running. She asked me great questions I wouldn’t have thought of. Her goals for me fit into my lifestyle. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to my next session.

Great Coach. Julia really knows what she is doing.

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Excellent coach .

I booked Coach Julia to work with my children to help them clean their running skills and help them develop a plan for their upcoming XC seasons. Coach Julia quickly identified ways for them to improve and developed goals for their individual plans.

Coach Julia is very hardworking and encouraging workout coach. She has not only helped me achieve my workout goals, but also has trained me to challenge them. There were a lot of times during which our sessions together were extremely challenging, but that is normal and in the end it was my responsibility to fight through those challenges. She used to assign me specific workouts which I had to do whenever we weren't meeting. Yes, there were times when I just couldn't or didn't want to do those workouts assigned on that day, but that is my fault. In the end, I could see myself slowly improving in my runs and my upper and lower body workouts. I would say a 5/5 star rating for Coach Julia would be too less.

She spends time to get to know you and your goals and is super flexible with scheduling. Julia is truly invested in your goals- and I’ve only had one session so far!!! She’s very knowledgeable and I know I’m in good hands.

It was so nice meeting you today. I enjoyed our walk as we made a plan for my goals. I look forward to learning from you.

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Julia is absolutely phenomenal. She turned running into something I began looking forward to after only a few lessons, even though at first I had been loathe to set out on the treadmill or the track. She's a super understanding & experienced coach who challenges me with new workouts every single session and never fails to motivate me to push my limits. She's helped me fix a ton of problems and I just love her coaching style - encouraging with just the right amount of tough. I've seen so much progress in the past few months since we started! On top of being an awesome coach, Julia's an all around fun & inspiring person to work with. I'd definitely recommend in a blink of an eye!

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Coach Julia has superseded my expectations of what I thought a running coach would be. She is a great motivator. I was not a runner, and now i love the sport. Coach Julia has been very passionate about helping me reach my running goals. She definitely has the teaching gift. I am blessed to have met coach Julia. I recommend her for anyone with any running goals.

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Very knowledgeable! Already helping me a lot! I am looking forward to running again!

8 million stars: Julia is an amazing coach. In our time together she was training me for a 10K. It was the first race I ever ran, and not only did she prepare me for the race, she made me fall in love with the sport. She not only is able to just coach you she cares for you. She made everyday of training enjoyable with her words of wisdom, smiles, or even just silly stories to make you laugh through the pain. Anyone who has the honor of working with her should feel lucky for the opportunity they have been given to be with such an amazing woman.
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