Julie L. Thurston


“Julie has a thirst for knowledge & continuing studies. Her teaching techniques are of the highest level. She demonstrates an exceptionally high, emotional IQ. And I Love having her as my assistant.” Ivon Dahl

Business:
POWER MOVES, Owner & Director
FLOW Pilates Studio
Milieu Therapy; Sociology of Salt Lake City Health Food Consultant

Creative Projects:
The beginning of my movement career formally began with Tap Dancing at age 2 ½ Soon, no floor was safe from being tapped upon. I performed regularly and endured numerous costume changes: ‘A glow-in-the dark grubworm’, ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘An itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka dot bikini’, ‘A top hat white tie and tails’, & ‘My favorite the Scottish Sword dance’. This whimsical behavior along with learning to play the flute, piccolo, clarinet, and trumpet continued until a high school upper class woman invited me to try out for the basketball team saying, “You could win the Senior Female Athlete Award.” I joined and four years later earned the honor.
Currently in pursuit of rhythm and root connections through drumming, shaking, rattling, and whistling whether on her Djembe, Cambodian or Turkish drum, Chinese stone flute, or other assorted instruments of expression.
Herb, Tree, Shrub, Flower & Vegetable Gardener

Model:
‘Color of Black and White’ BY; Joelle, and other artists

Languages:
English & Spanish
Foreign Travel:
American Field Service (AFS), American Abroad to El Salvador, Africa, Argentina, Chile, China, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, New Zealand, Norway, Vietnam, Russia, Costa Rica and Western Europe.

Athletics:
Mt. Sac Jr. College Track Team 2 years, Pole Vault
Co-Most Valuable Athlete 1998
Coaches Award 1999
Mt. Sac Relays Champion
League Champion; 2nd in So. Cal. 1999
Quad-Athlete; Sprints & Jumps
Basketball Pro-Paisley Pride of Scotland, 1984
Utah State University & Cal State; Collegiate Basketball competition; 2 years
Los Angeles University; 3 years Hoop it Up
Finalist Church & Recreation League Champion; 1987-94, I love a good victory!
Four years of High School Basketball; one undefeated season
Billie Moore Basketball Camp All Star Basketball Pick up games
Volleyball FOVA Tournament Play Volleyball Doubles Coed
Volleyball Doubles
Volleyball grass Triples; 2X league Volleyball Coed Champion
Two years JV Volleyball Coach; 1 undefeated season, two league championships.
Four years High School Volleyball
Education:
Graduate Studies in Sociology
Univ. of Utah, MA pending completion of Thesis BA in Sociology CSULA
Teacher Scholarship from L.C.H.S.

Certification:
Coaching
National Fitness Trainers Certification, 2000
AAF/CIF
Event Specialist
High Jump
Long & Triple Jump
Sprints
Pole Vault
YMCA Certifications in Fitness, Strength and Personal Training
CPR/First Aid
Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, Salt Lake Community College

Teaching:
International Pilates Certification; Professional Level & Assistant to Master Teacher
POWER MOVES, Owner & Director
FLOW Pilates Studio
YMCA
High School Coach; 4 years
High School Track & Field Coach; 4 years

JULIE L. THURSTON; 818-439-7751

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