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Hello!

I'm Julia Granacki, a board-certified Health Coach and Pilates instructor. As a multi-disciplinary practitioner, I am dedicated to empowering women and individuals from diverse backgrounds to take control of their health, understand their bodies, and become more joyful, vital, and active! With over 15 years of experience working in corporate culture, I am also passionate about building healthier and happier work environments. I believe in a holistic approach to health that goes beyond just nutrition. My practice is grounded in evidence-based medicine, proven behavioral change models, and effective coaching techniques.

I received my BFA from the University of Central Florida, my Health Coaching and Hormone Health Certifications from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and my Designing a Sustainable Nutrition Plan Certification from Harvard Medical School. My Pilates Mat and Equipment certifications are from the Kane School of Pilates, where I also trained in prenatal and postnatal Pilates and various types of injury recovery. Additionally, I have done coursework and training with The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), one of the nation’s most respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces.

I studied meditation and philosophy at Philosophy Works in New York City, where I received my mantra for Transcendental Meditation (TM) in 2013. I have been an avid practitioner of both mindfulness and TM ever since. 

I am a published writer and a three-time alumnus of the switched-up storytelling series No You Tell It! and I co-host the perimenopausal podcast Circling the Drain:  a show about the period before you stop getting your period.

I believe in reproductive justice, that women’s rights are human rights, and that everyone deserves access to affordable, compassionate healthcare.  I am a fierce ally of the LGBTQ+ community. If you share the same values, I am the practitioner for you!

My Story

Like many others, I came to the health and wellness space to better understand my own body.  Living with an autoimmune disease, approaching menopause, and dealing with pain and poor body mechanics from sitting at a desk most of the day led me on a journey of self-reflection and discovery.  Unfortunately, this also came with frustration, misdiagnoses, and a hella lot of gaslighting.

Filled with exasperation at the absence of information and attention given to women’s health issues, I started a podcast about the subject. A few months later, I returned to school for my health coaching certification and to finish my Pilates apparatus training.

At 45, I took a bold step and left my lucrative job in real estate and development to pursue a career in wellness.  It was terrifying, but I was determined to fill the information gap in healthcare and empower people, particularly women, to take control of their bodies and pursue their best life at any age. 

Getting paid to follow my passion is an incredible privilege that I never thought was possible, but this is what we call in the biz a “limiting belief."  We all have them and one of the most rewarding aspects of my work is helping people overcome these beliefs.

During the hockey season, you can find me at a Devils game, screaming "You suck!" at the opposing team. I enjoy hiking and walking my dogs. Unfortunately, I suffered an ACL rupture while skiing in March 2023, which required surgery but I am hoping to be back on the mountain by February 2025! I live in New Jersey with my husband and two adopted pups, Baxter (who doesn't like having his picture taken) and Cherry Bomb (pictured above).

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