Inspirational Person: Julie Fournier

Why do I want to feature an inspirational person in my newsletter?

I want to feature people like Julie who have crossed my path and touched my life, inspiring me toward greatness. Too many of us fail to see greatness in ourselves. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to matter what we have achieved; we often need others to point out to us how we excel. People display “greatness” by their attitude, their lifestyle, their choices, their actions… I want to recognize the people in my life who lead by example.

How did I meet Julie?

Julie Fournier - Inspirational Person - Physical education teacher- Zumba Instructor - Choose2be NanaimoWhen I had a position in Gaspe as a weight training-room coordinator I shared an office with Julie Fournier, physical education teacher and group fitness instructor; I was impressed by how many people followed her group classes. She quickly became a friend in this new town. Julie is very dear to me because she is so energetic, funny, sensitive and present for you. She is all you could be looking for in a good friend. We started teaching Zumba together in 2005, wow is it that long ago already? It has been such a pleasure to know her and I have to admit that I really miss her. I wish for her to come soon to visit me on Vancouver Island. Julie just celebrated her 40th anniversary and I gave her the 8-week online program as a gift. It is nice to still be connected to her that way.

What motivates you to exercise?
Julie Fournier - Inspirational Person - Physical education teacher- Zumba Instructor - Choose2be NanaimoI just celebrated my 40th birthday and I want to stay in shape for my personal health but also to be able to work as a Physical Education teacher for as long as I can.

What activity/workout do you prefer?
Zumba and all the different group classes.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
Even though I was really shy at first I decided to take a training course to become a Group Fitness instructor and to brave my shyness.

What is your superpower?
My sense of humor I believe

What is your favourite cheat treat?
Julie Fournier - Inspirational Person - Physical education teacher- Zumba Instructor - Choose2be NanaimoChocolate

What is your favourite dish/recipe?
Pasta: lasagna, spaghetti,

What are your goals and dreams?
I want to run a 10 km and to stay healthy as I grow old

Advice for a newbie?
One day at the time, this little train can go far…

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