Julia Wells

Branford, CT 06405

I'm a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Certified by both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. In addition to providing customized, integrated personal training for my clients, I also teach Zumba fitness classes and am licensed to teach traditional Zumba, Zumba GOLD for beginners, older-active adults and participants with disabilities and special needs, ZumbAtomic for children and Aqua Zumba, which brings the party poolside! My specialities include indoor and outdoor boot camp (intensive small group training programs), as well as the TRX Suspension Trainer. In addition to my work at In-Shape Fitness Center of Branford, I also teach for IM=X Pilates on the Shoreline in Guilford. I'm also the exclusive Fitness Writer for BranfordSeven.com, our local and political news website that covers the seven voting districts of Branford. Driven by a passion to share my knowledge of health and fitness because of my own struggles with obesity, I believe in leading my clients to the door, while providing accountability, motivation and education as the keys to unlock it. :)

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About Me


  • Post Secondary Certificate, Professional Fitness Trainer, Branford Hall Career Institute

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2013-09-30 07:00:00 UTC
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Not Verified
Expires: 2012-07-20 07:00:00 UTC
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified
IM=X Pilates Studio - Basic: Pilates 5-Day Intensive Certification
Agency Unavailable
Zumba® - Aqua Zumba
Agency Unavailable
Zumba® - Zumbatomic®
Agency Unavailable
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2012-05-01 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

National Safety Council
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2012-05-01 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Julia's Locations

The Adrian C. "Ace" Israel Fitness Center at Yale University

The Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Fourth Floor
46 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511

In-shape Fitness Center

89 N Main St
Branford, CT 06405-3034

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Training rate depends on a number of factors including number of sessions and duration of training.

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Branford Hall Career Institute: Academic Achievement, President's Award

Languages Spoken

English , Spanish



10 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Rosina Bandanza on Jun 25, 2012

    Julia is a true inspiration. She went through her own struggles with weight and was successful! Julia is knowledgeable and very professional. She mixes things up and keeps it fun! I have been able to do things I never dreamed I could! Julia has a very positive attitude and a wonderful personality. She loves what she does, and dies it very well.

  • by Dior Sarr on Jan 19, 2012

    I trained with Julia 3 three times a week for the past two months. Julia is wonderful trainer! Her personality makes the workout fun and enjoyable. She is also someone that anyone can relate to. She understands the pain and/or struggles that you are going through and she is there to support you and guide you. She is more than a trainer, she becomes a mentor. She is also an inspiration. Since working out with Julia I have seen great results! Everyone has complimented me on how great I look just after working out with Julia for one month. I have become stronger physically and mentally thanks to her help. Julia knows how to safely challenge and push you so you can reach your highest potential. She is also very knowledgable about fitness and nutrition. She truly cares about her clients. She has definitely changed my life and made me realize that sky is the limit.
    I honestly think that Julia is the best trainer in the area. I would highly recommend working with Julia if you want to see great results!
    -- D. Sarr

  • by Paula Marchese Hay on Aug 31, 2011

    Julia's passion and energy is contagious! After taking just one class or having one personal training session with her it is obvious that she is amazingly talented and truly inspires you to transform your mind and body. What is also a bonus is how much fun we have as well! I am excited to continue to work with Julia and would recommend that you utilize her expertise as well. I'm confident that anyone will agree with my comments after just one session with Julia Wells.

  • by Claire Webster on Aug 20, 2011

    I just finished bootcamp with Julia and I've also taken TRX classes with her. She is AWESOME... she's fun, motivating, and really knows her stuff... I also really like that she takes the time to give personal attention as much as possible during group classes. I've only been working with her for 6 weeks and I'm really excited about the results I've seen so far. I'm looking forward to starting another session of bootcamp with her!! If you have the opportunity to work with Julia I encourage you to do it.. you won't be disappointed! :)

  • by A Torres on Aug 19, 2011

    I have taken a few Zumba classes in NYC and in CT and have also tried two different sets of Zumba DVDs at home. By far, Julia has been the best and most engaging Zumba instructor and her classes have been the most fun. Julia incorporates her own choreography, which makes exercise feel more like real dancing. She is friendly and easy to follow. After taking her class, I haven't wanted to take Zumba with anyone else. ~AM Torres

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