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About Julie

I am a wife, mom, athlete, and the owner of Breakaway Coaching: a business that provides Health & Wellness Coaching as well as coaching services and classes for endurance athletes. Since 2001 I've been helping runners, cyclists and triathletes reach their athletic goals. Over the years my approach has evolved into a more holistic approach to fitness and health that includes clean eating, mindset, mindfulness, rest and recovery. It seemed a natural step for me to pursue a Health and Wellness Coaching Certification through Well Coaches. I love that wellness means different things to different people and I thoroughly enjoy partnering with them to explore ways to achieve their individual health and wellness goals.

What does wellness mean to me?
Quality sleep, quiet reflective time, solid relationships, a strong and functional body, and clean eating. When these pieces are in place it allows me to have the creativity, energy and ability to be a present and engaging wife and mom, and active mountain biker.

Over the years my interests have broadened. It's not just about the workout, it's also about resting and nourishing our bodies. It's a lifestyle that is in pursuit of good health and wellness. I strive to learn more about what wellness is and what it means to others. To me it means: playing well, eating well and resting well. 

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Playing well:  I've been participating and competing in sports all my life. I started running and swimming at the age of 9 while growing up in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Over the years my athletic interests have evolved. At some point in my life I've been involved in cross-country running, track and field, adventure racing, modern pentathlon, triathlon, bike racing, cyclo-cross and more recently nordic skiing and mountain biking. Exercise gives me a release and freedom that helps keep me grounded.

Eating well:  I've been a vegetarian all my adult life.Vegetarianism isn't something I necessarily promote, but it has led me to delve deeper into understanding nutrients and how they interact with our bodies. Basically: eat real food. In the kitchen, I thoroughly enjoy exploring, experimenting and creating.

Resting well:  I've been a student, career professional, elite athlete, business owner, a wife, and a mom. I strive to find a healthy balance between training, racing, playing, working, family, and resting. This balance changes over time and takes planning, communicating, prioritizing, and compromising to achieve.

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Coaching Experience

  • Professional coach since 2001 with extensive experience coaching endurance athletes (triathlon, running and cycling).

  • Health & Wellness Coaching

  • Lifestyle Medicine Coaching

  • Grit Clinics Mountain Bike Coach

  • Mental Training for Athletes

  • Indoor cycling classes and yoga classes

  • Functional strength training

  • Swim teacher and coach

  • Guide for a blind middle distance runner 

  • Cycling Clinics (women specific, beginner)

  • Women specific coaching (including post-pregnancy). 


  • Plant-based Nutrition Certification, eCornell

  • Safesport Training Certification

  • USA Cycling Level 3 Coaching Certification

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

  • Health & Wellness Coaching Certification from Well Coaches (HWC)

  • Lifestyle Medicine Coaching (LMC)

  • IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) Level I Certified Instructor

  • ADAPT Functional Strength Training Certification

  • Julie Lawrence Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training course 

  • Graduate Exercise Physiology courses (OSU) 

  • Bachelor of Science in PE with a focus on exercise physiology 

  • Life Saving and CPR 

  • Swim Teaching Certification



  • Long Distance Mountain Bike Racing (High Cascades 100, 6 Hours of Mount Hood, Capitol Forest, NUT Cracker)

  • Triathlon (Team USA, ITU World Triathlon Championships)

  • Cycling: Road racing, stage racing, time trials (category 2), mountain bike and cyclo-cross racing (category 1)

  • Oregon State Hill Climb Champion, and Oregon State Road Champion 

  • Running: Cross-country, track and road racing 

  • Swimming (Collegiate) 

  • Modern Pentathlon (National and International competition for the British Junior Team)


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