I was so inspired by Julia Linn, that I had to invite her to the podcast and find out what her secrets to transforming her body from sick to healthy. Julia is a 66 year old body builder and online coach. When she was only 11 years old, she had to deal with diabetes, which caused kidney failure, heart disease, retinopathy (diabetic blindness) and nerve damage. Her doctors told her she wasn’t expected to even live to 40. But when she turned 34 she had a double organ transplant which cured the diabetes and gave her a working kidney. Fourteen years later when she was 48, Julia needed to have a triple cardiac bypass as her heart disease got worse, and then two years later she had to remove her thyroid.
When she hit the 30th anniversary of her life-saving transplant, she decided she had to honor her organ donor Gina by getting into the best shape of her life. Her goal was optimal health, NOT weight loss. She wanted the energy to continue living her dreams, and reaching her goals. Her true motivation was the tremendous gratitude for the gift of life
So she started a fitness program as an out-of-shape 62-year old, and then within two years she was competing on stage in two NPC Bikini Masters Body Building Competitions, where she came in first and third. Julia remembers days in the ICU when she didn’t know if she was ever going to go home. So for her, to be able to lift weights, feel strong, alive and energetic is the ultimate gift she wants to share with Queenagers.
Julia now is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) as a Personal Trainer. Julia is a true inspiration and wants all women to know that if she can do it, they can do it. And her goal is to help women in their power decades understand how to get in the best shape of their life.
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