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Roberto Julio
Roberto Julio
Head of Training/Fitness Instructor

Coming from a strong sporting background in field hockey and tennis, early on, it was clear for me that my professional life would be spent in the area of sports one way or another. After hanging up my competitive training boots I moved to the UK from my native area, the Black Forest in Germany, to pursue a career in the fitness industry.

Working as a personal trainer for many high-end clubs in London I developed my unique way of connecting with my clientele and helping them achieve their personal fitness goals using a multitude of strength and conditioning modalities. It was in 2010 that I eventually entered the boutique group fitness domain when joining Heartcore Fitness in London where I was first introduced to the dynamic pilates method on the Lagree Proformer by Jess Schuring. Realising the methods’ effectiveness I spent many years teaching it at Heartcore and developed my own style over the years. During my time there I also created one of the first group TRX programmes in London as I felt it was a great progression and complement to the low impact dynamic pilates training style, but more athletic in nature.

After all this time spent in the “heat” of London...it was time for my family and I to look for a new and sunnier location to continue my efforts in helping people improve their overall health and fitness, using effective training techniques. Soon enough my partners and I realised there was a gap in the Dubai fitness offering and so the idea for Reform Athletica was born. Fast forward nearly 4 years after moving to Dubai and I am happy to say that we’ve been able to create an amazing team over the years delivering highly enjoyable and effective group classes as well as a beautiful studio and experience for the Dubai community in our Jumeirah studio. If you haven’t tried our classes or been to our studio yet, then I would love for you to come by and see and try for yourself and I will be more than happy to help you along the way. See you soon..

  • Birthday: 14 January
  • Favorite holiday destination: It used to be beach and sun, before moving to Dubai..but I’m looking forward to get back in the mountains for some snow action!
  • Music you’ll hear in my class: In my classes you can expect a very house music influenced playlist with some hip hop or latin sounds thrown in for some flavour..
  • Favorite treat meal: Treat meal is difficult as I enjoy all sorts of cuisine, but you’re probably hinting at the ‘treat meal’ being the new ‘cheat meal’, so ICE CREAM or a BURGER usually wins here..
  • Netflix series I Iast binged: Late to the party I suppose, but I’m on the 3rd season of SUITS and I’m very much enjoying it
  • What’s one thing about you that surprises people? Probably the fact that I’m not german even though I still carry a somewhat german accent from growing up there..
  • Favorite book: One of my favourites is The Godfather by Mario Puzo, even better than the movie
  • Favorite quote: There are so many good ones, but this one by Richard M DeVos always resonates with me..
  • It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.

Upcoming Classes

11/30/2022: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Reform Method
Roberto Julio
11/30/2022: 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TRX Athletica Free Class
Roberto Julio

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