Julie is a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Personal Trainer. She developed the Maternal Fitness® Program in 1990 and for over 20 years has been teaching and developing the Tupler Technique® Program for treatment of diastasis recti for women, men and children. America’s most well-known surgeon, Dr. Oz, calls Julie an “expert” on diastasis recti. New York Magazine calls her the guru for pregnant women. She has been featured on many national television programs such as the Today Show, Regis & Kelly as well as in many fitness, medical, and women’s health magazines. Elle Macpherson credits the Tupler Technique® for a 20 minute delivery and her fast recovery. She wrote the forward for Julie’s Lose Your Mummy Tummy book. Jewel used the program during her pregnancy. The Tupler Technique® is the only research based program to treat a diastasis recti. The research was done by the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy and published in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (Spring 2005-Volume 29-Issue 1-pg 11-16).
Since developing the Maternal Fitness® program, Julie has developed a substantial and loyal client base and is now licensing the Tupler Technique® program to medical and fitness professionals all over the world. She has written two bestselling books— Maternal Fitness (Simon& Schuster) and Lose Your Mummy Tummy (DaCapo), produced five DVDs and developed the Diastasis Rehab Splint®. Julie has also developed a six week online support program for her clients. She is on the advisory board of Fit Pregnancy, Women’s Health Foundation and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is a frequent speaker at medical and fitness conferences including the American Hernia Society where in 2011 and 2012 she presented abstracts about her program.