Giulia was born and raised in Venice, Italy, where she lived for 30 years and was an Italian Gold Medalist there for horseback riding as well as a horseback riding instructor. After having an injury resulting in major back surgery she found that Pure Barre was the perfect low-impact workout for her, and continues to cross train with running - she once ran a marathon 5 months after giving birth! Fun fact: She can knit sweaters WHILE on the treadmill (talk about multitasking!) and in her opinion any Pure Barre exercise with a “hold” is the hardest because she can never stay still. She and her husband Bryce started their own Italian Gelato Company called Gelato Boy, and they have 2 beautiful kids named Piero and Penny.