Julia Sullivan Title: Contributor Education: Arizona State University, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications Expertise: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer , Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor Julia Sullivan (she/her) is a freelance writer and previous sponsored editor/staff writer for Dotdash Meredith working on the Shape, Parents, and Health brands. As a journalist specializing in the health and fitness space, she has published pieces in a variety of wellness publications, including SELF, Women's Health, Reader's Digest, Livestrong, SilverSneakers, and more. As a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), as well as a certified indoor cycling instructor through Schwinn, Julia uses her extensive knowledge of emerging exercise science, nutrition guidelines, and trending workouts to guide each piece she writes and edits. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, where she competes as an amateur powerlifter. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.