Who is Iron Babe?

Juli Lopez
Certified Personal Trainer
IFBB Bikini Pro

I am a 22 year old Latina, born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Miami, FL. Although I lead an active lifestyle my whole life, participating in sports like Volleyball, Basketball and Cheerleading since the young age of five; my passion for fitness arose four years ago as a senior in high school. My journey has come so far, so fast sometimes I reflect on my 18-year-old self and feel grateful she decided to take the gym seriously and began lifting weights. A few months after working out on a strict regimen, I launched my personal training career. My first position as a coach was at an all-women’s gym in Miami Lakes, where I not only grew as a personal trainer, but created lifelong friendships with clients I train to this day.

Almost three years ago, I began working at The Yard Miami, where I have found a family and support system that has made me even more passionate about my work. Since day one, I have made it my mission to create a training environment that not only motivates, but also empowers my clients to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way. Even though I work with 25 to 30 clients, believe there are ceilings to be shattered by every single individual I coach, and it has been remarkable help them become stronger not only physically, but mentally. There are many reasons why people choose to exercise, whether you want to reduce health risks, or look and feel better I can help you accomplish your goals. I attend seminars on a yearly basis, keep up with sports and fitness journals and have been around some of the industries top trainers learning to ensure my growth as a trainer is ongoing.

My determination and curiosity have empowered me in never turning down a challenge, or an opportunity for new experiences, which is why in 2018 I decided to begin my journey as a bikini athlete for the National Physique Committee. Under the mentorship of NPC & IFBB Coach Loleta Riley, I have participated in several competitions; NPC Cj Classic Overall Bikini Champion and Novice Bikini Champion during my first stage appearance, went on placing 2nd in the NPC Miami Muscle and NPC Southern State competitions later in the year, as well as a 4th place award on the National Stage at the USA Championships, to my 5th show where I earned my IFBB Pro Card in my home town Miami at the NPC Nationals.

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