BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Julia Maggiacomo, Marketing Coordinator + CEO of Break a Sweat Fitness

BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Julia Maggiacomo, Marketing Coordinator + CEO of Break a Sweat Fitness

What is your name?

Julia Maggiacomo

What is your occupation?

Marketing Coordinator by day, CEO of Break a Sweat Fitness by night!

What is your business name?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

Less than a year

What is your instagram handle?

@Fitnessby_Julia

What is your linked in URL?

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

Yes! Born and raised and lived in the same house until last month.

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

I started Break a Sweat Fitness when I was 20 years old. I found my passion for fitness through my local barre studio and decided to become a certified instructor. I fell in love with helping other people find their passion for fitness so decided to start teaching to my family and friends in the North End. The classes blew up and I started having a waitlist! Before I knew it I was teaching all over the Greater Boston area and decided to create Break a Sweat Fitness. I wanted to design a space where the classes were fun and did not feel like a workout. I wanted people to feel empowered for 45 minutes and be proud of what they accomplished in that time. My motto is to always come to class with a smile and be ready to throw sparkle into their workouts.

What would your clients say about you and your company?

My clients would say my classes are unique and fun. They have described my classes as the most fun they have had while working out. They love the energy of the class, the music of the class, and the way they feel when they leave.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

``Your life is what you make it, work hard and it will pay off.``

What is your favorite book?

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

My secret weapon, believe it or not, is my handy notebook and pink gel pen. I write all my classes down in the notebook and use it as a guide to keep my classes new and fresh. I love keeping all my notebooks and going through and picking an old class and playlist helps me stay connected and gives my clients a challenge.

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying it in your career or business?

My biggest win was being able to teach classes during the shut down! I was suppose to ``launch`` my Break a Sweat Fitness in April but due to COVID plans de-railed. I offered online classes to just see if my clients would be interested, and every single one of them was. I did two classes a week and had them all show up for three months straight. I was so proud and think this brought us together as a community. I am continuing to offer online classes as well as outdoor classes and they have shown up and worked. I could not be more proud of how hard they work and continue to show up for themselves.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to keep wearing the pink bows. I was bullied a lot in middle school and it was to the point where I almost changed who I was as a person to stop getting bullied. Girls would write on Facebook about how wearing pink bows was stupid and dumb. Today, at the age of 24 I am still rocking the pink scrunches and pink hair bows! The moral of the story, is to never question yourself.

How do you enjoy your free time?

I used to be a competitive figure skater so in my free time I try to get to the rink as much as possible.

What is something that not many people know about you?

Some people might know that I LOVE reading. I have about 100+ books at my house and try to read one book every two weeks.

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