Hi there. This may be new information for you, but The Bownesian is planning to expand our Wellness Department. Until recently, our supplements and the like were limited to a single end-display, but that’s all about to change! Or, depending on when you read this, maybe it already has!

To help us with this transition, we’ve enlisted the help of Julia MacPhee, a Wellness Expert, she’ll help us figure out the best supplements to carry, as well as be available on a part-time basis to assist our customers with any questions they may have. Read on to learn more about Julia!

Julia is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition (certificate of merit). She is also a certified Pn1 Coach specializing in habits-based coaching; helping people take simple, sustainable actions towards their wellness goals.

Julia is recreational exercise enthusiast with a strong desire to share her passion with others. She is a certified yoga instructor and a fitness coach.

Her qualifications in nutrition and fitness sparked the desire to focus on overall wellness and to help people on their journey to healthier and stronger lives.

Julia is a founder of FitNutrition Consulting (www.fitnutrition.ca) and is passionate to inspire people to take steps towards their wellness goals through nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness.

Prior to discovering her true passion, she graduated with a Diploma in Biotechnological Engineering (BTech.) and pursued a professional career in areas of the environment and oil and gas industry.

When she is not busy helping clients, she is a proud mom of two teenage boys and committed to keeping them happy, active, and healthy. Being a nutrition expert, she is often asked if chocolate and junk foods have a place in their home. She replies, with a smile, that she believes in the 80/20 rule when it comes to a happy balanced life. Because when you nourish your body with high quality foods 80% of the time and treat yourself the other 20% of the time, a beautiful balance emerges. This is the foundation and mission of FitNutrition to seamlessly help fit nutrition and wellness into your life.

You will find Julia at Bownesian Grocer on Wednesdays 1 pm-5pm, Fridays 10 am-7 pm and Saturdays 12 pm -4pm.