We call it ModernWell Magic. ModernWell was born out of a passion to create a space that is centered around women’s needs—a bright, warm, comfortable space where members are inspired to unleash their creativity and empowered to achieve personal and professional success. Founder Julie Burton, an author, freelance writer, and fitness and wellness advocate, yearned for a space like this as she juggled work and raising her four children. She says that ModernWell has been a lifetime in the making but the spark was ignited by witnessing the power of women supporting women that occurred within the Twin Cities Writing Studio she co-founded in 2015. Julie’s vision became clearer as she conceived ModernWell to be an inspirational workspace, with both private and communal options, yoga and meditation classes, coffee, tea, and healthy food, a relaxation/nap room, and ongoing enrichment and community engagement opportunities. ModernWell is more than a workspace, it is a community where members are celebrated and supported both professionally and personally. A place to grow individually and collectively, where members are encouraged to live the life they aspire to live. ModernWell fosters a kind and inclusive community, is unaffiliated with any religion or political party, and welcomes all who believe in the power of supporting women.
Julie Burton has spent the past two decades working as a freelance writer, author, self-care advocate, fitness instructor, and teacher while mothering her four children alongside her husband of 25 years. Co-founding the Twin Cities Writing Studio in 2015 and publishing The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Guide to Health and Well-Being in 2016, she combined her passion for writing, self-care, and empowering people to be their best selves, she founded ModernWell—the first women-centered co-working and wellness space in Minneapolis. Julie writes and speaks about motherhood and self-care and her work has been featured in Motherly, Mamalode, Brain, Child Magazine, Dr. Laura, and The Huffington Post. She has been quoted in dozens of local, national, and international media stories on topics relating to motherhood, self-care, entrepreneurship, and women-focused co-working spaces. Such media outlets include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, Mind Body Green, Success Magazine, The Star Tribune, Twin Cities Live, CBS, NBC and Fox News Minnesota, Chicago, Dallas, and New York. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with her family.