Julie Verhoff Pipes was a marathoner with an injured knee and simple instructions from her doctor: Find a less strenuous activity. She didn't exactly listen.

One yoga class evolved into a passion for power yoga-a vigorous, athletic, sweat-inducing form of the art that is, in fact, very strenuous. Now, the spunky 36-year-old owns V Power Yoga in the Downtown warehouse district, where students flock to her unique classes.

Julie Verhoff Pipes was a marathoner with an injured knee and simple instructions from her doctor: Find a less strenuous activity. She didn't exactly listen. One yoga class evolved into a passion for power yoga-a vigorous, athletic, sweat-inducing form of the art that is, in fact, very strenuous. Now, the spunky 36-year-old owns V Power Yoga in the Downtown warehouse district, where students flock to her unique classes. The Delaware native and graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and Ohio State University lives in German Village with her husband, Jay Pipes, and rescued dogs, Charlie and Penny.

Life Style My greatest passion: I guess yoga, right? And gardening. I love it. It's an obsession. My biggest annoyance: Unfriendly people I most admire: Working mothers Three things I hope people say I am: Fun, friendly and generous My favorite place to be is: In my garden My ideal day includes: Yoga, tennis and gardening. And a good dinner with my husband. For my last supper, I would choose: I'm such a foodie! Sushi and Kirin Ichiban, the beer that goes with it. When I want to truly treat myself, I: Go to lunch and cocktails with my girlfriends. There's nothing better than drinking during the day with your girlfriends. I feel fulfilled when I: Have my whole family around the dinner table. The last thing that made me cry: When my in-laws left (to return to Sarasota). Favorites Book: Atonement Singer/Band: There's so many! David Gray. Madonna. The Beatles. I love everything. TV show: City Confidential Movie: Napoleon Dynamite Restaurant: Lindey's. The lobster bisque is just out of this world. City: New York City. If I had been born with a $5 million trust fund, I would live in New York City. Vacation spot: South Beach Dessert: Blackberry cobbler Charity/Cause: Rescuing dogs. Franklin County animal shelter. Saying: It's not the pose that counts, it's the journey getting there.
Kristy Eckert is editor of Capital Style.