About Me

“What if I fall?”
“Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”

– Erin Hanson

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Polli has had over 20 years of experience as an instructor, trainer, and coach, and she’s seen how strength training leads to amazing health and performance outcomes in her own life, and for her clients.
Polli loves empowering women both physically and personally through transitional phases of life with fundamentals of strength training, power, stability, and mobility, plus nutrition coaching. 
Years of toxic advertising for women which has focused almost entirely on weight loss has earned billions for an industry. With Polli’s coaching you’ll learn that strength, not dieting, is the key to longevity and quality of life. Strength training can address all conditions of aging (we are all aging every nanosecond), symptoms of menopause, lead to better mental cognition, and even improve skin. 
Get Up Keep Moving was established in 2020, and is based in Asbury Park, NJ, providing in-person, virtual, and small group sessions.
Polli’s 15 healthy grandkids, 6 kids, and their spouses are the lights of her life. Strength training has kept her moving into her 7th decade, and she can enable you to do the same.
Polli’s greatest reward is celebrating with clients as they learn that they are stronger than they know, and that being strong feels great.
Whatever your stage in life, it’s never too late to build strength. 
ACE CPT Personal Training Certification
Precision Nutrition™ Level 1 Coach
ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
Spinning™ (Star Level 3)
ACE Parkinson’s Cycling Therapy
Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism™ Coach
Peak Mat Pilates®
Applied Functional Science™
League of American Bicyclists Instructor

I’m a coach, trainer, teacher, athlete, mom, and grandmother. While I was raising 6 kids, exercise was running, or hiking, skiing, and riding bikes with family. Healthy food was important, so I fed my family well, and watched my calories.

If I went to a gym it was treadmill and stairmaster, not weight machines or free weights for fear of “bulking up”. Cardio was the fitness mainstay, and the number on the scale was always at the back of my mind, especially through pregnancy and postpartum.

I thought my legs were big, in the mirror I saw fat, and I checked the scale every day. I considered it a compliment if someone told me I looked like I had lost weight.

I joined a cycling team and found out my legs were strong. Strength and power training improved my cycling and enhanced every aspect of my life.

Certifications in nutrition, orthopedic rehab, pregnancy and postpartum, among others, along with digging deep into research in menopause, has validated what I’ve learned and I want to share it with you.


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You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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