About Me

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

– Erin Hanson

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With 20 years as an instructor, trainer, and coach, Polli specializes in strength training for women who want to get strong for life.

Polli’s focus on strength training for elite and everyday women athletes in “mid-life” and beyond has led to measurable health and performance outcomes, confirming her as a coach unique in the field.

As a coach and master athlete herself, she offers personal experience, knowledge, and understanding to enable every athlete – and you are an athlete! – to be as strong as you need and want to be.

Polli has years of experience in powerlifting and strength training, with certifications in Indoor Rowing, TRX, Kettlebells, and Spinning. Additional certifications range across fields of prehab, rehab, and special populations, including Applied Functional Science, Orthopedic Exercise, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism, and Parkinson’s Cycling Therapy.

Polli’s programming and strategies are based on fundamentals of strength training and mobility, and she remains current with the most advanced training research and strategies, but most of all she cares, as clients have shared in testimonials.

Polli’s personal introduction to serious strength training began with a desire to become a better cyclist, and to address injuries. It was an epiphany to learn what strength training could do to improve performance, after years concentrating on cardio and restrictive nutrition (thanks to toxic advertising for women).

Strength training has led to winning a NJ Powerlifting title in 2019, and she continues to break personal records in powerlifting and indoor rowing, and successfully participates in cycling events.

Get Up Keep Moving is based in Asbury Park, NJ, providing in-person, virtual and small group sessions in her home studio, and at Leaks Fitness.

Polli is most proud of her 6 married kids, and loves being a strong grandma of 13 grandkids.



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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