Strong enough.

Hello friends~ We spent several days this weekend taking care of tiny grandkids. Whew! Within an hour of their arrival, the living room floor was impassable, every surface covered with toys, crayons, paint, and playdoh, sippy cups, tiny shoes, and bits of clothing were scattered through the house. We babysit fairly often (13 grandkids), and […]

The head bone’s really connected to the foot bone!

Polli kettlebell plank pull through

Hi Friends~ You know that strength training is essential for your physical and mental health, especially through the perimenopause and postmenopause life journey. Muscle diminishes naturally with age, so we need to continually strengthen the muscle we have. We train strong legs, glutes, backs, and arms with rowing, lifting, squats, deadlifts, lunges, weighted and unweighted […]

Advice from The Terminator: SMILE even when you don’t feel like it.

Forced sunrise smile

Hello friends~ I would never have thought that I’d get inspiration from The Terminator, but I look forward to The Pump Club, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daily newsletter each morning. He and his collaborator, Adam Bornstein call it the “positive corner of the internet”. It offers tips and science on physical and mental health, and workouts too. (Speaking […]

You are not at war with your body. And a recipe.

Chai Smoothie Bowl

Hello friends~ This is the Recipe Issue, but first – and I know, it’s so annoying to have to scroll down past a ton of stuff to get to the recipe – but this is worth it. Stick with me here. I keep saying it. BUILD MUSCLE. THERE ARE ONLY 2 WAYS TO DO IT. […]

Exciting News: On Demand Workouts!

Polli Ucanrow2 On Demand

Hello friends~ I’m so excited I couldn’t wait to email you! Here’s the BIG NEWS: Now you can access on demand workout videos with me, and other UCanRow2 certified coaches , wherever you are in the world and whenever it works for you! Rowing utilizes almost 90% of muscles with every stroke, and it’s low-impact […]

A million lunges

Calanques Polli Michael Ronnie Dougie

Hello friends~ What an adventure with the eldest grandkid and his dad! The family lives in France, just a short TGV “very fast train” trip to the French Riviera – but not the snazzy, glitzy spot you might expect. My son planned a hiking and exploring vacation in and around the area of the Cassis, […]

The M Word


Hello friends~ FINALLY. The silence is over, and the stigma has been lifted. Women are talking about menopause, and we’re being empowered with information and support. Celebrities are talking  Drew Barrymore is sweating in an interview with Jennifer Aniston,and Oprah talks about heart palpitations and sleeplessness. FINALLY. Medical research is addressing the effects of menopausal hormonal […]

The Recipe Issue ~ Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

pesto stuffed sweet potatoes 4

Hello friends~ I really do like to cook, but I also really don’t want to spend a lot of time on prep. Maybe you too? Here’s a simple, delicious  recipe providing protein, fiber, and other nutrients we all need. Two notes: This recipe is labeled “paleo” and “Whole 30”, but I am not endorsing either. […]

Nutrition guidelines that truly work. Part 1

losing weight scale

THIS IS THE JOB THAT I LOVE: TO HELP PEOPLE GET ON THE PATH TO FIND WHAT THEY’VE WANTED ALL ALONG~ GOOD HEALTH AND LONGEVITY. IN THAT ORDER.   Hello friends~ We already know that eating real food, and exercise (in that order) are the keys to good health. The “health and wellness” industry (the […]