Our people

We are a collaboration of health, movement, mind and emotional coaches all passionate about enabling you to get the most from your life. Enhance your physical, mental and emotional world – be free, be you!

Reach out to any one of our coaches for more information.

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John 'JP' Polley - Founder of be free, movement coach andtherapist, educator and mentor

JP is the owner of be free in North Beach, movement coach and therapist, educator, author and mentor. As a movement coach and therapist, he specialises in helping people move as effectively as possible. His mantra is “train or treat the human being, not the human body”. He works with everyone from professional athletes through to those with extreme limitation. As an educator, JP has delivered sessions at conferences across Australia and New Zealand, as well as workshops nationally and internationally. He is also an author and ambassador for PTA Global, and a master coach for Eye Fitness and PT Academy. As a mentor, he offers guidance to health and fitness professionals in person and online, to help them grow their business and more importantly, themselves. JP is passionate about movement, the whole person approach to coaching people and brings in fun and creative methods to enhance his work.


BA Honours (Sociology)
Diploma in Personal Training
Certificate in Sports Massage
THUMP Boxing Certificate
Certificate in Postural Analysis
OD on Movement Mentorship
PTA Global Bridging Course
ViPR Master Trainer
Power Plate National Trainer
Institute of Motion Mentorship
Sandbell Master Coach
freeFORM board Master Coach
Throwdown Master Coach

shar clements - movement coach

Shar has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Her career has involved roles such as Aerobics Instructor, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Bodybuilding Competitor and Triathlon Coach. These days Shar enjoys keeping fit and healthy while raising her three children and believes that anything is possible if you get up, show up and never give up. She is excited to be continuing her fitness journey with be free and brings her passion of traditional and functional training with her. Shar views personal training with a holistic approach focusing on training the human being not just the human body. Shar's mission is to assist and empower you to achieve your goals; helping you to be happier and healthier.  Life is meant to be lived.


Cert III in Fitness
Cert IV in Personal Training
Fascia: Optimising Movement Performance - John Polley
Sandbell Training Certificate
Motion, Forces, Tissue & Emotion - Ian O'Dwyer
Current First Aid certificate
Mentorship with JP


Laura has worked in the fitness industry for 10 years. In this time she has developed a wide range of health and wellness programs for a variety of clientele. Her  movement coaching and remedial massage approaches will always embody the whole picture, addressing each aspect of the client’s life to reach their goals in a well balanced way.

Laura loves to train and treat everyone but her passion is now working with children and adults with special needs, specifically those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Currently Laura trains people and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. Through her personal journey, she has a great conviction that helping families that face so many difficulties is her calling, to make the world a little bit better through health, happiness and awareness.

Cert IV in Personal Training
Cert IV in Sports Massage
Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy
PTA global effective movement trainer
UWA paediatric rehabilitation course
Care through fitness autism training course
Senior First Aid

MONICA WITSCH - health coach

Hi. I am Monica and I am a qualified Naturopath and Aromatherapist with a background in nutrition. My mission is to combine modern science with traditional wisdom to provide personalised health coaching tailored to your specific situation and desired outcomes.

My passion is to create a safe and nurturing space to empower you to take the next steps on your health and wellness journey.

Originally from Germany, I came to Australia in 1996 for some postgraduate studies and stayed in Perth since then. As a mum of two young children later in my life, I am still learning the delicate balancing act between my own needs and those of my family. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Adv. Dip (Naturopathy)
Dip. (Aromatherapy)
Reiki (Usui)
Aromatic Kinesiology 1 & 2
Touch for Health
BSc (Applied Science)
Ph360 Holistic Health Coach
Bilingual (German & English)
Professional Member of ANTA and IAAMA

neil urry - yoga instructor and retreat organiser

Neil has been involved in yoga for the past 14 years and has been amazed at the impact that it had on his life both on a physical and mental level. Having spent 20 years working in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Club Manager it seemed that the transition into yoga teaching was a natural progression. He has been able to incorporate much of what he has learned from working in the fitness industry and apply it to yoga, allowing him to offer a safe, effective and fun style of practice. Having branched out on his own in September 2007, Neil  has not looked back and now finds himself teaching all round Perth at gyms, yoga schools, private clients and with corporate groups.


Certificate in Yogic Science
Sivananda Yoga Teacher
FSMT Massage Therapist
Diploma in Kinesiology
Fitness Instructor

erin sturch - physiotherapist

Erin is a physiotherapist, kinesiologist and physical educator. Being Canadian, Erin began her physio career in Canada and has experience in cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and orthopedic physiotherapy. For most of her career Erin has focused on sports physiotherapy. She has worked with a number of elite athletes from various sporting backgrounds around the globe, including the Canadian Nordic Ski team. Erin is excited to provide you with whatever physio services you may require and is dedicated to spending however much time is needed to get you better; bringing quality and focus to your physiotherapy experience.


MSc PT (Physiotherapy)
BSc Kinesiology and Physical Education
APA Sports, Level 1
AA1 Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture
Therapeutic taping (Part 1) 


Since starting my business in 2009, I have worked with a wide range of sporting teams from local level through to helping a team achieve the title of being world champions. Sports include AFL, NBL, NRL, rugby, ice hockey, indoor cricket, netball, soccer, track and field and water polo.
Managing my own knee injury meant I developed a passion for helping others continue playing the sports they loved. I also watched my Dad dealing with spondylitis growing up, and I deal with my own Crohns disease every day, which gives me a different perspective on the value we place on health and movement.
I want to help as many people as possible live a fulfilling life, whether that be dealing with challenges, or simply tissues in the body that need TLC. One day I hope to work at the Paralympics to be involved with those that share my ‘never give up’ attitude.


Diploma in Remedial Massage 
Level 2 Sports Trainer
Senior First Aid certificate
Regular short course in health and wellness