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
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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.

Qualifications

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
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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.

qualifications

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 BINDI - MOVEMENT COACH

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
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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.

qualifications

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
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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.

qualifications

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

BREE MAHER - MOVEMENT COACH

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Bree has been involved in the fitness industry for two years and is the owner and head movement coach at Motion Fitness WA in Kingsley. Bree has a passion for providing a platform for individuals to return to movement through fun, interactive, supportive and outcome based small group training. Bree enjoys the best of both movement worlds in that she is an avid trail runner, ocean swimmer and mountain biker, but also practices in the space of primal and functional movement through her love of Animal Flow and progressive movement style. Having worked in the corporate world for the past 15 years, Bree has an in depth understanding of both the physical and mental impacts of a sedentary , high stress environment.  She is driven to help you move without restriction, reduce stress and function better in all aspects of your life. Bree is always chasing a new adventure and her goal is to have you prepared both physically and emotionally to chase your own.

qualifications

Certificate in Yogic Science
Cert III in Fitness
Cert IV in Personal Training 
Next Level Mentorship (with John Polley)
Level 1 Animal Flow Certified Instructor 
Level 2 Animal Flow & Advanced Flow Design 
ViPR course (with John Polley)
Client Success Essentials (with Ian O’Dwyer)
Current First Aid certificate

HAYLEY RAWSON - REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
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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.

qualifications

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