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

hannah bennett - movement coach
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Hannah has been coaching fitness, and specifically martial arts, for over 20 years. Having been lucky enough to live in many different parts of the world, she spent her formative years working out exactly how many different ways you can climb, jump or fall off pretty much anything. Ten years ago she was diagnosed with health issues that meant a fit and strong way of life suddenly changed to one experiencing chronic pain and severely restricted mobility on a daily basis. Frustrated with the prognosis on her quality of life, Hannah set out to see just how far she could be rehabilitated.  A transition from traditional training methods to a more functional style ensued. This resulted in a Movement Coach with both empathy and passion for helping people to be the best they can. Driven to help people move and feel better, she believes that there is a form of exercise out there for everyone.

qualifications

BSc Psychology
Cert III in Fitness
Cert IV in Personal Training
Master Trainer
PTA Behaviour Change in Exercise
Sandbell Training Certificate
Punchfit Qualified Trainer
Pregnancy and post natal exercise qualified Trainer
Mentorship with JP
Advanced First Aid and CPR
Fitness Australia Registered

bronte smith - movement coach
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“My purpose is simple: to help people move better so that they can live their best lives. Our body is our vehicle in this life and when it is thriving and pain-free we are able to go about life and explore our passions with energy and vigour.”
Bronte has been involved in the Pilates, health and wellness industry for over 15 years. With a natural curiosity and passion for movement and wellbeing Bronte has been dedicated to improving her knowledge and upgrading her qualifications through continuing education programs. She presents workshops to both the public and her peers.
Bronte is dedicated to offering a tailored movement experience (because we are all unique) and empowering clients to be able to look after their own bodies through education and self-awareness.
Her classes aim to connect body and mind with a focus on optimal alignment while moving. By modernising the traditional Pilates repertoire through her knowledge of functional human anatomy, as well as her use of prescriptive movement and alignment cues, her fusion classes are one-of-a-kind.
An advocate for total body wellness, Bronte has an extensive knowledge and application of nutrition and authored the sell out cookbook titled “The Wellness Recipe” in 2013.
When not teaching or cooking, Bronte loves to surf and you will often find her sharing some fun waves with her husband and friends at local breaks or around the world.

qualifications

APMA Acc. Level 3 Pilates Practitioner
Franklin Method: Imagery and Movement Training
Anatomy Trains in Motion
Pilates Slings and Spirals
Pregnancy in Motion
Kinaesthesia and Tactile Cueing
Women’s Health: Pelvic Control vs Strength, Hormone Management for Pain Management
Posture and Back Pain
The Profound Psoas
Reiki Usui Practitioner Level 2
EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1
Be Free Mentorship

franca carrera - health coach
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My name is Franca and I am a qualified Health Coach through IIN. It was through my own 19 year battle with eating disorders, adrenal fatigue and just a general discontentment with who I was that lead me on the journey of health, spirituality, connection and nutrition. The way I coach is very unique to each client, yet I always lead with the heart - knowing that the true essence of the heart is the key to peace, joy, calm, happiness and connection to oneself. Each client is welcomed and nurtured, leaving with simple and practical ways to overcome addictions, disordered eating, stress and weight issues.

qualifications

Health Coach graduate from the Institute for Integrated Nutrition (IIN)
Reiki Usui Level 1
Reiki Tummo Healer
Open Heart Meditation Guide
Walking meditation instructor (in training)

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

erin sturch - physiotherapist
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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.

qualifications

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

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