Meet the Team

Juliette Fritschi


Juliette has over 25 years’ experience as a physiotherapist. In the early 2000’s she commenced using walking poles with her older clients and those with chronic illnesses to improve their fitness and strength. After realizing that walking with poles was the perfect solution to many people suffering from pain and disability who struggled to find suitable exercise, she undertook her PhD in the health benefits of walking poles for older adults at the University of Queensland.


Following this, she became a Master trainer with Urban Poling, thus combining her love of community physiotherapy with her passion for Urban Poling. She has taught several Urban Poling workshops around the country and leads Urban Poling walking and exercise groups in the Brisbane area.

David Pratt


David is a leading independent commercial finance broker in Brisbane. For over 30 years, he has worked in finance, firstly in the banking sector and then with his own business. As such, he brings his considerable administrative and financial skills to Pole Walking Australia. Personal customer service is one of his mantras and he is always happy to speak to anyone who has an enquiry, no matter how small it may seem.


David is often found at courses, walking group activities and events doing the major behind-the-scenes essentials. He is also a keen hiker and loves the Australian great outdoors, so finds Urban Poling the perfect outlet to combine these activities with his passion for small business.