About Rise Up Fitness

What is RUF?

Welcome to Rise Up Fitness! My name is Poul Collins, and I have been training people with various background since 2007. From elite collegiate athletes to people with special needs. My patience, innovation, and knowledge has always helped me find a way to achieve results with any client. 

Looking for new challenges, I moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2011 to work at a large corporation (big box) gym. Though I was successful there, I still wanted more. Hence, Rise Up Fitness was born.

Everyone has the potential and capacity to rise, whether it be mentally or physically. With proper motivation and instruction, one should constantly be looking to improve themselves. I look forward to helping you "RISE UP" today!

In addition to being CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator), and First Aid Certified, I currently have three training certifications.


  • USA Weightlifting (olympic lifting) Sports Performance Coach
  • NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer