About Elizabeth Pongo

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College with a major in psychology and a minor in education. Having studied psychology and education, in addition to kinetics and physiology, Elizabeth places a strong emphasis on life-style coordination when training clients and teaching proper form and technique.

February 2016

Chronic Pain & Mind-body Medicine, An Interview with the Filmmakers

In an interview with the creators of This Might Hurt, local filmmakers Kent Bassett and Marion Cunningham join Pongo Power in order to explain the urgency and importance behind their upcoming documentary. Pongo Power Flatbush will be hosting a special fundraiser on Saturday, February 20th to help raise money for the team [...]

January 2016

Oh God, I’m Still Alive: My Story About Ending Chronic Pain, Part One

There’s a release. A relief. A brief moment, in your time on this planet that you think, “Oh, this is science… and I might not die.  I am not going to suffer and die, right now, anyways.  I have more time than I think I do.  What’s more, that time [...]

December 2015

You’re Invited! We’re Hosting a Fundraising Party on February 20th!

WHO: You! WHAT: A Fundraising Party for the non-profit Documentary THIS MIGHT HURT.  You can watch the trailer, here. In 2015 our Grand Opening at Pongo Power Flatbush was fabulous.  We'll be hosting a similar type of event this year, with live music, open bar, and comedy to raise money [...]

Four Exercises To Never Do Post Partum

A woman’s body is truly amazing.  It’s able to stretch and expand in order to accommodate another human being in such a short amount of time (although it may not feel like a short time during pregnancy) and then return back to its normal size within months.  Her body creates, [...]

Intelligent Strength Training

Mission: to share the physiological and psychological benefits of training for strength. I spent a good deal of my life fixated on the way my body was “supposed” to look. I’d often wake up in the morning, weigh myself, and have the number on the scale dictate my mood for the rest of the day. I spent so much time obsessing over something with no real end goal. What’s worse, I never considered what achieving this vague ideal would grant me- the only person living inside of my body, the only person who should decide what my body is made for. My self-worth was tied directly to the scale. Before I began powerlifting, I was ten pounds lighter than I am now, and yet I’ve never felt better. […]

Experiencing Runner’s Knee? Here are Six Possible Solutions!

So, you like to run. Great! Running is good for you. Awesome! And then you experience pain. Not. Good. At. All. […]

Confessions of a Protein Bar Addict

  It’s just twelve minutes into my first Whole 30 challenge and I’ve already convinced myself to quit several times. […]

November 2015

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Food! Food, everywhere! Heading into the holiday season, food tends to be a large focus in our lives.  In the six weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year’s there is a ton of opportunity to eat and drink. […]

An Update on Ally & Baby

Hello my Pongo family! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve seen your glistening faces and heard the curses fly amidst the Burpees and Mountan Climbers. I have to say, I truly miss you and training. […]

October 2015

“The Next Big Bite” with Rozanne Gold

We so are proud of our Pongo Power client, Rozanne Gold who was featured in the New York Times Food section yesterday. […]