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 2015

A 15 Minute Sequence: Yoga and Core Strength

If you're looking for a 15 minute yoga sequence to set you on track, you can find one here! Pongo Power Personal Trainer and Yoga Ambassador, Alexandra Mingione was featured in MindBodyGreen, this month. The article, 'A 15-Minute Yoga Sequence To Make You Stronger,' outlines an elegant series, and discusses Ally's [...]

As Featured in Men’s Journal

Our expert advice was recently featured the health and fitness section of Men's Journal!  The quickie fix, as detailed in the article, "Tight Hamstrings: Workouts Moves to Get you Back in Balance" is a hamstring stretch that every man and woman can benefit from doing. Though this part of the interview [...]

January 2015

Our Clients and Our Grand Opening!

Carol tells the story of her hip replacement, while Jonny Goldstein illustrates and his daughter looks on! What an event we shared, this January 10th, 2014.  Neighbors, clients, members, friends, and family joined together to celebrate the first year of doing business at Pongo Power Flatbush, our 2nd [...]

Thank You To Everyone Who Joined Us!

Our 1st Year Anniversary, Grand Opening Celebration was a complete success.  We had a delightful gathering of clients from both locations and we celebrated in style. The live music, the food, the drinks and the stand-up comedy all fueled the energy and excitement shared by our community.  Existing clients told [...]

Come Visit Us Today for our One Year-Anniversary, Grand Opening Celebration!

You're Invited! Today!  Saturday, January 10th, 12noon to 6pm The Grand Opening, One Year Anniversary Celebration at Pongo Power Flatbush Saturday, January 10th 12noon to 6pm Grand Opening Celebration @ 350 Flatbush Get Motivated to Exercise! Ever wonder what it is like to work with a personal trainer? Many people [...]

December 2014

“If You’re Happy and You Know It…”

Recently, I saw a commercial that sang their own words to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it.” Instead of urging the listener to clap their hands if they were happy, the song went on to say if you’re also bored, lonely, guilty, stressed, ‘if you’re human [...]

Strengthen And Flow

30 minutes of Strength Training 30 minutes of Yoga Spend 30 minutes strengthening your core while building muscular endurance and power and 30 minutes relaxing and energizing your mind while lengthening and toning muscles A full body workout that covers all the bases and leaves you feeling strong and refreshed!  Stay for [...]

The Pongo Manifesto

Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines manifesto: 1man·i·fes·to noun \ˌma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō\ plural man·i·fes·tos or man·i·fes·toes Definition of MANIFESTO : a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer If you’ve spent time with our little community, here at Pongo Power you know that health and fitness means the world [...]

Pongology Principals Number One – Helping to End the Obesity Epidemic

If you think you are obese, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states: “More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.” That means, that if you take 3 people and sit them on a subway bench, one of those 3 people will be obese. 68.8% [...]

Pongology Principal Number Two – Making Exercise Fun, not Painful

Franz Kafka wrote, “Self-control is something for which I do not strive. Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.” Well, it’s true. People associate exercise with self-discipline. Really, though exercise is the one hour that you devote to your [...]