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.

December 2014

Sleep and Exercise

By Judy Jerome I am a sleeper. I enjoy it, crave it, appreciate it. I love the moments of just waking when I am comfy and cozy and warm in my bed. That is, I love these moments of waking when I am well rested. Getting enough of the sleep [...]

Pongo Principal Number Three – Ending Self Hatred

This can be especially hard in New York City. We’re surrounded by images on billboards, stuff to buy in stores, and food. On top of consumerism, there’s family life, friends, and your career to maintain. Life can be stressful! It is easy to feel like you’re always a little bit [...]

Pongology Principal Number Four – Abolishing Computer Head

If you are not a gym aficionado, it’s not uncommon to feel like a gerbil when running on a treadmill or to be freaked out by gym odors. But often the benefits of exercise, outweigh the discomfort. You don’t need a personal trainer to know that if you exercise, you [...]

Pongology Principal Number Five – Teaching People to Befriend Gravity

Gravity is baring down on your body. End scene. Oh, wait, there’s more. Franz Kafka wrote: “You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely [...]

Staying Charged

There is a point during a long run when your body will need a pick me up. Just like a car running out of gas, your body will run out of the fuels it needs to keep moving at the same intensity and pace. I am gearing up for a [...]

Well Rounded Running – Cross Training!

By Judy Jerome The idea of running 13.1 miles was incredibly daunting. I remember questioning my ability to finish- I had never been a runner. I could work away on an elliptical, loved Pilates and low impact aerobics. But running I just assumed I could not master, my body was [...]

Pongology Principal Number 6: Liberating Bodies with Sciencey Information

Well, it is no secret by now! We here at Pongo Power love movement science. Not only do we love the study of anatomy and physiology in relation to sports science, but we also love to teach that stuff to people. I enjoyed Slim Goodbody tremendously growing up! And I [...]