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An Introduction to Barefoot Training with Dr. Emily Splichal

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of attending the Evidence Based Fitness Association's Barefoot Training Summit with fellow Pongo Power Personal Trainer, Jessica Stone. This workshop explored the benefits of barefoot training, in order to enhance performance in activities such as: running, basketball, [...]

Pongo Power is Celebrating One Decade of Being in Business!

Eating fried chicken made by our client, Lyn Stallworth; trainers and clients celebrate together at our first Grand Opening at 402 5th Street, in Park Slope!   On June 17th, 2007 I signed the commercial lease for our first location of Pongo Power at 402 5th [...]

How Pain Relief Now! Differs From Pongo Power Personal Training

If you have lately looked at Pongo Power's program offerings, you have come across Pain Relief Now! You may have asked yourself, how does this program differ from conventional one-on-one personal training? During which, the results of my initial fitness assessment and my body's unique (hi)story [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Chronic Pain|Tags: |0 Comments

Integrity in Life and Training

Training that utilizes a mind-body connection can grant you the freedom of possibility needed to leap gracefully over physical and mental challenges. Accessing this mind-body connection inside each of us, is a unique and authentic experience that can provide insight, especially when overcoming obstacles. I recently [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Clubbell|0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Lifting | Part One: Why Light Warm-Up Sets Matter When Lifting Heavy

Proper preparation for exercise is critical, and a good warm-up is multifaceted. Later in the series we'll discuss static and dynamic stretching, as well as warm-up exercises some lifters find helpful. The cumulative effects of a proper warm-up lead to increased performance, as well improvement in [...]

The Importance of Getting a Diagnosis, by Medical Exercise Specialist Karin Meessen

Familiar words. If you've ever experienced pain while exercising with correct form, you may have asked your trainer why something hurts. At Pongo Power, we guide you safely through exercises and teach our clients proper technique from the start. If, despite this, something continues to hurt, or [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Chronic Pain, Day In The Life, Pain Free|Tags: |1 Comment