January 2017

4 Tips for the Next March!

Several Pongo Power personal trainers attended the Women's March on Washington last weekend. It required hours of transport, followed by hours of standing: Not the kindest conditions for one's body! Most of our friends and family, who are not trainers, had the same physical complaints, both during and after the march. [...]

Five Simple Steps to Pain Relief Now!

If you are currently experiencing an acute and/or debilitating episode of back pain, your doctor will likely prescribe a form of passive pain relief in form of medication and/or manual therapy. Following a brief rest to decrease muscle spasm, exercise will serve an integral role in providing relief. The ultimate [...]

December 2016

4 Handy Tips & 8 Simple Stretches to Help You Feel Holiday-Ready!

As this past Thanksgiving neared, many clients asked how to handle, and hopefully prevent, the pain and tension associated with the demands of holiday prep. This simple guide is packed with quick and easy exercises that will change your holiday experience! Long periods of standing due to cooking, gift wrapping, shopping, and [...]

November 2016

Your Body is Your Best Teacher

  2016, Wow! Just, Wow. So Many Endings and Beginnings 2016, what a year you've been! This year I found out that not everyone knows the story of my body. As a personal trainer of 15 years, I had lazily begun to believe that most people knew at least a [...]

October 2016

Fitter, Happier | Prioritizing Wellness & Awareness

We all know that we'd like to have a decent level of energy, and that we'd like our doctors be pleased with our blood work. We know we don't want to end up with diabetes, and we'd like our clothing to fit us properly. We all want to be in "good shape"... [...]

July 2016

#VulnerableStrong: Triathlon Training & Swimming With Fear

When I quit going to my last therapist, I told her that I was going to start attending Transcendental Meditation meetings and would no longer have money for therapy. I quickly realized that Transcendental Meditation was quite expensive and chose to sign up for the New York City Triathlon.  As it [...]

June 2016

Introducing Medical Exercise Training at Pongo Power

A 2007 research report by the Milken Institute found that more than 109 million Americans suffer from seven chronic ailments: Cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental disorders. […]

Introducing: Ask Pongo!

Got a question about fitness or nutrition? Ask Pongo! As National Academy of Sports Medicine trainers every Pongo Power team member has extensive knowledge of human movement science, kinesiology and functional movement patterns. In addition to ensuring consistency with training, this strong foundation enables us to build upon our base [...]

March 2016

Four Exercises to Help Low Back Pain

National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer Karin Meessen reviews four simple exercises to help alleviate low back pain.

February 2016

Client Testimonial: Lara Hogan’s Triumph Over Chronic Pain through Exercise and Neuroplasticity

Pongo Power client Lara Hogan joins us in this guest post detailing her recovery from chronic pain and the symptoms of Crohn's disease. As many as 1.6 million Americans are affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. These life-long conditions can be treated, but not cured. [1] [...]