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. [...]

December 2016

Fitness as Self-Care with Stephanie Severe

Fitness as Self-Care I was not active my entire life. I had no connection to movement as a youth, that I remember! My mother has described stories about me, just standing in the middle of the soccer field, watching the soccer ball go up and down. I do remember feeling a [...]

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"... [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Clubbell Training: Circular Strength With Brie Helmuth

  An Introduction to Clubbell Training Do you want to improve your ability to move and flow, like a ninja, through the busy streets of New York City? I work to navigate through the world with awareness, precision, and confidence; strength training with Clubbells has helped prepare my mind and [...]

September 2016

Mark DiSalvo Guest Post: The Principles of Self Defense

SPACE IS LIMITED, CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW Why This Course Is So Special I have traveled the world practicing, learning, assisting, and instructing on the topics that will be covered in this workshop. I have seen how rarely it is that these concepts are actually explained to [...]

August 2016

Vulnerable Strong | Part Two: Elizabeth’s NYC Triathlon 2016 Results!

Simply put: I loved every moment of competing in the NYC Triathlon 2016. The excitement and exhilaration of jumping in the Hudson River, and the support of all the people as we lined up to do it! The bike ride up and down the West Side Highway, through the Toll Plaza and up into the Bronx! The run around Central Park. I did it and I loved it. I didn’t know that this would be the case. I was pretty terrified and somewhat miserable, right up until I woke up at 4 a.m. to get myself up to the bike coral… […]

July 2016

4 Tips To Improve Your Air Travel: How to Survive Long Flights, Beat Jet Lag, & Stay Active in a Small Space!

This February I embarked on a long and exciting travel expedition to China, so that I could visit my boyfriend as he spent several months working abroad in Shenzen. Between flight changes and layovers, my flight to China totaled a grueling 25 hours. […]

June 2016

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 [...]

May 2016

Exercise vs Movement: How To Determine The Best Training Style For YOUR Body

Do you know a Stretchy Stacy? She is flexible, rhythmic and agile. Her training primarily consists of yoga, dance or any other fluid bodyweight movement. Perhaps you know a Powerful Patty? She is strong and capable of moving large amounts of weight. She trains with barbells and free weights, focusing [...]