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 [...]

Alyssa Nastasia, A Trainer’s Journey

I've been an actor since I was 10 years old. When I was a teenager, I decided to make it a career. Being overweight meant that I was being pigeonholed into certain roles, and I wanted to expand my possibilities. Like many in my position, I turned to cardio and dieting. [...]

December 2016

Flow Yo’ Mojo: Brie Helmuth’s Elite Clubbell Training Program

Pongo Power Elite Personal Trainer, Coach Brie Helmuth will lead you through Pongo Power's 36-day Intensive Fitness Program, Flo Yo' Mojo. This protocol balances strength and flexibility training, through circular-strength exercise and Clubbell Athletics. Physical Gains: By the end of the series  will have skills that allow you to feel [...]

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

Meet Jessica Stone | Committed to Helping You Achieve Your Unique Goals

My mother had me enrolled in some sort of 'activity' for as long as I can remember. I think it's because I've always been a firecracker, full of energy. She needed a break, as well as a way for me to get my energy out in a positive manner! I [...]

Ask Pongo: What Do You Love About Being a Personal Trainer?

This month's Ask Pongo comes from a reader who wants to know what our trainers love about their job!

October 2016

4 Fitness Tips for New Moms From a Personal Trainer

Finding the time to exercise. You thought it was hard before you had a kid. Now you look at back on those days and think, what did I do with my time? I was so free! If you have more than one kid, you know that exercise isn’t always a [...]

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

5 Running Tips From A Non-Runner Who Hates Running

Maybe “hate” is a strong word, but running has never really been my thing. (Unless of course you count the years I spent unsuccessfully trying to run myself skinny, that is.) I’m a yoga instructor and a powerlifter. I find much more satisfaction in hitting a new bench PR (145lbs [...]