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 [...]

April 2016

5 Exercises to Active Your Glutes & Build a Better Butt

What is, 'muscle activation,' and why is it important?   You can think of activation as a warm up for a muscle group,  when you are about to exercise.  To activate a muscle means to wake it up, so that it is primed it for a specific movement. This is [...]

Judy’s Simple Fat Loss Circuit

The idea of getting into shape for someone that has a significant amount of weight to lose can be daunting. Constructing a clear, periodized plan when beginning a new exercise regime is a great first step. Keep it simple! This four week circuit program is designed for a new and/or [...]

January 2016

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail, Part Two: Motivation is Fleeting. Build Better Habits.

People often ask how to stay motivated day in and day out.  Questions abound regarding ways to fit workouts into hectic schedules, tips to eat better, and how to become "healthy" again after a prolonged period of poor nutrition and inactivity. Therein lays the problem. Motivation is fleeting. In part one, I discussed the [...]

December 2015

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail, Part One: Willpower & Habit Formation

Each year, countless people embark on a mission to better themselves. A new year offers hope and the chance to start again. It provides the perfect opportunity to pause and reconsider current habits and mindsets. It’s a spectacular thing that so many are able to identify a goal to work [...]

Intelligent Strength Training

Mission: to share the physiological and psychological benefits of training for strength. I spent a good deal of my life fixated on the way my body was “supposed” to look. I’d often wake up in the morning, weigh myself, and have the number on the scale dictate my mood for the rest of the day. I spent so much time obsessing over something with no real end goal. What’s worse, I never considered what achieving this vague ideal would grant me- the only person living inside of my body, the only person who should decide what my body is made for. My self-worth was tied directly to the scale. Before I began powerlifting, I was ten pounds lighter than I am now, and yet I’ve never felt better. […]

Experiencing Runner’s Knee? Here are Six Possible Solutions!

So, you like to run. Great! Running is good for you. Awesome! And then you experience pain. Not. Good. At. All. […]