June 2017

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 [...]

January 2017

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. [...]

October 2016

8 Personal Trainers Answer: “What’s One Thing Every Fitness Newbie Should Know?”

You asked, we answered! All too often people will want to start incorporating healthier habits into their lives, but feel as though they're missing some important piece of the puzzle, or just don't know where to start! The secret is: there is no secret! See what eight Pongo Power personal trainers [...]

August 2016

Meal Prep | Simple, Delicious & Healthy Recipes To Cook In Bulk

Hi Pongo family! As promised from Brie’s last blog, here are a few simple and healthy recipes to get you started with meal prep! […]

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

#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

Obesity Is Not A Lifetime Sentence

Disclaimer: Marlarie is not a client of Pongo Power.  Her inspiring story about weight loss led us to seek her out for an interview so that we can show everyone what hard work, perseverance, and moderation can achieve. We want the world to realize that they if we want real and lasting [...]

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 [...]

April 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

Some may find part two of this series a bit antagonistic, and I admit it is more opinion based. Sociological curiosity drove me to write these posts and part one was a necessary introduction before making my larger point. […]

March 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part One: The Truth About Fat Loss & Resistance Training

“You know the type of guy I mean…” a friend said to me recently over dinner, with a smirk and an air of superiority. We were debating the merits of free weights: who should be strength training and who should be focusing their attentions elsewhere. “He’s the overweight guy at [...]