May 2017

An Introduction to Barefoot Training with Dr. Emily Splichal

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of attending the Evidence Based Fitness Association's Barefoot Training Summit with fellow Pongo Power Personal Trainer, Jessica Stone. This workshop explored the benefits of barefoot training, in order to enhance performance in activities such as: running, basketball, martial arts, dance, as [...]

Pongo Power is Celebrating One Decade of Being in Business!

Eating fried chicken made by our client, Lyn Stallworth; trainers and clients celebrate together at our first Grand Opening at 402 5th Street, in Park Slope!   On June 17th, 2007 I signed the commercial lease for our first location of Pongo Power at 402 5th Street, in Park Slope. [...]

March 2017

Why Self Mastery with Azure Rae Works

Some people remember me before my Dad passed away, and many people who are in my life now, only know that I speak of him often. Laszlo Pongo died in 2005, age 80 because he had been prescribed the wrong medication in a hospital in rural Hungary. He had suffered a mild heart attack on his birthday 4 weeks earlier, when he had smoked his second cigarette, to celebrate. I had flown to Hungary immediately following the news, and he told me this lying in bed, “It was the 2nd cigarette, not the first. But the first was so good.” […]

February 2017

An Open Letter to the World, by Elizabeth Pongo

Dear Reader, I'm writing to let you know why I went to the Canary Islands in Spain, while the world is troubled by Trump. First, on behalf of the United States, I apologize deeply for our President. I am dedicated to helping. I want you to know I am living [...]

January 2017

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 [...]

November 2016

Self-Mastery, for You and for Us

What is Self-Mastery? Everyone wants peace, peace for ourselves, and peace for this planet. We want to understand ourselves on a deeper level and we want to know our purpose for being here; but how do we accomplish this? We start with ourselves. We start by mastering ourselves. Self-mastery allows [...]

Chocolate Superfood Smoothie | The Smoothie to End All Pregnancy Misery!

 

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"... [...]

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 [...]

September 2016

Tyler Sussman | Food Fight: Expanding Children’s Experience With Food Through Harmony & Local New York City Farms

I met Tyler Sussman about 7 years ago. He is unlike anyone else I’ve ever met; talented, kind, thoughtful, and with an awareness of the world that is unusual to find in New York. He is an unapologetically unique individual who always has an aura of serenity about him, almost as though he is operating on a different wavelength from the rest of the world.  He continually inspires the people around him to think about the world, their place in it, and the responsibility that we have to the world and to each other. -Pongo Power Personal Trainer Sarah Arikian-Coe […]