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. [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

December 2015

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. […]