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

Small Happy Habits- Part One: Journaling

Over the past few months I’ve introduced a handful of small, happy habits that have served to center my focus and calm my mind. As a result, my productivity, creativity, and sense of peacefulness have skyrocketed. These habits can be introduced incrementally and in small steps in order to cement [...]

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

How To Make Life A Vacation: Three Things I Learned When I Stopped Trying To Control Everything

I was recently lucky enough to go on a two-week road trip up all over California. The vacation was once-in-a-lifetime, but I'm determined to keep its spirit with me for years to come. The weeks leading up to this trip were filled with stress and fatigue. It seemed I made the [...]

SBWC Spring Classic 2016 Meet Report

On Saturday I competed in my second powerlifting meet – it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I got to lift weights all day and hang out with some amazingly strong and inspiring women. […]

January 2016

The Power of Setting a Daily Intention

  The New Year! The gym is super crowded, pizza restaurants are empty and things are looking up. With the New Year in full swing, feeling rejuvenated and motivated, I asked myself; How do I keep these feelings afloat? How can I carry this excitement and determination with me and [...]

December 2015

Four Exercises To Never Do Post Partum

A woman’s body is truly amazing.  It’s able to stretch and expand in order to accommodate another human being in such a short amount of time (although it may not feel like a short time during pregnancy) and then return back to its normal size within months.  Her body creates, [...]

November 2015

An Update on Ally & Baby

Hello my Pongo family! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve seen your glistening faces and heard the curses fly amidst the Burpees and Mountan Climbers. I have to say, I truly miss you and training. […]