About Sarah Arikian-Coe

Sarah is a firm believer in the idea that “anything worth doing, is worth doing right,” and this is a tenet that she includes in her personal training sessions with her clients. She understands the toll that society takes on the body, and she strives to help clients correct muscle imbalances and postural distortions that have developed over time. Understanding that it can be a process to help clients relearn how to use their bodies more efficiently and effectively, Sarah encourages her clients to be patient and methodical in their approach. Strengthening the core musculature and focusing on balance is something that Sarah likes to incorporate into her sessions. This is of particular importance when working with Senior clients, but she has found that all clients feel empowered and more confident when they feel strong and stable. She wants to help people learn that they can do anything they set their minds to, and that beginning a fitness routine doesn’t have to be intimidating. “It’s imperative that we take care of ourselves, and it is never too late to get started on the road to a healthier body. We only get one, and we have to make sure that it lasts!”

December 2016

4 Handy Tips & 8 Simple Stretches to Help You Feel Holiday-Ready!

As this past Thanksgiving neared, many clients asked how to handle, and hopefully prevent, the pain and tension associated with the demands of holiday prep. This simple guide is packed with quick and easy exercises that will change your holiday experience! Long periods of standing due to cooking, gift wrapping, shopping, and [...]

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 […]

August 2016

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthy: New York City Farm Programs For Children

I’ve been thinking a lot about food lately. Well, fruits and vegetables, that is.  As a kid in Virginia, I grew up with corn growing down the road from my house, apple trees in my yard, and a local farmer’s stand where you could get produce right away from the neighborhood farmers. With parents who loved any excuse to take a drive to the farmer’s market, I was well acquainted with the wonders that are Hanover tomatoes and Virginia peaches in mid-summer. […]

May 2016

How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor: A Review of the Roll for Control ® Program

Although pelvic floor weakness is a common ailment among women, it often remains undiagnosed and untreated. Since many remain too confused or too embarrassed to discuss this issue with their doctor, the frustrating symptoms surrounding pelvic floor dysfunction may remain shrouded in mystery. Earlier in this series, Elizabeth discussed her [...]

January 2016

Meet Your Pelvis Part One: Three Common Myths About Pelvic Floor Weakness

A Formal Introduction to Your Pelvis One of the foundations of our fitness philosophy at Pongo Power is the attainment of optimal core strength.  For many people the word “core” may immediately bring to mind the abdominal complex.  What may not be so apparent is that the core complex encompasses [...]