A new study finds that strength training may be a crucial component of tackling childhood obesity. According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, the prevalence of childhood obesity has been steadily [...]
For many people, the idea of running a race seems improbable. Years of operating with the belief that running is for ‘other’ people, has led some to conclude they’ll never be in ‘good enough’ shape to successfully complete a race. At Pongo Power, we’d like to [...]
September is International Friendship Month, and we have a few great ways to celebrate, while connecting with your friends and working on your fitness goals! Try a New Class Together It’s always easier to do something new when you have a buddy to brave it with [...]
September is Pain Awareness month. I am sharing my story of ending my very own chronic pain. My end to pain came, when I got back into shape. You can read more about ending chronic pain, our pain relief blog series. By Elizabeth Pongo Everything [...]
If you experience pain while running, you are not alone. We are here to help! In 1999, I ran my first NYC Marathon. During the preparation phase, I was in a seated desk job, working as an executive assistant, and I had never run [...]
Lifestyle is a tremendous part of personal training. As a personal trainer and an athlete, it is vital for my performance to get rest, proper nutrition, and my own exercise and wellness dialed in. For me, an integral part of wellness includes dance. I dedicate one night a week to going out dancing with friends and dance partners. I show up; and whether I’m solo, with a friend, or a group, I know that I will have a good time, and have an avenue to express myself creatively.