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"... [...]

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

Introducing Medical Exercise Training at Pongo Power

A 2007 research report by the Milken Institute found that more than 109 million Americans suffer from seven chronic ailments: Cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental disorders. […]

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 [...]

March 2016

Four Exercises to Help Low Back Pain

National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer Karin Meessen reviews four simple exercises to help alleviate low back pain.

February 2016

Client Testimonial: Lara Hogan’s Triumph Over Chronic Pain through Exercise and Neuroplasticity

Pongo Power client Lara Hogan joins us in this guest post detailing her recovery from chronic pain and the symptoms of Crohn's disease. As many as 1.6 million Americans are affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. These life-long conditions can be treated, but not cured. [1] [...]

Chronic Pain & Mind-body Medicine, An Interview with the Filmmakers

In an interview with the creators of This Might Hurt, local filmmakers Kent Bassett and Marion Cunningham join Pongo Power in order to explain the urgency and importance behind their upcoming documentary. Pongo Power Flatbush will be hosting a special fundraiser on Saturday, February 20th to help raise money for the team [...]

January 2016

Oh God, I’m Still Alive: My Story About Ending Chronic Pain, Part One

There’s a release. A relief. A brief moment, in your time on this planet that you think, “Oh, this is science… and I might not die.  I am not going to suffer and die, right now, anyways.  I have more time than I think I do.  What’s more, that time [...]