June 2018

Leg Exercise Found To Be Critical For Neural Stem Cells And Brain Health

Leg Exercise Found To Be Critical For Neural Stem Cells And Brain Health Fascinating new research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, provides even more evidence that movement and exercise, are fundamental to the health of our bodies and minds. Presented in the paper Reduction of Movement in Neurological Diseases: Effects [...]

May 2018

Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure With Exercise

Reduce The Risk Of Heart Failure With Exercise Is it possible to reduce the risk of heart failure with exercise, even if you’ve never had an exercise routine before? A new study published in Circulation suggests just that.   What Is Heart Failure?   Heart failure, or chronic heart failure [...]

June 2017

Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, & Stroke with Just One Hour of Resistance Training per Week

Think you need to spend hours a day at the gym in order to experience the health benefits of exercise?  A new study demonstrates just the opposite. Research suggests that a mere one hour of resistance training per week, may reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers [...]

Flow Yo’ Mojo: Brie Helmuth’s Elite Clubbell Training Program

Pongo Power Elite Personal Trainer, Coach Brie Helmuth will lead you through Pongo Power's 36-day Intensive Fitness Program, Flo Yo' Mojo. This protocol balances strength and flexibility training, through circular-strength exercise and Clubbell Athletics. Physical Gains: By the end of the series  will have skills that allow you to feel [...]

May 2017

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. [...]

March 2017

Meet Julie Petrusak, Creator of Rev Up to Run!

I’m here with Julie Petrusak, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Julie is gearing up for the April 19th launch of her new beginner’s running program, Rev Up to Run! Julie, I think a lot of beginners out there, may feel like it’s simply [...]

January 2017

4 Tips for the Next March!

Several Pongo Power personal trainers attended the Women's March on Washington last weekend. It required hours of transport, followed by hours of standing: Not the kindest conditions for one's body! Most of our friends and family, who are not trainers, had the same physical complaints, both during and after the march. [...]

Five Simple Steps to Pain Relief Now!

If you are currently experiencing an acute and/or debilitating episode of back pain, your doctor will likely prescribe a form of passive pain relief in form of medication and/or manual therapy. Your doctor may initially prescribe you a pain relief opioid such as Codeine 60mg before starting a manual therapy [...]

Alyssa Nastasia, A Trainer’s Journey

I've been an actor since I was 10 years old. When I was a teenager, I decided to make it a career. Being overweight meant that I was being pigeonholed into certain roles, and I wanted to expand my possibilities. Like many in my position, I turned to cardio and dieting. [...]

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 [...]