September 2016

Mark DiSalvo Guest Post: The Principles of Self Defense

SPACE IS LIMITED, CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW Why This Course Is So Special I have traveled the world practicing, learning, assisting, and instructing on the topics that will be covered in this workshop. I have seen how rarely it is that these concepts are actually explained to [...]

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. […]

Meal Prep | Simple, Delicious & Healthy Recipes To Cook In Bulk

Hi Pongo family! As promised from Brie’s last blog, here are a few simple and healthy recipes to get you started with meal prep! […]

July 2016

A Day In The Life: Personal Trainer By Day, B-Girl By Night

Have you ever asked yourself what does it take to be a personal trainer? Sure, maybe you considered the certification test, but have you considered the day-to-day lifestyle of a personal trainer?  I’m going to tell you a bit more. I’m going to get personal, invite you into my average daily routine between work, food, training, and sleep, and offer some advice on preparing for busy work days so you too can live a balanced life. […]

#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 [...]

May 2016

Exercise vs Movement: How To Determine The Best Training Style For YOUR Body

Do you know a Stretchy Stacy? She is flexible, rhythmic and agile. Her training primarily consists of yoga, dance or any other fluid bodyweight movement. Perhaps you know a Powerful Patty? She is strong and capable of moving large amounts of weight. She trains with barbells and free weights, focusing [...]

April 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

  Part Two How has contempt for the overweight become so embedded in our culture that it even permeates into their weight loss efforts? For one, we live in a society with appalling shows such as The Biggest Loser bolstering the idea that the most effective exercise routine centers on [...]

March 2016

How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor: A Review of the kGoal

I was so happy that my colleague Sarah came to my office to mention her project about strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Here was a person who I could trust, offering me a possible solution to several mysteries that have tortured me from age 18 to 41! Mysteries to be Solved: [...]

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 [...]

December 2015

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail, Part One: Willpower & Habit Formation

Each year, countless people embark on a mission to better themselves. A new year offers hope and the chance to start again. It provides the perfect opportunity to pause and reconsider current habits and mindsets. It’s a spectacular thing that so many are able to identify a goal to work [...]