January 2018

Surf as Life Therapy

Surfing can be classified as many things. If it’s competition that entices you, it can certainly be considered a sport with opportunities for big trophies, leaderboards, and paychecks. If scenic travel is more your thing, then surfing can serve as the ultimate tour guide to white sandy beaches and volcanic [...]

December 2017

Three Small New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make a BIG Difference

These simple New Year's resolutions will transform your 2018. Practice Gratitude Take some time out of your busy day to journal things you are grateful for. This fifteen minute practice can have a serious impact on your happiness and health. Multiple studies found that gratitude enhances your ability to empathize [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

January 2017

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 [...]

November 2016

Self-Mastery, for You and for Us

What is Self-Mastery? Everyone wants peace, peace for ourselves, and peace for this planet. We want to understand ourselves on a deeper level and we want to know our purpose for being here; but how do we accomplish this? We start with ourselves. We start by mastering ourselves. Self-mastery allows [...]

Meet Jessica Stone | Committed to Helping You Achieve Your Unique Goals

My mother had me enrolled in some sort of 'activity' for as long as I can remember. I think it's because I've always been a firecracker, full of energy. She needed a break, as well as a way for me to get my energy out in a positive manner! I [...]

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"... [...]

4 Fitness Tips for New Moms From a Personal Trainer

Finding the time to exercise. You thought it was hard before you had a kid. Now you look at back on those days and think, what did I do with my time? I was so free! If you have more than one kid, you know that exercise isn’t always a [...]