September 2017

Three Things Every New Runner Should Know

1) It Is Ok To Take a Walking Break. Even competitive long-distance runners take walking breaks. The walking break is not a sign of weakness, it is a moment of rest that allows you to recharge and push hard on your next interval of running. This could allow for better, [...]

Three Benefits of Running You Can’t Ignore

1) It’s Antidepressant Qualities. Over the past decade, Americans have seen a 400% increase in the use of antidepressants. According to the CDC, depression is common, with as high as 9% of citizens experiencing it. Further, it’s twice as common in women than it is men, with its highest rate [...]

August 2017

Locker Rooms Don’t Change As We Age- We Do!

  In training for the Hawaii Triathlon this winter, I frequented several indoor pools that I hadn't even known existed!  All locker rooms were different, yet, there was on common denominator: me! I remember going to locker rooms when I was on the swim team in Middle School and how carefully I [...]

May 2017

An Introduction to Barefoot Training with Dr. Emily Splichal

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of attending the Evidence Based Fitness Association's Barefoot Training Summit with fellow Pongo Power Personal Trainer, Jessica Stone. This workshop explored the benefits of barefoot training, in order to enhance performance in activities such as: running, basketball, martial arts, dance, as [...]

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 [...]

November 2016

September 2016

Guest Blog | Upcoming Workshop: MELT For Runners!

MELT Essentials For Runners Where: Triomph Fitness, 10 Whitwell Place, Gowanus When: October 13th, 3-5PM Click here to register! Improve Your Running With The Melt Method Running can be a great workout, but the repetitive stress can be hard on your body. Learn how to reduce the wear and tear [...]

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

Obesity Is Not A Lifetime Sentence

Disclaimer: Marlarie is not a client of Pongo Power.  Her inspiring story about weight loss led us to seek her out for an interview so that we can show everyone what hard work, perseverance, and moderation can achieve. We want the world to realize that they if we want real and lasting [...]

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 [...]