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December 2018

New Year’s Resolutions to STOP in 2019: Using Instagram Models as “Inspiration”

If you’re into fitness, or have fitness goals, chances are you follow any number of fitness-related instagram accounts for “inspiration”. Anytime you need an extra push to get to the gym or choose to go grocery shopping instead of ordering delivery, you may open the app and navigate to your [...]

New Year’s Resolutions to STOP in 2019: Fad Exercise Classes

It seems like every day there’s a new type of workout class or studio popping up in cities around the country. Some of them make bold promises about “torching calories” or “toning”, and some claim to be the “only” workout class you’ll ever need. From cycling to group fitness to [...]

New Year’s Resolutions to STOP in 2019: Cleanses and Fad Diets

Every New Year, people around the country resolve to make positive changes in their lives. While this promoting this behavior isn’t inherently bad, it is often delivered with some problematic messaging around food, weight loss, and diets, by many “fitness professionals”, gyms, and marketers. In 2019, Pongo Power encourages you [...]

November 2018

STOP Weighing Yourself More Than Once or Twice a Month

STOP Weighing Yourself More Than Once or Twice a Month. I'll never forget the first day that I asked my nutritionist, "Why don't you weigh me?" I was mad. I was 31 years old and I had been going to see her for 3 whole months. There was a scale [...]

How to Avoid Emotional Eating Triggers on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Personally, I believe that Halloween kicks off the holiday season, giving us two full months to connect with loved ones, look back on our year, and celebrate being alive. For this, I am grateful. I do love a time to create and reflect. Yet, this was not [...]

How to Make Healthy Choices on Thanksgiving

The holidays are such a magical time. Whatever your religion is, or isn’t, the holidays provide time to gather around, with the ones you love, to share laughter and food! It’s also a time that many of us dread because of all the temptations and delicious & rich foods! I’ve [...]

How to Stay Healthy When Traveling!

Training and wellness is all about sticking to a routine. When you travel, each day can pack in a completely different schedule.  Situational variables, such as unpredictable gym set ups, an inconsistent sleep schedule, and limited options for healthy meal choices present a challenges. How often do you come back [...]

Trainer Spotlight: Chelsea Beasley

What inspired you to become a personal trainer? I’ve had a life long journey with fitness and movements of all kinds. I have also fallen off of that journey and directly seen the impact it had in all facets of my life. Overcoming that and moving so far past it [...]

How to Keep Your Bikini Body Year Round!

At the start of every spring, we are inundated with magazine covers, billboards, and advertisements, all purporting to know the best way to get a “bikini body” by summer. Many people find themselves scrambling, using unhealthy weight loss methods (like starvation diets, or fasts) to prepare themselves for the beach. [...]

October 2018

Let Your Kids Eat Candy!

Halloween is here! Here's why teaching your kids to restrict won’t lead to long-term healthy choices. Many parents in our Pongo Power community have been asking questions about the incoming hoard of candy, children will be bringing into their homes, and consuming for weeks to come. “Do we ration the candy?” [...]