Watch your Weight this Holiday Season!

Whether you would like to admit it or not, the holiday season, especially in the United States, has been scientifically identified as a critical time period of weight gain for many Americans. Between holiday work parties, family gatherings, trick or treating, Thanksgiving Day festivities, leftovers and holiday baking get togethers, it is the reason millions […]

A Need For Better Fitness Industry Standards

Human beings have pursued fitness since their primitive nomadic days when they went on hikes and hunting trips to gather food and water for their families and tribes. Fast forward to 2014 and the way humans pursue fitness has evolved drastically. The evolution of what is now the fitness and health industry has become a multi-billion […]

Maria Pontillo, DPT Explores How The Virtual Workout Experience Will Put You in the Best Shape of Your Life in 2014

With over ten years of experience with group fitness teaching and personal training, I am excited to introduce a unique personal training experience to people across the globe regardless of their geographical location! In early 2013, I began brainstorming how I could  reach more people, regardless of where they live, and help them achieve their […]

Maria Pontillo, DPT Partners With Local South Florida Nutritional Professionals To Host Community Workout Event for Charity

It’s been about a month since Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on the people of the Philippines and in the spirit of the holiday season, I thought now was the perfect time to get together with others and give back! In an effort to raise awareness and money for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, I am […]

Maria Pontillo, DPT Explores Ways to Reduce Stress Levels During This Holiday Season

As if life’s random curve balls aren’t challenging enough, now it’s the beginning of the holiday season. Sure, surviving the holidays can be grueling on both your budget and time, but there’s another aspect of your life that is especially affected during this time of year — your mental health. Did you know that about […]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy

As the holidays quickly approach, Americans across the country may be finding themselves in a time crunch. When people have more holiday activities and less free time, the first thing that usually gets cut out of a person’s schedule is exercise time. It’s unfortunate, but true for many. To combat this holiday epidemic, I have […]

Foam Roll Your Pain Away

Foam rolling is one of my favorite treatment techniques that I use during my own personal fitness routines. I also use it with physical therapy patients. I love to use various foam roller techniques before and after workouts in an effort to reduce pain, improve mobility and prevent physical injury. If you ever experience pain […]

The Truth About Aerobic Exercises: Learn the Benefits and Get Fit!

Working in the fitness industry requires continuing education about the latest innovative techniques and trends, but knowing the fundamentals of fitness programming and instructing is an absolute must as well. As the fitness and health industry continues to change and evolve, hundreds of new fitness ‘experts’ are emerging everywhere. In fact, with the assistance of […]

Get Fit This Fall with Maria Pontillo’s Virtual Training Program!

September 22nd marks the first official day of fall, and with the kids already back in school , many of you may be finding yourself extra busy with work and even leisure activities (I’m talking to all of you football fans out there!). This is the time of the year when it can be really […]

6 Reasons to Dance Your Heart Out!

Music is one of the biggest sources of energy and motivation for humans regardless of their ethnicity, religion, background or culture.  People across the world use music as an outlet to relieve stress, escape to a happier reality, increase positive energy and even kick back and relax with loved ones. Upbeat music in particular offers […]