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 […]

5 High-Intensity Ways to Workout With Your Dog

Although going for a jog by yourself can be therapeutic, and attending a group fitness class is a great way to network and break a serious sweat, have you ever considered working out with your dog?  It is truly a great way to switch up your fitness routine and add some happiness to your life! […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Ways to Fight a Sitting Habit that is Diminishing Your Health

Did you know that sitting most of your life is bad for your health? Do you realize how much you sit every day? Think about it: Most of us go to work for eight hours a day and sit all day long (many of us sit AND eat, which is even worse). We drive to […]

8 Ways to Fight a Sitting Habit that is Diminishing Your Health

Did you know that sitting most of your life is bad for your health? Do you realize how much you sit every day? Think about it: Most of us go to work for eight hours a day and sit all day long (many of us sit AND eat, which is even worse). We drive to […]

Fitness First With The Fifty Fit Formula

Short on time and money but know you need to make some serious health changes? Have you reached a plateau and not feeling challenged by your workout routines anymore? No problem, I can help you! Try spicing up your workout regimen with my customized Fifty Fit Formula.  Not only does this intense total-body workout routine […]

Fitness First With The Fifty Fit Formula

Short on time and money but know you need to make some serious health changes? Have you reached a plateau and not feeling challenged by your workout routines anymore? No problem, I can help you! Try spicing up your workout regimen with my customized Fifty Fit Formula.  Not only does this intense total-body workout routine […]

Lose 10 Pounds with Maria Pontillo’s 10-10-10 Circuit Combo

Many of my personal fitness clients and physical therapy patients routinely ask me for simple exercise routines that will help them lose weight, tone up or improve overall strength.  As a strong advocate for comprehensive exercise programs, I have created a workout combination that can achieve all three of those fitness goals. It is important […]

Graston Technique 101 with Maria Pontillo

Whether you are chronic sports junky, crossfit participant, recreational or professional athlete, dancer, or even an extreme runner, it is important to understand that physical activity does increase the risk of injury. Regardless of your preference of physical activity, it is even more important to always practice exercise safety techniques and always provide care and […]