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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Physical Therapy: Misconceptions Versus The Truth

When people hear the term physical therapy, they usually automatically think about massages. Although massage therapy is one method that licensed physical therapists incorporate into their practice, it’s disappointing to hear people compare the two professions as the same.  Physical therapists study the field over the course of 7 years earning a Doctorate, while massage […]

The Truth About 6 Common Food Myths

The Internet has given people across the world convenient access to information and knowledge — unfortunately, a lot of that information is misleading, especially regarding health and food topics.  False nutritional, fitness and health information is believed by the masses in part because of billion dollar advertising campaigns and deceitful food labeling.  Calculated marketing ploys […]

K-Tape Trend: Maria Pontillo, DPT Explores the Benefits of New Innovative Treatment

Check out this YouTube video of myself and my colleague, AJ Patrick, Doctor of Physical Therapy, demonstrating a popular Kinesio Tape technique that I have personally used as treatment for ITB Syndrome and Quadriceps Tendonitis. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the state of Florida, I have seen a spike in the use of […]

Fit Pic of The Week!

Each week, I will choose a fitness picture of myselfor one of my awesome clients/participants in action working on their fitness goals! To be considered, post a fitness picture of yourself or a friend on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag me in it! Twitter: @Fitness_W_Maria Facebook: @Fitness With Maria Instagram: @FitnessWithMaria