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 […]

Is Your Tablet or SmartPhone Contributing to Poor Posture?

Apple announced its new iPad air earlier this week, and rather than being excited about a lighter, faster and more reliable tech gadget, I immediately started thinking about how advanced technology is contributing to poor posture and sitting habits. Think about it: As soon as we wake up, most of us check our SmartPhones or […]

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! […]

Maria Pontillo’s Top 5 Fitness Reasons to Get Out of The Gym and On the Sand!

We all know doing at least 30 minutes of some form of physical activity per day is good for the body, but are you aware of the benefits that exercising outside offers? It’s kind of crazy how so many of us drive to the gym just to hop on a treadmill and walk a mile […]

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 […]

Diversify your Workout Routine to Incorporate the 5 Components of Fitness

It’s that time of year where a new season is upon us and staying on a strict workout regimen can be a hassle.  A busy lifestyle combined with the holidays can interfere with sticking to a weekly workout routine. I always tell my clients to treat working out as a job.  If you are held […]