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 […]

Maria Pontillo, DPT Offers Virtual Personal Training Sessions

We all have busy work schedules and combined with personal responsibilities, more than likely, fitness priorities get left out. Many of my physical therapy patients and group fitness class members are limited with time constraints when it comes to maintaining a consistent workout regime. Whether it’s stressful rush hour traffic, parental responsibilities, or overtime hours […]

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 […]

Cross Training Principles: Rowing 101 With Maria Pontillo, DPT

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, an important aspect of my job is to promote wellness and injury prevention. In just one day on the job, I have the opportunity to work with a vast group of individuals. For example, within the last month I worked with a professional athlete, a 16-year-old lacrosse player and […]

Maria Pontillo, DPT Presents The Summer Slim Down Personal Training Program

Do you want to drop a few pounds for the summer and tone up in time for bikini season? I am excited to announce a NEW virtual training program that I am hosting starting the first week of July. If you live in South Florida or on the other side of the world, you can […]

Joy Taylor’s Recovery from ACL Surgery: A Personalized Approach with Maria Pontillo, DPT

It’s common to hear on ESPN about athletes like Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), debilitating them from playing the remainder of the NBA season. The ACL tears more often than any other ligament, with nearly 200,000 ACL injuries per year in the United States. As a licensed physical […]

Does Music Maximize Your Workout?

Common sense tells us that music, more often than not, makes people respond positively. Especially when the music is upbeat, has a high tempo and is loud! Incorporating good music into your workout offers multiple benefits, from physiological to bio-mechanical and neurological. There is a plethora of research available that proves that music improves cardiovascular […]

There is No Such Thing As Spot training!

Summer is right around the corner and many of you are staring in the mirror unsatisfied by your love handles, chubby arms or pudgy stomach. You may ask yourself, “how do I get rid of that fat in this one specific area of my body?!” Do you want the good or bad news first? Bad […]

Circuit Blast for Boston Raises Money For One Boston Foundation!

Maria Pontillo, DPT, held a running edition of her infamous Circuit Blast group fitness class on April 30, 2013 at Nova Southeastern Univerisities RecPlex where 75 participants came out to donate money and an hour and a half of their time to pay tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Maria extended her hour-long total-body […]