Top 4 Reasons Why You Need to Foam Roll

Foam rolling is one of my favorite treatment techniques that I use during my own personal fitness routines and with my patients. For those of you who have not seen a foam roller, it is a cylindrical piece of foam that varies in colors, lengths and densities. The use of foam rollers is based on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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