Ring My Kettlebell!

Ring My Kettlebell!

Kettlebells are no longer the new kid on the block since they hit the air swinging in popularity in U.S. gyms a decade or so ago. In fact, kettlebells have been around for a long time. They were initially manufactured in Russia in the 1700s as a weighing tool for...
Barefoot (Almost) Training

Barefoot (Almost) Training

“Shoes do no more for the foot than a hat does for the brain.” —Dr. Mercer Rang Michael Luongo, creator of Luongo Footwear, realized he was onto something when he first read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.  How was it that the reclusive Tarahumara Indians could...
May Balanced Feet Be With You!

May Balanced Feet Be With You!

Michael was training a new client with a balance and agility focus and a thought came to him – a barefoot thought! This client’s a hiker – a serious hiker. We’re talking major climbs, multiple times a week. Naturally, Michael began the first training...
Old School

Old School

An Old-School Style Interview with BodyRefinery Owner, Michael Luongo Q: When did you open BodyRefinery? ML: Just over fifteen years ago on April 1, 2001. Q: Tell us about the journey to get here. ML: I worked with a personal trainer, Elliot, when I was in college...

Wear and Care Review

Luongo Footwear First impressions: Simple yet cool sleek design, these shoes look and feel very raw, very basic.This makes them very appealing to strip away all mod cons and get a very basic tribal shoe with a modern twist. Being a triathlete and Ultra runner these...