Saturday, February 28, 2015

Running clubs vie for the Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philly pride is alive in our city, especially in its running community whose roots are deep and rich. To help celebrate Philadelphia’s runners, Anthony LoCicero III and Johanna Goode have founded what they are describing as a cross country meet for adults: The Philadelphia Mayor's Cup. The winning... Read more

Three exercises baseball players should NOT do

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Though there are few absolutes in life, except for death and taxes. The following exercises should be approached with extreme caution for baseball players, other overhead athletes, and anyone with shoulder pain. For baseball pitchers these exercises should almost never be performed. I am sure some... Read more

2015 Broad Street Run lottery winners announced today

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:49 AM
“Welcome to the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's 36th edition of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, you are in the race.” That’s what the email read to the 40,000 runners selected in this year’s Broad Street Run lottery. Winners were announced this morning around 5 a.m.... Read more

Bring spring in with inaugural Philly Flower Show 5K

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Philadelphia Flower Show at the beginning of March has always been one of the first signs of spring with all the beautiful arrays of flowers to get us in the mood for the brightly colored and sweetly-smelling warmer days ahead. This year the PHS wants to get our running community in on their ode... Read more

Workout Revival: Training with the 'Best of Philly'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Brian Maher has a bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and has a ‘Best of Philly’ award to his name courtesy of Philadelphia Magazine. He has been a personal trainer for about nine years, juggling clients while pursing... Read more

The trainer’s guide: Gym etiquette 101

Monday, February 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you exercising proper gym etiquette during your workout? Often times the health club head honcho stands behind a curtain like the Wizard of Oz, dictating detailed rules such as not bathing before marinating in that whirlpool stew of floating Band-Aids accented by stray hairs, and the need to refrain... Read more

Enhance your performance at the Endurance Sports Expo

Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Calling all cyclists, runners and triathletes, don’t miss this year’s Endurance Sports Expo at The Greater Philadelphia Expo in Oaks, Pa. on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22. On Saturday the expo will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Geared toward... Read more

What are Philly’s best Summer and Fall races?

Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia has a thriving running community that loves to support one another and celebrate its city. That's why the ODDyssey Half Marathon and Mamma Chia are teaming up to search for Philly’s best Summer and Fall races. As part of the ODDyssey Half Marathon’s Philadelphia Spring Running... Read more

Get motivated for The Wild Half with training program

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Starting Friday, February 20, Morey’s Piers in Wildwoods, NJ, is inviting runners of The Wild Half to train together with a 12-week social media training program. The 13.1 mile half marathon and 8K race along the Wildwoods coastline will be held on Sunday, May 17 this year. Racers are encouraged... Read more

Kick off Philly Beer Week with the Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
If your favorite thing to do on the weekend is to go for a run and then kick back and relax with a beer, then you won’t want to miss the second annual Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K and Food Truck Festival on Saturday, May 30, 2015. This race that starts and finishes at the brewery in Pottstown... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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