Friday, August 28, 2015

What’s It Like To...Be a Sports Talk Radio Host

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
"What’s It Like To…" is a series that looks inside the worlds of extreme sports, professional athletics, and sports careers. Most women don't listen to sports talk radio, and I was one of them. As I became more obsessed with the athletics of football, however, I wanted to understand the... Read more

Save lives by wearing pink after dark

Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:33 AM
Wearing pink after dark can save lives in more than one way with the new “Pink After Dark” campaign recently kicked off by 4id, a West Conshohocken company that creates safety products for athletes. 4id is selling new pink LED visibility products to be worn when active out of doors at... Read more

New brain-training app focuses on athletes

Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
So much attention is paid to athletes’ physical conditioning, it’s easy to overlook the importance of critical thinking. But even the greatest arm won’t save a quarterback whose decision-making is slow. Peter Fadde, a professor at Southern Illinois University, has studied sports-specific... Read more

A yoga instructor’s search for mind/body balance

Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Peace is born out of balance and balance comes from flexibility.” Newly minted yoga instructor Sarah McIntyre truly believes that yoga helps you remove yourself from the rat race called life and find happiness. “I had been in and out of yoga classes for years. I always practiced... Read more

Four workout mistakes that lead to injury

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Exercise is good for your health and has countless other benefits, but if you’re guilty of these four bad habits, you may be risking an injury. Pushing through pain The popular mantra “no pain, no gain” is misleading. Many people believe that pain during exercise is normal so they... Read more

What’s It Like To... Be a university athletic director

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
"What’s It Like To…" is a series that looks inside the worlds of extreme sports, professional athletics, and careers in athletics. Dr. Eric Zillmer is in his 18th year as Athletic Director (AD) at Drexel University, overseeing all components of the Athletics Department including their... Read more

The trainer’s guide to tackling TRX

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready for a suspenseful workout? If your gut is softer than a Halloween pumpkin on Thanksgiving Day, it is time to get hardcore and hands-on with those mysterious black and gold straps at your local gym. TRX has become a leading tool for exercisers who want an effective workout that tones... Read more

Is CrossFit bad for you?

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has never been a fitness craze that has caused such controversy as CrossFit. People seem to either love or hate it. Those that love it have developed a cult-like following and those that hate it, are equally as vocal in their loathing about why you should hate CrossFit. So is it really good for... Read more

3 signs your new fitness program will fail

Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
You’ve just started a new fitness program and feeling strong and motivated right out of the gate ready to tackle your goals and become fitter than ever before. Considering that the majority of adults who start fitness programs never reach their goals, the chances of your new program staying... Read more

Fit Academy boot camp turns your workout up a notch

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM
Osayi Osunde, founder of Fit Academy and co-founder of Optimum Fit USA, believes that having fun and networking should be a big part of your fitness experience and that is why he makes sure to incorporate them into his Fit Academy outdoor boot camps held in the Art Museum area throughout the week.... 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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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