Friday, January 30, 2015

Krav Maga, a fitness alternative?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It was developed in the 1940’s when the Israeli government was looking for a system that was easy to learn for all ages and for both genders, but was still effective in combat. “In Israel, both men... Read more

The personal trainer’s weekly guide to fulfill your fitness resolution: Part 2

Monday, January 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Congratulations on making it to Chapter Two of the nationally acclaimed best-seller, (work with me here!) “The Book of You: A Tale of Twinkie Triumph,” written and starring you, on the other side of my computer screen. Right now, I want you to channel your inner Ernest Heming-Weigh Less... Read more

Free People, Lithe team up for #FPLETSMOVE campaign

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Getting harder to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Get inspired by Free People's #FPLETSMOVE campaign when it comes to Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 20, 2105 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lithe Method's Rittenhouse studio on South 17th St. Free People, a clothing brand geared toward women... Read more

What is the best way to sleep?

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sleeping, front, side, back, does it really matter? The answer is yes, yes it does. If you wake up in pain after a night’s sleep, something is wrong, something is definitely wrong. When you lay down to go to sleep and you generally feel good or just a little soreness from the day but you wake... Read more

Are you at risk for the Female Athlete Triad?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the best ways to build strong bones in female athletes is regular participation in weight bearing exercise, like running and jumping. In fact, females who participate in sports like soccer or basketball tend to have stronger bones than swimmers or cyclists. However, the benefits of weight bearing... Read more

Yoga as good for your heart as aerobic exercise?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
When you picture a yoga class, do you imagine it to be more introspective than physical? Do you shy away from it because you fear it won’t give you the intensity of a workout you need? Yoga actually, according to new research reported by Reuters, is as good for your heart as riding your bike... Read more

Workout Revival: HIIT your legs

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Hey, what muscle does that exercise work?” “What’s the quickest way I can burn the most calories?” Teddy Munz would constantly get bombarded with questions like those while working out. After dishing out countless pieces of advice, the South Jersey personal trainer... Read more

Hit the trails to rev up your running routine

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Need a change to your normal running routine? Do you find yourself running the same route through your neighborhood or local park? Maybe it's time to consider adding trail runs to your running programs. When you run on roads, you are running straight forward, whereas trail running forces you to be... Read more

The personal trainer’s weekly guide to fulfill your fitness resolutions

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to knockout your fitness goals, but need a health coach to get you into fighting shape? The first few weeks of your New Year’s health resolution can be stressful. You know how you want to look and feel, but there is no bridge to connect the gap between where you are and where you... Read more

Phillies Charities 5K registration opens Jan. 12

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
No, it is not baseball time just yet, but the Phillies are gearing up for their annual Phillies Charities 5K that will be held on Saturday, March 28. This USATF certified 5K which will benefit charity starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park with a loop through FDR Park. There will be live music as well... 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.

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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