Sunday, November 29, 2015

Local PT to work with Olympians

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Heather Moore, a local physical therapist and owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, was recently offered the chance to work with Olympic athletes at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs... Read more

The wake-you-up workout

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to rise and grind? The fitness fairy is here to give you a workout wakeup call. Revving up your system first thing in the morning helps warm up the body by allowing the heart to pump oxygen-rich blood to the muscles and bones. In addition, it kick starts your metabolism and builds healthy... Read more

Will a gluten-free diet up your game?

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Strength. Power. Endurance. These are all important qualities to an athlete. Proper training and nutrition have always been key to athletic success, but have you ever wondered if a more specific diet could enhance your performance? Gluten-free diets, essential for those suffering from celiac disease... Read more

Train like a soldier with Sgt. Nate's Ranger Workout

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you are a fitness junkie, then you have probably been to a boot camp class or two (or three). But have you ever experienced a true military boot camp? Sgt. Nate Griffin, owner of Professional Touch Fitness and former army sergeant and medic, wants to give you a taste of what it is like to be a... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 8

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Note: Relentless Fitness is running a mock Spartan Race workout at Steve's Club (10-minutes from Center City) this Saturday, 10/31 @10:00am. Details here – join the fun! Go, go, go! You've been doing nothing but going. Burpee'ing, crushing skills, progressing your volume, and being a general... Read more

Best way to reduce arm injuries in baseball

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you know the number one way to reduce the chance of injuring your shoulder or elbow as a youth baseball player? As an athletic trainer and physical therapist, I’d love to tell you the answer is performing scapula exercises and maintaining good posture, but I would be wrong. My pitching coach... Read more

Exercises to bolster a busted joint: Fitness for post-arthroscopic knee patients

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you knee deep in concern on how to bounce back after arthroscopic surgery? The majority of Americans will experience some sort of knee-related injury or arthritic joints at some point in their lives. The knee is one of the largest joints in the body and bears a great deal of brunt from the activities... Read more

Burn belly fat with the basics

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Like a lot of personal trainers, Gavin McKay marvels that so many people still think the road to great abs is paved with hours at the gym. "Literally still, still today, after all of the information that's been out there about crunches not getting you abs, they still think that's somehow going to... Read more

Ursinus College study: Exercise improves heart health in just 4 weeks

Friday, October 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
While we all know that exercise is good for us, if you are like me, knowing and doing isn’t always the same thing. For many of us sticking to healthy lifestyle changes can be really difficult, especially if we feel like we are not seeing positive results quick enough. To learn more about how... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 7

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spartan Race day is random. You don't know exactly what is coming and you, and you don't know exactly when it's coming at you. This creates an extra layer of uncertainty and an extra layer of stress. How do you train for it? At Relentless Fitness one of our favorite ways is with a simple deck of... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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