Saturday, January 31, 2015

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

Are ACL prevention programs effective?

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you play high school or college sports or are just a fan of various sporting events, then you know about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. It is estimated that 200,000 ACL ruptures occur in the U.S. per year. The ACL is one of four major ligaments around the knee that stabilizes the knee... Read more

Get your groove on at Philly Dance Fitness

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Baby, it is cold outside, but don’t worry, you can warm up this winter with some pulse beating dance moves at Philly Dance Fitness at one of their three locations – South Philly, Rittenhouse Square, and Midtown. Deborah Hirsch, president of Philly Dance Fitness has a jam packed schedule... Read more

3 fitness pitfalls to avoid in the New Year

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is getting in shape an annual resolution that you wish to permanently cross off your list? The road to health is paved with good intentions, however there are many pot (pie) holes and rocky road (ice cream) blocks that are detouring you to the same dead end each year. Here are the top three mistakes... Read more

Believe in a way back to the dance floor

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s 9 a.m. in Magee Riverfront’s therapy gym. Marilyn Palley walks in with her grandmother Butzi’s cane in hand. Approaching her therapy like a full time job, she asks herself, “Do I give in to my limitations or do I go beyond what I think my limitations are and push the envelope... Read more

Back on My Feet 5 Miler opens today

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you training for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run? Then you will want to add the AT&T Back on My Feet 5 Miler to your calendar. This 5 miler scheduled for March 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. is great preparation for the Broad Street Run in May. Registration opens today and only costs $25 until January... Read more

Workout Revival: Dumbbell Decimation

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Jay Pepito took perhaps an unorthodox route toward a life of fitness, but he arrived at his destination nonetheless. Growing up, he always put n emphasis on being active, but Pepito’s also a realist. Content with admitting he might not have been the best athlete at the basketball court, he still... Read more

5 fitness studio faux pas

Monday, January 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
The New Year is a common time for people to be looking for new fitness and diet programs. With a renewed motivation to feel and look fit, you might finally take your friend’s advice to check out that studio she is always posting about. Fitness studios have lots of advantages when it comes to... Read more

How to make your exercise resolution stick

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many of us have “exercise more” as one of our New Year’s resolutions. By the end of January, however, most people aren’t walking, running, or zumba-ing any more frequently than in December. How can you avoid that fate and, instead, make your exercise resolution stick? You need... 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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