Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

How to golf without hurting your back

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
As summer comes to a close, many golfers find themselves evaluating their play. And as the summer golf season winds down, remember that it’s easy to find yourself with chronic neck or back pain if you don’t take precautions. Even pros such as Tiger Woods and Peter Jacobsen, a former Laser... Read more

30 minute gym workouts: Squeezing in a workout made easy

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you the queen of excuses like I am? Between work, kids and keeping the house from falling down on our ears, I feel like my daily plate is all ready overflowing and that I couldn’t possible squeeze one more thing in. Not. One. More. Thing. But I also know that exercise is a must when it... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide to running the Ben Franklin Bridge

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to bridge the gap between you and your relationship to running? If cardiovascular exercise has you feeling run down, it is time to wave "Ta Ta" to your treadmill routine and take your trot to the Ben Franklin Bridge. This run is like no other, in that it provides scenery and inclines... Read more

Your hips and your athletic performance

Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
A basketball player’s ability to pivot and jump. A runner’s ability to propel the legs forward. It all comes down to the strength and flexibility of the hips. Yet, the hips are often overlooked as one of the body’s most important sources of power and force, especially in athletes... Read more

Capture your ride with mountain bike photo contest

Friday, July 31, 2015, 2:09 PM
Philadelphia’s strong bike culture is very evident on the city streets with people cycling to work and school and hitting the Circuit trails and the Pump Track, but there is a large mountain biking contingent here and in the suburbs as well, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is... 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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