Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Workout Revival: Strength training for the Broad Street Run

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Ali Jackson was a promising equestrian athlete, preparing to compete in show jumping in the Olympics before emergency surgery was preformed to save her leg from being amputated. “Doctors told me I’d be lucky to walk again,” she recalls. Well, she’s doing a little more than... Read more

Bridge running, beer drinking with ODDyssey training program

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warmer weather is just around the corner so you know you need to step up your training for race season. The folks at the ODDyssey Half Marathon Training Team want to help you run stronger with their Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program. This six-week group running program will... Read more

Healthy Trails 5K offers chance at Broad Street Run

Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:15 PM
Did you get shut out of this year's Broad Street Run lottery? The 3rd annual Healthy Trails 5K is giving you a second chance at Broad Street glory! The Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is offering Broad Street Run bibs for the first 50 registrants of the 5K. The details: In order to obtain... Read more

Is exercise during pregnancy safe?

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
When it comes to exercise and pregnancy, most of the attention is focused on how to quickly and efficiently regain your pre-baby body after you’ve given birth. However, exercise during pregnancy is equally as important and can lead to many benefits: decreased maternal weight gain, shorter labor... Read more

Train for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K for free with SWEAT Fitness

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:41 PM
Two things that can warm you up on a snowy day like today are hot chocolate and running. OK, we’ll give you a pass on the latter, but just for today. That’s because you’ll be able to combine both at the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K/5K and SWEAT Fitness wants to help you prepare... Read more

Snow Day workout from CrossFit Love

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:06 PM
Has all this bad winter weather been messing with your workout schedule? Today the city seems a bit of a ghost town with many people off with their kids or working from home to avoid a treacherous commute. Getting to the gym or that pilates class might not seem in the cards today, but that doesn’t... Read more

Free Running Summit March 7

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you pumped for warmer weather and longer runs? To help you warm up for spring, 7 local running experts will be presenting at the first-ever Running Summit on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Training Room inside STACK Velocity Sports Performance in Cherry Hill, NJ. “We wanted... Read more

Roundup: St. Patrick's Day 2015 races in Philly area

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
March may have started cold and icy, but Philly’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will soon warm you and have your Irish eyes smiling. And it is not all beer drinking and parade watching that is on tap either. Here are some St. Paddy’s Day fun fitness events that are good for the body... Read more

RemissionMan: Local triathlete empowers cancer patients

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Upper Darby’s Steve Brown, dubbed “RemissionMan” is many things – a triathlete, coach, writer, speaker, cancer survivor. He has competed in ultramarathons and IRONMAN events, but what is probably most compelling about his story is how he has turned his cancer diagnosis into... Read more

Free workouts this week at Never Give Up Training

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:55 PM
This week there is no excuse for not hitting the gym. Never Give Up Training in Manayunk in honor of its second anniversary is offering free workouts with head trainer Ali Jackson as well as additional pop-up classes all week long. If you have been wanting to check out this total body gym, now 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 Health
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
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
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. 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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