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Mizuno’s Baton app allows runners to turn miles into money for Back on My Feet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Mizuno is out to answer one powerful question: What if everybody ran? With your help, we’re about to find out. Much like the popular app Charity Miles, Mizuno’s Baton app is a free mobile download that tracks your running mileage and allows you to earn money for their charitable partner... Read more

Isometrics: The slow burn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
What if there was a workout where you needn’t move a muscle? If you are looking for a change of pace from your current exercise routine, isometric training may be the answer to your workout wishes. Isometric exercise is strength training that involves tensing the muscle without actually moving... Read more

Cool workouts to get you through hot summer months

Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
The summer months bring on a real dilemma: The weather is so hot that the mere thought of getting sweaty at a fitness class makes you want to melt into a puddle. But how else will you work off that ice cream cone? Luckily, Philadelphia is packed with pool — or river — workouts that will... Read more

What are plyometrics?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
When, why, what and how seem to be questions that always surround plyometric training. Most people do not understand exactly what it is, or how incorporating plyometric training into your workouts can improve your athletic ability and also help to decrease injury. What is plyometric training? Most... Read more

'Gamekeeper's thumb' and how it affects athletes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:33 PM
On a day like today, skiing may be the last thing on your mind. But I wanted to discuss an injury that can be easily missed for being a lot less obvious than a broken bone, but not any less important and perhaps more difficult to manage. ‘Skier’s thumb’ is an acute injury to one... Read more

USMNT injuries and what they mean for the rest of the World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:21 PM
One of the biggest victories in recent United States soccer history did not come without a price. Last evening’s match with Ghana saw United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) striker Jozy Altidore leave the game with what appeared to be a significant hamstring injury. In interviews, Altidore... Read more

Goal Oriented: Get ready to HIIT the beach this summer!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is finally upon us and people have started to head to the shore for some much needed rest and relaxation. If you are someone who exercises on a regular basis it may seem like your training will have to take a back seat for the time that you are at the beach. I personally love to exercise... Read more

Free boot camp classes at Sister Cities Park with Free Fitness Philly

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Most often, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on daily exercise. Luckily for you, Free Fitness Philly is breaking down that barrier by offering free weekly... Read more

Fitness-related gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Father’s Day is around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you may be wondering what to get Dad. My father no longer wears ties to work– so that’s out–and probably has three “back-up” wallets I’ve given him over the last several years. So, maybe this... Read more

Free fitness and fun with Phila.'s November Project

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:52 PM
First and foremost, let’s get this free fitness alert out of the way — on Friday mornings at 6:25 a.m. you can meet the November Project for a free(!) cross-training workout at Penn’s Franklin Field. Now, what is the November Project, you ask? It all started in 2011 in Boston —... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
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
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