Monday, January 26, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

The personal trainer’s weekly guide to fulfilling your fitness resolution: Recharge your batteries

Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is the frigid winter weather threatening to put your New Year’s workout resolution into a deep freeze? The blustery days of winter seem to creep up quickly this time of year, and so do the pounds. Walking from your sofa to your refrigerator to nuke a Hot Pocket does not constitute exercise.... Read more

The personal trainer’s weekly guide to fulfill your fitness resolution: Part 2

Monday, January 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Congratulations on making it to Chapter Two of the nationally acclaimed best-seller, (work with me here!) “The Book of You: A Tale of Twinkie Triumph,” written and starring you, on the other side of my computer screen. Right now, I want you to channel your inner Ernest Heming-Weigh Less... Read more

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

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

The trainer’s guide to shape up in the New Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 11:54 AM
Dear loyal Sports Doc followers, This season I would like to give you the gift of health. This gift has no expiration date and cannot be exchanged for a new pair of jeans, because your favorite pair gave way when you were popping not only bottles, but buttons from over-indulging this month. When the... Read more

Body weight resistance training: 2015’s top fitness trend

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current workout routine have you breaking the bank instead of a sweat? Chuck Norris round houses you in the face with late night infomercials about his home gym, athletic clubs offer the bells and whistles of being fed Napa grapes while you become a California Raisin in their whirlpool, and... Read more

Exercise control: A worrier’s guide to anxiety, stress relief

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Is controlling your anxiety starting to get on your nerves? Not to worry, I have remedy that requires no prescriptions or visits to your doctor: exercise. I am a self-diagnosed germaphobe with a history of hypochondria. There was a time when anxiety had me on the VIP list at the college infirmary... Read more

A runner’s guide for the non-runner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Did your first impression of running start off on the wrong foot? Running can be a lot like that time my dentist thought it was okay to fire off multiple questions at me while I had seventeen tubes jammed down my throat – uncomfortable, a little gag-worthy and leaving me desiring a long shower... Read more

Make a date with yourself: 3 tips to a healthier you

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you have a healthy relationship with yourself? We value maintaining our bonds with others far more than nurturing our own health and well-being. This became apparent to me after a long work day a few years back. I was driving home – one hand being used to ravenously stuff a Styrofoam packaged... Read more

Celebrated Celebrities: Workouts inspired by Hollywood’s leading ladies

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does the thought of seeing one more hard-bodied, air-brushed, big screen babe on the cover of your favorite magazine have you running for the Hollywood Hills? It was a lonely Sunday night, and I was in dire need of partially-hydrogenated oil therapy. A visit to my local food mart would certainly lift... 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.

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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