Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

How to make the most of your time at the gym

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does your time in the gym feel like a race against the clock? While there is a small percentage of fitness fanatics who clock in enough hours at the gym to deserve a salary and benefits package, most gym-goers prefer to get in, get out and move on with their lives. As your Conditioning Consultant,... Read more

The trainer’s guide: Gym etiquette 101

Monday, February 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you exercising proper gym etiquette during your workout? Often times the health club head honcho stands behind a curtain like the Wizard of Oz, dictating detailed rules such as not bathing before marinating in that whirlpool stew of floating Band-Aids accented by stray hairs, and the need to refrain... Read more

Your most common fitness questions answered

Monday, February 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you wish your gym membership came with a user-friendly instruction manual? Call me Cupid, because this Valentine’s Day I’m going to draw back my bow and shoot you straight with the answers to commonly asked fitness questions. So nix that sampler box of Godiva chocolates, toss those snot... Read more

The personal trainer’s weekly guide: Work off that Super Bowl feast

Monday, February 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Did Super Bowl Sunday’s smorgasbord of fan-favorite foods and belt-busting beverages cause you to fumble on your fitness? While you may have been busy intercepting hoagie trays from kick off to the end of the fourth quarter, there is no need to blow the game over one bad day. As your teammate... Read more

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
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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