Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

When your workout stops working: 3 machines to avoid at the gym

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you have a weight problem? Resistance machines are intended to strengthen muscles, improve bone density and give your immune system a good workout after sweaty Eddie leaves a cesspool of fitness fluid in his wake. However, your gains may quickly turn into losses if you use weight machines improperly... Read more

Flexibility 101: Simple stretches to help you loosen up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Everyday our bodies are under stress from exercise, long hours spent commuting, lugging heavy equipment around or being sedentary at a desk chair for hours on end. That leaves our muscles aching for a little more flexibility. The importance of stretching pre- and post-workout is often overlooked... 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

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

The Saved by the KettleBell workout

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more Kettlebell. Every gym has a dark, distant corner where these curious cannonball shaped weights hide. Whether you are a gridiron guru or the new kid on the jock block, many people avoid implementing the Kettlebell into their workout routine due... Read more

Belly-blasting stability ball circuit

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Tired of ab workouts that are a real pain in the neck? Make the switch from the conventional Captain Crunch sit-up routine, to this belly-blasting stability ball circuit, which will carve your core and keep your gut guessing. Disclaimer: Abs are made in the kitchen. Unfortunately, you cannot out-exercise... Read more

The 'balls to the wall' workout

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to get on the ball with your workout routine? The majority of fitness folk waste precious time with water breaks, walking from machine to machine and getting stuck in unprovoked babble with Glen the garlic breathing gym gnome, who always has a fresh roll of photos on hand to share from... Read more

Tight on time, equipment? Try the one-person resistance band workout

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Strike up the band! The resistance band that is. Whether you are on the road, or barricaded in your home recovering from the death of your favorite Game of Thrones character, a total body workout is always accessible due to the portability and convenience of the resistance band. These flexible flab... Read more

The shore-goer’s weekend fitness guide

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are weekends at the shore causing you to become a health hermit crab? Monday through Thursday, you are calorie-crunching machine - working hard for the weekend. You clock in ample time at the gym, eat well and even walk to work rather than taking public transportation. However, once we cross the 9th... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide to home and body improvement

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:50 AM
Are you ready for a workout that keeps your body and your home in tip-top shape? If both aspects of your life are starting to look dumpy, frumpy and Dorito dusty, grab the Pledge because it is time to wipe your countertops, messy eating habits and stale exercise routine clean. Most Americans forgo... 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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