Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

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

Transforming your work space into a workout space

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your desk job adding weight to your waistline? The majority of Americans spend their day sedentary, resulting in poor posture, weight gain and sloppy eating habits. Hours spent screen scrolling and donut dipping at your desk has transformed your jawline into a bird-like feature. While a Pelican... Read more

Take the dread out of your tread routine

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you bored with your monotonous treadmill routine? Of course you are! Grammatically speaking, the word “treadmill” is synonymous with terms such as, “chore,” “drudgery,” and “rut.” A running revelation - treadmills were designed to peak your heart... Read more

Preventative Medicine: Exercise each day to keep the doctor away

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to exercise power over your life? Each year our country spends thousands of dollars on prescription medication to make us happier, healthier, concentrate more, worry less, shrink our bellies, bulk our biceps, lower our blood sugar and raise our libidos. Our medicine cabinets are bursting... Read more

Damage Control: How to avoid growing pains at the gym

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you an excessive exerciser? We all know that exercise is important but most weight room worshipers don’t realize that too much of a good thing can exist when it comes to physical fitness. It is important to listen to your body when you start to feel the aches and pains associated with activities... Read more

The trainer’s guide to a solid sweat session in the square

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready for a workout that is a walk in the park? After months of running in thermal underwear, rubber boots and a parka, it is time for an exercise routine that is a breath of warm, fresh air. The grass is definitely greener on the other side of your gym’s walls. Toss that Claritin prescription... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide: How to commit to be fit

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you a fitness-phobe? You want to commit to exercising regularly, but you are afraid of belly flopping into the deep end of the lap pool. Exercise can feel a lot like dating. The jitters associated with engaging in a new routine or enrolling at a different gym is comparable to a first date. You... 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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