Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ashley Greenblatt

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

Broad Street Run: A runner’s guide to avoiding road rage

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
The race to the Broad Street Run is picking up pace. In an attempt to channel your inner Steve Prefontaine, you have taken the initial steps necessary to successfully reach the finish line. You awkwardly galloped outside of Philadelphia Runner while Stu the sneaker specialist assessed whether you would... Read more

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
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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