Monday, December 22, 2014

Ashley Greenblatt

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

Fall back into a healthy routine

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Keeping healthy during the dog days of summer can be a real beach. On a recent trip to the shore, my eyes wandered away from my last few pages of Gone Girl, and onto a coastline that looked like a polluted "waist land." If the summer months have you vacationing from daily exercise and eating well,... Read more

Take your butt to booty camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
The days of stick-figure physiques are a thing of the past. Strong is the new sexy and your backside is taking center stage. There are songs dedicated to it, Kardashian empires built upon it — no ifs, ands or butts about it, a shapely posterior is what women want and men desire. So, pick up your... Read more

Isometrics: The slow burn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
What if there was a workout where you needn’t move a muscle? If you are looking for a change of pace from your current exercise routine, isometric training may be the answer to your workout wishes. Isometric exercise is strength training that involves tensing the muscle without actually moving... Read more

How to overcome 'Gymtimidation'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does gym intimidation have you feeling bent out of shape? Joining a new gym is an excellent way to promote and enhance your physical and mental health. However, being the new jock on the block can mimic the insecurities and trepidations experienced on the first day at a new school. Luckily, you won’t... Read more

How to choose a personal trainer

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current exercise routine have you running in circles? When it comes to keeping pace with exercise adherence and motivation, employing a Personal Trainer can help reach one’s stride. However, determining which Personal Trainer to choose can be a challenging task, and it is important... 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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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
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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