Monday, August 31, 2015

CrossFit

Is CrossFit bad for you?

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has never been a fitness craze that has caused such controversy as CrossFit. People seem to either love or hate it. Those that love it have developed a cult-like following and those that hate it, are equally as vocal in their loathing about why you should hate CrossFit. So is it really good for... Read more

HIIT Bootcamp Run coming this May

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you hit a plateau when it comes to losing those last few stubborn pounds? You might want to try Weston Fitness’ HIIT Bootcamp Run which is starting this May and will run every Saturday through the summer. It combines running with strength training for a complete workout. Just imagine going... Read more

Free classes at CrossFit Love Fitness Fair

Friday, March 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Tuesday, March 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Market & Shops at Comcast Center is hosting a free fitness fair to help you get in shape for the warmer weather. Open to all fitness levels, the fair will include two workout classes at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. led by Joe Petrusky, head coach and owner... Read more

Pay Attention: How to enjoy every minute of exercise

Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you hate those first few minutes of a jog? Do you dread the starting few poses of yoga? Does it take a while to get into your exercise class? I was talking to a colleague recently who loves skiing in the Alps. But as you might guess, that's impossible for him to do 3-4 times a week; so instead... Read more

MyFitnessPal: Predictions for 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
As you usher in 2015, do you have exercise and eating better on your mind? Whether you are changing your lifestyle completely or just looking for ways to spice up your exercise routine, MyFitnessPal, a free calorie counter app, has been crunching numbers from their 75 million users to help give you... Read more

ClassPass now available in Philadelphia

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you like to switch your fitness routine up a lot with different types of workouts? Is there a new studio that you been wanting to visit, but were wary of making a big commitment? When you purchase a ClassPass you receive access to some of the most popular boutique studios in the city for only $99... Read more

Unite Fitness Decathlon: Keeping the fun in fitness

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Staying fit and healthy doesn’t have to be all work and no play according to the creators of the Unite Fitness Decathlon (UFD). In the hopes of inspiring people to change the way they look at cross-training, they developed 10 fitness challenges that are all mixed up along a 10K trail run. What... Read more

6 common fitness myths dispelled

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fitness Myth #1: Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. Fact: Muscle and fat are two different types of tissue. One does not become the other. When you stop exercising, your muscles shrink, or atrophy, so over time, the percent of body fat increases while muscle mass decreases. Fitness Myth... 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

Overuse injuries in CrossFit athletes and cyclists

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the rise in popularity of CrossFit and activities like cycling, we are seeing more and more inside elbow pain. This injury is called medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, as it was typically seen in golfers. Now we are seeing more and more cyclists and CrossFit athletes with this type... 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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