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Kelly O'Shea

The Philly 10K: The Philly-est race you can run

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Saturday, September 6, 3,000 runners took to the streets for the inaugural Philly 10K. Philadelphia Runner’s first-ever road race was a huge hit. And as a 10K first-timer, I was so happy with my decision to use this race as my springboard into the amazing running scene that Philly has to offer... Read more

10 fall races to run in Philadelphia for a good cause

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:47 AM
Fall is the unofficial start to the racing calendar and I'm sure many of you are lacing up your sneaks and training for Philly’s big marathon weekends. In the midst of logging all of those miles, why not switch up your routine and consider joining a smaller race for a good cause? Yep, that's... Read more

Rothman Institute takes hard stance on returning to play after a concussion

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:35 PM
“When in doubt, sit them out.” That’s the CDC’s motto on returning to play after a concussion. That philosophy is also echoed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the international leader in concussion management. Yet the motto still leaves coaches and parents with... Read more

Take it outside: Your weekend outdoor yoga guide

Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
There’s just something about practicing yoga in the open air that it makes it so much more peaceful. Luckily, Philly has a whole host of options to do just that but there are only a few more weekends of warm weather left. If you have yet to try one of these popular sun-drenched classes, we’ve... Read more

Discounted entry fee for Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Marathon season in Philadelphia kicks off on Sunday, September 21, when thousands of runners will lace up for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. Last year, the race sold out two weeks before runners took to the starting line. This year, with only a month to go, bibs are still... Read more

2015 Love Run Half Marathon registration opens Aug. 22

Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Last year, Philadelphia runners added a new half marathon to their spring schedule. Glassboro-based CGI Racing hosted the 2014 inaugural Love Run and after selling out to 10,000 runners, they’re back this year on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Registration for the 13.1-mile race opens at 10 a.m. on... Read more

Aqua Vida’s Standup Paddleboard Yoga moves to Spruce Street Harbor Park

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
During these hot and sticky summer months, you’ve probably been brainstorming ways to stay cool while you sweat. Luckily, the ladies of Aqua Vida have the workout you’ve been looking for. In June, Jana Mars and Michelle Doyle launched their standup paddleboard yoga series in Philadelphia... Read more

We tried it: Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Are you a runner looking to shake things up? For a fun (and dirty) change of pace, a mud run might be the answer. If you’re unfamiliar with the latest fitness fad, mud runs combine running with a combination of military style obstacles along the course. The goal is to challenge yourself and... Read more

What’s Happening: The Color Run Night debuting in Philly

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia loves a good color run. How do I know that? The self-named “happiest 5K on the planet” has sold out every year in Philly. Luckily, this year, they’re coming back again with an epic encore. On October 18, Philadelphia will host the country’s first The Color Run... Read more

Free summer workouts to do every day of the week

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Often times, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on your daily exercise. Luckily, we've rounded up a full week's worth of free fitness options in Philadelphia... 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
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, 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
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