Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Kelly O'Shea

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

What’s Happening: Color Me Rad 5K

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Things are about to get pretty rad in Philadelphia. Color Me Rad 5K, the most colorful 5K on the planet, is coming to the Wells Fargo Center on August 30, 2014. If you need an excuse to let loose, this untimed run is definitely for you. Runners in this 5K aren’t trying to get their best time;... Read more

What’s happening: Philadelphia Dance Day

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
How would like to take part in Philly’s biggest dance party of the year? On Saturday, July 26, Philly Dance Fitness and other local dance companies will team up to host 20 completely free dance workshops for the fifth annual Philadelphia Dance Day nonprofit celebration. All dance enthusiasts... Read more

What’s happening: City Fit Girls FitRetreat

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Ladies, if you’re looking for a great excuse to get together with your girls and celebrate health and fitness in Philly, the City Fit Girls FitRetreat is for you. Back for its second year, the FitRetreat will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Impact Hub Philly. Presented by City Fit Girls and... Read more

SWEAT Fitness launches Philly concert themed summer cycling series

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 11:23 AM
Every spinner knows that a good playlist can help you push through a tough climb or power through the last sprint of class. That’s why SWEAT Fitness has introduced its first ever summer concert themed cycling series. The 2014 summer concert season is jammed packed with great acts like Beyonce... Read more

We tried it: MegaFormer class at Plank Studio

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Have you ever seen a MegaFormer? Wayne’s new Plank Studio carries 10 of the 10-foot-long, 250-pound machines created by industry-renowned Sebastien Lagree. The machine itself looks more like a medieval torture device than gym equipment — and at times, it felt like it to. You know that... Read more

Registration opens July 1 for Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K

Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:30 AM
On Tuesday, July 1, registration will open for the largest 10K in the Tri-State Area, the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge on November 2, 2014. The 6.2 mile run is a unique out-and-back course on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Starting at the tollgates on the New Jersey side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, runners... Read more

Mizuno’s Baton app allows runners to turn miles into money for Back on My Feet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Mizuno is out to answer one powerful question: What if everybody ran? With your help, we’re about to find out. Much like the popular app Charity Miles, Mizuno’s Baton app is a free mobile download that tracks your running mileage and allows you to earn money for their charitable partner... Read more

Cool workouts to get you through hot summer months

Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
The summer months bring on a real dilemma: The weather is so hot that the mere thought of getting sweaty at a fitness class makes you want to melt into a puddle. But how else will you work off that ice cream cone? Luckily, Philadelphia is packed with pool — or river — workouts that will... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
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
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.
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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