Friday, March 27, 2015


Is exercise during pregnancy safe?

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
When it comes to exercise and pregnancy, most of the attention is focused on how to quickly and efficiently regain your pre-baby body after you’ve given birth. However, exercise during pregnancy is equally as important and can lead to many benefits: decreased maternal weight gain, shorter labor... Read more

Play dirty at Lozilu’s Women’s Mud Run

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Looking for something to break up the monotony of your fitness routine or a reason for a much needed girls’ day? Lozilu’s Women’s Mud Run offers you a filthy 5K festival filled with obstacles, music, mud and an after-party with live bands. How can you not have fun with obstacles named... Read more

Are you at risk for the Female Athlete Triad?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the best ways to build strong bones in female athletes is regular participation in weight bearing exercise, like running and jumping. In fact, females who participate in sports like soccer or basketball tend to have stronger bones than swimmers or cyclists. However, the benefits of weight bearing... Read more

Women of Philly gone wild at Weston Fitness

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Age is just a number, right? The mantra as we get older is that we are only as old as we feel, but for those of us in those middling years, when we are not quite young anymore, but not a senior citizen yet either, there is not a whole lot of support for those of us still striving for our dreams. Who... 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

Ahha! Workshop inspires healthy holiday mindset

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 AM
Well now that we have survived Halloween and its sugar-induced coma (I know the big bags of candy your kids brought home on Friday are still calling your name), I am sure we are all doubling our efforts to eat right and exercise, but what will we do come Thanksgiving and all that turkey and stuffing?... Read more

Road closures and parking considerations for Run the Bridge

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:09 PM
This Sunday, November 2, runners will be converging on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K and 2-mile walk. Registration opens at 6:15 a.m. with the 10K and 2-mile walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The Kids’ Event will begin at Campbell’s Field in Camden at 8:45... Read more

CHOP gets hip with new young adult program

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
When you think of hip problems, you probably first picture an older man or woman who needs a hip replacement, but hip pain and mobility issues can actually start when you are a lot younger, most commonly from shape deformities in the hip joints. That is why Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more

Sweet, spicy CABARRET fitness is back in Philly

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Bring the fun back into your fitness routine with a unique combination of barre fitness and cabarret. Miami-based dancer and fitness entrepreneur Nicole LaBonde will be offering her unique CABARRET fitness program Wednesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 26 in dance studios in Philadelphia, the... Read more

Reading’s Alexa Cupitt spreads hope at Philly’s Heart Walk

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Tricia Cupitt became pregnant with Alexa, she had no idea the roller coaster ride she and her family would be taken on. It was her third pregnancy and she wasn’t expecting any complications. “My pregnancy was going great and then my blood tests came back indicating a chance that my... Read more
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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 Health
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
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,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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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