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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

What's Happening: Preserve the Sexy with Black Girls RUN!

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Justin Timberlake may have ‘brought sexy back’ but according to Black Girls RUN!, it never should have left in the first place. That’s why this Saturday morning, BGR! is presenting the Preserve The SexyTour, a one-day workshop designed for female runners of all levels to expand their... Read more

Scholastic sports injuries: Women's lacrosse

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:31 AM
Injury statistics A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the women’s lacrosse using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. The results show the game injury rate was twice the rate for practice (7.15 versus 3.30 injuries per 1000... 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

Five tips to help you return to running

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
It has been a long, cold winter. Walking on ice has proven difficult and running outdoors nearly impossible. For those without gym access, this winter has challenged our ability to maintain our fitness goals—except those goals directly related to shoveling snow. With events like the Broad Street... Read more

Fitness MythBusters: Does muscle weigh more than fat?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
One pound of mashed potatoes weighs the same as one pound of raw potatoes. No matter how you slice, scallop or roast it, a pound is a pound. So why do the weight-watching women of the world preach the misinformed belief that lean muscle weighs more than fat? I find most individuals use this erroneous... Read more

Common softball injuries and recommended treatments

Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:40 AM
Baseball and softball may be similar sports, but the injury data differs quite a bit. Let’s see what the research says. Injury statistics A 2007 paper in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at softball injuries from 1988-2004 using the NCAA injury surveillance system. Over the 16 years... Read more

Russian skier injured at Olympics--update and her prognosis

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:35 PM
A day filled with excitement and drama at the Sochi Olympics was marred by news Saturday morning of Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova’s serious injury. Komissarova sustained a broken back by dislocating her vertebra during a practice session on the freestyle course. She was taken immediately... Read more

Exercising with high blood pressure

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:01 AM
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common medical problems—affecting about one quarter of all Americans. It is also the most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes. Blood pressure can be thought of as looking at the stress on the heart. The top number is... Read more

50 marathons in 50 states before 50: Elizabeth Proffitt's journey

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
So what did you get for your last birthday? This Sunday, Elizabeth Proffitt of Birdsboro will travel to Des Moines, Ia. to accomplish the feat of running at least one marathon in all 50 states. What’s more, Proffitt will do so just months before her 50th birthday early next year. That’s... 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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