Monday, March 30, 2015

Working Out

The Trainer’s Guide: How to commit to be fit

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you a fitness-phobe? You want to commit to exercising regularly, but you are afraid of belly flopping into the deep end of the lap pool. Exercise can feel a lot like dating. The jitters associated with engaging in a new routine or enrolling at a different gym is comparable to a first date. You... Read more

7 key strategies on how the healthiest live

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:00 AM
When you interact with truly great, healthy trainers, they seem to always exude energy. We assume they somehow live in a different world that doesn’t have the same time constraints or they have some superhuman willpower, but that is simply our self-justification. Some of them have full time jobs... Read more

Fitness for the ‘Older Adult’: Exercises to jump start activity

Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Trying to maintain an active lifestyle is a challenge for all us. In the “older adult” population, the challenge can be magnified because of physical changes that occur naturally with time. As we age, metabolic rate, bone mass and muscle mass decrease. These changes can lead to health conditions... Read more

Top 5 abdominal training mistakes: Why you’re unhappy with your midsection

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
The elusive six-pack: everybody wants it, but few actually know how to achieve it. The core consists of nearly 35 muscles of the torso from back to front that are responsible for balance and stability. If you're spending hours in the gym crunching away to no avail, there's a good chance you're falling... Read more

Workout Revival: Strength training for the Broad Street Run

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Ali Jackson was a promising equestrian athlete, preparing to compete in show jumping in the Olympics before emergency surgery was preformed to save her leg from being amputated. “Doctors told me I’d be lucky to walk again,” she recalls. Well, she’s doing a little more than... Read more

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

Snow Day workout from CrossFit Love

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:06 PM
Has all this bad winter weather been messing with your workout schedule? Today the city seems a bit of a ghost town with many people off with their kids or working from home to avoid a treacherous commute. Getting to the gym or that pilates class might not seem in the cards today, but that doesn’t... Read more

Free workouts this week at Never Give Up Training

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:55 PM
This week there is no excuse for not hitting the gym. Never Give Up Training in Manayunk in honor of its second anniversary is offering free workouts with head trainer Ali Jackson as well as additional pop-up classes all week long. If you have been wanting to check out this total body gym, now is... Read more

Master the basics: Deadlift

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. — Albert Einstein That is one of my favorite ideas when it comes to fitness, and it rings especially true in strength training. We've been told that variety is the most important factor in a workout ("muscle confusion," anyone?) and many... Read more

How to make the most of your time at the gym

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does your time in the gym feel like a race against the clock? While there is a small percentage of fitness fanatics who clock in enough hours at the gym to deserve a salary and benefits package, most gym-goers prefer to get in, get out and move on with their lives. As your Conditioning Consultant,... 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 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
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
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, 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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