Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Working Out

Step up your training with Unite Fitness

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you been letting the stresses of everyday life keep you from taking care of yourself? We all know proper nutrition and fitness are the pillars of healthy living, but sometimes it is easier said than done. Sometimes extra motivation can help and that is why Unite Fitness is offering an accelerated... Read more

Preventative Medicine: Exercise each day to keep the doctor away

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to exercise power over your life? Each year our country spends thousands of dollars on prescription medication to make us happier, healthier, concentrate more, worry less, shrink our bellies, bulk our biceps, lower our blood sugar and raise our libidos. Our medicine cabinets are bursting... Read more

Workout Revival: Local NFL star, Mike Daniels, continues to outwork the competition

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s July 2003 as a 14-year-old boy walks a half-mile from his home to the high school he’ll be attending in September. He’s headed to the weight room, something foreign, but something he approaches eagerly as football season gets underway. It’s these initial footsteps of desire... Read more

Believe in a way back to fitness with a spinal cord injury

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
It's 7:30 a.m. at Magee Riverfront’s Wellness Center and Delano Turnipseed has already broken a sweat on a very unique type of exercise equipment: a seated elliptical machine designed specifically for individuals with leg paralysis. To look at his trim but muscular frame, you would never guess... Read more

Secrets of working out as you age

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
How do you stay active in middle age? Here are 3 role models who can each teach us some exercise wisdom. As we get older, our bodies may be not as flexible and strong as before. We may not bounce back from working out and sports as easily as before. As well, our time can get filled with work, friends... Read more

Damage Control: How to avoid growing pains at the gym

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you an excessive exerciser? We all know that exercise is important but most weight room worshipers don’t realize that too much of a good thing can exist when it comes to physical fitness. It is important to listen to your body when you start to feel the aches and pains associated with activities... Read more

Runners: Don’t forget about exercising your core

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you noticed that when you talk to fitness experts and enthusiasts alike, a key buzzword in every conversation is “the core.” According to MossRehab’s sports & spine rehabilitation specialist Dr. Jeff North, our core is literally our core, or the center of our body and the... Read more

The trainer’s guide to a solid sweat session in the square

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready for a workout that is a walk in the park? After months of running in thermal underwear, rubber boots and a parka, it is time for an exercise routine that is a breath of warm, fresh air. The grass is definitely greener on the other side of your gym’s walls. Toss that Claritin prescription... Read more

Workout Revival: Upper body workout with Marshall Roy of RISE Gym

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Marshall Roy has been passionate about strength training and fitness for the past decade and got his start as a personal trainer in New York City seven years ago. Frustrated with middle management, the Mainline native decided to move back home with his fiancé in search of a place to open a... Read more

How to effectively build muscle in women

Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve... 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
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
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
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior 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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