Friday, December 19, 2014

Working Out

Body weight resistance training: 2015’s top fitness trend

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current workout routine have you breaking the bank instead of a sweat? Chuck Norris round houses you in the face with late night infomercials about his home gym, athletic clubs offer the bells and whistles of being fed Napa grapes while you become a California Raisin in their whirlpool, and... Read more

Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:14 AM
As you are rushing around with all your holiday preparations in the next couple of weeks, January may seem still so far away, but before you know it, you will be planning your New Year’s resolutions. While we always mourn the end of the holiday season and the extra time with family and friends... Read more

Exercise control: A worrier’s guide to anxiety, stress relief

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Is controlling your anxiety starting to get on your nerves? Not to worry, I have remedy that requires no prescriptions or visits to your doctor: exercise. I am a self-diagnosed germaphobe with a history of hypochondria. There was a time when anxiety had me on the VIP list at the college infirmary... Read more

Philly Girls in Motion offers the gift of movement

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a swimmer, runner and triathlete, Beth Devine has always been an avid sportswoman, but she also loves working with children. When first out of school she spent time running children’s programs like Future Stars Basketball, Field Hockey and Day Camps, but then decided to enter the business... Read more

5 moves you should avoid at the gym

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you’re a power lifter or body builder, please stop reading. If you’re a high level athlete, please read with an open mind. Now for the rest of us… My patients ask me all of the time, “What can I do in the gym?” For me, it’s not what you can and can’t do... Read more

A runner’s guide for the non-runner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Did your first impression of running start off on the wrong foot? Running can be a lot like that time my dentist thought it was okay to fire off multiple questions at me while I had seventeen tubes jammed down my throat – uncomfortable, a little gag-worthy and leaving me desiring a long shower... Read more

The 5 best exercises for runners

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
As hard as it is to believe, marathon and half marathon season is rapidly approaching the close for the season. For many people this means bringing the running inside and concentrating on other workouts. This is also the perfect time to begin giving your body rest from the mileage and making it stronger... Read more

Philadelphia Runner turns 10

Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:11 PM
November 8 is a big milestone birthday for an anchor in the Philadelphia running community. Philadelphia Runner, a running store that does so much more than sell shoes and fitness apparel, is turning 10 and they want everyone who has helped support them over the years celebrate with them. While tomorrow... 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
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
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
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 and Hatfield, 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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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