Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Working Out

The Saved by the KettleBell workout

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more Kettlebell. Every gym has a dark, distant corner where these curious cannonball shaped weights hide. Whether you are a gridiron guru or the new kid on the jock block, many people avoid implementing the Kettlebell into their workout routine due... Read more

Jenkintown Fitness Festival this Sunday

Friday, July 24, 2015, 10:27 AM
Is Sunday your fun day or day of relaxing before you head back into the hectic work week? Well, the Jenkintown Fitness Festival happening on the Piazza On The Square in Jenkintown this Sunday is offering you both fitness fun as well as some soothing meditation to help you face that Monday alarm clock... Read more

Beware of Bro-Science: Muscle-building myths and fat-loss fallacies

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you met a bro-scientist? You know, the guy at the gym who, like his kissing cousin the “amateur golf guru,” is always full of tips. The bro-scientist, and his well-sculpted credentials, usually finds you after a particularly dissatisfying workout with some pointers on how many grams... Read more

Tight on time, equipment? Try the one-person resistance band workout

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Strike up the band! The resistance band that is. Whether you are on the road, or barricaded in your home recovering from the death of your favorite Game of Thrones character, a total body workout is always accessible due to the portability and convenience of the resistance band. These flexible flab... Read more

Baby Boomers stay in motion at The Becoming Center

Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Mila Gorman of Blue Bell feels like she has been working with a personal trainer at The Becoming Center forever. At 69 (although you wouldn’t of guessed it by her youthful appearance), she has been exercising her whole life and has no plans of stopping. “Working out clears your head of... Read more

Transform your local playground into a gym

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you the excuse queen or king when it comes to finding time to exercise? Work and family obligations can weigh us down and it might seem like there is no possible way to get to the gym. According to Ethel Baumberg, co-founder of FLYAROO Fitness, however, squeezing in time for fitness just takes... Read more

5 surefire ways to speed muscle recovery

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
When you exercise, your muscles form tiny tears. From the second you stop lifting, those torn muscles have the opportunity to start the repair process, which results in muscle growth. While you can't "speed up" results, you can help your muscles along by optimizing post-workout recovery. Do nothing... Read more

Unite Fitness named in top 50 U.S. gyms by Men’s Fitness, Yelp

Monday, June 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Known for offering a full body workout in a fun social environment, Unite Fitness Studios recently were recognized as the #1 gym/fitness studio in Pennsylvania and in the Top 50 across America by Men’s Fitness and Yelp. According to Men’s Fitness, what earned Unite such high kudos was... Read more

Take your workout to the beach this summer

Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Picture this: You are lying on the beach, lulled to sleep by the steady lapping of the waves and the heat of the sun on your face. Feels like heaven, right? It is hard to think about revving up for a sweaty workout when you are in vacation mode, but we all know that we will eventually pay for skipping... Read more

Physical therapy and the human movement system

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you know that your body has a movement system? Left uncontrolled, it can be the source of injuries, aches and pains; however by working with a human movement expert it can be the rock-solid foundation for fitness and long-term health. Let’s be honest, physical therapy is widely associated... 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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