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Take your butt to booty camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
The days of stick-figure physiques are a thing of the past. Strong is the new sexy and your backside is taking center stage. There are songs dedicated to it, Kardashian empires built upon it — no ifs, ands or butts about it, a shapely posterior is what women want and men desire. So, pick up your... Read more

Free summer workouts to do every day of the week

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Often times, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on your daily exercise. Luckily, we've rounded up a full week's worth of free fitness options in Philadelphia... Read more

10-minute full-body hotel room workout for travelers

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6:00 AM
Taking a nice, long, relaxing vacation is the best. Do you know what’s not the best? Trying to get back on the workout wagon after your muscles have lounged lazily for seven straight days. Fortunately, the wellness-minded Kimpton Hotels tapped Hotel Monaco Philadelphia’s doorman Thomas... Read more

Goal Oriented: Getting you prepped for preseason

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
In less than eight weeks high school athletes will be gearing up for their fall season. Athlete’s ranging from football players to field hockey players are getting ready for the 2014 fall season. If you drive past most high schools you will see teams practicing on the fields that surround their... Read more

What’s happening: Philadelphia Dance Day

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
How would like to take part in Philly’s biggest dance party of the year? On Saturday, July 26, Philly Dance Fitness and other local dance companies will team up to host 20 completely free dance workshops for the fifth annual Philadelphia Dance Day nonprofit celebration. All dance enthusiasts... Read more

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

SWEAT Fitness launches Philly concert themed summer cycling series

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 11:23 AM
Every spinner knows that a good playlist can help you push through a tough climb or power through the last sprint of class. That’s why SWEAT Fitness has introduced its first ever summer concert themed cycling series. The 2014 summer concert season is jammed packed with great acts like Beyonce... Read more

We tried it: MegaFormer class at Plank Studio

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Have you ever seen a MegaFormer? Wayne’s new Plank Studio carries 10 of the 10-foot-long, 250-pound machines created by industry-renowned Sebastien Lagree. The machine itself looks more like a medieval torture device than gym equipment — and at times, it felt like it to. You know that... Read more

Isometrics: The slow burn

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
What if there was a workout where you needn’t move a muscle? If you are looking for a change of pace from your current exercise routine, isometric training may be the answer to your workout wishes. Isometric exercise is strength training that involves tensing the muscle without actually moving... Read more

Cool workouts to get you through hot summer months

Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
The summer months bring on a real dilemma: The weather is so hot that the mere thought of getting sweaty at a fitness class makes you want to melt into a puddle. But how else will you work off that ice cream cone? Luckily, Philadelphia is packed with pool — or river — workouts that will... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
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
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.
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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