Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Working Out

Free Fit Academy boot camp tomorrow

Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
In a fitness rut or wanting to start exercising, but not sure how to get started? Fit Academy’s free boot camp Tuesday at the back steps of the Art Museum at 6:30 p.m. is a great way to get motivated. “I hold the free workouts because I believe that Philadelphia is a city that is entrenched... Read more

Find Your Trainer coming soon to Philly

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
The excuses for not working out can be boundless it seems. No time. You are uncomfortable working out at a gym, but you don’t even consider a personal trainer because you are not Beyoncé. Or maybe you have worked out with personal trainers at your gym or studio, but find the whole sales... Read more

When your workout stops working: 3 machines to avoid at the gym

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you have a weight problem? Resistance machines are intended to strengthen muscles, improve bone density and give your immune system a good workout after sweaty Eddie leaves a cesspool of fitness fluid in his wake. However, your gains may quickly turn into losses if you use weight machines improperly... Read more

Flexibility 101: Simple stretches to help you loosen up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Everyday our bodies are under stress from exercise, long hours spent commuting, lugging heavy equipment around or being sedentary at a desk chair for hours on end. That leaves our muscles aching for a little more flexibility. The importance of stretching pre- and post-workout is often overlooked... Read more

Four workout mistakes that lead to injury

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Exercise is good for your health and has countless other benefits, but if you’re guilty of these four bad habits, you may be risking an injury. Pushing through pain The popular mantra “no pain, no gain” is misleading. Many people believe that pain during exercise is normal so they... Read more

The trainer’s guide to tackling TRX

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready for a suspenseful workout? If your gut is softer than a Halloween pumpkin on Thanksgiving Day, it is time to get hardcore and hands-on with those mysterious black and gold straps at your local gym. TRX has become a leading tool for exercisers who want an effective workout that tones... Read more

3 signs your new fitness program will fail

Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
You’ve just started a new fitness program and feeling strong and motivated right out of the gate ready to tackle your goals and become fitter than ever before. Considering that the majority of adults who start fitness programs never reach their goals, the chances of your new program staying... Read more

Fit Academy boot camp turns your workout up a notch

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM
Osayi Osunde, founder of Fit Academy and co-founder of Optimum Fit USA, believes that having fun and networking should be a big part of your fitness experience and that is why he makes sure to incorporate them into his Fit Academy outdoor boot camps held in the Art Museum area throughout the week.... Read more

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
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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