Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Working Out

1 piece of equipment, 3 ways: The Smith machine

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you ready to revamp your workout? If roaming from machine to machine has caused you to lose the bustle to your hustle, stop your weight conditioning commute by using the Smith machine for more than just squats. Raise the bar, your heart rate and productivity with this one-and-done total-body... Read more

Revising your fitness goals

Friday, February 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you falling out of love with your fitness routine? Unfortunately for most people, the excitement associated with a fresh start tends to dwindle, along with the amount of time dedicated to living well, eating right and exercising regularly. Good news, now is the perfect time to troubleshoot your... Read more

3 exercises to firm your glutes

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 AM
Do you want to boost your caboose, but don’t know where to start? The key to a royal-sized rump is to use the king of all exercises: the sacred squat. Squats carve curves, crush calories and add speed to your sprint. But lets face it, standard squats are boring. Sit down, stand up, repeat... Read more

Slope session: Exercises to help you hit your ski stride

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:00 AM
Do you need a dry run before hitting the slopes this winter? Unless you are living on the side of a mountain like a Yeti, chances are you don’t have easy access to steep alpine terrain to practice your powder-pounding moves. Regardless of your skill level, it is important to protect your legs... Read more

Aqua Vida moves indoors to the pool at Drexel Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:00 AM
During these bitter winter months, we’re longing for the days of sweaty summer workouts. Luckily, the ladies of Aqua Vida are here to ease our seasonal depression. In 2014, Jana Mars and Daphne Murphy launched their standup paddleboard yoga series in Philadelphia. I tried one of their SUP yoga... Read more

Winter warrior workout: A cold weather-proof routine

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you ready to winter-proof your workout? Don’t let the weather put a deep freeze on your fitness routine. Finding the motivation to start moving is the hardest part of any workout. Therefore, it is important to tap into what inspires you. Are you questing to conquer an upcoming race, such... Read more

How to finally reach your resolution this year

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you ready to kick that stubborn, won’t go away weight for good? Becoming the healthiest version of ourselves is always high on our New Year’s Resolution list, however we fall victim to the same health and fitness faux pas each year. Avoid the number one mistake of setting unrealistic... Read more

Torch your tummy: The formula to flat abs

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to bust your gut? From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, our focus is redirected to fun festivities like holiday hooplas, swigging spirits and eating our weight in Christmas cookies. To avoid being haunted by the ghosts of holiday hams past, give yourself the gift of abs so flat... Read more

Step right up: Make the Stepper a must-do machine

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to step up your cardio routine? Our society is suffering from an exercise epidemic - the Great Stair Scare of the 21st Century. Elevators and escalators have been invented to rid people of their flight fright. Unless you are hauling a 5-ton safe stacked with gold bars up to your apartment... Read more

Wheels that wow: The importance of Leg Day training

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you giving your legs the love they deserve? Think twice before skimping on stilt strengthening exercises at your next sweat session. A tree is only as strong as its roots and trunk. Similarly, the human body requires brawny muscular beams to protect our skeletal structure from instability related... 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, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, 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
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
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
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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