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6 most common workout blunders

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
The gym can be an interesting place to go to as a physical therapist. I am always fascinated by the many people who tend to make the same mistakes when working out. Whether it’s overworking a group of muscles or performing an exercise that just won’t get you results, here are the top six... Read more

Goal Oriented: Ten health tips to live by

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a coach I have heard all of the excuses as to why people can’t commit to a training program. I understand that everyone is overbooked and has very hectic lives but when it comes to our health we need to find the time. Here are some of the more common responses I hear from people as to why... Read more

Martial arts: From killing art to wellness and fitness

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh... Read more

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
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
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
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, 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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