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POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:05 PM
Filed Under: Broad Street Run | John Quinn

It doesn’t take much to get a guy’s testosterone going.

When you end your last blog post with … Time to get your game face on … and someone e-mails you back with: “I have a great idea to get ‘your game face on’” you listen because you take it as a challenge.

You’re on, I responded to Brandy Bell-Truskey, AT&T Senior Public Relations Consultant. The race was the AT&T Back on My Feet 5-Miler on Saturday morning. Great cause, serious runners.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:55 AM
Filed Under: Broad Street Run | Profiles | Running
(Bryn Mawr Running Club)

The Bryn Mawr Running Club was formed in 1996 and is one of the oldest and largest running clubs in the Philadelphia area. The club includes runners of all abilities and fitness goals among its 400-plus members, ranging from the recreational jogger to the highly competitive road racer.

The Bryn Mawr Running Club is a social, supportive club with members of all different skill levels and goals. The club’s objectives range from reaching personal running goals, offering social running-related activities, and emphasizing the importance of running. The club hopes to use running as a means of  promoting and encouraging health and fitness for the social well being of members. In addition, the Bryn Mawr Running Club uses group runs as a positive and enjoyable way to enjoy exercise in the spirit of competition.

Groups meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and track workouts are on Tuesday nights. Group runs take place locally around each of the Bryn Mawr Running Company stores in Bryn Mawr, Manayunk and Media. You can also find members on the trails of Wissahickon, at Valley Green or on Kelly Drive. 

POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 9:40 AM
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It may not necessarily feel like it, but spring is definitely upon us. With that comes warmer weather, longer days, and more opportunities to be outside. Unfortunately, advances in technology have made it far too easy and appealing for children and adolescents to remain sedentary and inactive. Recent research has shown that these technological advances have contributed significantly to childhood obesity.

One thing parents do to try to and encourage their children to be active is to enroll them in an organized sports team. Whether it be soccer, softball, or lacrosse, organized sports can be quite beneficial to a young child for many reasons: increased physical activity, social interaction, improved self-esteem and self-confidence, and promoting healthy competition.

However, often times especially at younger age levels, practices and games for these teams may only last a few hours per week. In addition, due to increased costs and necessary parental involvement, organized sports may not be a viable option for certain families.

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.

Robert Senior Sports Doc blog Editor
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Drexel Sports Medicine, Team physician - U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician - Drexel
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Symetrix Sports Performance, athletic trainer at OAA Orthopaedics
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician for the Phillies & St. Joe's
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician - Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon - Flyers
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director - The Center For Sport Psychology, Sports Psychology Consultant - 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Cassie Haynes, JD, MPH Co-Founder, Trap Door Athletics, CrossFit LI Certified
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician - Drexel, Philadelphia University, Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Jim McCrossin, ATC 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. Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center, Team Orthopedist - Philadelphia 76ers
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Athletic Trainer - US Soccer Federation
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