Monday, April 27, 2015

Kelly O'Shea

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

Registration opens July 1 for Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K

Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:30 AM
On Tuesday, July 1, registration will open for the largest 10K in the Tri-State Area, the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge on November 2, 2014. The 6.2 mile run is a unique out-and-back course on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Starting at the tollgates on the New Jersey side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, runners... Read more

Mizuno’s Baton app allows runners to turn miles into money for Back on My Feet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Mizuno is out to answer one powerful question: What if everybody ran? With your help, we’re about to find out. Much like the popular app Charity Miles, Mizuno’s Baton app is a free mobile download that tracks your running mileage and allows you to earn money for their charitable partner... 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

Free boot camp classes at Sister Cities Park with Free Fitness Philly

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Most often, 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 daily exercise. Luckily for you, Free Fitness Philly is breaking down that barrier by offering free weekly... Read more

Free fitness and fun with Phila.'s November Project

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:52 PM
First and foremost, let’s get this free fitness alert out of the way — on Friday mornings at 6:25 a.m. you can meet the November Project for a free(!) cross-training workout at Penn’s Franklin Field. Now, what is the November Project, you ask? It all started in 2011 in Boston —... Read more

4 reasons you don’t want to miss Be Well Philly Boot Camp

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Saturday, June 7th, Philadelphia Magazine and Independence Blue Cross hosted their third annual Be Well Philly Boot Camp, a celebration of all things health and wellness for women in the Philadelphia area. Be Well Boot Camp is an all-levels event that offers women the opportunity to get inspired... 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
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected