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Why we can't wait for the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
For the last 20 years, the fitness-minded community around Philadelphia has come to enjoy a new, unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. Sure, Thanksgiving may be more than a week away when it happens — but when over 30,000 runners take to the streets the weekend of November 15-17 for the... Read more

What's Happening: Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:00 AM
Next Sunday, November 3 brings one of the city’s most unique running events on the calendar. Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge, presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey will benefit the Larc School, which serves children with disabilities in Bellmawr, N.J. The run is a joint effort between Cooper University... Read more

50 marathons in 50 states before 50: Elizabeth Proffitt's journey

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
So what did you get for your last birthday? This Sunday, Elizabeth Proffitt of Birdsboro will travel to Des Moines, Ia. to accomplish the feat of running at least one marathon in all 50 states. What’s more, Proffitt will do so just months before her 50th birthday early next year. That’s... Read more

What's Happening: AIDS Walk Philly

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:00 AM
Next Sunday, October 20 marks the 27th annual AIDS Walk Philly, the largest HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event in the Delaware Valley. Participants can choose between a 12K walk and 5K run to show their support. The day starts bright and early with a 7:15 a.m. yoga session, followed by on-site... Read more

App of the Week: ARGUS Motion and Fitness Tracker

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 6:00 AM
Past App of the Week features have looked at programs that help you track your daily workouts, your calorie intake, or your mileage while running or biking. This week’s App attempts to combine a number of these features—and more—into one to promote all facets of healthy living. ARGUS... Read more

What's Happening: Octoberfest 5K to benefit breast and prostate health

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:00 AM
For the second consecutive year, Parx Casino and Parx Racing will host the Octoberfest 5K at the legendary racetrack in Bensalem. This year’s race is scheduled for next Saturday, October 12, and will benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH), a Philadelphia non-profit highly... Read more

The Rocky Run: It's happening!

Monday, September 30, 2013, 6:00 AM
On the heels of Dan McQuade’s epic “How Far Did Rocky Run?” blog post two weeks back, local resident Rebecca Schaefer has take the next step. She’s organizing a December early-morning trek through the streets and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, retracing the Italian Stallion’s... Read more

What's Happening: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Friday, September 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Next Saturday, over 2,000 walkers will ‘step out’ on a 5K (about 3.2 miles) walk with the common goal of stopping diabetes locally and globally. “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes”, presented by Independence Blue Cross, is an event that has been taking place for over 20 years... Read more

What's Happening: Bike MS City to Shore Ride this Saturday

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 AM
One of the signature local events of the fall takes place this weekend, when 7,000+ riders will attempt to complete the MS City to Shore Bike ride. Participants can choose from several different routes as they complete rides ranging from 25-175 miles this Saturday, all in an effort to raise money... Read more

App of the Week: Women's Health 28-Day Fat Blaster

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
Just in time for the new software update, Women’s Health has launched a new fitness App—the 28-Day Fat Blaster (compatible with iPad, iTouch and the iPhone) to help users literally shake up their fitness routines. The App, which can be downloaded from iTunes for $2.99, offers three different... Read more
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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.

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
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
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
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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