Thursday, March 26, 2015


Runner, here's your new secret weapon

Monday, February 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you ever wondered why you’re performing a particular workout and how to best adapt it to your needs? Wish you knew what to do to kick that annoying pain that pops up whenever you try to run faster? One of the earliest lessons I learned in my own experience as a track athlete was the value... Read more

Broad Street Run registration opens Feb. 1

Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Snow and ice got you down? Here is something to cheer you up: Registration for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery opens Sunday, February 1 and will close on Friday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. Yes, May is not that far away with its warmer days and sunny skies. Remember that the Broad Street... Read more

Pay Attention: How to enjoy every minute of exercise

Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you hate those first few minutes of a jog? Do you dread the starting few poses of yoga? Does it take a while to get into your exercise class? I was talking to a colleague recently who loves skiing in the Alps. But as you might guess, that's impossible for him to do 3-4 times a week; so instead... Read more

Roundup: Valentine’s Day fitness events to get your heart pumping

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
February is the month of love when we obsess over gifts and special nights out for our significant other or we start buying out all the heart-shaped chocolate because we know we will be alone on Valentine’s Day. This year though take a different approach to the holiday. If you are single, show... Read more

RunKeeper data reveals Philly’s favorite places to run

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here in Philly we have a vibrant and growing running and fitness community, and in all kinds of weather you can find us out on the streets and in the parks running, walking and even biking. But have you ever wondered which routes are the most popular in our city? The fitness app RunKeeper, which allows... Read more

Hit the trails to rev up your running routine

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Need a change to your normal running routine? Do you find yourself running the same route through your neighborhood or local park? Maybe it's time to consider adding trail runs to your running programs. When you run on roads, you are running straight forward, whereas trail running forces you to be... Read more

Phillies Charities 5K registration opens Jan. 12

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
No, it is not baseball time just yet, but the Phillies are gearing up for their annual Phillies Charities 5K that will be held on Saturday, March 28. This USATF certified 5K which will benefit charity starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park with a loop through FDR Park. There will be live music as well... Read more

Back on My Feet 5 Miler opens today

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you training for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run? Then you will want to add the AT&T Back on My Feet 5 Miler to your calendar. This 5 miler scheduled for March 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. is great preparation for the Broad Street Run in May. Registration opens today and only costs $25 until January... Read more

7 New Year’s Runs to start 2015 off right

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
So what are you doing for New Year’s this year? Do you plan on partying the eve away and then spending New Year’s Day recovering on your couch while you plan out your resolutions for the year? Instead, why not get a jump start on your New Year’s healthy living resolutions with a pulse-racing... Read more

ODDyssey registration opens Jan. 6

Monday, December 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s that time of year again. No, we are not talking about New Year’s resolutions, but the registration opening for the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Are you excited? We are, and so are the folks at Philadelphia Runner who want to celebrate this exciting occasion with you. Registration for the... 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.

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 Health
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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