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St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Experts Help Athletes Get the Most Out of Their Workouts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 28, 2012) St. Anthony’s Hospital sports medicine experts will share tips on how athletes can avoid injury while working out during the free lecture, “Triathletes and Runners: Work Out Smarter, Not Harder,” on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Carillon Outpatient Center.

John Gross, MD, who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, will be on hand to discuss the correct way to approach training to reach athletic goals and avoid injury. Dr. Gross is also the medical director for the St. Anthony’s Triathlon. Michael Bologna, a personal trainer, will also guide athletes through proper techniques to ensure getting the most out of workouts to reach goals faster.

Each month, the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts offer tips on how to improve sports performance. To register, call (727) 953-9129 or visit The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program
St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program's consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team works with each individual patient providing the latest treatments diagnosis to rehabilitation with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game. In conjunction with Morton Plant Mease hospitals, the St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine team is presenting the day-long conference, The Female Athlete: Strategies for Optimal Performance and Injury Prevention on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. For details and to register, call (727) 253-4132 or visit,

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare at


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