Monthly Archives: April 2017

Podcast #20-’17: Rachel Carson Trail Challenge- Steve Mentzer



Steve Mentzer is the Vice President and Events Director of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy.  He serves as the Organizer for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (a 35-mile endurance hike) and for the Baker Trail UltraChallenge (50-mile ultramarathon).  Steve is also the developer of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy’s event participant tracking system, the creator … Continue reading Podcast #20-’17: Rachel Carson Trail Challenge- Steve Mentzer


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 17



Three times a week Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on our YouTube channel: YouTube This week we bring you some ankle and hip movement ideas, along with reminders for safe gardening as we move into Spring: 1) Don’t Forget Your Foundation: Ankle Mobility for Runners (and Non-Runners) 2) FitLaPGH Presents: Happy Hips by Leslie G. … Continue reading Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 17


Podcast #19-’17: Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association- Fiona Connolly & Mike Minnock



The Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association (PGAA) was founded in 2010 and has since promoted the Irish sport and culture in Pittsburgh.  Of course, this was not the start of Gaelic sport in Pittsburgh.  Gaelic football has been played in Pittsburgh since the 1940s.  The tradition continues today and the PGAA is now home to three … Continue reading Podcast #19-’17: Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association- Fiona Connolly & Mike Minnock


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 16



Three times a week Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on our YouTube channel: YouTube This week we give you another use for a resistance band.  We also introduce you to two local Pilates instructors who will be teaching at Pilates Day PGH, May 7, 2017, at Mindful Brewing, in Castle Shannon.  Register on Eventbrite (search … Continue reading Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 16


Podcast #18-’17: GoWildPA – Jon and Garry Clouner



Jon Clouner and Garry Clouner, founders of GoWildPA, are two brothers trying to motivate others to go outside and celebrate what Pennsylvania has to offer.  They get annoyed when they hear people say Pittsburgh or Western PA is a boring place to live.  One quick glance at their Instagram account (filled with pics from their … Continue reading Podcast #18-’17: GoWildPA – Jon and Garry Clouner


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 15



Three times a week Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on our YouTube channel: YouTube This week we “hanging around at home” and showing you some atypical uses for the Pilates Gondola Pole.  Check out the videos from this week: 1) Hanging Around at Home – a FitLabPGH Climbing Board Lifestyle Hack 2) Lat “Lunge” with … Continue reading Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks- Week 15


Podcast #17-’17: High Maintenance Pittsburgh- Rory Lazear



Rory Lazear is the Founder and Owner of High Maintenance Pittsburgh, a wellness concierge service for individuals and businesses in Pittsburgh.  High Maintenance PGH provides stress free, personalized programs connecting people with Pittsburgh’s premiere workouts and healthy dining options.  They also design and implement corporate wellness solutions, including workplace wellness programs and lunch and learns.  … Continue reading Podcast #17-’17: High Maintenance Pittsburgh- Rory Lazear


Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 2017- Week 14



Three times a week Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on our YouTube channel: YouTube Check out the videos from this week; we finish up our travel series and review two bridge variations.  Thanks to Gracie the cat for adding external resistance and amusement in the bridge video 1) FitLabPGH Presents: Post-Shower Shoulders 2) FitLabPGH Presents: … Continue reading Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 2017- Week 14


Podcast: Gear Fest Pittsburgh- Christine Iksic & Chris Kaminski



Christine Iksic and Chris Kaminski are Pittsburgh natives and the founding partners of Gear Fest Pittsburgh and 3 Rivers Outdoor Company (a local, independent specialty outdoor retailer planning to open in Lawrenceville in Spring 2018).  The inaugural Gear Fest Pittsburgh will be held on April 23, 2017 at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty from … Continue reading Podcast: Gear Fest Pittsburgh- Christine Iksic & Chris Kaminski