Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast #17-18 Hilda Fu- Luminari- Camp Delicious



Hilda Pang Fu is a social entrepreneur, advocate for gender equity and a porcelain painter who speaks three languages and enjoys food. She is founder and president of Luminari, a nonprofit with a mind-broadening mission that specializes in inspirational teen summer programs. She created Pittsburgh Regional Champions, a program that empowered volunteers to generate business leads for the region; served as Director of External Relations at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences and was Executive Director of Summer Programs at Point Park University. She helped found the Women and Girls Foundation, and served on a wide range of nonprofit boards.

Show Notes:Hilda Pang Fu, Founder and President, Luminari, contact info:
E-mail: hfu@luminari.oeg

Website: www.luminari.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Luminari.Inspire/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/luminariPGH

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminaripgh/

Telephone (Luminari): 412-877-1888

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Coffee Tree Roasters, 6 locations in Pittsburgh area
http://coffeetree.com

Francie Desmone, Acupuncturist, Pittsburgh, PA
Navigating Wellness, LLC
http://www.navigatingwellnessllc.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Francie Desmone, released 10/22/17

Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/22/podcast-44-17-francie-desmone-acupuncturist-navigating-wellness-llc/

Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA
Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
https://www.standingcrane.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)

Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/

Trash To Thrash, Jason McKoy and Nick Miller
https://trashtothrash.org

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jason McKoy and Nick Miller of Trash to Thrash, released 4/1/18
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/04/01/13-18-trash-to-thrash-jason-mckoy-nick-miller/

Ascend Pittsburgh (Climbing-Fitness-Yoga), South Side Flats
https://www.ascendpgh.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Paul, Alex, and Aaron of Ascend Pittsburgh, released 2/25/17

Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/02/25/podcast-ascend-paul-alex-and-aaron/

The Ellis School, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.theellisschool.org

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #16-18 Kelly Collier- endurance athlete and inventor



Kelly Collier (in her own words):  “I am a life long Pittsburgher, a triathlete, cyclist, entrepreneur, engineer and orthopedic product development specialist. I am a CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) graduate, formerly the founder and CEO of ActivAided Orthotics, and currently the Product Development Manager at elizur.

Show Notes:Kelly Collier – contact info:
E-mail: kncollier@gmail.com

Website: https://trainingwheelsrequired.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyNCollier

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyncollier/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Coffee Buddha, Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
https://www.thecoffeebuddha.com

Dr. Gary Chimes, Lake Washington Sports & Spine, Bellevue, WA
https://www.lakewass.com

check out the Moving2Live (sister Podcast of FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 3/14/18 and 3/28/18
Link to Part 1: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/03/14/podcast-10-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-2/

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.cmu.edu

Neely Spence Gracey
https://www.neelyruns.com

check out the Moving2Live (sister Podcast of FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Neely Spence Gracey, released 2/7/18 and 2/21/18
Link to Part 1: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/02/07/podcast-6-18-neely-spence-gracey-neely-runs/

John Platt, Pittsburgh, PA- Chronically Progressive Through Movement
http://johndplatt.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring John Platt, released 3/4/18
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/03/04/podcast-9-18-john-platt-chronically-progressive-through-movement/

Don Moxley, Sport Scientist, Ohio State University Wrestling Team
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

check out the Moving2Live (sister Podcast of FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 and 4/18/18
Link to Part 1: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Bill Buskist, PhD
check out the Moving2Live (sister Podcast of FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Bill Buskist, released 3/7/18 and 3/21/18
Link to Part 1: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/03/07/podcast-10-18/

Elizur, Pittsburgh, PA
https://elizur.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #15-18 Elevate: Fusion Fitness- Jordan Rose



Jordan Rose (in his own words): “I’m a Pittsburgh native with ten years of experience in the fitness industry. I started out teaching aerobics classes and swimming lessons and have since become a spin instructor, taught TRX classes, and this year co-founded Elevate: Fusion Fitness in Lawrenceville

Elevate: Fusion Fitness is a boutique studio offering Pittsburgh’s only VersaClimber classes.  I am also an active member of my church, Petra International Ministries. I love spending time exploring new places in Pittsburgh and have recently been honored as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest 2018 and am raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

To learn more about Elevate: Fusion Fitness, and Jordan Rose, visit www.elevatefusionfitness.com

Show Notes:
Jordan Rose, Co-Founder, Elevate: Fusion Fitness, contact info:
E-mail (Elevate): elevatepgh@gmail.com

E-mail (Jordan): jrose8811@gmail.com

Website: https://www.elevatefusionfitness.com

Facebook (Elevate): https://www.facebook.com/elevatepgh/

Facebook (Jordan): https://www.facebook.com/jordan.j.rose.9

Instagram (Elevate): https://www.instagram.com/elevatepgh/

Instagram (Jordan): https://www.instagram.com/j_getmefit/

Twitter (Elevate): https://twitter.com/elevatepgh

Twitter (Jordan): https://twitter.com/TSL_JROSE

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Salud Juicery, Pittsburgh, PA (Aspinwall, Oakland, Sewickley, Shadyside)

Salud Express, located inside Elevate Fusion Fitness
http://www.saludjuicery.com/salud-express/

VersaClimber
https://versaclimber.com

Lagree Fitness (Creator of the MegaFormer)
https://www.lagreefitness.com

Stretch Pro, Advanced Recovery and Performance, Los Angeles, CA
https://stretchprola.com

Rise Nation, VersaClimber Workout Studios designed by Jason Walsh- Locations: West Hollywood, CA; Cleveland, OH; Miami, FL; Dallas, TX
https://www.rise-nation.com

Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA- Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
https://www.standingcrane.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)
Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/

Zero Gravity Float Company, Castle Shannon, PA
https://www.zgfloat.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jeff & Val Marraccini of Zero Gracity Float Company, released 11/5/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/11/05/podcast-46-17-jeff-val-marraccini-zero-gravity-float/

Haute Sauna Studio, Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
http://www.hautesaunastudio.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kelly Miller & Lori Walker of Haute Sauna Studio, released 3/25/18

Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/03/25/12-18-haute-sauna-studio-kelly-miller-lori-walker/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #14-18 Outdoor Immersion- Jim Skal



Jim Skal (in his own words): Basically grew up playing outside.  Moved to New Hampshire in 1985 where I made a decision to follow Jesus and ran up and down mountains for the time I was there.  Eventually moved back to Butler, met my wife at North Way Christian Community, raised four kids together as I built a successful mortgage career.

2010 was a year of the developing vision of Outdoor Immersion and serving veterans, people in recovery and at-risk youth in outdoor adventure, recreation and fitness. The work has grown to the point where I ended my mortgage career and started full time operations January 2018 as 501c3 non-profit organization.

Show Notes:Jim Skal, Founder, Outdoor Immersion, contact info:
E-mail: jim@outdoorimmersion.org

Website: www.outdoorimmersion.org

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoorimmersion/about/

IF YOU ASK TO JOIN THE GROUP, I WILL WELCOME YOU WITH A BEAUTIFUL CREATION PHOTO!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/outdoorimmersion

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outdoorimmersion/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Crazy Mocha, Sewickley, PA
https://crazymocha.com

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
http://www.geneva.edu

Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 5/19/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

Aaron Watson, Podcast Host & CEO, Piper Creative
http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/02/podcast-29-17-ultimate-frisbee-player-podcast-host-aaron-watson/

Connection University- Facebook Group dedicated to scaling the power of 1-to-1 connections. #ABCD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Protohaven, Pittsburgh, PA- Nonprofit makerspace dedicated to the mastery of design and fabrication
https://www.protohaven.org

Altra Running Shoes
https://www.altrarunning.com

Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/MoraineStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

McConnells Mill State Park, Lawrence County, PA (Slippery Rock Gorge)
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/McConnellsMillStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Hyner Trail Challenge (25K and 50K), Hyner, PA, April 21, 2018
http://www.hikerun.com/523623.html

Uncommon Grounds, Aliquippa, PA- Art Programs, Community Outreach, and Event Venue
http://www.uncommongroundscafe.org

Aliquippa Impact
https://www.aliquippaimpact.org

Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, PA
http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/RaccoonCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA- Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
https://www.standingcrane.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)
Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/

TRAILS Ministries, Beaver Falls, PA
https://trailsministries.org

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #13-18 Trash to Thrash- Jason McKoy & Nick Miller



Trash to Thrash (TtT) (in their own words) collects used, slightly abused, and sometimes new skateboard parts donated from local skaters and skate shops. We take those parts and make complete skateboard decks that we give to the youth to skate on after teaching them the fundamentals of skating at community sponsored Skate Jams and workshops. At the end of the day, every kid walks off with a fresh deck, vigor and vim to keep active with their new hobby.

We interviewed Jason McKoy and Nick Miller, Co-Founders of Trash to Thrash.  To learn more about Trash to Thrash, Nick Miller, and Jason McKoy, connect with them using the links below.

Show Notes:
Jason McKoy and Nick Miller, Co-Founders, Trash to Thrash (TtT), contact info:
E-mail (TtT): general@trashtothrash.org

E-mail (Jason): Jason.m@trashtothrash.org

E-mail (Nick): Nickmillerpromotes@gmail.com

Website (TtT): https://trashtothrash.org

Website (Jason – McKoy Creative): http://www.mckoycreative.com

Facebook (TtT): https://www.facebook.com/TrashtoThrash/

Facebook (Jason): https://www.facebook.com/jason.mckoy

Instagram (TtT): https://www.instagram.com/trashtothrash/

Instagram (Jason): https://www.instagram.com/spelledwitha_k/

Instagram (Nick): https://www.instagram.com/nickologist/

Twitter (TtT): https://twitter.com/trashtothrash

Twitter (Jason): https://twitter.com/spelledwitha_K

Twitter (Nick): https://twitter.com/nickologist

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA (Allentown)
http://www.blackforgecoffee.com

https://www.instagram.com/blackforgepgh/

https://www.facebook.com/blackforgecoffeehouse/

https://twitter.com/BlackForgePGH

Switch & Signal Skatepark, Pittsburgh, PA (Swissvale)- Kerry Weber, Owner
http://www.switchandsignalskatepark.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kerry Weber, released 2/4/18
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/02/04/podcast-5-18-kerry-weber-switch-signal-skatepark/

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)- Documentary directed by Stacy Peralta
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275309/

Zeke’s Coffee, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.zekescoffeepgh.com

Don Drolet, Pittsburgh, PA- Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation
https://www.standingcrane.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/14/17 (tai chi focus) and 10/29/17 (meditation focus)
Link to 5/14/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Link to 10/29/17: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/29/podcast-45-17/

Dr. Justin Berthold, Forest Hills, PA- Rehabilitation Physicians of Pittsburgh
https://www.rehabpgh.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Berthold, released 12/10/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/12/10/podcast-50-17-justin-berthold-do-rehabilitation-physicians-of-pittsburgh/

Dr. Gary Chimes, Bellevue, WA- Lake Washington Sports & Spine
https://www.lakewass.com

check out the Moving2Live Podcast (sister podcast to FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Dr. Chimes, released 2/28/18 and 3/14/18

Link to 2/28/18: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/02/28/podcast-9-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-1/

Link to 3/14/18: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/03/14/podcast-10-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-2/

Pittsburgh Curling Club
http://www.pittsburghcurlingclub.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring the Pittsburgh Curling Club, released 7/9/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/09/podcast-pittsburgh-curling-club-karyn-drombosky-dustin-devine/

Epicast Network, Pittsburgh, PA- Podcast-Produce-Promote
http://epicastnetwork.com

Troika Skateboards, Pittsburgh, PA
http://troikaskate.com

Commonwealth Press, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.cwpress.com

Overcast Skateboard Shop
http://www.overcastskateboardshop.com

Scumco
http://www.scumcoandsons.com

Pushin’ for Purpose
http://pushinforapurpose.org

Wilkinsburg Two-Way Street Fest- Sponsored by Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation- Saturday, May 19, 2018
http://wilkinsburgcdc.org

New Sun Rising, Pittsburgh, PA- Fiscal Sponsor of Trash to Thrash
https://www.newsunrising.org

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #12-18 Haute Sauna Studio- Kelly Miller & Lori Walker



Haute Sauna Studio, located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, offers infrared heat therapy in the form of infrared sauna pods, designed to heat the body and penetrate deep into the tissues, joints, and muscles, increasing oxygen flow and improving circulation. Kelly Miller and Lori Walker, Co-Founders and Co-Owners, created Haute Sauna Studio to support their clients on a path towards achieving total wellness. Whether that is weight loss, pain or injury recovery, detoxification or simply stress relief and relaxation, they state their luxury infrared saunas are an amazingly effective tool for natural healing and prevention. They seek to provide an addiction that their clients can feel good about… healthier living.  To read more about Haute Sauna Studio infrared saunas and what to expect during your first experience, check out the studio website at:

http://www.hautesaunastudio.com or connect with them on social media using the links below.

Show Notes:
Kelly Miller and Lori Walker, Haute Sauna Studio, contact info:
E-mail: hautesaunastudio@gmail.com

Website: http://www.hautesaunastudio.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hautesaunastudio/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hautesaunastudio/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Spoonwood Brewing Company, Bethel Park, PA
http://spoonwoodbrewing.com

The Coffee Buddha, Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
https://www.thecoffeebuddha.com

Mindful Brewing Company, Pittsburgh, PA (Castle Shannon)
https://mindfulbrewing.com

Kabob-G Grill, Castle Shannon, PA
http://kabob-g.com

Pitaland, Brookline, PA
http://pitaland.com

Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, MD
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/swallowfalls.aspx

Outdoor Immersion, Founded by Jim Skal, Aliquippa, PA
https://outdoorimmersion.org

Stay tuned for the FitLabPGH Podcast featuring Outdoor Immersion, scheduled for release on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at www.FitLabPGH.blubrry.com

Zero Gravity Float Company, Castle Shannon, PA
https://www.zgfloat.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Zero Gravity Float Co., released 11/5/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/11/05/podcast-46-17-jeff-val-marraccini-zero-gravity-float/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #11-18 Bryan McCormick- hand cyclist, rower & paddler



Bryan McCormick (in his own words): Artist. Counselor. Handcyclist. Rower. Skier. Traveler. Painter. Drawer. Pgh lover. Only child. Super tall guy. Volunteer. Wheelchair user. Spinal cord injured. Dreamer. Investor. Connector.

Show Notes:
Bryan McCormick, contact info:
E-mail: bryan.m.mccormick@gmail.com

Website: www.gallerybry.etsy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gallery.bry

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallery.bry/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 5/19/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

Aaron Watson- @aaronwatson59 on Twitter and Instagram

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/02/podcast-29-17-ultimate-frisbee-player-podcast-host-aaron-watson/

Connection University- Facebook Group dedicated to scaling the power of 1-to-1 connections. #ABCD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Protohaven, Pittsburgh, PA- Nonprofit makerspace dedicated to the mastery of design and fabrication
https://www.protohaven.org

Three Rivers Rowing Association- http://threeriversrowing.org

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Three Rivers Rowing Association, released 2/27/17 (with Jenn Grieb, Executive Director)
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/03/26/podcast-three-rivers-rowing-association-jenn-grieb/

and released 2/14/18 (with Matt Grau, Head Coach, Junior Rowing)
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/02/25/podcast-8-18-matt-grau-three-rivers-rowing/

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports- A Chapter of Disabled Sports USA
http://www.traspa.org

Achilles International- Mission: to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.
https://www.achillesinternational.org

Link to Facebook Page for Pittsburgh Chapter of Achilles International, which is having a 5K fundraiser in North Park on April 7, 2018:
https://www.facebook.com/AchillesInternationalPittsburghChapter/

Dan McCoy- Paralympic Gold Medalist (Sled Hockey) and Personal Trainer
https://www.danmccoyfitness.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dan McCoy, released 1/7/18
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/01/07/podcast-1-18/

Thelma Lovette YMCA, Pittsburgh, PA (Hill District)- Branch of YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org

BMW Berlin Marathon
https://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #10-18 Jim Thornton- Writer of Adventures and Swimmer



Jim Thornton (in his own words): Magazine writer/one time winner & 4 time nominee, National Magazine Awards; masters swimmer whose top competitive accomplishments include six No. 1 in the country times in my age group during various years  (2017, 2016, and 2012) plus one No. 1 in the world time (2012).

Jim was born in Pittsburgh, moved away for college in 1970 and only returned for good in 1995.  “We had been living in Minnesota, but my wife and I started to fear our two young sons would freeze to death there while waiting for the school bus so decided to move back to my boyhood stomping grounds and its relatively clement weather.

Jim used to write the Oddventures column for National Geographic Adventure magazine, and this “gave me all sorts of opportunities to experience eccentric physical activities, from snowbiking through a half pipe, to swimming through a feeding frenzy of sharks, to being part of a paddleboard relay from Key West to Havana.”

Show Notes:
Jim Thornton, contact info:
E-mail: Jamessthornton1@comcast.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jamesuardo

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Gary Chimes – Lake Washington Sports & Spine
https://www.lakewass.com

Moving2Live Podcast episode (sister podcast of FitLabPGH) featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 2/28/18
Link: http://bit.ly/M2L-DrGaryChimes-Pt1

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
https://writersworkshop.uiowa.edu/graduate-program/graduate-program

National Geographic Adventure
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/

U.S. Masters Swimming
http://www.usms.org

Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Assn.
http://www.amymsa.org

Team Pittsburgh Aquatics- Competitive Swimming and Coaching for all ages/abilities at University of Pittsburgh Trees Pool
https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=amtpa

University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning (and Stair Climbing site)
http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/about/cathedral-learning

Mt. Elbert, Colorado
http://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/mount-elbert.htm

Backpacker Magazine
https://www.backpacker.com

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho
https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/natural-attractions/frank-church-river-no-return-wilderness/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #9-18 John Platt- Chronically Progressive Through Movement



John Platt is an individual living with multiple sclerosis. He serves as Chairman of the National MS Society’s Pennsylvania Government Relations Advisory Committee. John has been Consumer Peer Reviewer for the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Multiple Sclerosis Research Program where he is a full voting member (along with prominent scientists) determining how Congressional funds are spent on multiple sclerosis research. John is dedicated to movement, placing 9th in the 2017 Boston Marathon’s Mens Mobility Impaired Division and is a board member for MS Run The U.S. Inc., America’s first and only 3,000 mile ultra running relay.

To learn more about John Platt, visit:
http://johndplatt.com

Show Notes:
John Platt, contact info:
E-mail: john@johndplatt.com

Website: http://johndplatt.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johndplatt

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johndplatt/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johndplatt

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS- Director of Sports Performance, Allegheny Health Network
https://www.ahn.org/specialties/orthopaedic-institute/sports-performance

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, released 9/10/17 and 1/28/18.
Link to the 1/28/18 podcast: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/01/28/podcast-4-18-frank-velasquez-director-of-sports-performance-ahn/

Carnegie Coffee Company, Carnegie, PA
https://carnegiecoffeecompany.com

Boston Marathon – Boston Athletic Association
http://www.baa.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
https://www.nationalmssociety.org

Chicago Marathon
https://www.chicagomarathon.com

Pittsburgh Marathon
http://thepittsburghmarathon.com

New York City Marathon
https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org

International Paralympic Committee
https://www.paralympic.org

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Podcast #8-18 Matt Grau- Three Rivers Rowing



Three Rivers Junior Rowing (TRJR) promotes the sport of rowing at the junior level throughout Allegheny County. Three Rivers Rowing provides coaching, equipment, administration and helps to establish parent participation. They encourage any 4th-12th grade athlete – no matter their current athletic ability or experience – to partake in the sport of rowing. Three Rivers takes a great amount of pride in developing athletes through their entire rowing career.  We interviewed Matt Grau, Head Coach of Junior Rowing at Three Rivers Rowing Association.  Here’s Matt Grau, in his own words:
“We have 70 athletes in our 8th-12th grade program, 30 athletes in our 4th – 7th grade program, and have over 100 young people participate in our summer camps. I was previously the Head Coach and a Social Studies Teacher at Woodrow Wilson HS in Washington, DC and was named the 2016 Washington Post Coach of the Year for Boys Rowing during my time there. I’ve spent 7 summers with the U.S. Junior National team, including two as a High Performance Camp Coach and four as the Boys Sculling Coach for the CanAmMex Regatta against Canada and Mexico.  I’ve also coached at Steel City Rowing Club, and rowed and received my bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.”

To learn more about Three Rivers Rowing Association and its Junior Rowing program, visit:
http://threeriversrowing.org/trjr/

Show Notes:
Matt Grau, Head Coach of Junior Rowing, Three Rivers Rowing Association, contact info:
E-mail: mattgrau@threeriversrowing.org

Website: http://threeriversrowing.org/trjr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Three-Rivers-Rowing-Association-295713288322/

Instagram (Matt Grau): https://www.instagram.com/mfg_matt/

Instagram (Three Rivers Rowing Association – Junior Rowing): https://www.instagram.com/traa_jrs

Twitter (Three Rivers Rowing Assoc.): https://twitter.com/3RiversRowing

Twitter (Three Rivers Rowing Assoc. – Junior Rowing):
https://twitter.com/trra_jrs

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Jenn Grieb, Executive Director- Three Rivers Rowing Association
http://threeriversrowing.org

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jenn Grieb, released 3/26/17.
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/03/26/podcast-three-rivers-rowing-association-jenn-grieb/

The Incline – Who’s Next: Fitness, January 15, 2018
17 People Making Pittsburgh a Happier and Healthier Place (including Jenn Grieb, Executive Director, Three Rivers Rowing Association)
https://theincline.com/2018/01/15/whos-next-fitness-meet-17-people-making-pittsburgh-a-happier-and-healthier-place/

Menachem Brodie, Tel Aviv, Israel- Endurance Coach and Health & Fitness Engineer- Human Vortex Training
https://www.humanvortextraining.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Menachem Brodie, released 12/17/17.
Link to the 12/17/17 podcast: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/12/17/podcast-51-17/

US Rowing
http://www.usrowing.org

Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS- Director of Sports Performance, Allegheny Health Network
https://www.ahn.org/specialties/orthopaedic-institute/sports-performance

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, released 9/10/17 and 1/28/18.
Link to the 1/28/18 podcast (which focused on youth sports): http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/01/28/podcast-4-18-frank-velasquez-director-of-sports-performance-ahn/

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available.
https://www.nsca.com

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Youth Training and Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) Position Statement and Resources
https://www.nsca.com/youth_training_and_long-term_athletic_development/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org