Category Archives: Podcast

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


Podcast #7-18 Pittsburgh Acro- Nick Koroly & David Andrews



Pittsburgh Acro is a public group on Facebook that provides a home for the AcroYoga community in Pittsburgh and for AcroYoga practitioners of all levels.  The Group’s Facebook page encourages its 800+ members to “Post when you’re looking for acro partners, if you’ve found a good practice space, or even if you just want to play for a few hours!”  We interviewed Nick Koroly and David Andrews, active members of the Pittsburgh Acro community.  To learn more about the Pittsburgh Acro community, including Acro Yoga resources and local AcroYoga classes and jams, visit the “About” section on the Pittsburgh Acro Group Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451145225119221/about/

Show Notes:
Nick Koroly and David Andrews, Pittsburgh Acro, contact info:
Facebook (Pittsburgh Acro – Public Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451145225119221/

Instagram (Nick Koroly): https://www.instagram.com/unwantednickpics/

Instagram (David Andrews): https://www.instagram.com/thewayadooropens

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Ascend
https://www.ascendpgh.com/

And check out the FitLabPGH podcast episode featuring Ascend, released February 26, 2017
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/02/25/podcast-ascend-paul-alex-and-aaron/

Brian Joly, Rolfer, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.brianjolyrolfing.com

And check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Brian Joly, released 10/15/16.
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2016/10/15/brian-joly-rolfer/

The Climbing Wall, Pittsburgh, PA (Point Breeze)
https://www.theclimbingwall.net

And check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring DJ Herring of The Climbing Wall, released 11/18/16.  Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2016/11/18/podcast-dj-herring-the-climbing-wall/

Ron Edwards, Explorers Club of Pittsburgh
http://www.pittecp.org

And check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Ron Edwards, released 2/10/17.
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/02/10/podcast-explorers-club-of-pittsburgh-ron-edwards/

Steel City Slackers
https://www.facebook.com/SteelCitySlackers

And check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Wade Desai and Travis Warner of the Steel City Slackers, released 7/23/17.
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/23/podcast-32-17-steel-city-slackers-wade-desai-travis-warner/

Dan McCoy- Dan McCoy Fitness, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.danmccoyfitness.com

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

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 #6-18 Tom Duer- Pittsburgh Fitness Project



Tom Duer, B.S., CSCS, TSAC, USAW-Level 1, Crossfit Level 1, is the Co-Founder/Owner of Pittsburgh Fitness Project, a gym and wellness center located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Tom is a former college athlete. After college he competed in bodybuilding and participated in Crossfit, before finding his current passion, Olympic-Style Weightlifting (in which he placed 7th in the USA in the 105kg Weight Class in 2017).  Tom has been working as a personal trainer in the Pittsburgh area since 2009; in 2015, Tom founded the Pittsburgh Fitness Project (PFP).  In 2017, in partnership with his client, Dr. Brian Clista, Tom opened the current PFP facility to create a community based wellness center in Lawrenceville.  To learn more about Tom Duer and Pittsburgh Fitness Project, visit www.pittsburghfitnessproject.com

Show Notes:
Tom Duer, B.S., CSCS, TSAC, USAW-Level 1, Crossfit Level 1, Co-Founder/Owner, Pittsburgh Fitness Project, contact info:
e-mail: Tom@pittsburghfitnessproject.com

Website: www.pittsburghfitnessproject.com

Facebook (Pittsburgh Fitness Project): https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghFitnessProject/

Facebook (PFP Barbell Club): https://www.facebook.com/PFPBarbell/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pittfitproject

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
https://www.wcupa.edu

CrossFit Games
https://games.crossfit.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
http://www.bbbs.org

USA Weightlifting (USA-W)
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting.aspx

Pittsburgh Barbell Club- Pittsburgh Sports Performance Center
Bridgeville, PA
http://pittsburghbarbell.com

Rick Howard, M.Ed., CSCS*D, USAW
https://youthsportfitnesscoach.com

Check out the episodes of Moving2Live (our sister podcast) featuring Rick Howard, released August 30, 2017 and September 13, 2017.
Link: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2017/08/30/podcast-01-17-rick-howard-part-1/

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)- World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.
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


Podcast #5-18 Kerry Weber- Switch & Signal Skatepark



Kerry Weber is locally-born skateboarder, blogger, activist, and artist. He is also a believer in the capacity of Pittsburgh’s young people to build an inclusive community centered on physical activity and critical engagement with their world. Growing up full of energy and in need of an outlet, Kerry felt aggrieved by the toxic masculinity and groupthink that often accompanied team sports. He gravitated toward skating which allowed him the movement and feedback his body needed along with the type of group membership he was missing, frequently overlapping with the vegan and punk scenes where his passions coalesced. He recently opened Switch & Signal Skatepark in Swissvale to create a space for skateboarders of all identities and abilities to be active, eat consciously, and build community.

To learn more about Kerry Weber and Switch & Signal Skatepark, visit www.switchandsignalskatepark.com

Show Notes:
Kerry Weber, Owner, Switch & Signal Skatepark, contact info:
e-mail: Kerry@switchandsignalskatepark.com

Website: www.switchandsignalskatepark.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ssskatepark

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Bayne Park – Bellevue, PA Skate Plaza
http://bellevuepaskateplaza.com/tag/bayne-park/

Madeleine Bakery & Bistro, Wilkinsburg, PA
(Check out the tables made from the bowling alley lanes removed from the Switch & Signal Skatepark)
https://www.facebook.com/madeleinepgh/

Construction Junction, Pittsburgh, PA (Point Breeze)- Building Material Reuse
https://www.cjreuse.org

Local 5 Longboards, Slippery Rock, PA
http://www.local5longboards.com

GearFest Pittsburgh, Presented by: 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.
https://www.gearfestpgh.com

Check out the FitLabPGH episode featuring 3 Rivers Outdoor Co., released April 2, 2017.  Here’s the link to the Podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/04/02/podcast-gear-fest-pittsburgh-christine-iksic-chris-kaminski/

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

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 #4-18 Frank Velasquez- Director of Sports Performance, AHN



Frank Velasquez, Jr.  is back to talk with FitLabPGH a second time.  After interviewing Frank once we realized he had more great info to share, especially if you want info on movement for kids and adolescents involved in youth sports.

 Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, is the Director of Sports Performance at Allegheny Health Network (AHN)AHN Sports Performance & Physical Therapy has locations at Cool Springs in Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh) and at the Wexford Health + Wellness in Wexford, PA (North Hills of Pittsburgh).

Frank is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who has over 25 years of experience working with youth, high school, college and professional athletes, including 16 years in professional baseball and nine years with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan where he served as a student athletic trainer in several sports, including Big 10 Championship teams in football and women’s swimming and diving.

In addition to his role at AHN, Frank is currently a Senior Advisor for the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society where he plays an active role in planning the continuing education seminar for the strength coaches in professional baseball at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Frank was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the gold medal winning TEAM USA for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

The Sports Performance department at AHN offers sports physical therapy; strength & conditioning; speed & agility; power development; anaerobic fitness; vision & reaction training; therapeutic massage; athletic development; sports nutrition and recovery.  Makes for an all-inclusive experience with custom programming for the following demographics:

Developing Youth: Young athletes who are ready to begin strength training can do so safely with age-appropriate exercises under the supervision of an experienced and professional staff.

Performing Athlete: High school, college, and professional athletes who are looking to maximize their strength, power, speed, agility, fitness level, and body composition can use our facility to get them ready for their championship season.

Active Adult: Adults who wish to strength train and condition like they did when they were competing athletes can do so in an environment that is both challenging and safe.

AHN Sports Performance has specialized equipment including:  an Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, the Dynavision Reaction Board visumotor-training device (designed to improve reaction times), and the Makoto Functional Arena (a 360-degree, multi-planar simulator that provides a close approximation to real-time sports). The AHN facility at Cool Springs also houses one of the region’s first and only cryosaunas – a chamber that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to decrease joint inflammation and sore muscles resulting in faster recovery.  AHN Sports Performance also offers Specialty Seasonal Programs, including:

  • Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
  • In-Season Arm Care
  • Summer/Winter Athletic Development
  • ACL Integrity Program
  • Strength Training for Baseball/Softball

For more information about Sports Performance at AHN, go to https://www.ahn.org/sports-performance

Show Notes:
Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, contact info:
Website: https://www.ahn.org/sports-performance

E-mail: Frank.velasquez@ahn.org

Facebook: AHN Sports Performance

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frank.velasquez1025

Links mentioned in the Podcast:


AHN Youth Sports Huddle, at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry, PA 16066, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6-8pm

Cool Springs Multi-Sport Facility, Pittsburgh, PA (Bethel Park)
www.playcoolsprings.com

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.
www.nsca.com

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®).  CSCS: professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
https://www.nsca.com/Certification/CSCS/

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  To become a certified athletic trainer, a student must graduate with bachelors or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Once certified, he or she must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. Athletic trainers must also work in collaboration with a physician and within their state practice act.https://www.nata.org/about/athletic-training/obtain-certification

Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, RSCC, USAW, USATF level 3 sprints. Founding Director and Assistant Professor of the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching program at the University of Denver.
https://www.du.edu/gspp/programs/sportcoaching/

Check out the Moving2Live (sister Podcast of FitLabPGH) episodes featuring Brian Gearity, released September 6, 2017 and September 20, 2017.
Link: http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2017/09/06/podcast-02-17-brian-gearity-part-1/

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


Podcast #3-18 Peter Thomas DC, ATC- Motion for Life



Dr. Pete Thomas (in his own words):
Dual Licensed Chiropractor and Athletic Trainer with a private practice in the east end of Pittsburgh. Undergraduate education at University of Pittsburgh’s athletic training program followed by chiropractic school at Logan in St. Louis.  Various travels in sports medicine world along with advanced education in McKenzie, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, kinetic/chain movement evaluation, taping and conservative orthopedic evaluation and management. Motion for Life is a clinic designed to provide the best conservative care healthcare has to offer. My treatment combines aspects of chiropractic, rehabilitation and sports medicine to create solutions to my patients’ problems, whether it’s snuffing out a nagging injury or finding the common link for a complex pain syndrome.”

To learn more about Dr. Pete Thomas, and his practice, Motion for Life, visit www.drpetethomas.com

Show Notes:
Dr. Pete Thomas, Motion for Life, contact info:
e-mail: drpete@drpetethomas.com

Website: www.drpetethomas.com

Phone: 412.215.1005

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Conservative Orthopedics & Wellness- Blog and Online Exercise Library to which Dr. Thomas is a contributor
http://conservativeorthopedics.com

Dr. Justin Berthold- Rehabilitation Physicians of Pittsburgh
https://www.rehabpgh.com/home

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

University of Pittsburgh- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
http://www.shrs.pitt.edu

The McKenzie Institute USA- Sanctioned Provider of Training and Certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
https://mckenzieinstituteusa.org/index.cfm

University of Pittsburgh- Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program
http://www.psp.pitt.edu/index.html

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
http://www.rehabps.com/REHABILITATION/Home.html

Dr. Stuart McGill
http://www.backfitpro.com

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD -Movement System Impairment (MSI) Syndromes Courses, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
https://pt.wustl.edu/education/movement-system-impairment-syndromes-courses/

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, Bio: https://pt.wustl.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-emeritus/

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Gray Cook, Co-Founder
https://www.functionalmovement.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 #2-18 Cody Bliss & Lystina Kabay- Beyond the Map



Beyond the Map is an adventure travel company based in South Florida with strong Pittsburgh connections.  We interviewed two of the Co-Founders, Cody Bliss and Lystina Kabay, who both grew up in Western PennsylvaniaBeyond the Map is based on the principles that travel and outdoor activities can serve as a mechanism for transformative experiences and personal growth.  Their guests seek experiences, not “vacations;” they travel for the landscapes that will forever be ingrained in their hearts and the people that change lives and become friends. They travel to find the life that exists when they leave their routine at home and open their minds to the unfamiliar, to the extraordinary! Most importantly, they travel to find what life can be like when you simply journey, beyond YOUR map. This world is an amazing place and Beyond the Map wants to share it with you!  To learn more about Beyond the Map, visit www.beyondthemap.org

Show Notes:
Cody Bliss and Lystina Kabay, Co-Founders, Beyond the Map, contact info:
e-mail: info@beyondthemap.org

Website: www.beyondthemap.org

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
3 Rivers Outdoor Co. GearFest PGH
https://www.gearfestpgh.com

https://www.facebook.com/3RiversOutdoorCo/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. released April 2, 2017. Here’s the link to the podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/04/02/podcast-gear-fest-pittsburgh-christine-iksic-chris-kaminski/

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://www.nova.edu

Son Doong Cave, Quang Binh province, Vietnam
http://www.sondoongcave.org

Peaks of the Balkans Trail- 120-mile Hike across the Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo Borders
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/peaks-of-the-balkans-map-trail-route-tour-cross-border-hiking-albania-montenegro-europe-kosovo-a8031791.html

Moving2Live Podcast (Sister Podcast of FitLabPGH)
http://moving2live.blubrry.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 #1-18 Dan McCoy- Dan McCoy Fitness



Dan McCoy (in his own words): “23 years old. Born with Spina Bifida. I have been playing Sled Hockey since I was 5 years old. 2014 Paralympic Gold Medalist. 2x World Champion. Certified Personal Trainer. My goal is to inspire people of ALL abilities to push beyond their limits and to lead a healthier lifestyle through fitness and nutrition.

To learn more about Dan, go to https://www.danmccoyfitness.com

Show Notes:
Dan McCoy, contact info:
e-mail: dan@danmccoyfitness.com

Website: www.danmccoyfitness.com

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/danmccoyfitness

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Justin Berthold, Founder, Rehabilitation Physicians of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Forest Hills)
https://www.rehabpgh.com/home

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Berthold, released December 10, 2017.  Here’s the link to the podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/12/10/podcast-50-17-justin-berthold-do-rehabilitation-physicians-of-pittsburgh/

Paralympic Games (Official Website)
https://www.paralympic.org/paralympic-games

US National Sled Hockey Team
http://teamusa.usahockey.com/usnationalsledteam

3 Rivers Rowing Association – Adaptive Rowing Program
http://threeriversrowing.org/adaptive/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jenn Grieb and the 3 Rivers Rowing Association, released March 26, 2017.  Here’s the link to the podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/03/26/podcast-three-rivers-rowing-association-jenn-grieb/

Dynamic Paddlers, Larry Gioia, Founder- Concierge Kayak Instruction for people of ALL abilities, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia and the Dynamic Paddlers, released June 11, 2017.  Here’s a link to the podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

Nitro Circus- Action Sports Entertainment Company
http://nitrocircus.com

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham- WCMX
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronFotheringham/featured

Jonathan Stark, Wheelchair and Dirtbike Motocross
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fatboy412/

Moving2Live Podcast (Sister Podcast of FitLabPGH)
http://moving2live.blubrry.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