FitLabPGH Features- Ben Reuter

FitLabPGH is a podcast about movement and movement opportunities in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  Once a week we also highlight a FitLabPGH mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.

This week- Ben Reuter, Co-Founder and Host, FitLabPGH and Moving2Live Podcasts:

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?  No- a job brought me here

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  Trail running w dogs (fartlek), mtb and gravel biking

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  San Juan Hut System –  hut to hut mtb ride – Durango to Moab

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  Steel cut oats, with almonds, protein powder, frozen cranberries, yogurt and 2 Tbsp of granola- week and weekend breakfast

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Good espresso

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  Most unusual- multi year participant in the Georgia Games torch challenge- running and biking across the state of Georgia to support the Georgia Games- an Olympic style sports festival.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  Fat biking (already happening) and snowshoeing

Would you rather go scuba diving or sky diving?  Neither- I would rather do some sort of mountain related activity- trail running, mtb, etc…

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Sleep and Rolfing

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  The extensive rails to trails…an under appreciated gem in the PGH area

Who do you recommend for a future FitLabPGH podcast interview and/or Features Profile?  Maggie and Emma- the FitLabPGH labs

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