Monthly Archives: March 2019

Beth Skwarecki – Health Editor at Lifehacker



Beth Skwarecki (in her own words): I’m the health editor at Lifehacker, where I write about fitness and health from a practical, science-based point of view. My background is in biology but I’ve been a writer for 10 years now. I’ve tried almost every fitness related hobby but right now I mostly run and lift.

Show Notes: Beth Skwarecki – contact info:
E-mail: beth@bethskw.com

Website: http://www.bethskw.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethSkw

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

Lifehacker
https://lifehacker.com

California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Steel City Roller Derby
http://www.steelcityrollerderby.org/home/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kace O DaMondaze and Riley Rinkrash from the Steel City Roller Derby, released 7/30/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/07/30/podcast-33-17-steel-city-roller-derby-kace-o-damondaze-riley-rinkrash/

GoApe Pittsburgh, Allison Park, PA (North Park)
https://goape.com/locations/pennsylvania/pittsburgh

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Chrissy Ludwikowski of GoApe Pittsburgh, released 5/13/18.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/05/13/podcast-19-18/

Slack – Collaboration Hub for Work
https://slack.com

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

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 2/28/18 and 3/14/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/02/28/podcast-9-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-1/

Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD
https://sleep4performance.com.au

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD, released 1/16/19 and 1/30/19.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/01/16/podcast-319-dr-ian-dunican-phd-sleep4perdformance-melius-consulting/

Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist and Applied Sports Scientist
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 & 4/18/18 (focus on wearable technology) and 12/12/18 (focus of cannabinoids and performance).
Link to 4/4/18: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Link to 12/12/18: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/12/podcast-4518-don-moxley-applied-sports-scientist-on-cannabinoids-recovery/

EliteHRV Heart Rate Variability measuring app and resources- CorSense Heart Rate Variability measuring sensor
https://elitehrv.com

Oura Ring, Wearable Sleep Tracker
https://ouraring.com

Readiband by Fatigue Science, Wearable Sleep Tracker
https://www.fatiguescience.com

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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

 

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 11:19



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 11 of 2019 a dog leash hack, #beconsistent and #beadaptable with your movement.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Mandy Cylc- Bar Method Wexford.  We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the tips & hacks for this week below:

This One is for the Dogs: Hands-Free Leash Hack

Plan to Move…Be Consistent with Your Movement

Be Adaptable: A Healthy Lifestyle Isn’t All or Nothing

 

 


FitLabPGH Features #11-19 Mandy Cylc- Bar Method Wexford



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.  Click FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Mandy Cylc

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes. I’ve spent the last 7 years in DC and the 5 before that in Philadelphia. In 2017 my heart sent a pretty strong message to my brain that it was time to come home.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Walking along Grand View Avenue, I would do this with my sisters for aerobic activity decades ago and I still love it. I recently started taking a weight lifting class at the Y that I really enjoy. And of course, before my studio opens, wherever we can do a pop up Bar Method class is my favorite!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I’d really like to explore Antarctica.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? There really isn’t too much of a difference between my weekdays and my weekend days in general. I get fewer emails on the weekend but more people are around. Maybe that’s why my diet is pretty consistent? Breakfast is in two parts- pre workout is light, like a Kind breakfast bar and coffee (with creamer, always flavored creamer) and afterward cottage cheese with walnuts, fruit and honey. I buy the fruit frozen and put the nuts, cottage cheese and fruit together the night before and put it in fridge. Carrying honey around can be dangerous but I love sugar so if a sticky bag is the price, I’m willing to pay it

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Bethel Bakery Thumbprint Cookies

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I have a pretty paralyzing fear of heights. But I had no idea until I was hiking through the Alps in Switzerland. I was with a group of people; and I couldn’t turn around; we had to stay on the trail because our endpoint was different than the starting point. The fear is strange and powerful. It is as if the openness below is so open and so vast that gravity is just going to pull me over the edge, almost like an arm will reach up and around and gobble me up. I made it through but I don’t feel the need to do that again. I can be in high valleys, but I avoid edges and cliffs.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? The opening of Bar Method Wexford! It has been over a year in the making and I can’t wait to be open!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Ha, well, neither. But If I had to pick, sky diving. I know I just elaborated about my fear of heights, but I think I would need gravity to suck me out the door. Scuba diving, don’t people die?

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Washing my hair. Every other day ladies- or less- I see you!

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? I love learning when I travel. I want to know the history of a place. If you are visiting Pittsburgh for the first time, I think the Senator John Heinz History Center in Association with the Smithsonian Institution is a great place to start.

Contact info for Mandy Cylc, Bar Method Wexford
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barmethodwexford/

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

 


Brett Jones- StrongFirst



Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Brett is currently the Director of Education for StrongFirst and presenter and advisory board member for Functional Movement Systems.

Show Notes:
Brett Jones, Contact info:
E-mail: brett.jones@strongfirst.com

Websites: https://www.strongfirst.com

https://appliedstrength.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brettejones

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
StrongFirst, The School of Strength
https://www.strongfirst.com

Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Gray Cook, Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor
https://www.functionalmovement.com

High Point University, High Point, NC
http://www.highpoint.edu

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
http://www.clarion.edu

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/about/faculty-recognition/distinguished-faculty-awards/dfa-2008/shirley-a-sahrmann-pt-phd-fapta/

Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder and Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc.
https://www.strongfirst.com/about/pavel-tsatsouline/

Perform Better Seminars
https://www.performbetter.com/seminars

Juan Carlos Santana, CEO & Founder, The Institute of Human Performance
https://www.ihpfitness.com

Diane Vives, Integrated Functional Strength Training
http://www.dianevives.com

Power to the People, Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Power-People-Strength-Training-American/dp/0938045199

The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Kettlebell-Challenge-Fitness-Comrades/dp/0938045326

StrongFirst (Pavel) Sinister Challenge
https://www.strongfirst.com/achieve/sinister/

Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life, by James Kerr
https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-James-Kerr/dp/147210353X/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=34365843735&hvbmt=e&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=legacy+the+book&qid=1550105695&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=geminipcstand-20

Peter Thomas, DC, ATC, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.drpetethomas.com

Check out the episode of FitLabPGH featuring Dr. Pete Thomas, released 1/21/18; Link:
https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/01/21/podcast-3-18-peter-thomas-dc-atc-motion-for-life/

ACE (American Council on Exercise)
https://www.acefitness.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association
https://www.nsca.com

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
https://www.nasm.org

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
https://www.acsm.org

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
https://www.issaonline.edu

NCCA – National Commission for Certifying Agencies
https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca

Brian Sutton, MS, MA, Content and Production Manager, NASM
https://www.nasm.org

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Brian Sutton. MS, MA, released 12/19/18 and 1/2/19; Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/19/podcast-4618-brian-sutton-content-production-manager-nasm/

Eric Malzone- Fitness Professional Online- Host of Podcasts: Fitness Blitz Radio and The Future of Fitness
https://www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Eric Malzone, released 8/7/18 and 8/22/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/08/07/podcast-29-18-eric-malzone-fitness-professional-online-part-1/

Pehr Henrik Ling, Credited as father of Swedish Massage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pehr_Henrik_Ling

De Arte Gymnastica of Mercuriale
The first complete text on the subject of exercise in relation to health and medicine was published in 1569 by a great Itahan physician, Gerolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606), usually known by his Latinized name, Hieronymus Mercurialis

Ground Force Method
https://groundforcemethod.com

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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

 

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 10:19



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 10 of 2019 tips on not being an outdoor slob, handling stress and adapting.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Juno (as told to Tara Hoover).  We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the tips & hacks for this week below:

A Message that Apparently Needs to be Repeated: Don’t Be a Slob

How Do You Handle Stress?

Best Laid Plans…

 


FitLabPGH Features #10:19 Juno (as told to Tara Hoover)



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.  Click FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Juno Hoover (as told to Tara Hoover)

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am! My parents moved to Sewickley a couple years ago and I love it there.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Swimming in the Ohio River (we live close enough that I can walk there!), Hiking in Sewickley Heights Park with my Dad and volunteering with my Mom. We’re a therapy dog team at Passavant Hospital and Pittsburgh International Airport. I love visiting with all the people and seeing the smiles on their faces.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I don’t know what I love more—swimming or playing ball. If I could, I’d go to a place where there’s a lake, a river, a dog pool and a field full of tennis balls so I could play fetch and swim all day. There would be frozen yogurt on tap and a big comfy bed to sleep with my parents at night.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? My parents give me the absolute best, and food is no exception. My breakfast consists of raw meat (we rotate between chicken, beef and turkey), a little bit of kibble for crunch, raw goats milk (I LOVE THIS STUFF!) and a dollop of greek yogurt and usually some kind of fruit. Sometimes it’s blueberries, applesauce or even pumpkin! And they always make sure I take my supplements to keep me healthy!

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. It’s a toss up between Frosty Paws from the Sewickley Confectionery or a sweet treat from Three Dog Bakery—Snickerpoodles are my fave!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I go to physical therapy once a month to stay in tip-top shape, and they have an underwater treadmill. I get SO excited and freak out when I see it (I’m a sucker for water!) and my trainer, Laura. It’s really challenging, but a great workout. I usually run for 45 minutes.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Every year I run the 5-mile Turkey Trot with my parents. I look forward to this event every Thanksgiving!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? If it’s in the water, count me in.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? My parents give me the best puppy massages in the mornings. After I stretch, I get in down dog position and they massage my shoulders, back and neck. It feels so good and they won’t stop until I move.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? PNC Park, but not just because it’s one of the best parks in baseball, but because they let me and my friends in on Pup Nights!

Contact info for Tara Hoover (Juno’s Mom):
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarahoover/

 


Valerie Beichner- Friends of the Riverfront



Episode #9-19 Features Valerie Beichner, the Executive Director of Friends of the Riverfront.  With ten years of nonprofit management experience, Valerie brings a wealth of knowledge to Friends of the Riverfront having a background in organizational efficiency and capacity building, fundraising, HR, IT and more. She holds expertise in green building and green building products, sustainable corporate culture, community and economic development, advocacy and organizational leadership. Prior to joining Friends of the Riverfront,

Valerie worked at Conservation Consultants Inc. as Director of Operations and Analytics as well as Green Building Alliance as Vice President of Development. She also formerly worked at the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission facilitating a statewide energy efficiency program with municipalities. Valerie earned a BA in Political Science at Clarion University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. An avid runner, Valerie is an assistant coach for a local Girls on the Run team and enjoys volunteering in multiple other capacities within her community. She and her husband, Chris, live in Leetsdale with their four young children.

Friends of the Riverfront is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the rivers of Pittsburgh, PA.  They engage river communities in trail stewardship and encourage economic growth.  They are working to build and maintain local trails.  For more information on , visit: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Show Notes: Valerie Beichner, Friends of the Riverfront – contact info:
E-mail: Valerie@friendsoftheriverfront.org

Website: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fotr.pgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendsRvrFront

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea, Etna, PA
https://www.theshinybean.com

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

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 6/11/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

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

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/17/17 and 10/29/17.
Link to 5/17/17 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Cathy Rogers, Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Cathy Rogers, released 6/11/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/11/11/podcast-4018-cathy-rogers/

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
http://www.chp.edu

Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail, Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.gaptrail.org

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Tow Path)- National Historic Park, DC, MD, WV
https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm

Tough Mudder (Obstacle Course Races)
https://toughmudder.com

Baker Trail UltraChallenge, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, PA
https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge

Bill Orr, Montour Trail Council, Allegheny and Washington Counties, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Bill Orr, released 1/28/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/01/28/podcast-montour-trail-council-bill-orr/

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 9:19



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 9 of 2019 tips on keeping the outdoors and a water filter hack along with the definitition of a #lifestyle hack

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Amy Wisniowski.  We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the tips & hacks for this week below:

Mother Nature Isn’t Your Mother…Clean Up After Yourself

What is a Lifestyle Hack? Hint: It’s a Good Thing

What’s in Your Water Bottle? Berkey Water Filter Review