FitLabPGH Features #21:19 Cherise Rossmiller

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: Cherise Rossmiller, Co-Owner, ALTUS-HPO

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m not a Pittsburgh native; I’m actually from Massachusetts…Boston, Massachusetts. I came here for a part-time job that was supposed to last about 3 months, and I loved Pittsburgh so much that I stayed.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? ALTUS-HPO. Also, I like to hike – the mountains, hills, parks…I live near Riverview Park, so we’ll take the dog and go to Riverview Park. I’m not a big runner…I try, but I’m not great at it. Favorite place to hike in the Pittsburgh area? Laurel Highlands

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Hike the Appalachian Trail

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I’m a coffee drinker.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Pizza…from Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room (Pittsburgh, Cultural District)

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Sled pushes, here at ALTUS-HPO on the treadmill

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Running…I want to get better at it.  I’ve been trying, and trying, and working with our head coach, and running is my thing.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Neither! If I have to pick one…scuba?

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? A good night’s sleep

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? ALTUS-HPO…ha, ha.  And the view of The Point from Mt. Washington.

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