Monthly Archives: May 2019

Courtney Crow- Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Rental & More!!

Courtney Crowe (in her own words): I grew up in a small town in the Conemaugh River Valley and attended college at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. Since that time I have worked in graphic design, and upon moving to Saltsburg found myself getting involved in local initiatives, promoting the river town and outdoor amenities. The first time I kayaked was when I moved to Saltsburg. It’s a great town with river and trail access. I joined the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy Board, which monitors watersheds, builds trails, and has acted as a partner in creating a whitewater park outside of Johnstown, PA.

Show Notes: Courtney Crowe, Saltsburg Kayak and Conemaugh Valley Conservancy – contact info:





Links mentioned in the Podcast:
West Penn Trail

Westmoreland Heritage Trail, Saltsburg to Trafford

Ohiopyle State Park

The Stonycreek (Whitewater park mentioned in podcast)

Sean Brady, Executive Director, Hollow Oak Land Trust

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Sean Brady (released 9/23/18)

The Rough Diamond Trail Project- Approximately 100 mile loop through Pittsburgh – Homestead – Braddock – Saltsburg

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy (CVC) River Sojurn, June 6-9, 2019

CVC West Penn Trail 7th Annual Triathlon, Oct. 12, 2019

Ghost Town Trail, Indiana County, PA

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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



FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 18:19

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 18 of 2019 tips & hacks movement variety, prepping your dog for a lifetime of safe movement and a reminder to individualize your movement practice- make it work for you.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Jamie Kemper.  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:

FitLabPGH Features #18:19 Jamie Kemper

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: Jamie Kemper

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? No, I moved here from college on a whim.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Running at North Park, biking the trails downtown and kayaking

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Running the marathon on the Great Wall of China

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Egg whites, spinach, mushrooms and everything but the bagel seasoning. Weekend breakfast depends but I do love a good waffle.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Bison Meatballs with pesto sauce from Sienna Mercato

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Rachel Carson Challenge. Yes doing it again this year in the opposite direction

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving because I have a fear of falling and you’d have to push me out of a plane haha

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Massages

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The Point

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