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: Lindsay Kober
Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I am not! I moved here in 2015- I had never been here before and I did not know anybody! I found two random roommates online who I still am best friends with today. I moved here after college for an internship within corporate wellness for Dicks Sporting Goods Corporate Office. I then left corporate wellness to pursue my current career at a fitness studio where I have learned the ins and outs of running a small business! I am a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and have been with the community for almost 4 years now!
What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? I love to try Group Fitness Studios, Running on the North Shore, and going for walks on the Montour Trail
Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Aruba was amazing! I was able to go on a vacation with my boyfriend and his family. His mom and I would take morning walks and we took full advantage of snorkeling on the beach and off of the boats!
What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? My favorite thing before a workout is definitely my coffee
What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Bakersfield has my heart. The guac, the tacos, the margaritas!
Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I actually would love to learn something new! I would love to take self defense classes or something of the sort!
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? The understanding that it will make them feel better! It’s hard to understand that movement doesn’t always make you more tired- it gives you energy!!!
What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Probably snorkeling off of a boat in Aruba!
What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love to walk when I need a recovery day or a boost in my mood. Listening to music, getting outdoors, and just moving always puts me in a better mindset
What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) The North Shore because I love to see people out running, enjoying the weather, taking a walk on their work break, and it’s just beautiful!
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