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Fitness Lab Pittsburgh, brought to you byMoving2Live, a podcast about movement- part of making your life complete.

Dr Aaron Tressler, DC Making Pittsburgh Healthy & In8Life




Dr Aaron D. Tressler, DC (in his own words): Chiropractor, Entrepreneur, and Health Expert of 30 years. Specializing in revitalizing life to the fullest naturally with chiropractic care, nutrition, exercise, and mental strength. Author of 5 books, State Chiropractic Board member, Coach, and Weight loss specialist Healed naturally from chronic stomach sickness, allergies and sinus. Suffered 2 rotator cuff tears, broken ribs 3x, torn medial meniscus, and a broken scapula at age 49. After Scapula fracture: ran a 5k race in 21 min in just 2 ½ months, benched pressed 225 lbs in 5 ½ months and played rugby at 8 months and still playing at 54. Mental strength and a very hard physical work ethic knowing God created an incredible healing body.

Show Notes: Aaron Tressler, DC, Tressler Chiropractic, Contact Information:
E-mail: drtressler@gmail.com

Websites:
https://www.in8life.com

https://www.makingpittsburghhealthy.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/in8life/

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

https://www.instagram.com/in8life/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
https://www.sru.edu

Life University (Life Chiropractic), Marietta, GA
https://www.life.edu

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

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

Xpogo, Extreme Pogo Entertainment
https://xpogo.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Will Weiner of Xpogo, released 9/15/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/09/15/will-weiner-xpogo/

Dr. Tressler’s Making Pittsburgh Healthy Podcast
https://www.makingpittsburghhealthy.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/making-pittsburgh-healthy/id1514039603

Dr. Timothy Noakes
Lore of Running https://www.amazon.com/Lore-Running-4th-Timothy-Noakes/dp/0873229592

Lore of Nutrition https://www.amazon.com/Lore-Nutrition-Challenging-conventional-dietary/dp/1776092619/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=lore+of+nutrition&qid=1598645282&s=books&sr=1-1

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 37:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 37 of 2020 #hiking #hydration #whistle for #safety & hiking #poles not #polls

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a call for features:
Movement is a Lifestyle Features 10:20 We Want Your Story

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 37:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 37 of 2020 when to #tossyourshoes #shoecollection justification & #besafe with a #bicycle mirror

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a Movement is a Lifestyle Features: We Want Your Story

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos.


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 36:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 36 of 2020 take control of your movement practice, #DIY #bikestorage system & new pedals as a #bike hack

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a request for submissions for out Features as well as our Movement is a Lifestyle posts for our sister podcast- check them out to be featured and tell your movement story:  Link

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 35:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 35 of 2020 be sun smart, tips to control your safety on the trails and tick avoidance tips

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a request for submissions from Moving2Live’s Movement is a Lifestyle (MIAL)- we want to feature you, or your pet to promote movement….more info HERE

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:


Jessica Kury Special Olympics of PA




Jessica Kury (in her own words): I am the Director of Special Events for Special Olympics PA and currently running a virtual fundraising event for the organization that centers around movement & activity for athletes of all ability.

The event is called the AMRAP Challenge. The AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) Challenge brings persons with and without intellectual disabilities together on virtual teams to raise both funds and awareness for nearly 20,000 Special Olympics athletes. The virtual AMRAP Challenge encourages participants statewide to execute 5 exercises (10 reps each) as many times as possible within 10 minutes. These exercises include push-ups, squats, lunges, mountain climbers, and plank jacks.  Additionally, participants can choose to join one of the nine unified regional teams captained by SOPA (Special Olympics PA) athletes.

Show Notes: Jessica Kury, Special Olympics PA, Contact Information:
E-mail: jkury@specialolympicspa.org

Website: http://www.uncathlon.org

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpecialOlympiPA

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMclzC9MHHfi2bOC0qS5Fig

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
A video of the AMRAP can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gOkdUNTKGM&feature=youtu.be

Richard Butler, aka Coach RTB
https://www.instagram.com/coachrtb/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Richard Butler, released 8/14/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/08/04/richard-butler-aka-coachrtb/

Have U Heard Goatscaping (and Goat Yoga)
https://www.haveuherd.com

Lake Placid Olympic Sites (including bobsled track), Lake Placid, NY
https://lakeplacidolympicsites.com/olympic-sites/sports-complex/

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 34:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 34 of 2020 be prepared for #cyclingadventures do you pole- #hikingpoles & #staysafe #keeponmoving during the #pandemic

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Maggie & Puddin w tips on thriving during the pandemic

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:


FitLabPGH Features 31:20 Special Feature: Maggie and Puddin



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: Special Feature: the Labs of FitLabPGH, Maggie and Puddin

With many people working from home and/or practicing physical distancing, the dogs of FitLabPGH, Maggie and Puddin, wanted to offer their advice on how to cope and to make movement part of your current lifestyle.

What are your three favorite movement activities that don’t require a fitness facility? We NEVER go to a fitness facility. Are we missing out on something? We like to hike with our human staff in Mingo Creek Park. We enjoy exploring the new trails at FitLabPGH HQ; the teeter totter is pretty cool to. And we LOVE to wrestle…in the backyard…in the living room…at the top of the stairs…the humans object when we do this.

Any advice for humans who wish they could travel right now? Take a car ride to the park. We love to ride in the Jeep.

How about advice for humans who aren’t able to enjoy dining out in restaurants right now? Our staff members have our food delivered to the house…can’t the humans out there have their food delivered???

Any suggestions for humans who are bored at home? Puddin: Let me take this one, Maggie. When I’m bored, I chew things…kitchen mats, dog beds, blankets…I know this makes the humans mad, but it’s quite enjoyable.

Maggie: Don’t listen to the puppy. No need to destroy your home when you’re bored…just take a nap…or run circles around the yard. Our humans seem to enjoy reading books too.

What’s your advice to humans who miss their gyms and fitness facilities? See our answer above about favorite home movement activities! With a few toys and a little imagination, you humans can get your exercise fix at home!

What is your favorite home recovery or self-care practice? This one is easy, and all of you humans should add these two items to your daily agenda: 1) Make sure you get enough sleep! Worried that you haven’t slept enough? Make time for a nap. 2) Take time for daily mobility work – a couple of moves to try: downward-facing-dog and snake (lie on your back and “slither”/wriggle from side-to-side).

Any last thoughts for humans Working from Home? Appreciate the little things, like taking a nap in the sun, barking at the neighbors, or watching Mr. Squirrel and Marvin the Chipmunk try to get to the birdfeeder.

Contact info for Maggie and Puddin:
The Labs of FitLabPGH do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can keep up with them through the following FitLabPGH accounts:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitlabpgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitlabpgh

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 33:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 33 of 2020 take control of your #movementpractice a #hydrationreminder and #trailetiquette is for everyone.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Laura Breen Escott.

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:


FitLabPGH Features 30:20 Laura Breen Escott




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: Laura Breen Escott

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I grew up in Phoenix, Az. I came to Pittsburgh in 2002 to be close to my family when they moved to Pittsburgh for a job change. Within 3 years my family had all moved back to AZ. I ended up staying because I met my husband here and his work kept us in Pa at that time. Since then we stayed because we wanted to establish a good foundation for our son. At first Pittsburgh was a difficult transition for me. Especially the weather! I will never get used to the winters. Now, I love Pittsburgh! (Still not the cold) but for the growth in art, development, restaurants, culture and the wellness expansion.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Creating and moving in Meraki studio. (Rebounding, Pilates & sculpting classes revolving around supporting muscle structure) Walking in the Strip by the river to the Pointe. Stand up paddle boarding

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The Dominican Republic. We stayed in a very private location with only 7 villas on the property on the beach. It was extremely private and we were able to really fully unplug and restore. We walked on the beach daily and hiked to various waterfalls and lagoons. It was secluded and magical.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? I prefer to eat fresh foods like fruit or veggies but if I don’t have access to these I will eat a Sakara Detox bar.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. B52, Soba, Nicky’s Thai! So many things from here.

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? Travel! Would include lots of walking to explore and experience the new environment. And walking the Camino De Santiago.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? I think people have the notion they need to be good at it or “perform” well. The thought process should shift from exercise or working out to, like [FitLabPGH says], “move” or “movement.” This is a primal desire. We just need to move without any expectations or pressure about what that means or should look like. The experience is simply movement. The benefits are from moving. Mind, body, emotion, soul. Are all interconnected through physicality.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Pilates! Ha. (I mean sometimes you have to be real brave to go upside down on equipment) Water rafting excursion

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Infrared sauna heat therapy

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) My home (homebody) & Mt. Washington

Contact info for Laura Breen Escott:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurabreenescott/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meraki_studio412/