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

Will Weiner- Xpogo




Will Weiner is the CEO of Xpogo, a company that works to grow the sport of pogo sticking by producing extreme pogo performance, competitions and media, as well as athlete development locally in the Pittsburgh area.

Show Notes: Will Weiner, CEO, Xpogo, Contact Information:
E-mail: will@xpogo.com

Website: https://xpogo.com

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Xpogo

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Vurtego Pogo Stick
https://www.vurtegopogo.com

Flybar Pogo Stick
https://www.flybar.com

Community Forge, Wilkinsburg, PA
https://www.forge.community

Ascend, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.ascendpgh.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Ascend Pittsburgh, released 2/25/17
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/02/25/podcast-ascend-paul-alex-and-aaron/

Switch & Signal Skatepark, Pittsburgh, PA (Swissvale)
http://www.switchandsignalskatepark.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kerry Weber, Owner, Switch & Signal Skatepark, released 2/4/18
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/02/04/podcast-5-18-kerry-weber-switch-signal-skatepark/

The Wheel Mill, Pittsburgh, PA (Homewood)
http://www.thewheelmill.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Harry Geyer, Owner, The Wheel Mill, released 12/3/16
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2016/12/03/podcast-harry-geyer-the-wheel-mill/

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 37:19




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 Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 37 of 2019 we continue a #September of lifestyle hacks with hacks on #beprepared #buyused (fitness equipment) & a #hydrationhack

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project.

.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 37:19 Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project




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: Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in the South Hills! I spent 10 years away for college and then my job, but moved back in 2018 to start grad school and ultimately a new career here in the city.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Is it biased to say my own free fitness group?? Fittsburgh Project is definitely one! I love trail running, mostly at South Park. And I’m a fan of vinyasa yoga-still trying to find that perfect studio in the city.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I haven’t spent that much time out West, so I’d love to go there for a week. Maybe Colorado or California, wake up early and do some morning trail runs. Spend the week hiking the mountains and end everyday with some yin/restorative yoga to stretch and unwind. I love vacations where you can work fitness into your daily activities instead of it being something else I *have* to do.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I’m in grad school right now, so breakfast has to be enough to fuel me but also be fast and convenient. I do a lot of smoothies and overnight oats during the week, something I can make the night before and then grab and go. Weekends can be more relaxed, so I mix it up with eggs – a favorite is cottage cheese topped with a fried egg and Tabasco. I also love a good waffle.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. La Gourmandine almond croissants.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Pilates is SO HARD. My mom and I recently went to a few classes at Moxie Pilates and I definitely went in with an ego, thinking “I’m so fit, this will be fine.” It was the most difficult workout I’ve done in years! They force you to work all these smaller muscles that runners don’t normally develop and I was shaking 10 minutes into class. 10/10 would love to make that part of my regular workout routine.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? I spent six months last year sidelined from running with a stress fracture, so I’m looking forward to signing up for a race this fall and just getting back into the competitive aspect of running that I’ve missed so much.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving! I’ve been snorkeling a few times and would love to get closer to some of the things I’ve seen from the surface. Also, falling out a plane sounds terrifying.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I LOVE yin yoga for relaxing and really stretching those deep connective tissues. I also try to do weekly Epsom salt baths to help with recovery and muscle inflammation. Journaling has been a huge part of mentally recovering from my injury last year.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? I know Mount Washington is a popular place for visitors, but I think that the view from behind the Pirates dugout in PNC Park is the most beautiful view in the city. Also, I always take visitors to the Strip District because I think it gives you such a flavor for Pittsburgh.

Contact info for Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missyourdy/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/missyourdy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fittsburghproj


Dwayne Waite Jr- Heroes Track Club




Dwayne Waite Jr. is a private track and field coach in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Dwayne coached over 100+ high school athletes at a public high school in Charlotte, NC, helping runners achieve personal records and opportunities to run at the next level. Now, in Pittsburgh, Dwayne founded Heroes Track Club, where he focuses on 1-on-1 and small group training, on event-specific workouts, and improving running economy.

Show Notes: Dwayne Waite Jr., Heroes Track Club, Contact Information:
E-mail: heroestrackclub@gmail.com

Website: https://heroestrackclub.com

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Connection University, Facebook Group, #ABCD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
Co-Founder, Connection University
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

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

Aaron Watson, Podcast Host and CEO, Piper Creative
Co-Founder, Connection University
https://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17;
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/07/02/podcast-29-17-ultimate-frisbee-player-podcast-host-aaron-watson/

Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
https://www.elon.edu

USA Track & Field – Three Rivers
http://www.usatf-threerivers.org

IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Junior Championships
https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-u20-championships

AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Track & Field
https://aautrackandfield.org

 

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 36:19




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 Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 36 of 2019 we start a September of lifestyle hacks with extra leashes and a hack to add extra movement…even when you drive

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products.

.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 36:19 Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products




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: Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Yoga, cycling, yoga running

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Mountains to hike and bike and a spot to swim

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Overnight oatmeal, bacon and eggs

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Tacos

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Aerial yoga and absolutely do it again

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Mastering a handstand

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Definitely skydiving I’m afraid of things in the water

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

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The city bike loop

Contact info for Elaine Tierney, Mossy Lane Products:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mossylaneproducts/

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

Website: http://www.mossylaneproducts.com


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 35:19




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 Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 35 of 2019 tips & hacks about healthy lifestyle change, making time for movement and time to think about layering clothing for cooler weather

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Rollo the Kitty.

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 35:19 Rollo the Kitty




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: Rollo the Kitty

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am originally from just outside Philadelphia, and my mom and dad are both originally from the Pittsburgh area. My ancestry is Scottish and British.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Staying active is important in our family. My favorite movement activities are walking around Bloomfield/plotting my escape, playing with my toys (laser pointer!), and running around making my purrrents chase me. Sometimes my purrents don’t feel like playing with me after a long day of work, so that’s where I come in and get them moving! I dramatically meow my face off until they get the hint!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? My fantasy vacation would be going to the 9th Life Cat Sanctuary in Meowi (Maui, Hawaii) or the Lanai Cat Sanctuary (Lanai, Hawaii). I would run around and play with all the cats, go fishing with my bare paws in the Pacific Ocean, and chase the wild chickens around the island.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Fancy Feast all day, e’ry day. I will only eat the Grilled style though. I won’t touch it if it’s the flaked style, paté style or the medleys.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. My favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh Bloomfield grass. My parents tell me not to, so that makes it a lot more fun to eat.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Learning to go on walks outside on a leash and harness is my most challenging/unusual movement activity. It has taken a lot of practice, but I’ve gotten pretty good at it, and I really love it. Now I want to do it everyday. I have a LOT of energy, so going for walks and checking out the scenery helps me feel balanced and happy.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? My grandma sent us a video of a cat swimming today, so I’m hoping my purrents will let me try swimming next.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I would rather go sky diving so I can try to catch some birds on the way down. I haven’t caught one yet!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? My personal R&R motto is “you can never take enough naps.” I love sleeping. It’s good for my kitty soul. If you come over to my house, there’s a good chance you’ll find me passed out snoozin’ somewhere. You can wake me up as long as you rub my belly.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? One time my mom took me to Schenley Park and it was a beautiful place for a walk. I was surprised how close to the city it was with so much wide open green space.

Contact info for Rollo the Kitty:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rollo_and_geo/


Evan Robinson- Steady State Cycles




Steady State Cycles is focused on taking a professional approach to the modern bicycle shop while still remaining approachable. Steve Kurpiewski and Evan Robinson each have over a decade of experience as mechanics both in a retail environment and at national level cycling races. As larger interest companies continue to gain presence in the bike industry, Steady State Cycles wants to focus on the personal experience of bicycle customers while still doing service by the numbers and by the book.  Steady State Cycles is located in the Fox Chapel neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.  FitLabPGH interviewed Co-Owner Evan Robinson.

Show Notes: Steady State Cycles, Evan Robinson and Steve Kurpiewski, Owners, Contact Information:
E-mail: steadystatecyclespgh@gmail.com

Website: https://www.steadystatecycles.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Mike Seamans, Co-Owner
SKN Muay Thai, Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill)
https://www.sknmuaythai.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Mike Seamans of SKN Muay Thai, released 6/23/19
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/06/23/mike-seamans-skn-muay-thai/

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 34:19




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 Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 34 of 2019 tips & hacks about safety while moving with your dog, be sun smart during the dog days of summer and movement- not always with a goal.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Jen Cadman.

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: