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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

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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 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 32:20




@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 32 of 2020 make #movementfun what #keepsyoumoving & #movementhappyplace

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was James Lloyd.

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:


Video Podcast: Healthy Feet Help You Move More




This week’s release from FitLabPGH is a video podcast designed to help you step on the path to healthy, happy feet…because healthy feet help you move more. We’ve talked about healthy feet…and healthy footwear…before…and our sister podcast Moving2Live has several episodes worth checking out on the subject…including:
-Our 2-part interview with Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM, Natural Podiatrist and inventor of CorrectToes (released 3/13/19 and 3/27/19)
-3 episodes featuring Dr. Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS…physical therapist, ultra runner, Spartan competitor, and more (released 9/27/17, 10/11/17, and 7/17/19).

Check out the interviews at www.Moving2Live.com for useful foot health information. If you have foot pain or an injury, PLEASE consult a qualified professional…but if you’re just looking for some general foot health tips…we have a few for you in this video.

Tip 1: Be aware of your calluses….and find the balance between protection and pain. Too little callus…risk of blisters…too thick callus…risk of pain. A google search for “callus remover” will provide a plethora of DIY options…but use caution, and common sense, and consult a podiatrist if necessary.

Tip 2: Spend time barefoot…or in minimal footwear, like a pair of Bedrock Sandals. https://bedrocksandals.com

Tip 3: Spread Your Toes. Tip 3(a): Consider Vibram Five Fingers…in moderation…to let toes work independently. Tip 3(b): Consider ToeSocks. Ben is a fan of the wool ToeSocks from Injinji. They let toes splay and work independently…and you can use them with your existing shoes. Tip 3(c): Consider CorrectToes…with or without shoes…over time, they may reverse the effects of cramped footwear. https://www.correcttoes.com

Tip 4: Avoid uncomfortable shoes! For Ben, that means Altra Running shoes for longer trail runs/hikes…usually the Lone Peak or Timp…for shorter hikes, casual walking, and balance play, that means Carson Footwear. Ben is a Carson Footwear ambassador. Use coupon code CFA202018Ben for 15% off your purchase at www.CarsonFootwear.com. Ben’s latest hack to his Carson Footwear shoes? The addition of their rock plate insert for a little more protection/stability on rocky trails. https://www.carsonfootwear.com

Take home message: If your feet hurt, you’re not likely to move…so take steps toward healthy feet…but when you make changes, start small, go slowly, and listen to your body…and, as always, consult a professional as needed! We’ll be back next week with a micro workout for healthy feet. Until then, check out www.FitLabPGH.com for podcasts, movement tips, and lifestyle hacks.

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- Share the Trail




FitLabPGH Podcast is doing something a little different this week. Instead of releasing a new podcast episode, we’re bringing you a video podcast…encouraging you to Share the Trail…Summer is (unofficially) here…if there could POSSIBLY be an upside to the pandemic, it’s that more people are getting outside and making movement part of their lifestyle…we want you ALL to enjoy movement on the trails…so today’s video podcast includes a few tips to help minimize the squabbling (on social media and in real life) between walkers, runners, and cyclists on the trails…

Tip 1: Share the Trail. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) encouraged people to #ShareTheTrail before there were hashtags! Trails are not your private property…be a good neighbor…do your part to help all trail users have a positive experience.

Tip 2: Be aware of your surroundings…whether you’re walking or cycling, be alert, and be courteous to other trail users. If you want to listen to music…or to the FitLabPGH podcast…limit yourself to one earbud…or keep your ears open with AfterShokz Trekz headphones…and if you’re thinking about keeping your ears open by playing your music on speaker…resist the urge…please…share the trail, not your music.

Tip 3: Give warning (and space) when passing from behind. A friendly call out (or ring of a bell) prevents surprises…and giving space prevents collisions…if you’re riding in a group, please pass single file….and be aware of oncoming “traffic”…please don’t be the cyclist that causes walkers/runners to jump off the trail. Side note, if you’re being passed, please do your part to share the trail…keep right, and if you’re part of a group, close ranks or go single file. Tip 4: If you stop, step off the trail…with your bike…or stroller..or dog…or child. Take time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife…or to text pics to friends…but leave the trail clear for others.

For more healthy lifestyle ideas and inspiration, check out the FitLabPGH podcast – we release a new episode (almost) every Sunday.  See the website for subscription options, and check out the archives…with over 150 episodes (and counting) to choose from, they might lead you to your new favorite activity. Make a plan that includes movement and time for rest and recovery…do your best to stay safe…and wash your hands!

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


Movement is a Lifestyle Micro-Workout: Suspension Trainer Shoulder Series



FitLabPGH Podcast is doing something a little different today. Instead of releasing a new podcast episode, we’re bringing you a suspension trainer micro-workout. This Shoulder Series consists of 3 exercises and is designed to activate the posterior chain of the torso…and counter-act some of the effects of spending too much time hunched over a computer. DISCLAIMER: this video is intended for entertainment purposes only! Please consult a qualified professional for diagnosis and treatment of pain or injury.

Disclaimer complete. Now for the fun. These exercises can be performed on any type of suspension trainer (TRX, Monkii, gymnastic rings, etc…). We suggest starting with 20-60 seconds of each exercise (but listen to your body)! Want to make an exercise more challenging? Walk forward, putting your body at a steeper angle. Need to make an exercise less challenging? Walk backward, putting your body at a less steep angle. The three exercises are:
1) Reverse Soda (or Beer) Can Squeeze. Focus on squeezing shoulder blades together and letting straight arms go along for the ride
2) Row (palms down). Focus on the big muscles of the back and not shrugging your shoulders
3) 3-Part Shoulder: Row-Rotate-Lift. Focus on not shrugging the shoulders and keeping tension on the suspension trainer straps throughout the exercise. This series makes a great break in your work-from-home workday.

We’ll be bringing you additional micro-workouts over the next few weeks. If you have any topics you’d like us to address, send us a message or comment below.

For more movement ideas and inspiration, check out the FitLabPGH Podcast at www.FitLabPGH.com or on Spotify or YouTube. With over 150 episodes (and counting), it might lead you to a new favorite activity.

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


Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach




Doug Petrick (in his own words): I teach High School Physics and coach Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Spring Track & Field at Upper St. Clair High School. I am happily married to my wife Kinley. We have 3 fun kids- Kaia (12), Kenzie (8), and Declan (6). I like to teach, coach, run, write, consume podcasts and connect with others that have similar interests. I am also the USC XC TF Coaches Clinic Director.

We previously interviewed Doug Petrick for the FitLabPGH Podcast episode released 12/2/18; here’s the link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/12/02/podcast-4218-doug-petrick-upper-st-clair-hs-xc-track-coach/

Show Notes: Doug Petrick, – contact info:
E-mail: dpetrick76@gmail.com

Website (Coaches Clinic): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-event-2020-usc-cross-country-track-field-coaches-clinic-tickets-101428246616

Twitter (Doug): https://twitter.com/DougPetrick1

Twitter (Coaches Clinic): https://twitter.com/ClinicUSCXCTF

Doug Petrick was recently on the Final Surge Podcast; here’s the link: https://blog.finalsurge.com/final-surge-podcast-episode-155-doug-petrick/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Upper St. Clair School District (PA)
https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us

Once a Runner, by John L. Parker Jr.
https://www.amazon.com/Once-Runner-John-Parker-Jr/dp/1416597891

Wharton Health – Rope Stretching
https://www.whartonhealth.com

Coach Paul Vandersteen, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
http://www.neuquaxctf.com/staff.html

Coach Dennis Barker, Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN
http://www.coachbarker.com

Kelly Kuhn, MPT, Kelly Kuhn Physical Therapy, PA
https://www.kellykuhnpt.com

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