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Podcast 5:19 Ian Dunican- Sleep4Performance & Melius Consulting from Moving2Live



FitLabPGH has a sister podcast- Moving2Live.  This week we bring you an episode from Moving2Live that should be of interest. If you have an interest in sleep then this is a great interview to learn more to improve quantity and quality to enhance quality of life.  Below are show notes with more info about Dr Dunican, this week’s interview.

Dr. Ian C. Dunican (in his own words):
I have over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil and gas, and other utilities. Combining scientific research and operational leadership, I support organisations in reducing risk, lowering cost and optimising productivity and performance. I have applied Lean/Six Sigma and other scientific methodologies in significant projects to drive step-change improvement in performance, whilst ensuring sustainability through associated culture change. In the mining, oil and gas sectors, I have worked internationally as an advisor to major companies including BHP, Anglo Gold Ashanti, South 32, Karara Mining, Peabody and Goldcorp. I have been responsible for the development of global practices, integration and project management across multiple product groups. This has entailed the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity.

Currently I am the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance. I received a PhD from the University of Western Australia (UWA) working with elite athletes and sporting organisations to optimise performance. I am a highly sought researcher, having worked with Olympic and elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), and with professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling). A regular speaker/chair at universities and international conferences in mining, transport, sports performance and physiology, I regularly contribute articles to media outlets such as the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Men’s Fitness, Blitz Martial Arts, BJJ Scout and Huffington Post. I have spoken on the Health Report on ABC radio in Australia, ABC radio national and numerous podcasts. Also I have appeared on ABC television, Channel 7, 9 and 10 in Australia, and was a TEDx Perth speaker in 2017.

I am author and co-author of numerous technical reports, scientific articles and industry guidelines, and I am a regular reviewer for scientific peer reviewed journals. I host Sleep4Performance Radio, a podcast dedicated to education, knowledge sharing and promotion of the value of managing sleep. Through my website www.sleep4performance.com.au, I provide blogs, resources and research on all aspects of sleep, recovery and performance. An active sportsman, I have completed over 20 ultramarathons to date including the Ultra Trail Australia 100km (7 times), Leadville 100 miler, numerous marathons and trail running events. I hold a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoy cross training with bodyweight exercises and Kettlebells. My current focus is improving my swimming in order to undertake long distance open water swimming events.

Show Notes:
Ian C. Dunican, PhD, Contact info:
E-mail: ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au

Websites: https://meliusconsulting.com.au

https://sleep4performance.com.au

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ian-c-dunican-ph-d-115b0a14/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleep4perform/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleep4perform

https://twitter.com/S4PRadio

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sleep4perform/

Links mentioned in the Interview:
Dr. Amy M. Bender, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Calgary Counselling Centre,Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://twitter.com/sleep4sport

Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, Includes Leadville Trail 100 Run
https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com

Fatigue Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Maker of Readiband Wearable Device
https://www.fatiguescience.com/sleep-science-technology/

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
https://aasm.org

Oura Ring (Sleep and Activity Tracker)
https://ouraring.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast #4:19 Dan Minnicks- Umberger Performance



Dan Minnicks is a Pittsburgh native who grew up playing many sports before committing to hockey.  He discovered Umberger Performance as an athlete while pursuing his hockey career.  When he was ready to move on from hockey, he transitioned from client to trainer.  As a physical preparation coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor at Umberger Performance in Robinson Township (Pittsburgh area), he works with a wide range of clientele, from students looking to improve in a particular sport to adults who want to move better.

Dan Minnicks, Umberger Performance, contact info:
Website: http://umbergerperformance.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Minnicks-Training-Systems-2051338688290948/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanMinnicks

Instagram (Dan): https://www.instagram.com/danminnicks/

Instagram (Umberger Performance): https://www.instagram.com/umberger_performance/

Instagram (Umberger Fitness): https://www.instagram.com/umberger_fitness/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
https://www.ccac.edu

Mount Olympus, Utah (Hiking)
https://utah.com/hiking/mt-olympus-trail

Ascend Pittsburgh (South Side)
https://www.ascendpgh.com

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

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast #3:19 Drew Zihmer- Schützhund



Schützhund– translates to “protection dog.”  FitLabPGH talked with Drew Zihmer about the sport of Schützhund and his German Shepherd, MaverickMaverick was also profiled in the FitLabPGH Features released 12/20/18.

Some of the Schützhund commands:

    • Platz (rhymes with lots) – lay down
    • Sitz (like sits) – sit
    • Aus (rhymes with house) – let go / drop it
    • Hupp (rhymes with up) – Jump / go over
    • Hier (hee – errr) – Recall, come to me and sit in front of me
    • Such (rhymes with Luke – “sook”) – Start Tracking
    • Fuss (rhymes with moose) – Heel
    • Revier (like Paul Revere) – Find the Helper in protection

There are 3 levels of Schützhund: IPO1-3, which is now IGP1-3 (and we still refer to as Schutzhund or SchH1-3)

The 3 phases of Schutzhund are Tracking, Obedience, and Protection – 100 points per phase, for a total 300 possible points

Dumbbell weights – Schutzhund 1 uses 650 grams (1.4 lb), Schutzhund 2 uses 1kg (2.2 lb) and Schutzhund 3 uses 2kg (4.4 lb)

Drew Zihmer (and Maverick), YouTube Videos:
Dogs from the club:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-0upj9Ch8g

What a Training Day is Like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDIyyvlCe5c

Dog Video any True Steelers Fan Can Appreciate:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PULqvQ66P1A

Maverick’s BH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEWhxcL5Mg&t=2s

Maverick’s Attempt at IPO1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbopD_ezSR0

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

Gannon University, Erie, PA
http://www.gannon.edu

OG West Penn Schutzhund Club
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/OG-West-Penn-Schutzhund-Club-371994809242/

United Schutzhund Clubs of America
https://www.germanshepherddog.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast #2-19 John Rossmiller- ALTUS-HPO



John Rossmiller was born in Pittsburgh and served seven years in the Army with 75th Ranger Regiment and deploying 4 times, before being medically retired. He is NSCA-CSCS, NASM-PES and NASE-SES certified, along with numerous other skill specific certifications. He served as a Human Performance Optimization Coach part of his time as a Ranger under the RAW (Ranger Athlete Warrior) program. Prior to his military service he was a performance coach for 6 years, played indoor football and FCS football for Colgate University. He also has an MBA from University of Pittsburgh.  Look for the opening of ALTUS-HPO in downtown Pittsburgh in late January or early February 2019.

Show Notes:
John Rossmiller, ALTUS-HPO, contact info:
E-mail: john@altus-hpo.com

Website: https://www.altus-hpo.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltusHPO

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john.rossmiller.142/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALTUS.HPO/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/riverview-park

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
http://www.colgate.edu

Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
https://www.katz.business.pitt.edu

The Pittsburgh Marathon, May 5, 2019
https://thepittsburghmarathon.com

Dirty Dozen, Pittsburgh Bike Race
http://www.dannychew.com/dd.html

Steel City Ruck Club (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/180935042060219/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast #1:19 Stacy T. Sims, PhD, applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur



FitLabPGH has a sister podcast- Moving2Live.  This week we bring you an episode from Moving2Live that should be of interest.

Stacy T. Sims, PhD, is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Waikato after returning to academia from a 6-year hiatus in industry. She is an applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.

Prior to being launched into industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences of environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women’s health and performance. With the unique opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer, during her time at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson’s book written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer product companies and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health outcomes.

Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health. As a direct result, she has been named as one of the top 50 visionaries of the running industry (2015), one of the top 40 women changing the paradigm of her field (2017), one of the top four visionaries in the outdoor sport industry (2017), and one of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition (2017).

A regular featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including those hosted by USOC, HPSNZ, and USA cycling, she resides in Mount Maunganui with her husband and young daughter.

Show Notes:
Stacy T. Sims, PhD, contact info:
E-mail: stacy.sims@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/summerstack

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
The University of Waikato, New Zealand
http://www.waikato.ac.nz

ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life Paperback – July 5, 2016 by Stacy Sims (Author), Selene Yeager  (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/ROAR-Fitness-Physiology-Optimum-Performance/dp/1623366860

High Performance Sport New Zealand
https://hpsnz.org.nz

Don Moxley- Applied Sport Scientist
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

check out the Moving2Live episodes featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 and 4/18/18
Link to Part 1http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Fitr Woman App- Training and Nutrition advice tuned to the menstrual cycle
www.fitrwoman.com

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD
http://activeeatingadvice.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast featuring Leslie Bonci, released 9/3/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/09/03/podcast-36-18-leslie-bonci/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast 46:18 Don Moxley- Applied Sports Scientist on Cannabinoids & Recovery




FitLabPGH
has a sister podcast- Moving2Live.  This week we bring you an episode from Moving2Live that should be of interest.  It is a little longer than most of our podcasts, but we think you will like listening to Don Moxley, Director of Applied Science and Brand Development at Grow Healthy in North Palm Beach, FL.

Don (in his own words): over 30 years experience of improving the performance or alleviating the unnecessary suffering of humans, or teaching others how to do the same. Experienced leader, Highly skilled sports scientist with over 30 years experience in elite sport. Understanding the central nervous system and how to measure individuals’ status led me to explore the different modalities used to adjust or “tune” the autonomic system. I’m currently exploring how cannabinoids can play a part in human performance and reducing human suffering.

I am an exercise physiologist who specializes in fitness/athletic assessment, player training and performance optimization. My expertise includes extensive use of wearable technology for assessment. I am experienced using Omegawave, Firstbeat, Polar, Mio, Heartmath, Zephyr, Velotron, Halo as well as many other tools.

My last 3 years have been focused on supporting the Ohio State University Wrestling Team. Prior experience includes working as an Asst. Professor and Coordinator of the Exercise Science program at Urbana University. Owner of Lemonade Neighborhood Fitness. Founder and CEO of ViA Performance Systems. I’ve worked as the Director of Sales for Polar Electro and coached at The Ohio State University. Additionally, I have directed training programs for Olympic Medalists, NCAA All-Americans, professionals, fitness clubs, physical education programs and sports organizations across the continent.

I wrestled for The Ohio State University where I captained the team and earned a Big 10 Championship in 1985. I like to keep myself in the classroom teaching physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology and nutrition courses at local colleges. My daughter Jaclen is a member of the Ohio State University Lacrosse Team, her mother and I are very proud of her and the growth mindset that nurtures her growth.  

Show Notes:
Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist / Sport Scientist, Contact information:
E-mail: donmoxley@gmail.com

Website: https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

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

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donmoxley/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/donmoxley

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Don Moxley was a guest on the Moving2Live Podcast in April 2018. Check out his earlier episodes (released 4/4/18 and 4/18/18).
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Dr. Ethan Russo, Neurologist and Medical Scientist, CBD and Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cannabis-pharmacology/dr-ethan-russo-cbd-clinical-endocannabinoid-deficiency

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Publication on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2017/health-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids.aspx

GrowHealthy, Empowering Healthier Outcomes with Medical Cannabis
https://www.growhealthy.com

Nutraceutical Definition – A Nutraceutical is a pharmaceutical-grade and standardized nutrient. In the US, “nutraceuticals” do not exist as a regulatory category; they are regulated as dietary supplements and food additives by the FDA under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Heart Rate Variability App from EliteHRV
https://elitehrv.com

William Kraemer, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
https://ehe.osu.edu/human-sciences/directory/?id=kraemer.44

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Mind-Consciousness-Transcendence/dp/1594204225/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1542201343&sr=8-2&keywords=change+your+mind+pollan

Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprising-Healthier-Connected/dp/0316252115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542201753&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+mind

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 

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Podcast 45:18 Menachem Brodie- Human Vortex Training- rerelease



Periodically FitLabPGH reposts past interviews.  We want to make sure that great info doesn’t get lost in the “pod clog”, which can occur with so many podcasts and so many episodes.

This week we revisit our interview with Menachem Brodie, who has some great ideas and info for movement when the weather turns cooler (cold??)

Menachem Brodie is the owner of Human Vortex Training; based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Coach Brodie works with athletes around the world, including: Pittsburgh, France, Belgium, and Israel.  Coach Brodie (in his own words): Coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie has been working with athletes in a number of settings, and a broad variety of sports. From Basketball and Cycling, to CrossFit and Triathlon, Brodie has helped numerous athletes to attain their goals, and beyond.

With his belief that one should Train Smarter, Not Harder, he has developed and polished his training philosophy over the last 15+ years, in order to allow his clients and athletes to not only excel in their sport of choice, but also in their professional lives.

Having earned a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Brodie has experience across the Health & Fitness spectrum including having worked as an Exercise Physiologist for a Bariatric Surgery Center for 2 years, working as the Strength & Conditioning coach in a Physical Therapy clinic for those who needed more guidance and direction to return to their sport or hobby, and working as an EMT running 911 calls. Suffice it to say, Brodie’s experience and background are far more reaching than the average coaches. In conjunction with his coaching individual and team athletes, he also works as a Business Consultant in a variety of fields including:

  • Fitness Technology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sportswear
  • Technology for Coaching & Athlete assessment
  • Ergonomic Software

For more information about Coach Brodie and his services, go to www.HumanVortexTraining.com or connect with him using the Social Media links below.

Show Notes:
Menachem Brodie, contact info:
Website: www.HumanVortexTraining.com

E-mail: Brodie@HumanVortexTraining.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HVT412/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HVTraining/featured

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
First FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Menachem Brodie, released October 8, 2017
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/10/08/podcast-42-17-menachem-brodie-human-vortex-training/

HappyLight by Verilux
https://verilux.com/light-therapy-winter-blues

Trax Farms, Finleyville, PA (South of Pittsburgh)
http://traxfarms.com

JhonPhilipp Yonan, Co-Owner, MUV Integrated Physical Culture, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.muvintegrated.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring JhonPhilipp Yonan, released July 16, 2017. Here’s the link to the podcast episode:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/07/16/podcast-müv-integrated-physical-culture-jhonphilipp-yonan/

Vi by LifeBEAM, wearable tech AI running coach
https://www.getvi.com

Mark Fisher Fitness, New York, NY
https://markfisherfitness.com

Cycling Fusion- Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification
https://www.indoorcyclingfusion.com

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)- World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available.
www.nsca.com

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)- The American College of Sports Medicine has more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries around the globe, including academicians, students, personal trainers and physicians
www.acsm.org

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
https://www.nasm.org

International Society of Sports Nutrition (The ISSN)
Facebook: International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)

Instagram: @the_issn

www.sportsnutritionsociety.org

Mark Nutting, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT *D, ACSM HFD, ACSM CEP Owner and Master Trainer of Jiva Fitness in Easton, PA
https://www.jivafitness.com/

Check out the Moving2Live (sister podcast to FitLabPGH) Podcast episode featuring Mark Nutting, released December 6, 2017 at http://www.moving2live.com/2017/12/06/podcast-14-17-mark-nutting-jiva-fitness-part-1/

Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS- Director of Sports Performance, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)
https://www.ahn.org/specialties/orthopaedic-institute/sports-performance

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Frank Velasquez, Jr., released September 10, 2017.  Here’s the link:
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/09/10/podcast-38-17-frank-velasquez-director-of-sports-performance-ahn/

Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Pittsburgh- Locations: Squirrel Hill, South Hills, Monroeville
https://jccpgh.org

3 Rivers Outdoor Co. GearFest PGH
https://www.gearfestpgh.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring 3 Rivers Outdoor Co., released April 2, 2017
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/04/02/podcast-gear-fest-pittsburgh-christine-iksic-chris-kaminski/

Rachel Carson Trail Challenge
https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/rct/challenge

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Steve Mentzer, Vice President and Events Director of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, released April 30, 2017
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/04/30/podcast-20-17-rachel-carson-trail-challenge-steve-mentzer/

Guillermo Escalante, DSc, MBA, ATC, CSCS, CISSN
https://www.facebook.com/DrGFit

Check out the Moving2Live (sister podcast to FitLabPGH) Podcast episodes featuring Guillermo Escalante, released November 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017.  Here’s a link to Part 1:
http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2017/11/01/podcast-10-17-guillermo-escalante/

Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, Owner, Active Eating Advice- Pittsburgh, PA
http://activeeatingadvice.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Leslie Bonci, released September 3, 2017
http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/09/03/podcast-36-18-leslie-bonci/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Are you a Pittsburgh Mover?  Learn more about our FitLabPGH Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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


Podcast 44:18 Pittsburgher Highland Farms- Dana O’Connor & Mark Smith




Pittsburgher Highland Farm (in their own words) is the realization of a dream to produce quality cattle in a sustainable environment and provide healthy and tasty beef to discriminating consumers at an affordable price. After a lengthy career in real estate and community development, owner Mark Smith, went back to his dairy farm roots and began to experiment with Scottish Highland cattle on rented pasture. He is continually working to implement a natural farming system that is both humane and environmentally responsible.

Smith partnered with Dana O’Connor in 2014 and together they have more than tripled the size of the operation, further fulfilling the mission of providing healthy, environmentally sustainable beef at an affordable price. Dana’s interest in grass fed beef grew from an interest in health and wellness and the ability of quality, nutrient dense diet to create health. She has completed a nutritional therapy certification in order to further her knowledge and understanding of the intersection of food and health. She also serves as the chapter leader of the local Weston A Price Foundation.

Pittsburgher Highland Farm is located near Mount Pleasant in the lush grassy foothills of the Laurel Highlands with a distribution warehouse in Wilkinsburg, an eastern Pittsburgh neighborhood.

The farm adheres strictly to USDA standards for organic, grass-fed, naturally raised, and humanely treated livestock, as well as Quality Highland Beef protocols developed by the American Highland Cattle Association.

Show Notes: Pittsburgher Highland Farm, Mark Smith and Dana O-Connor, – contact info:
E-mail (Dana): dana@pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

E-mail (Mark): marksmith@pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

Website: https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

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

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

Twitter (Mark Smith): https://twitter.com/pahighlander

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Biddle’s Escape, Pittsburgh, PA (Wilkinsburg/Regent Square)
http://biddlesescape.com

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

For information on Farm Tours (Next tour scheduled for 1/19/19), go to https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com/sustainable-agriculture-farm-tours/

For information on purchasing from Pittsburgher Highland Farms, go to https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com/buying-from-us/

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Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

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YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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


Podcast 43:18 Ed Shvarts- Vilka Bistro



Ed Shvarts, Owner, Vilka Bistro in Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh) has been in the restaurant industry all of his life.  He grew up in New York City, attended school in New York and Baltimore, and lived in many places in his career, including Florida and Atlanta, GA.  In 2005, he moved to Pittsburgh; he has family here and thinks it’s a great place to raise a family.  Before opening Vilka Bistro on December 6, 2017, he owned several other restaurant concepts.  Vilka Bistro is upscale, yet casual, blending a little bit of South Beach, NYC, and Los Angeles right in the heart of Bethel Park at the Millennium Shops.  The menu features fresh, high quality, made-to-order food, at a reasonable price.  He believes in taking care of his staff and giving back to the community.  For more information on Vilka Bistro, connect with them using the links below…or better yet, go in and try the restaurant!

Show Notes: Ed Shvarts, Owner, Vilka Bistro, – contact info:
E-mail: vilkabistrobethelpark@gmail.com

Website: https://www.vilkabistro.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vilkabistrobethelpark4607/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Millennium Shops Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh)
http://www.millenniumshopsbethel.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Podcast 42:18 Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS XC & Track Coach




Doug Petrick (in his own words): I am a high school cross country and track and field coach at Upper St. Clair High School. I’ve coached for over a decade here. Additionally, I am a physics teacher at Upper St. Clair High School. This is my 17th year teaching in this district. I am married to Kinley and have three young children Kaia, Kenzie, and Declan. I try to stay active and love running. During the week I try and get in 4 days of running, 1 day of cross training, 1 day of walking, and 1 day off. I also create content for The Wiley Network for blogposts and podcasts for educators. Often I will tie in the athletics/academics link in the content.

Show Notes: Doug Petrick, – contact info:
E-mail: dpetrick@uscsd.k12.pa.us

Website (Coaches Clinic): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-cross-country-track-field-coaches-clinic-tickets-48080436881

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

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

The Wiley Network (Doug’s Blogposts & Podcasts): https://hub.wiley.com/community/exchanges/educate

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Orbis Caffe, Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
http://www.orbiscaffe.com

Daniel Caulfield, Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, California University of Pennsylvania
https://twitter.com/CALU_TF

Check out the episodes of our sister Podcast Moving2Live featuring Daniel Caulfield, released 9/11/18 and 9/26/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/09/11/podcast-33-18/

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U), California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Upper St. Clair School District (PA)
https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us

Doug Soles, Head Cross County and Track Coach, Great Oak High School and South Temecula Track Club, Temecula, CA
https://twitter.com/DougSoles

Jay Johnson, Coach, Director of Boulder Running Clinics, Director of Boulder Running Camps
https://boulderrunningclinics.com

https://coachjayjohnson.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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