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Gretchen McNary – Girl Friday Cooking Co




Gretchen McNary (in her own words): Hey. I’m Gretchen. I’m the owner, HKB and THE Girl Friday. I always told people that Girl Friday got started by accident. Part of that is true, but now I’m convinced it was in the cards all along. I was given a path and I chose to run with it. So far, it’s working. It’s stressful, but I can’t imagine doing anything else. My love for food and feeding people is something that comes naturally to me. I was put on this earth to help people. For a while I was convinced it was nursing, but this happened. I’m not a trained chef. Martha taught me everything! Could I know more? Absolutely! I learn so much on a daily basis. I’m still blown away at the lessons I’ve learned in just the few years I’ve been in operation. I imagine that I will keep learning until I hang up my apron. I won’t lie. Some lessons were hard, but it’s how you choose to grow from them.

Having the best people around makes a huge difference. That’s not BS either. I only surround myself with the best. I am truly the luckiest person in that regard. My circle is tight and that’s just the way I like it. IF you know me, you know that I’m passionate about things I love and things I dislike. In an effort to keep things light, I’ve made a list of both.

Things I like: My husband. He is my best friend and biggest supporter. He also possesses the ability to make me want to pull my hair out. I guess that happens when two people know each other for more than half of their lives. None of this would be possible without his constant push or his hard earned money. My children. Besides my dude, they are also my biggest supporters. My littlest one keeps my business card in her desk at school and my middle one tells everyone about it. They spend a lot of time at GF sitting on their devices and complaining about when we’re going home. I’m hoping one day they will wander into the kitchen and want to learn and help out more. My mom, who I miss tremendously, my daddy who showed me what hard work looks like, and my step-mother who I kept at arm’s length for many years. I really missed out because she is amazing. It wasn’t until I lost my mom that I realized what an amazing person she is. My amazing MIL and Aunt Rosie hold down the fort when I’m not there. My sisters and brother who I rarely see but still love and my very special nieces and nephews that I love more than anything in this world. Did you even know that I’m a great Aunt? My friends. I have some good ones. You know who you are!

Crossfit- I love Crossfit. I love my community. Without them, none of this would be possible. My community built me. Sadly- it’s really hard to make time for it and I rarely get there. I know what you’re going to say…..Gretchen…you have to make time. Gretchen…..you need to take care of yourself. I know. I know. I’m working on it. I’ll get back there eventually! Tennis. I play tennis every Friday morning. I love it so much. There are a few of us from High School that get together and play. Brandt is our instructor and we torture the sh*t out of him. He loves it, too! Music. I’m super annoying about this. Ask my staff. I rarely let them listen to their own music. I know, I’m a dick for it but I cannot help it. Swearing. I love to swear. It feels good, and I do it often. Of course, I know when it’s appropriate and not appropriate. Don’t worry, I won’t drop F-bombs around your children.

Dislikes: Washing dishes, little backpacks, Meatloaf (The singer not the food), unloading the dishwasher, white tennis shoes, spiders except for daddy long legs, I’m totally cool with them, people that make noise while eating, Cilantro and cancer in any variety!

Show Notes: Gretchen McNary, Owner and HKB, Girl Friday Cooking Co., Contact Information:
E-mail: Gretchen@girlfridaycookingco.com

Website: https://girlfridaycookingco.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Maggie Cameron, Way Out Design
https://wayoutdesign.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)

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

 


Richard Butler aka CoachRTB



Richard Butler (in his own words): A multifunctional professional with a range of experiences. I am skilled in leading nonprofit organizations, facilitating inclusion, diversity, and cultural competency workshops. I also have experience as part-time adjunct professor, group exercise specialist, and a lifestyle and business coach.

Show Notes: Richard Butler, Contact Information:
E-mail: coachrtb@gmail.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Coachrtb

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-richard-butler-ms-ctts-870b14a/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Richard Butler was profiled in FitLabPGH Features on January 17, 2019.
Check out his profile here: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/01/17/fitlabpgh-features-319/

Mecka Fitness, Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
https://meckafitness.com

ALTUS-HPO, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.altus-hpo.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring John Rossmiller, Founder of ALTUS-HPO, released 1/13/19;
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/01/13/p0dcast-2-19/

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
https://www.sru.edu

Lululemon (Ambassador Program)
https://shop.lululemon.com

November Project
https://november-project.com

Concept 2 (Indoor Rowers, SKIERGs, BIKEERG)
https://shop.concept2.com

UCanRow2
https://ucanrow2.com

Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA), Pittsburgh, PA
http://threeriversrowing.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Three Rivers Rowing Association: 2/25/18 episode featuring Matt Grau, Head Coach Junior Rowing;
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/02/25/podcast-8-18-matt-grau-three-rivers-rowing/

and 3/26/17 episode featuring Jenn Grieb, (Former) Executive Director of Three Rivers Rowing Association;
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/03/26/podcast-three-rivers-rowing-association-jenn-grieb/

US Rowing
http://www.usrowing.org

Lululemon SeaWheeze, Half-Marathon and Yoga Festival, Vancouver, BC, August 17, 2019
https://www.seawheeze.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)

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

 


Dr Ray McClanahan- Podiatrist Northwest Foot & Ankle- M2L re-release




Dr. Ray McClanahan is a sports podiatrist; founder and physician of Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon; and inventor of Correct Toes. He’s a former elite cross-country racer and a regular participant in various running events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. McClanahan’s professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options, as well as education on proper footwear.

This episode was originally released by our sister podcast Moving2Live on March 27, 2019.  We are re-releasing it to pair with the July 21, 2019 release of the FitLabPGH episode featuring Dr. Samantha Wood.
Link to 7/21/19 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/07/21/samwood-dpt-ptrunner-spartan-racer-from-m2l/

Show Notes: Dr. Ray McClanahan, Northwest Foot and Ankle, Contact info:
E-mail: info@correcttoes.com

Websites: https://www.correcttoes.com

https://www.nwfootankle.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/nwfootankle/

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Sam Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, released 9/27/17 and 10/11/17
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/27/podcast-05-17-sam-wood-part-1/

“Why Shoes Make ‘Normal’ Gait Impossible” by Dr. William A. Rossi
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rossiWhyShoesMakeNormalGaitImpossible.pdf

Correct Toes Approved and Natural Foot Approved Shoe List
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/shoe-list/

Altra Running Shoes
https://www.altrarunning.com

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Executive Director, Natural Running Center
http://naturalrunningcenter.com

Two Rivers Treads, Ranson, WV
https://tworiverstreads.com

Dr. Gary Chimes, Lake Washington Sports and Spine, Bellevue, WA
https://www.lakewass.com/

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 2/28/18 and 3/14/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/02/28/podcast-9-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-1/

“Pronation vs. Overpronation” Video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/foot-conditions/

Correct Toes
https://www.correcttoes.com

5 Foot Strengthening Exercises – video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/exercises/

Shape of Strength AAPSM 2016 by Dr. Ray McClanahan – video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/lectures-studies/

Shoe Liner Test
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/tips-and-how-tos/shoe-liner-test/

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

 


SamWood DPT- PT,Runner & Spartan Racer- from M2L




Great example of someone who treats movement as a lifestyle- check out our recent interview w Sam Wood from our sister podcast Moving2Live. If you are a runner, walker or active person her story, advice and recommendations are sure to encourage you to move!!

Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist, an avid ultra-marathoner and obstacle course racer, and a Major in the California Army National Guard. Sam graduated from the U.S. Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in 2011 and holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Lipscomb University (2007). She served 7-years active duty in the Army as a physical therapist deploying to Afghanistan in 2011-2012.

Over the past 20-years Dr. Wood has competed in foot races from 1 to 100-miles and has represented the U.S. Army in cross country, the marathon, orienteering, and obstacle course racing throughout the U.S. and around the world. In 2017 Sam competed with other Army officers in Season 2 of the NBC show, “Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge” where her team placed 3rd out of 24 teams. Sam’s passion for movement has led her to place in the top-25 Elite Females at the Spartan World Championships 4 years in a row while finishing multiple 100-mile running races, winning the Leadwoman race series, and maintaining her military fitness.

Sam was a previous guest on our sister Podcast Moving2Live, episodes released 9/27/17 and 10/11/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/27/podcast-05-17-sam-wood-part-1/

Show Notes: Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Contact Information:
E-mail: wood.ultra@gmail.com

Website: https://www.dynamicptcos.com/our-practice

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wood.ultra

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM, Northwest Foot & Ankle and Inventor of Correct Toes
https://www.correcttoes.com

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Dr. McClanahan, released 3/13/19 and 3/27/19
Llink to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/03/13/dr-ray-mcclanahan-dpm-northwest-foot-and-ankle/

Army-Baylor DPT Program (Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy)
https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/

Slow Jogging
http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2015/08/11/slow-jogging-run-smile-midfoot-strike/

“Conclusions Drawn from a Comparative Study of the Feet of Barefooted and Shoe-Wearing Peoples”
Phil. Hoffmann, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1905;s2-3: 105-136
https://www.bsmpg.com/hs-fs/hub/52884/file-5411032-pdf/docs/1905hoffman.pdf

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Information on Selecting Running Shoes
https://www.acsm.org/docs/default-source/files-for-resource-library/running-shoes.pdf?sfvrsn=6123deef_2

Dr. Ray McClanahan’s Shoe Liner Test (Stand on shoe liner to test fit of shoe)
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/tips-and-how-tos/shoe-liner-test/

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Executive Director, Natural Running Center
http://naturalrunningcenter.com

Two Rivers Treads, Ranson, WV
https://tworiverstreads.com

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee- Barefoot Running and Barefoot Walking
http://runbare.com

“Crash Course on Running Shoes” by Dr. Samantha Wood
https://nprehab.blogspot.com/2015/12/crash-course-on-running-shoes.html

Softstar Primal shoes
https://www.softstarshoes.com/primal-runamoc.html

Bedrock Sandals
https://bedrocksandals.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)

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

 

 

 

 


Sara Petyk- Noble Invention Bike Touring




Sara Petyk is the owner and operator of Noble Invention Bike Touring, providing self-guided bicycle tours on the best rail trails in the U.S. In 2009, Sara began offering guided walking and biking tours in Pittsburgh. Some of these tours traveled outside of town on the Great Allegheny Passage, so it was a natural next step to focus exclusively on longer bike trips through a self-guided bike tour company, formerly named Bike the GAP. Today, Noble Invention Bike Touring offers self-guided bike tours on the Great Allegheny Passage, C&O Canal Towpath, Katy Trail, Erie Canal, and Virginia Capital Trail, with more to come.

Show Notes:
 Sara Petyk, Owner, Noble Invention Bike Touring, Contact Information:
E-mail: sara@nibiketouring.com

Website: https://www.nobleinventionbiketouring.com

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmi3vwwaQO6zbF-iiAlXa4w

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Waxwing Cycles- Samson McHugh and Hayley Wickstrom, Owners
https://waxwingcycles.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Waxwing Cycles, released 3/24/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/03/24/waxwing-cycles-samson-mchugh-hayley-wickstrom/

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

C & O Canal Towpath- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, National Historical Park, DC, MD, WV
https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm

Katy Trail State Park, Missouri
https://mostateparks.com/park/katy-trail-state-park

Erie Canal
http://eriecanal.org

Virginia Capital Trail, Richmond to Williamsburg
https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org

Pinellas Trail, St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, FL
https://www.pinellascounty.org/trailgd/

Silver Comet Trail, through New Smyrna, GA to central Alabama (Connects to Chief Ladiga Trail at Georgia-Alabama state line)
http://www.silvercometga.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)

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

 

 


Mike Seamans- SKN Muay Thai




Mike Seamans (in his own words):  I was born in Pittsburgh, have a primary background in music and art, attended the The Urban Studies School at the University of Pittsburgh, where I studied community development and organizing.

Mike is the Co-Owner of Sitkiatnin Muay Thai in Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill).  His Co-Owners are his wife, Marissa Barr-Hartman, and David Reese.

Show Notes:
 Mike Seamans, Co-Owner, Sitkiatnin Muay Thai, Contact Information:
E-mail: info@sknmuaythai.com

Website: https://www.sknmuaythai.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Chris Yanakos, Cycling and Muay Thai
https://www.instagram.com/the_only_chris_yanakos/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Chris Yanakos, released 2/10/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/02/10/podcast-619-chris-yanakos-cyclist-and-muay-thai/

WQED Pittsburgh
https://www.wqed.org

Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.shadysideacademy.org

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/

Craig S. Mauro, MD (Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine)
https://www.burkeandbradley.com/providers/craig-s-mauro-md/

Nancy Foley, PT, DPT, Foley Physical Therapy LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.foleyphysicaltherapy.com

Peter Thomas, DC, ATC, Motion for Life
http://www.drpetethomas.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Pete Thomas, released 1/21/18; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/01/21/podcast-3-18-peter-thomas-dc-atc-motion-for-life/

Fitness Essentials LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, Beth Fedorowich
https://www.fitnessessentialspt.com/index.html

Larry Gioia, Owner, Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

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

Jennifer Butera Yoga, Pittsburgh, PA
http://jbuterayoga.com/index.html

Lynn Rescigno, Pittsburgh Yogi
https://www.instagram.com/lynnrescigno/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Lynn Rescigno, released 3/19/17 and 9/15/18; link to 9/15/18 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/09/15/podcast-3318/

Wolfack Boxing Club, Carnegie, PA
http://www.wolfpackboxing.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jeff Mucci, Owner, Wolfpack Boxing Club, released 1/20/17; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/01/20/podcast-wolfpack-boxing-jeff-mucci/

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

 

 


David Lobur MD Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center




Information about Dr Lobur:  Dr. David Lobur is a board-certified internist and Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) certified practitioner, who provides expertise from both of these healing disciplines to help guide his patients upwards from the depths of complicated medical issues to the pinnacle of towering health. Dr. Lobur is the Owner of Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center.  He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree (MD) from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He performed his Residency and Chief Residency at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, where he continued to work as a hospitalist until 2015, when he began seeing functional medicine patients.  In January 2016 he joined forces with Dr. Franne Berez at Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center, which he was elated to purchase in March 2018.  He loves working with patients via functional medicine and takes great pride and joy in the journeys he takes with them.  He is excited about the future of the practice and cannot wait to see what further adventures await him in his own life with the compass of functional medicine guiding his way.  Dr. Lobur and his wife Jaclyn have 4 children.

Show Notes:
 Dr. David Lobur, Owner, Squirrel Hill Family Wellness Center, Contact Information:
E-mail: davidloburmd@gmail.com

Website: http://www.drlobur.com

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Peter Thomas, DC, ATC, Motion for Life
http://www.drpetethomas.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Pete Thomas, released 1/21/18; Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/01/21/podcast-3-18-peter-thomas-dc-atc-motion-for-life/

Food Rules by Michael Pollan
https://michaelpollan.com/books/food-rules/

“Super Size Me” Documentary by Morgan Spurlock
http://morganspurlock.com/work/super-size-me/

The Institute for Functional Medicine
https://www.ifm.org

Dale Bredesen, The End of Alzheimer’s
https://www.ahnphealth.com/dr-bredesen.html

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
https://www.ilads.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

 

 


Rob Shenot- Shenot Farm & Market




FitLabPGH interviewed Rob Shenot of Shenot Farm and Market in Wexford, PA while touring the farm.  They have an interesting story, as outlined on their website:

The Shenot Family came to the Wexford area in the mid-1850’s. During the early years of the farm, the operation included dairy cows, hogs and chickens, crops including apples, potatoes, grains and a few garden vegetables. Over the years each generation has focused on specific crops or products. Unfortunately, little is known about the earliest family members. Edward N. Shenot (1886-1948) grew significant acreage of potatoes. He was also known for his hard cider operation.

Edward’s son, John (Bill) Wilson Shenot became renowned for growing sweet corn. At this time there was a small roadside stand along Wexford Run Road where produce was sold seasonally along with milk. In the 1960’s, Bill sued the Allegheny County Health Department for the right to sell raw milk. After several defeats and appeals, Bill finally won the case in the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. Shortly thereafter, Bill sold his dairy cows to make way for his son’s crazy idea of focusing on fruits and vegetables. Bill was also a strong advocate for modern farming practices that build healthy ecosystems. He was also active in the earliest soil conservation efforts that introduced contour strip farming and cover cropping to the farm.

Bill’s son, Edward (Ed) Wilson Shenot, joined his father in the operation after earning a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Penn State in 1971. This was a time of transition as cows, hogs and chickens were replaced with tomatoes, peppers and melons. Orchards have always been a major part of the farm with apples being at the core. However, Bill & Ed (father, son) were among the few in the region to have success growing peaches and nectarines.

Ed inherited the land from his parents and for many years worked along side his wife, Mary Lou and sister, Dianne.  While Dianne had a full time teaching job, she eventually stepped away from the business to make room for future generations. Eventually, Ed and Mary Lou expanded the market to what you see today. This generation brought about changes to how our products were sold; what was once a small roadside shed quickly became a busy retail market built in 1972, then doubling in size in 1993. The growth of the retail market eliminated the need to haul extra produce to Pittsburgh’s strip district. The business also expanded to include homemade fudge and hayrides to the pumpkin patch.

Ed and Mary Lou have 3 children (Heather, Angie and Rob) and 6 grandchildren. All of their children reside in the Wexford area, though Rob is the only one involved in the farm full time. Ed and Mary Lou live on the farm in the home they built in 1973 and are both still involved in the day to day operations of the business.

Today Ed and Rob (father, son) focus mainly on the production of a near 80 acres of sweet corn and assorted vegetables, our 20 acres of orchard and of course, our award winning apple cider! Mary Lou, Ed’s wife, makes over 50 flavors of her signature fudge including caramel and fudge dipped apples as well as kettle corn. Leah, Rob’s wife, oversees the events that we host throughout the year and focuses on the marketing of the business.

Rob, his wife, Leah, and children, Pepper and Beau, live on the farm in their house that Rob built in 2005. Rob graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a degree in Horticulture. He moved back to the farm and applied his newfound knowledge of farm technology to the business. He and Leah married in 2014; baby Pepper came along in 2016; and they welcomed baby Beau in January 2019. Together, they look forward to what the farm holds for their future.

Show Notes:
 Shenot Farm, Rob Shenot:

E-mail: rlpshenot@gmail.com

Website: https://www.shenotfarm.com/

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

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

 

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

 

 


Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS XC & Track Coach- a re-release




FitLabPGH originally released this interview with Doug Petrick on December 2, 2018.  In case you missed it, we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn about the Upper St. Clair Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Clinic, coming up on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  Tickets are on sale through June 18, 2019.

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:
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

 

 


Dr Julie Compton, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA- CBD for pets



Julie Compton, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA is Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery – Small Animal.  Dr. Compton works at the Blue Pearl Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC), where she finds perineal surgery, thoracic surgery, and trauma cases particularly gratifying to treat.  Dr. Compton is also an ambassador for Zilis, a company manufacturing full spectrum hemp oil products.  When she’s not at work, Dr. Compton is a fast pitch softball coach and enjoys gardening and travel.  She and her wife have three kids and are expecting a fourth.  The family pets include a Doberman, a French Bulldog, three cats, and a guinea pig.

Show Notes: Dr. Julie Compton, DVM, DACVS – contact info:
E-mail: jl.robb@zoominternet.net

Websites:
PVSEC – https://bluepearlvet.com/hospital/pittsburgh-north-hills-pa/

Zilis – https://www.zilis.com/drjuliecompton

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

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

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Don Moxley, Applied Sports Scientist on Cannabinoids and Recovery (released 12/12/18)
Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/12/podcast-4518-don-moxley-applied-sports-scientist-on-cannabinoids-recovery/

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