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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 23:20 Ben Reuter

Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged 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: Ben Reuter

Where do you consider “Home”? Home is what you make of it/where your safe place is. Currently ChezR, which is located in the Pittsburgh area

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking/trail running with my labradors, mtn biking and gravel biking/fire road riding

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? I don’t know if it is the best, but one of the best was a few days in Salida, Colorado to visit a friend/mentor and his wife. We averaged 4-5 hours of movement a day. Probably the highlight was being able to summit my first 14er – Mt. Shavano. The most memorable vacation, or a combination of work as the medical director and “play” – for a number of years I was fortunate enough to go on the Georgia Games Torch Run- 7+ days of running and biking throughout the state of Georgia promoting the Georgia Games- best memory was drafting behind a police car going up over the bridge to Saint Simons Island on a Friday rush-hour when the sheriff closed down one entire lane of traffic 🙂 thumbs up

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Pre-work out – espresso. Post-workout: ice cold water and something salty if the workout was long

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Pizza; espresso; very, very good quality bread

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? Pittsburgh to DC on the Rails-to-Trails in 3 to 4 days and San Juan hut tour in Colorado

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Fear…of what other people will think of them or that people will judge them.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Probably the first time I went white water rafting. It was the first time I realized that there was something bigger than me that was in control (i.e., the water)

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

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) There is a spot in Mingo Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania that has a section of trails through a group of maple trees… It is absolutely phenomenal in the fall – almost as good as an Aspen Grove in Colorado

Contact information for Ben Reuter:
Ben is the host of the Moving2Live Podcast. Follow his movement activities through Moving2Live on social media.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv

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)

ALTUS-HPO, Pittsburgh, PA

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

Lululemon (Ambassador Program)

November Project

Concept 2 (Indoor Rowers, SKIERGs, BIKEERG)


Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA), Pittsburgh, PA

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

Lululemon SeaWheeze, Half-Marathon and Yoga Festival, Vancouver, BC, August 17, 2019

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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 39:18 FitLabPGH Highlighting Our First 100 Guests

A few weeks ago FitLabPGH released our 100 episode.  We offered the usual social media posts and thanks to guests and listeners alike…but then we realized we wanted to do more. Each guest we have interviewed has left a unique memory.  The podcast is the guests because they each have a story to tell.  Without the guests there would be no FitLabPGH.

This week we highlight our guests…so far…with many more to come.  Our longest podcast to date, where we reminisce with a memory about each interview.  It is a bit different, but we hope you enjoy it.

FitLabPGH thanks all of our podcast guests and listeners, for 100+ great episodes.  We are looking forward to the next 100 episodes!  Use the links below to access any of the podcast episodes you may have missed, or any interviews that you’d like to revisit!  If you have any suggestions for future guests, please e-mail us at fitlabpgh@gmail.com or contact us using the social media links at the bottom of the Show Notes.  If you like what you’ve heard on the FitLabPGH Podcast, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast player, and please share the podcast with your friends.

Show Notes: 100 episodes of the FitLabPGH Podcast:

Release Date Episode Guest Link to Episode
10/2/16 Hell on Hills – Melissa Harmon and Bethany Ruhe http://bit.ly/FLP-HOH-10-2-16


10/9/16 Freeman Technique – Mark Freeman http://bit.ly/FLP-Freeman-10-9-16


10/16/16 Brian Joly Rolfing http://bit.ly/FLP-Joly-10-16-16


10/23/16 Equilibrium Pilates Pittsburgh – Allie Greene http://bit.ly/FLP-Equilibrium-10-23-16


10/25/16 Swami Doug, PPU Dance Professor and Pilates instructor http://bit.ly/FLP-SwamiDoug-10-25-16


10/27/16 Moxie Mind and Body – Aubrey Johnson http://bit.ly/FLP-Moxie-10-27-16


10/30/16 Sarah Reed-Lieb, Yoga Instructor http://bit.ly/FLP-Reed-Lieb-10-29-16


11/6/16 SurfSUP Adventures and First Waves – Ian Smith http://bit.ly/FLP-SurfSUP-11-5-16


11/13/16 Oxford Athletic Club – Nicole Rogos http://bit.ly/FLP-Rogos-11-11-16


11/20/16 The Climbing Wall – DJ Herring http://bit.ly/FLP-ClimbingWall-11-18-16


11/27/16 Pittsburgh Fresh – Ling Wollenschlager http://bit.ly/FLP-Ling-11-25-16


12/4/16 The Wheel Mill – Harry Geiger http://bit.ly/FLP-WheelMill-12-3-16


12/11/16 Oxford Athletic Club – Jackie Frederick http://bit.ly/FLP-OAC-Frederick-12-10-16


12/18/16 Sewickley En Pointe – Tonya Ford http://bit.ly/FLP-TonyaFord-12-17-16


12/25/16 Pittsburgh Running Tours – Trista Yerks http://bit.ly/FLP-PGHRunning-12-23-16


1/1/17 Cycletique – Lisa Lutheran & Deanna Bucy http://bit.ly/FLP-Cycletique-12-30-16


1/8/17 Oxford Athletic Club – Carla Likar http://bit.ly/FLP-OAC-Likar-1-7-17


1/15/17 BaM Choreography – Brianna and Megan http://bit.ly/FLP-BAM-1-13-17


1/22/17 Wolfpack Boxing Club – Jeff Mucci http://bit.ly/FLP-Wolfpack-1-20-17


1/29/17 Montour Trail Council – Bill Orr http://bit.ly/FLP-MontourTrail


2/5/17 Oxford Athletic Club – David Dilettuso http://bit.ly/FLP-OAC-Tennis


2/8/17 Exhalations Dance Theatre – Lea Kasic/ Katherine Mann http://bit.ly/FLP-Exhalations


2/12/17 Explorers Club of Pittsburgh – Ron Edwards http://bit.ly/FLP-ExplorersPGH




2/19/17 FASTER Pittsburgh – Jason DeRose / Megan Meyer http://bit.ly/FLP-FASTER


2/26/17 Ascend Pittsburgh – Paul Guarino/Alex Bernstein / Aaron Gilmore http://bit.ly/FLP-Ascend


3/6/17 Movement Studio Pittsburgh – Monica Kessler/ Walt Nesbit http://bit.ly/FLP-MovementStudioPGH


3/12/17 Pittsburgh Pucas Hurling Club – Aaron Williams / Sean Stayduhar http://bit.ly/FLP-Pucas


3/19/17 Lynn Rescigno, Yoga and Pilates Instructor http://bit.ly/FLP-Rescigno1


3/26/17 Three Rivers Rowing Association – Jenn Grieb http://bit.ly/FLP-Grieb


4/2/17 Three Rivers Outdoor Company / Pittsburgh GearFest – Christine Iksic/Chris Kaminsky http://bit.ly/FLP-3ROC


4/9/17 High Maintenance Pittsburgh – Rory Lazear http://bit.ly/FLP-Rory


4/16/17 GoWildPA – Jon & Gary Clouner http://bit.ly/FLP-GoWildPA


4/23/17 Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association – Fiona Connolly / Mike Minnock http://bit.ly/FLP-PGH-GAA


4/30/17 Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy – Steve Mentzer http://bit.ly/FLP-RachelCarsonTrails


5/7/17 Bike Beyond – Walt Brennan http://bit.ly/FLP-BikeBeyond


5/14/17 Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation – Don Drolet http://bit.ly/FLP-Drolet1


5/21/17 PORC – Rick Lithgow http://bit.ly/FLP-PORC


5/28/17 Pittsburgh Concierge PT – Sven Lynch http://bit.ly/FLP-SvenLynch


6/4/17 Active Cities – Jason Miller http://bit.ly/FLP-ActiveCities


6/11/17 Dynamic Paddlers – Larry Gioia http://bit.ly/FLP-Gioia


6/18/17 Western PA Wheelmen – Monica VanDieren http://bit.ly/FLP-WPW


6/25/17 True North Wilderness Survival School – Erik Kulick http://bit.ly/FLP-Kulick


7/2/17 The Going Deep Podcast – Aaron Watson http://bit.ly/FLP-AaronWatson


7/9/17 Pittsburgh Curling Club – Dustin Devine / Karyn Drombosky http://bit.ly/FLP-PGH-Curling


7/16/17 MUV Integrated Physical Culture – Jhonphilipp Yonan http://bit.ly/FLP-MUV


7/23/17 Steel City Slackers – Travis Warner & Wade Desai http://bit.ly/FLP-SteelCitySlackers


7/30/17 Steel City Roller Derby – Nancy Donnelly & Maryann Kimbler http://bit.ly/FLP-RollerDerby


8/6/17 Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group – Matt Benson & Chris Ruch http://bit.ly/FLP-AMRG


8/13/17 LumberjAxes – Jack Welsh http://bit.ly/FLP-LumberjAxes


8/20/17 Splash ‘N Dash K9 Sports – Liz, Kristen, Danielle http://bit.ly/FLP-SplashNDash-K9


9/3/17 Active Eating Advice – Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD http://bit.ly/FLP-Bonci


9/10/17 Director of Sports Performance, Allegheny Health Network – Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS http://bit.ly/FLP-Velasquez1


9/17/17 Hell on Hills – Melissa Harmon and Bethany Ruhe http://bit.ly/FLP-HellOnHills2


9/24/17 Race to Anyplace – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Becca Gregory http://bit.ly/FLP-Becca-LLS


10/1/17 South Side Slopes Association – Brian Oswald http://bit.ly/FLP-StepTrek


10/8/17 Human Vortex Training – Menachem Brodie http://bit.ly/FLP-Menachem-HVT-1


10/15/17 North Park Trail Runners – Matthew Sudak / Amy Nelson http://bit.ly/FLP-NPTR


10/22/17 Navigating Wellness, LLC – Francie Desmone, Acupuncturist http://bit.ly/2JdXeDw


10/29/17 Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation – Don Drolet Part 2 http://bit.ly/2SdFOLi


11/5/17 Zero Gravity Float Company – Jeff & Val Marraccini http://bit.ly/2Sg8cwe


11/12/17 Connolly Chiropractic – Carmen Connolly DC http://bit.ly/2EJzQzb


11/19/17 Clayton Moves – Clayton Weakley http://bit.ly/2CB8gl1


12/3/17 South Park Trail Runners – Suzanne Natter and John Warrick http://bit.ly/2q9BLTG


12/10/17 Rehabilitation Physicians of Pittsburgh – Justin Berthold DO http://bit.ly/2q8hCgx


12/17/17 Human Vortex Training – Menachem Brodie Pt 2 http://bit.ly/2CAtQWN


1/7/18 Dan McCoy Fitness http://bit.ly/2q9O8z2


1/14/18 Beyond the Map Travel – Cody & Lystina http://bit.ly/2CCydAv


1/21/18 Motion for Life – Dr. Pete Thomas http://bit.ly/2yw22jE


1/28/18 Director of Sports Performance, Allegheny Health Network – Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS http://bit.ly/2EEaJO3


2/4/18 Switch and Signal Skatepark – Kerry Weber http://bit.ly/2JckbXK


2/11/18 Pittsburgh Fitness Project – Tom Duer http://bit.ly/2yXcJeu


2/18/18 Pittsburgh Acro – Nick Koroly & David Andrews http://bit.ly/2OGxEwS


2/25/18 Three Rivers Rowing Association – Junior Rowing – Matt Grau http://bit.ly/2O2baBk


3/4/18 John Platt http://bit.ly/2Pix7Rr


3/11/18 Jim Thornton, Swimmer, Features Writer – Men’s Health Magazine http://bit.ly/2yto9ak


3/18/18 Bryan McCormick http://bit.ly/2PPyp3d


3/25/18 Haute Sauna Studio – Kelly Miller and Lori Walker http://bit.ly/2R57VLe


4/1/18 Trash to Thrash – Nick Miller and Jason McKoy http://bit.ly/2yuGGTE


4/8/18 Outdoor Immersion – Jim Skal http://bit.ly/2OIZM2G


4/15/18 Elevate Fusion Fitness – Jordan Rose http://bit.ly/2EJBuRn


4/22/18 Kelly Collier http://bit.ly/2Plg4hx


4/29/18 Luminari – Hilda Fu http://bit.ly/2EHOxTq


5/6/18 Bend the Bridge Yoga – Erin Grace http://bit.ly/2R9kLrQ


5/13/18 GoApe Pittsburgh – Chrissy Ludwikowski http://bit.ly/2EJbg1z


5/20/18 Elevate Fusion Fitness – John McGough http://bit.ly/2R7N4qI


6/3/18 Local Motion Fitness – Laura Fonzi http://bit.ly/2yyXnNE


6/10/18 Austin Bible http://bit.ly/2AozpGr


6/17/18 Ben Reuter, PhD, Host of FitLabPGH and Moving2Live Podcasts http://bit.ly/2EGM9fw


6/24/18 Organic Mccannic – Carrie McCann http://bit.ly/2JjlSTv


7/8/18 Flat Tire Bike Shop – Ashley Reefer http://bit.ly/2EGsAUL


7/15/18 YOGAMOTIF – Alecia Dawn Young http://bit.ly/2R8Cgc8


7/22/18 Local 5 Longboards – Jeff Smith (93) http://bit.ly/2RaZIp0


7/29/18 Regenerative and Performance Specialists – Pittsburgh – Dr. Jesse Sally http://bit.ly/2R5TZke


8/5/18 La Prima Espresso Co. Cycling – Rick Holzworth (95) http://bit.ly/2R8w1F2


8/12/18 TerraFitness – Terra Brozowski http://bit.ly/2CAOLsF


8/19/18 iBike@QV – Lauren McGuirk and Jason Harrison http://bit.ly/2AoLcV8


8/26/18 WALKATOP – Tom Brown http://bit.ly/2yVDTCo


9/9/18 Healthy Ride Pittsburgh – Erin Potts http://bit.ly/2O2kK7j


9/16/18 Lynn Rescigno #2, Yoga and Pilates Instructor http://bit.ly/2SdwuqT


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

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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



Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #44:18

Movement…part of what makes your life complete
.  Each week our podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday and MWF movement tips and lifestyle hacks.

This week take time to play, it’s stick season!! and a reminder to have a cold weather movement plan.
1) Take Time to Play in the Leaves
2) Stick Season – Enjoy the Fall Weather
3) Make a Cold-Weather Movement Plan