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Mike Schultz- Highland Training




Mike Schultz is the head coach and founder of Highland Training. He brings more than 20 years of racing, coaching and training experience from endurance and ultra-endurance events. Mike works with a range of talent from national and international elites, to age group athletes and is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also certified with USA Cycling as a Certified Coach. Mike is also a writer for various publications while he continues to compete to further study the science behind sports specific training.

Show Notes: Mike Schultz, Highland Training, Contact Information:
E-mail: schultz@highlandtraining.net

Website: http://www.highlandtraining.net

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Highland_Mike

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-schultz-26694a10/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Coffee Buddha, Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
https://www.thecoffeebuddha.com

Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products
Co-Founder, Dirt Rag Magazine
http://www.mossylaneproducts.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Elaine Tierney, released 9/29/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/09/29/2722/

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
https://www.nsca.com

Dirt Rag Magazine
https://dirtragmag.com

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
https://www.acsm.org

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

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
https://www.acefitness.org

Training Peaks
https://www.trainingpeaks.com

Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA, ASCA-Level 2, ACSM-HFS, ISAK-L1
https://www.facebook.com/jay.dawes.7

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Jay Dawes, released 10/25/17 and 11/8/17; link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/10/25/podcast-09-17-jay-dawes/

Rick Howard, M.Ed., CSCS*D, USAW
https://youthsportfitnesscoach.com

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Rick Howard, released 8/30/17 and 9/13/17; link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/08/30/podcast-01-17-rick-howard-part-1/

Lynda Wallenfels, LW Coaching
https://lwcoaching.com

Menachem Brodie, Human Vortex Training
https://www.humanvortextraining.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Menachem Brodie, released 10/8/17; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/10/08/podcast-42-17-menachem-brodie-human-vortex-training/

Strava
https://www.strava.com

Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
https://www.dynamicptcos.com/our-practice

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Samantha Wood, released 9/27/17. 10/11/17, and 7/17/19; link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/27/podcast-05-17-sam-wood-part-1/

Leadville Race Series (Trail Run and Mountain Bike), Colorado
https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com

Breck Epic Stage Race (Mountain Bike), Colorado
https://breckepic.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

 


FitLabPGH Features 43:19 Jackie Baker




FitLabPGH is a podcast about movement and movement opportunities in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  Once a week we also highlight a FitLabPGH mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Jackie Baker

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? We moved here when I was a baby, my dad worked for PPG. I’ve been here my whole life!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Yoga and climbing at Ascend is my daily grind; after work I try to get a mountain bike ride or run in on the numerous trail systems within an hour of the city; weekends you can find me climbing, SUPing, hiking or xc-skiing at the many recreation areas we have within a three hour radius.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I would love to summit more mountains, traverse more long trails, bike across the country, explore more waterways. International travel is high on the list, but so are Alaska, Hawaii, the southwestern desert, the Pacific Northwest…

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Banana and yogurt with walnuts and cinnamon, and coffee. Weekends I like to sauté a ton of veggies with my eggs and eat a giant bowl of it with cottage cheese and hot sauce. Also, all the smoothies, every day.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Gooskis Jamaican Jerk wings. Polish Hill represent.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? This year I participated in the MS150 Escape to the Lake charity event. We cycled 150 miles on backroads from Moraine state park to Erie over the course of two days. It was awesome! It was the first time I’d ever rode more than 70 miles in a day, and though I’d been training for it for a month, I probably didn’t give myself enough time to train or vary my training terrain enough. It kicked my butt but I’d definitely do it again! Though I’d like to switch up the course next time – I have my sites set on the RAGBRAI in Iowa, or hitting the newly opened Great American Rail Trail.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? A major goal of mine is to be accepted into the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh’s mountaineering school next fall and summit Mount Whitney in the winter of 2021. I plan on working on my technical rope, anchor and rescue skills during the climbing season next year in preparation for this.  I’m also looking to get back into whitewater and feeling a little bit more comfortable paddling after a hiatus this year.  Also, is it ever going to snow again? I’d like to do more cross-country skiing this winter and I only got out a couple times last year!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba. I want to look at all the pretty things!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love just relaxing with a movie and a jigsaw puzzle and a homecooked meal. Sometimes I just need to recharge my batteries and let my mind wander.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? McConnells Mill State Park, or the Laurel Highlands. I really don’t spend that much time in the city

Contact info for Jackie Baker:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snackiecaker/


Chris Mayhew- Cycling Coach



Chris Mayhew (in his own words): I am a coach for bicycle racers.  Riding since 1989, racing since 1994, coaching since 2006.  Raised in Kentucky, Pittsburgh for now.

Show Notes: Chris Mayhew, Contact Information:
E-mail: chris@jbvcoaching.com

Website: http://jbvcoaching.com/chrismayhew.asp

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/csmayhew

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Reginald’s Coffee, Bethel Park, PA
https://www.reginaldscoffee.com

Mediterra Bakehouse, Pittsburgh, PA
http://mediterrabakehouse.com

Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville, KY
https://louisvillemegacavern.com

Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run, 4th of July, Lexington, KY
https://www.lexingtonky.gov/bluegrass-10-000-and-fun-run

Evan Robinson, Co-Owner, Steady State Cycles, Pittsburgh, PA (Fox Chapel)
https://steadystatecycles.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Evan Robinson of Steady State Cycles, released 8/25/19
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/08/25/evan-robinson-steady-state-cycles/

Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products
Co-Founder, Dirt Rag Magazine
http://www.mossylaneproducts.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Elaine Tierney, released 9/29/19
Link: http://bit.ly/2mMw5kx

Pittsburgh Cyclocross (Sports League)
https://www.facebook.com/pghcyclocross/

WPCX – Western PA Cyclocross
https://www.facebook.com/WPCX-117772525575247/

Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series
https://www.maccross.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

 


Elaine Tierney- Mossy Lane Products




Elaine Tierney is a Pittsburgh native who makes movement part of her lifestyle, primarily through cycling, trail running, and yoga.  She is the Owner of Mossy Lane Products in Sharpsburg, PA, where she designs one of a kind, handmade clothing, jewelry, and accessories that go from trails to work to the brewery.  She was the Co-Founder of Dirt Rag Magazine and is a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.  Look for Mossy Lane Products in Pittsburgh Fashion Week September 30 – October 6, 2019.

Show Notes: Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products, Contact Information:
E-mail: mossylaneproducts@gmail.com

Website: http://www.mossylaneproducts.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dirt Rag Magazine
https://dirtragmag.com

Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Fairfax, CA
https://mmbhof.org

Dirty Harry’s Bicycles, Verona, PA
https://www.dirtyharrys.net

Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles, Plaistow, NH
http://tedwojcikcustombicycles.com

Pittsburgh Fashion Week, September 30 – October 6, 2019
https://www.pghfw.com

Brian Joly, Rolfer
https://www.brianjolyrolfing.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Brian Joly, released 10/15/16
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2016/10/15/brian-joly-rolfer/

and check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Brian Joly, released 7/18/18 and 8/1/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/07/18/356/

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

 


Evan Robinson- Steady State Cycles




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

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

Website: https://www.steadystatecycles.com

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

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

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

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

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel (posted on Instagram too)

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org

 


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

 

 


Valerie Beichner- Friends of the Riverfront



Episode #9-19 Features Valerie Beichner, the Executive Director of Friends of the Riverfront.  With ten years of nonprofit management experience, Valerie brings a wealth of knowledge to Friends of the Riverfront having a background in organizational efficiency and capacity building, fundraising, HR, IT and more. She holds expertise in green building and green building products, sustainable corporate culture, community and economic development, advocacy and organizational leadership. Prior to joining Friends of the Riverfront,

Valerie worked at Conservation Consultants Inc. as Director of Operations and Analytics as well as Green Building Alliance as Vice President of Development. She also formerly worked at the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission facilitating a statewide energy efficiency program with municipalities. Valerie earned a BA in Political Science at Clarion University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. An avid runner, Valerie is an assistant coach for a local Girls on the Run team and enjoys volunteering in multiple other capacities within her community. She and her husband, Chris, live in Leetsdale with their four young children.

Friends of the Riverfront is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the rivers of Pittsburgh, PA.  They engage river communities in trail stewardship and encourage economic growth.  They are working to build and maintain local trails.  For more information on , visit: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Show Notes: Valerie Beichner, Friends of the Riverfront – contact info:
E-mail: Valerie@friendsoftheriverfront.org

Website: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fotr.pgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendsRvrFront

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea, Etna, PA
https://www.theshinybean.com

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

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

Don Drolet, Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation, Pittsburgh, PA
https://standingcrane.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/17/17 and 10/29/17.
Link to 5/17/17 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Cathy Rogers, Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Cathy Rogers, released 6/11/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/11/11/podcast-4018-cathy-rogers/

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
http://www.chp.edu

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

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Tow Path)- National Historic Park, DC, MD, WV
https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm

Tough Mudder (Obstacle Course Races)
https://toughmudder.com

Baker Trail UltraChallenge, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, PA
https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge

Bill Orr, Montour Trail Council, Allegheny and Washington Counties, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Bill Orr, released 1/28/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/01/28/podcast-montour-trail-council-bill-orr/

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