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: Christi Pletcher
Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I was born in the Burgh! I grew up in Hopwood, PA but spent a significant amount of my childhood in Pittsburgh. I now reside in Sewickley.
What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Running, F45 workouts and hiking
Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? I went to Montrose, CO with my dad and his buddies to fish on the Gunnison River. I also ran a half marathon while we were there.
What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? A protein smoothie with maca
What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. We recently went to Poulet Blue and I can’t stop thinking about their chocolate soufflé!
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? Qualifying for the Boston Marathon
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Getting them to start! There are days I don’t feel like running or working out, but once I start, I’m so happy I did.
What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Running an ultra marathon!
What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Foam rolling and a massage
What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) The Carnegie Museum has been my favorite spot in Pittsburgh since elementary school. A lot of family memories have been made there.
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