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FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 10:21




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
movement is the normal not the abnormal because #movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos to help you treat movement as normal, not abnormal.

Week 10 of 2021 a #snackidea staying on the #beatentrack & a #tickwarning to help avoid #lymedisease

Want to tell your movement story, or the movement story of your 4 legged friend our FitLabPGH Feature gives you that opportunity.  This week we featured Christi Pletcher

Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted.  If you are from outside the Pittsburgh area fill out a Movement is a Lifestyle Features.


FitLabPGH Features 3:21 Nick Venuti




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: Nick Venuti

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Pittsburgh native

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? playing hockey, playing tennis, kayaking

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The best vacation I have ever taken was a trip to Sedona, Arizona. Discovering new trails and practicing yoga on the vortexes.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? My go-to snack is my Spaceballs- dates, hemp seeds, peanut butter, and walnuts. I blend all the ingredients and shape them into bite-size balls and set them in the freezer.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Pizza. Too many good options in the city!

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? I always wanted to hike the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and experience the mirror to the sky.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? The biggest obstacle I see is failure to plan. I always say, “If you fail to plan; you plan to fail.” [Quote by Benjamin Franklin] Behavior change is the one of the hardest things to do. With proper planning, you can build habits that last you a lifetime.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Ice skate on a frozen pond! The cracking under your feet is not for the faint of heart.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Percussive massage guns morning and night.

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) The Verona Village Inn!

Contact info for Nick Venuti:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehealthyyinzer/

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


FitLabPGH Features 39:20 Kim Pierce




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: Kim Pierce

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I am not a Pittsburgh native. I did my undergrad at CalU in broadcast meteorology and was able to play on the men’s ice hockey team. After going back to school to be a dietitian, I had interned at 2 local hospitals in Pittsburgh and I was able to continue my work at one of the local hospitals.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Ice hockey, Cycling, and Hiking.

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The best vacation (though there are many favorites) would be going to Switzerland. We went hiking in the Alps which is absolutely gorgeous! We also biked around the city of Geneva, Switzerland. I love walking cities to really be able to explore them. You can truly experience a city when you really walk and/or bike the city!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? This is a great question for a dietitian! I actually have an entire Snack Guide on my website! Pre-workout, I like to have a baked potato with cheese. After (or sometimes before) a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. I’m a foodie! There are so many awesome places to eat in Pittsburgh! I do love the crepes at Geppetto Cafe in Lawrenceville.

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? My goal has been to bike the entire GAP trail. Hoping to make progress on this goal in 2021!

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Being a dietitian, I hear many reasons as to why an individual doesn’t want to move more. I believe it is a combination of issues such as not enough time / not making time, not being exposed to an enjoyable activity, and potential mental overwhelm.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Outdoor climbing! Climbing takes so much strength as well as getting the fear of falling out of your mind. I definitely have a lot of admiration for what climbers do!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I enjoy yoga and meditation. However, there is nothing better than taking a walk with my dog or a purring cat to help me relax!

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Picking a favorite spot is hard! Being a lifelong ice hockey player, I love that both North and South Park offer outdoor ice rinks! Taking ice hockey back outdoors is very special.

Contact info for Kim Pierce:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outdoorsdietitian/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OutdoorsRD

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


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 43:20




@FitLabPGH Movement Tip & Lifestyle Hack Videos
Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because #movement is part of what makes life complete.

Each week our #Pittsburgh based #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on most Sundays, FitLabPGH Features on Thursdays and movement tips/lifestyle #hack #videos MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #PGH area.

For week 43 of 2020 bike #flattire tip #hack your ride & #pumpkin #smoothie #recipe all because #movementisalifestyle

Our FitLabPGH Feature was Laura E.

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted.  If you are from outside the Pittsburgh area fill out a Movement is a LIfestyle Feautures.  Check out the videos:

 


Repost: Maribeth Ewing- Fenix Fit Bars




FitLabPGH originally released this interview on March 31, 2019.

Maribeth Ewing is the Founder / Owner of FENIX Fit Bars. FENIX Fit Bars are a healthy and organic alternative to the protein bar war that exists in the fitness industry! We at FENIX Fit use only fresh, organic, natural products excluding fillers, excess sugars and fats along with stabilizers and preservatives! Our bars are handcrafted and hand packed! They are vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

Show Notes:
 Maribeth Ewing, FENIX Fit Bars – contact info:
E-mail: fenixfitpgh@gmail.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Mecka Fitness, Mt. Lebanon, PA
https://meckafitness.com

Gary Udit, NPC (National Physique Committee) Contests; Personal Training; Posing Coach
https://garyudit.com/new/

National Physique Committee
http://npcnewsonline.com

Mediterra Bakehouse
https://www.facebook.com/MediterraBakehouse/

Rivendale Farms, Pittsburgh, PA
https://rivendalefarms.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


David Lobur- Functional Medicine Physician (re-release)



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.

This episode was originally released on June 16, 2019.  We are re-releasing it to remind you that Fall is NOT the time to let your guard down about ticks and lyme disease.

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

 


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

 


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