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: Brendon Slotterback
Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? No. We moved here in August because of a career opportunity.
What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Walking around Frick Park, scrambling around waterfalls in central PA, and riding the trails and gravel in the Laurel Highlands
Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? I spent three days hiking to remote hot springs in Northern New Mexico
What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Peanut butter banana and spinach smoothie
What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. A slice of spinach and feta pizza from Colangelo’s
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? Hiking the Appalachian or Superior Hiking Trail.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? People could walk and bike a lot more if we calmed traffic and made more protected space for bikers and walkers
What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River
What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Lying in bed with a hot cup of coffee and a book
What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) We’re new here, so don’t know all the good spots yet, but I love anything on the south side!
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