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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/


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

 


FitLabPGH Features 42:19 Shell Juricich




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: Shell Juricich

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Native

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Yoga, LUX bootcamp, CrossFit

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Yoga retreat to St Martin or Aruba

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Protein shake and blueberries

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Honestly – fresh fruit from farmer markets

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Snatches. They are difficult and took awhile to get the movement right.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Yoga Retreat to 7 Springs with Yoga Flow. LUX bootcamps Yoga Sculpts

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Walking through the woods

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Laurel Highlands. I’m not a city girl.

Contact info for Shell Juricich:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shell_jur/


Anna Tobias- Sailor and Crossfit Athlete




Anna Tobias (in her own words): I am a 2x Olympian, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist. I’m currently training and trying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. I am also a 7x CrossFit Games Athlete, and 2x Masters 35-39 CrossFit Games Champion. Currently own T2 CrossFit in Bridgeville with my husband Brad Tobias.

Show Notes: Anna Tobias, Contact Information:
E-mail: atunnicliffe01@gmail.com

Websites: https://henkentobiassailing.com

T2 Home

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anna.tunnicliffe.7

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Chris Mayhew, Cycling Coach
http://jbvcoaching.com/chrismayhew.asp

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Chris Mayhew, released 10/6/19; Link: http://bit.ly/FLP-Mayhew

T2 CrossFit, Bridgeville, PA
http://t2crossfit.com

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
https://www.odu.edu

Three Rivers Rowing Association
http://threeriversrowing.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Matt Grau, Head Coach of Three Rivers Junior Rowing, released 2/25/18
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/02/25/podcast-8-18-matt-grau-three-rivers-rowing/

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 41:19 Archie Manning Rasky




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: Archie Manning Rasky

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am originally from Ohio but have lived in Pittsburgh since I was 8 weeks old!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? swimming in the fountain steps on the north shore, chasing sticks in the Westmoreland Heritage Trail creek, swimming in the Point Fountain

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? on a boat- jumping off the edge of the boat to catch my ball, bringing it back and playing keep away from my mom and dad

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? raw turkey with blueberries, pumpkin, raw egg, veggies, and some kibble

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. anything my mom is eating. mostly Iron Born Pizza

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? trying to jump the high fence at my grandparents house. would not do again. failed miserably.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? walking down the aisle at mom and dads wedding

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? scuba. it’s in the water and I love swimming

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? scritch scratches from mom, sleeping while she uses the furminator to brush me

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? any of the breweries where dogs are allowed

Contact info for Archie Rasky:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archiemanningrasky/


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

 


Will Weiner- Xpogo




Will Weiner is the CEO of Xpogo, a company that works to grow the sport of pogo sticking by producing extreme pogo performance, competitions and media, as well as athlete development locally in the Pittsburgh area.

Show Notes: Will Weiner, CEO, Xpogo, Contact Information:
E-mail: will@xpogo.com

Website: https://xpogo.com

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Xpogo

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Vurtego Pogo Stick
https://www.vurtegopogo.com

Flybar Pogo Stick
https://www.flybar.com

Community Forge, Wilkinsburg, PA
https://www.forge.community

Ascend, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.ascendpgh.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Ascend Pittsburgh, released 2/25/17
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/02/25/podcast-ascend-paul-alex-and-aaron/

Switch & Signal Skatepark, Pittsburgh, PA (Swissvale)
http://www.switchandsignalskatepark.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kerry Weber, Owner, Switch & Signal Skatepark, released 2/4/18
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/02/04/podcast-5-18-kerry-weber-switch-signal-skatepark/

The Wheel Mill, Pittsburgh, PA (Homewood)
http://www.thewheelmill.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Harry Geyer, Owner, The Wheel Mill, released 12/3/16
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2016/12/03/podcast-harry-geyer-the-wheel-mill/

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

 


Dwayne Waite Jr- Heroes Track Club




Dwayne Waite Jr. is a private track and field coach in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Dwayne coached over 100+ high school athletes at a public high school in Charlotte, NC, helping runners achieve personal records and opportunities to run at the next level. Now, in Pittsburgh, Dwayne founded Heroes Track Club, where he focuses on 1-on-1 and small group training, on event-specific workouts, and improving running economy.

Show Notes: Dwayne Waite Jr., Heroes Track Club, Contact Information:
E-mail: heroestrackclub@gmail.com

Website: https://heroestrackclub.com

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Connection University, Facebook Group, #ABCD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
Co-Founder, Connection University
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

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

Aaron Watson, Podcast Host and CEO, Piper Creative
Co-Founder, Connection University
https://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Aaron Watson, released 7/2/17;
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/07/02/podcast-29-17-ultimate-frisbee-player-podcast-host-aaron-watson/

Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
https://www.elon.edu

USA Track & Field – Three Rivers
http://www.usatf-threerivers.org

IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Junior Championships
https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-u20-championships

AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Track & Field
https://aautrackandfield.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

 


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)
https://meckafitness.com

ALTUS-HPO, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.altus-hpo.com

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
https://www.sru.edu

Lululemon (Ambassador Program)
https://shop.lululemon.com

November Project
https://november-project.com

Concept 2 (Indoor Rowers, SKIERGs, BIKEERG)
https://shop.concept2.com

UCanRow2
https://ucanrow2.com

Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA), Pittsburgh, PA
http://threeriversrowing.org

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
http://www.usrowing.org

Lululemon SeaWheeze, Half-Marathon and Yoga Festival, Vancouver, BC, August 17, 2019
https://www.seawheeze.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

 


Dr Ray McClanahan- Podiatrist Northwest Foot & Ankle- M2L re-release




Dr. Ray McClanahan is a sports podiatrist; founder and physician of Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon; and inventor of Correct Toes. He’s a former elite cross-country racer and a regular participant in various running events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. McClanahan’s professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options, as well as education on proper footwear.

This episode was originally released by our sister podcast Moving2Live on March 27, 2019.  We are re-releasing it to pair with the July 21, 2019 release of the FitLabPGH episode featuring Dr. Samantha Wood.
Link to 7/21/19 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/07/21/samwood-dpt-ptrunner-spartan-racer-from-m2l/

Show Notes: Dr. Ray McClanahan, Northwest Foot and Ankle, Contact info:
E-mail: info@correcttoes.com

Websites: https://www.correcttoes.com

https://www.nwfootankle.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/nwfootankle/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/correcttoes

Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Sam Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, released 9/27/17 and 10/11/17
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/27/podcast-05-17-sam-wood-part-1/

“Why Shoes Make ‘Normal’ Gait Impossible” by Dr. William A. Rossi
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rossiWhyShoesMakeNormalGaitImpossible.pdf

Correct Toes Approved and Natural Foot Approved Shoe List
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/shoe-list/

Altra Running Shoes
https://www.altrarunning.com

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Executive Director, Natural Running Center
http://naturalrunningcenter.com

Two Rivers Treads, Ranson, WV
https://tworiverstreads.com

Dr. Gary Chimes, Lake Washington Sports and Spine, Bellevue, WA
https://www.lakewass.com/

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 2/28/18 and 3/14/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/02/28/podcast-9-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-1/

“Pronation vs. Overpronation” Video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/foot-conditions/

Correct Toes
https://www.correcttoes.com

5 Foot Strengthening Exercises – video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/exercises/

Shape of Strength AAPSM 2016 by Dr. Ray McClanahan – video
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/video-library/lectures-studies/

Shoe Liner Test
https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/tips-and-how-tos/shoe-liner-test/

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