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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/


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

 


Kimmi Sterner- Wounded Warrior Project



Kimmi Sterner (in her own words): NJ to Mississippi to California to Pittsburgh.  Got involved in fitness when I was 18 and realized how beneficial it was for mental health.  Made it my mission to show others what I learned the hard way.

Kimmi Sterner is the Physical Health and Wellness Manager for the Northeast Region of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Show Notes: Kimmi Sterner, Wounded Warrior Project, Contact Information:
E-mail: ksterner@woundedwarriorproject.org

Website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wwp

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Commonplace Coffee, Pittsburgh, PA (Mexican War Streets)
https://commonplacecoffee.com

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/

Jim Skal, Founder, Outdoor Immersion
https://outdoorimmersion.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jim Skal, Founder, Outdoor Immersion, released 4/8/18
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/04/08/podcast-14-18-outdoor-immersion-jim-skal/

Luke Koval, Pittsburgh Mover & Educator
https://www.facebook.com/oneOAKtraining

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Luke Koval, released 5/12/19
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/05/12/luke-koval-a-pittsburgh-mover-educator/

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
https://www.rowan.edu/home/

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Oxford, MS
https://olemiss.edu

Skyzone, Pittsburgh-area locations in Canonsburg and Monroeville
https://www.skyzone.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

 


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

 


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

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 9:19



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new #interview on Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle #hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 9 of 2019 tips on keeping the outdoors and a water filter hack along with the definitition of a #lifestyle hack

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Amy Wisniowski.  We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the tips & hacks for this week below:

Mother Nature Isn’t Your Mother…Clean Up After Yourself

What is a Lifestyle Hack? Hint: It’s a Good Thing

What’s in Your Water Bottle? Berkey Water Filter Review