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Dr Aaron Tressler, DC Making Pittsburgh Healthy & In8Life




Dr Aaron D. Tressler, DC (in his own words): Chiropractor, Entrepreneur, and Health Expert of 30 years. Specializing in revitalizing life to the fullest naturally with chiropractic care, nutrition, exercise, and mental strength. Author of 5 books, State Chiropractic Board member, Coach, and Weight loss specialist Healed naturally from chronic stomach sickness, allergies and sinus. Suffered 2 rotator cuff tears, broken ribs 3x, torn medial meniscus, and a broken scapula at age 49. After Scapula fracture: ran a 5k race in 21 min in just 2 ½ months, benched pressed 225 lbs in 5 ½ months and played rugby at 8 months and still playing at 54. Mental strength and a very hard physical work ethic knowing God created an incredible healing body.

Show Notes: Aaron Tressler, DC, Tressler Chiropractic, Contact Information:
E-mail: drtressler@gmail.com

Websites:
https://www.in8life.com

https://www.makingpittsburghhealthy.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/in8life/

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

https://www.instagram.com/in8life/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
https://www.sru.edu

Life University (Life Chiropractic), Marietta, GA
https://www.life.edu

Montour Trail, Allegheny and Washington Counties, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail, Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Xpogo, Extreme Pogo Entertainment
https://xpogo.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Will Weiner of Xpogo, released 9/15/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/09/15/will-weiner-xpogo/

Dr. Tressler’s Making Pittsburgh Healthy Podcast
https://www.makingpittsburghhealthy.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/making-pittsburgh-healthy/id1514039603

Dr. Timothy Noakes
Lore of Running https://www.amazon.com/Lore-Running-4th-Timothy-Noakes/dp/0873229592

Lore of Nutrition https://www.amazon.com/Lore-Nutrition-Challenging-conventional-dietary/dp/1776092619/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=lore+of+nutrition&qid=1598645282&s=books&sr=1-1

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Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

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Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel (posted on Instagram too)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 37:20




@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 37 of 2020 #hiking #hydration #whistle for #safety & hiking #poles not #polls

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a call for features:
Movement is a Lifestyle Features 10:20 We Want Your Story

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 37:20




@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 37 of 2020 when to #tossyourshoes #shoecollection justification & #besafe with a #bicycle mirror

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was a Movement is a Lifestyle Features: We Want Your Story

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos.


Jessica Kury Special Olympics of PA




Jessica Kury (in her own words): I am the Director of Special Events for Special Olympics PA and currently running a virtual fundraising event for the organization that centers around movement & activity for athletes of all ability.

The event is called the AMRAP Challenge. The AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) Challenge brings persons with and without intellectual disabilities together on virtual teams to raise both funds and awareness for nearly 20,000 Special Olympics athletes. The virtual AMRAP Challenge encourages participants statewide to execute 5 exercises (10 reps each) as many times as possible within 10 minutes. These exercises include push-ups, squats, lunges, mountain climbers, and plank jacks.  Additionally, participants can choose to join one of the nine unified regional teams captained by SOPA (Special Olympics PA) athletes.

Show Notes: Jessica Kury, Special Olympics PA, Contact Information:
E-mail: jkury@specialolympicspa.org

Website: http://www.uncathlon.org

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpecialOlympiPA

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMclzC9MHHfi2bOC0qS5Fig

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
A video of the AMRAP can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gOkdUNTKGM&feature=youtu.be

Richard Butler, aka Coach RTB
https://www.instagram.com/coachrtb/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Richard Butler, released 8/14/19; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/08/04/richard-butler-aka-coachrtb/

Have U Heard Goatscaping (and Goat Yoga)
https://www.haveuherd.com

Lake Placid Olympic Sites (including bobsled track), Lake Placid, NY
https://lakeplacidolympicsites.com/olympic-sites/sports-complex/

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 34:20




@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 34 of 2020 be prepared for #cyclingadventures do you pole- #hikingpoles & #staysafe #keeponmoving during the #pandemic

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Maggie & Puddin w tips on thriving during the pandemic

We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the videos:


FitLabPGH Features 31:20 Special Feature: Maggie and Puddin



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: Special Feature: the Labs of FitLabPGH, Maggie and Puddin

With many people working from home and/or practicing physical distancing, the dogs of FitLabPGH, Maggie and Puddin, wanted to offer their advice on how to cope and to make movement part of your current lifestyle.

What are your three favorite movement activities that don’t require a fitness facility? We NEVER go to a fitness facility. Are we missing out on something? We like to hike with our human staff in Mingo Creek Park. We enjoy exploring the new trails at FitLabPGH HQ; the teeter totter is pretty cool to. And we LOVE to wrestle…in the backyard…in the living room…at the top of the stairs…the humans object when we do this.

Any advice for humans who wish they could travel right now? Take a car ride to the park. We love to ride in the Jeep.

How about advice for humans who aren’t able to enjoy dining out in restaurants right now? Our staff members have our food delivered to the house…can’t the humans out there have their food delivered???

Any suggestions for humans who are bored at home? Puddin: Let me take this one, Maggie. When I’m bored, I chew things…kitchen mats, dog beds, blankets…I know this makes the humans mad, but it’s quite enjoyable.

Maggie: Don’t listen to the puppy. No need to destroy your home when you’re bored…just take a nap…or run circles around the yard. Our humans seem to enjoy reading books too.

What’s your advice to humans who miss their gyms and fitness facilities? See our answer above about favorite home movement activities! With a few toys and a little imagination, you humans can get your exercise fix at home!

What is your favorite home recovery or self-care practice? This one is easy, and all of you humans should add these two items to your daily agenda: 1) Make sure you get enough sleep! Worried that you haven’t slept enough? Make time for a nap. 2) Take time for daily mobility work – a couple of moves to try: downward-facing-dog and snake (lie on your back and “slither”/wriggle from side-to-side).

Any last thoughts for humans Working from Home? Appreciate the little things, like taking a nap in the sun, barking at the neighbors, or watching Mr. Squirrel and Marvin the Chipmunk try to get to the birdfeeder.

Contact info for Maggie and Puddin:
The Labs of FitLabPGH do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can keep up with them through the following FitLabPGH accounts:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitlabpgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitlabpgh

 


FitLabPGH Features 30:20 Laura Breen Escott




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: Laura Breen Escott

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I grew up in Phoenix, Az. I came to Pittsburgh in 2002 to be close to my family when they moved to Pittsburgh for a job change. Within 3 years my family had all moved back to AZ. I ended up staying because I met my husband here and his work kept us in Pa at that time. Since then we stayed because we wanted to establish a good foundation for our son. At first Pittsburgh was a difficult transition for me. Especially the weather! I will never get used to the winters. Now, I love Pittsburgh! (Still not the cold) but for the growth in art, development, restaurants, culture and the wellness expansion.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Creating and moving in Meraki studio. (Rebounding, Pilates & sculpting classes revolving around supporting muscle structure) Walking in the Strip by the river to the Pointe. Stand up paddle boarding

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The Dominican Republic. We stayed in a very private location with only 7 villas on the property on the beach. It was extremely private and we were able to really fully unplug and restore. We walked on the beach daily and hiked to various waterfalls and lagoons. It was secluded and magical.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? I prefer to eat fresh foods like fruit or veggies but if I don’t have access to these I will eat a Sakara Detox bar.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. B52, Soba, Nicky’s Thai! So many things from here.

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? Travel! Would include lots of walking to explore and experience the new environment. And walking the Camino De Santiago.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? I think people have the notion they need to be good at it or “perform” well. The thought process should shift from exercise or working out to, like [FitLabPGH says], “move” or “movement.” This is a primal desire. We just need to move without any expectations or pressure about what that means or should look like. The experience is simply movement. The benefits are from moving. Mind, body, emotion, soul. Are all interconnected through physicality.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Pilates! Ha. (I mean sometimes you have to be real brave to go upside down on equipment) Water rafting excursion

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Infrared sauna heat therapy

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) My home (homebody) & Mt. Washington

Contact info for Laura Breen Escott:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurabreenescott/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meraki_studio412/


FitLabPGH Features 28:20 Donald Robinson




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: Donald Robinson (Coach Donald)

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Yes. I moved back after graduate school taking up a job in social work. I started private coaching leading me into opening my studio. I’m still here as I learn to grow a stable business, educate the community, and build my coaching of having coached young athletes for years of their development.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Ultimate frisbee / Running / Flag Football

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Best vacation I’ve ever taken was a trip to Ethiopia. I was conducting a coaching clinic in Kenya and took the Christmas and new year week to explore there. I got to drink the world’s best coffee, meet some dope people, always get offered a marriage proposal, and feed a hyena. Movement was mostly just about doing tons of walking. When I didn’t have anything to do or my friends were busy at work, I got lots of walking in around Addis Ababa. Feeding the hyena was definitely a life changing movement haha.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Apples.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. This is hard. I can’t pick one. Z Best BBQ – chicken dinners with all the sides. / Wafflonia waffles / Danishes & fruit tarts from Oakmont Bakery

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? Tennis. Looks like a great way to develop lateral quickness and speed.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Inertia.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Hiking in various parks.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Massages although I don’t get enough.

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) I love Everyday Cafe in Homewood. The service is great. The food and drinks are great. It has the huge window-y view & you can rub shoulders with some great people doing great work. Just sitting there and hearing convos is inspiring.

Contact info for Donald Robinson:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coach_donald_/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUYf6M_WJKCKEFe7XOvRpQ/featured


FitLabPGH Features 27:20 Zoe




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: Zoe

Where do you consider “Home”? Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Long hikes or walks, being in the water, playing with other puppy friends

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Haven’t been on a vacation yet! But excited to go somewhere where I can run and play

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? I love crunchy ice cubes in the summer and eggs for breakfast!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Any peanut butter treat! Also crunching on sticks!

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? To be a better run partner with my mom

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Rolling around in the soft grass and belly rubs

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) South Side River Park

Contact information for Zoe:
Zoe lives with her Mom, Erica Strasser, who we Featured on 6/25/20. You can follow Erica at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erica_strasser40/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erica.britsch


Video Podcast: Healthy Feet Help You Move More




This week’s release from FitLabPGH is a video podcast designed to help you step on the path to healthy, happy feet…because healthy feet help you move more. We’ve talked about healthy feet…and healthy footwear…before…and our sister podcast Moving2Live has several episodes worth checking out on the subject…including:
-Our 2-part interview with Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM, Natural Podiatrist and inventor of CorrectToes (released 3/13/19 and 3/27/19)
-3 episodes featuring Dr. Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS…physical therapist, ultra runner, Spartan competitor, and more (released 9/27/17, 10/11/17, and 7/17/19).

Check out the interviews at www.Moving2Live.com for useful foot health information. If you have foot pain or an injury, PLEASE consult a qualified professional…but if you’re just looking for some general foot health tips…we have a few for you in this video.

Tip 1: Be aware of your calluses….and find the balance between protection and pain. Too little callus…risk of blisters…too thick callus…risk of pain. A google search for “callus remover” will provide a plethora of DIY options…but use caution, and common sense, and consult a podiatrist if necessary.

Tip 2: Spend time barefoot…or in minimal footwear, like a pair of Bedrock Sandals. https://bedrocksandals.com

Tip 3: Spread Your Toes. Tip 3(a): Consider Vibram Five Fingers…in moderation…to let toes work independently. Tip 3(b): Consider ToeSocks. Ben is a fan of the wool ToeSocks from Injinji. They let toes splay and work independently…and you can use them with your existing shoes. Tip 3(c): Consider CorrectToes…with or without shoes…over time, they may reverse the effects of cramped footwear. https://www.correcttoes.com

Tip 4: Avoid uncomfortable shoes! For Ben, that means Altra Running shoes for longer trail runs/hikes…usually the Lone Peak or Timp…for shorter hikes, casual walking, and balance play, that means Carson Footwear. Ben is a Carson Footwear ambassador. Use coupon code CFA202018Ben for 15% off your purchase at www.CarsonFootwear.com. Ben’s latest hack to his Carson Footwear shoes? The addition of their rock plate insert for a little more protection/stability on rocky trails. https://www.carsonfootwear.com

Take home message: If your feet hurt, you’re not likely to move…so take steps toward healthy feet…but when you make changes, start small, go slowly, and listen to your body…and, as always, consult a professional as needed! We’ll be back next week with a micro workout for healthy feet. Until then, check out www.FitLabPGH.com for podcasts, movement tips, and lifestyle hacks.

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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