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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 18:22 You Don’t Need a Special Occasion to Move




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

You don’t need a special occasion to move.

As Labradors, we love to move…on any terrain…at any speed…in almost any weather (full disclosure: we don’t love hot, humid days). We don’t wait for a Doggy Dash 5k or National Walk Your Dog Day to take our humans out for a walk/hike/jog…we make daily movement part of our lifestyle, year-round.
Whether you have 2 legs or 4, don’t wait for an event or special occasion…get moving today. Find an activity you enjoy, then make time to move. Hate running? Take a walk! Explore a local park by hiking the trails. Grab a helmet and go for a bike ride. We understand some humans prefer indoor movement…that’s ok; our cats are like that…climb the walls, do some mobility work…just move!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 17:22 Take Time to Enjoy the Journey




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Take time to enjoy the journey.

 As Labradors, we love to move…on any terrain…at any speed. We know it’s not ALL about the pace. If we obsess about pace, we might avoid hills…and we certainly wouldn’t take time to enjoy a “Summit Celebration” with our human…and hills and celebrations are some of the best parts of hiking!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take time to enjoy the journey. Whether you’re hiking, biking, walking, or running, enjoy the experience. Of course, if you’re training for a race, pace is a factor…but outside of training sessions, try to find time to move for the sake of moving…take the hill…explore a new trail (even if it slows you down)…get outside and enjoy the experience of moving!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 15:22 Set Your Boundaries




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Set your boundaries.

As Labradors, we are naturally social. We enjoy walking our humans and lounging with our feline roommates. But every now and then, we need some alone time (and so do the cats)…and that’s ok!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, don’t feel guilty about setting boundaries. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself. Make time for movement; make time for rest and recovery; make time for you.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 9:22 Be Present




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 3-3-22:

Be Present.

The Labs enjoy the moment. They like to get outside to move and play in any weather. Rain, snow, ice, summer heat…you won’t find them complaining about the weather or wishing for the next season. Whether hiking, running, playing, or resting, they are fully present in the moment.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from from the Labs: embrace the present moment. Have fun. Enjoy your movement session. Don’t waste today wishing for tomorrow. Many things are out of our control. Move More. Stress Less.

Check our website weekly for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 5:22 Leash Your Human!




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 2-3-22:

Leash Your Human!

The Labs love to get outside to walk/run/hike with their humans…and when they do, they make sure the head human is on leash. Why? First, because the labs are rule-followers and the places we hike have leash laws. Second, because the labs want to keep the human safe; without a leash, he might dart into traffic or slip off a hillside. And finally, because the labs aren’t jerks. They know not all park/trail users want to share their personal space, so, when passing others, the labs shorten the leash to keep the human close.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, do your part to keep humans and dogs safe, and allow other trail/park users to enjoy their outdoor movement activities. So grab a leash; get outside; and move more!

Check our website weekly for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!