Podcast 43:18 Ed Shvarts- Vilka Bistro



Ed Shvarts, Owner, Vilka Bistro in Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh) has been in the restaurant industry all of his life.  He grew up in New York City, attended school in New York and Baltimore, and lived in many places in his career, including Florida and Atlanta, GA.  In 2005, he moved to Pittsburgh; he has family here and thinks it’s a great place to raise a family.  Before opening Vilka Bistro on December 6, 2017, he owned several other restaurant concepts.  Vilka Bistro is upscale, yet casual, blending a little bit of South Beach, NYC, and Los Angeles right in the heart of Bethel Park at the Millennium Shops.  The menu features fresh, high quality, made-to-order food, at a reasonable price.  He believes in taking care of his staff and giving back to the community.  For more information on Vilka Bistro, connect with them using the links below…or better yet, go in and try the restaurant!

Show Notes: Ed Shvarts, Owner, Vilka Bistro, – contact info:
E-mail: vilkabistrobethelpark@gmail.com

Website: https://www.vilkabistro.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vilkabistrobethelpark4607/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Millennium Shops Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh)
http://www.millenniumshopsbethel.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #49:18



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday and movement tips and lifestyle hacks.

This week comfortable cold weather cycling- head, hands and feet, a s well as a reminder that you can move while injured, with modifications.

Don’t forget this week we released our first FitLabPGH Features- Ben Reuter too.  Are you a Pittsburgh mover? Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out this the tips & hacks for this week:

Comfortable Cold Weather Cycling – Head & Hands Edition

Comfortable Cold Weather Cycling – Feet Edition

Get Moving…In Any Way You Can

 


FitLabPGH Features- Ben Reuter



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. This week- Ben Reuter, Co-Founder and Host, FitLabPGH and Moving2Live Podcasts:

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?  No- a job brought me here

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  Trail running w dogs (fartlek), mtb and gravel biking

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  San Juan Hut System –  hut to hut mtb ride – Durango to Moab

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  Steel cut oats, with almonds, protein powder, frozen cranberries, yogurt and 2 Tbsp of granola- week and weekend breakfast

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Good espresso

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  Most unusual- multi year participant in the Georgia Games torch challenge- running and biking across the state of Georgia to support the Georgia Games- an Olympic style sports festival.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  Fat biking (already happening) and snowshoeing

Would you rather go scuba diving or sky diving?  Neither- I would rather do some sort of mountain related activity- trail running, mtb, etc…

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Sleep and Rolfing

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  The extensive rails to trails…an under appreciated gem in the PGH area

Who do you recommend for a future FitLabPGH podcast interview and/or Features Profile?  Maggie and Emma- the FitLabPGH labs

Contact info for Ben:
E-Mail: FitLabPGH@gmail.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/reutebh

Facebook (FitLabPGH): https://www.facebook.com/fitlabpgh/

Facebook (Ben): https://www.facebook.com/ben.reuter.92

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reutebh/

FitLabPGH, a podcast about movement and movement opportunities in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  In addition to a weekly podcast and FitLabPGH Features we also publish movement tips/lifestyle hacks on Instagram and YouTube
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and posted on Instagram too

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live concise but interesting podcasts for the movement and exercise professional and amateur aficionado.

 


Podcast 42:18 Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS XC & Track Coach




Doug Petrick (in his own words): I am a high school cross country and track and field coach at Upper St. Clair High School. I’ve coached for over a decade here. Additionally, I am a physics teacher at Upper St. Clair High School. This is my 17th year teaching in this district. I am married to Kinley and have three young children Kaia, Kenzie, and Declan. I try to stay active and love running. During the week I try and get in 4 days of running, 1 day of cross training, 1 day of walking, and 1 day off. I also create content for The Wiley Network for blogposts and podcasts for educators. Often I will tie in the athletics/academics link in the content.

Show Notes: Doug Petrick, – contact info:
E-mail: dpetrick@uscsd.k12.pa.us

Website (Coaches Clinic): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-cross-country-track-field-coaches-clinic-tickets-48080436881

Twitter (Doug): https://twitter.com/DougPetrick1

Twitter (Coaches Clinic): https://twitter.com/ClinicUSCXCTF

The Wiley Network (Doug’s Blogposts & Podcasts): https://hub.wiley.com/community/exchanges/educate

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Orbis Caffe, Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
http://www.orbiscaffe.com

Daniel Caulfield, Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, California University of Pennsylvania
https://twitter.com/CALU_TF

Check out the episodes of our sister Podcast Moving2Live featuring Daniel Caulfield, released 9/11/18 and 9/26/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/09/11/podcast-33-18/

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U), California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Upper St. Clair School District (PA)
https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us

Doug Soles, Head Cross County and Track Coach, Great Oak High School and South Temecula Track Club, Temecula, CA
https://twitter.com/DougSoles

Jay Johnson, Coach, Director of Boulder Running Clinics, Director of Boulder Running Camps
https://boulderrunningclinics.com

https://coachjayjohnson.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #48:18



Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday and movement tips and lifestyle hacks.

This week #keeponmoving, #fitlabpghfeatures and #beprepared for the dogs.

Cyber Monday…Shop Small & Move More

 FitLabPGH Podcast Introduces Weekly FitLabPGH Features Profile

 Be Prepared When You & Your Dog(s) Opt Outside


Podcast 41:18 Jo Rupp- Lifetime Runner




Joanne (Jo) Rupp
(in her own words): Newly minted Exercise Science/Sports Psychology graduate of CalU (California University of Pennsylvania), 13 yr veteran examiner for the PA Department of Banking & Securities. I’m a PIAA and USATF track and field official. I’ve been running since I was 10 years old, competitively since 13. At Millersville, I was a three-time PSAC champion at 800m, All-American at 1500m, and in cross country, I was PSAC champ and 3x NCAA-II/ECAC-II champion, and All-American. I’m a three-time HOF inductee (HS, Millersville, and West Shore Chapter of PA Athletic Hall of Fame). Working on my next plan of attack, hoping to teach in the state system, and am awaiting a decision on admission into Pitt’s EdD program for Health and Physical Activity.

Show Notes: Jo Rupp, – contact info:
E-mail: tdsserendipity@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jo.rupp.50

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsdanielson1500/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-rupp-521b8a167/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Carnegie Coffee Company, Carnegie, PA
https://carnegiecoffeecompany.com

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
https://pittsburgh10miler.org

Daniel Caulfield, Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, California University of Pennsylvania
Twitter

Check out the episodes of our sister Podcast Moving2Live featuring Daniel Caulfield, released 9/11/18 and 9/26/18. Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/09/11/podcast-33-18/

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA
https://www.millersville.edu

Don Moxley, Train Recover Win
Train Recover Win

Check out the episodes of our sister Podcast Moving2Live featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 and 4/18/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Wright’s Gym, Pittsburgh, PA (Crafton)
http://wrightsgym.com

Jim Thornton, Writer of Adventures and Swimmer
https://www.facebook.com/Jamesuardo

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Jim Thornton, released 3/11/18.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/03/11/podcast-10-18-j/

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U), California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Steel City Road Runners Club
http://www.steelcityrrc.org

Suzanne Natter, Steel City Road Runners Coach & Co-Founder, South Park Trail Runners
https://www.instagram.com/coachrunmom/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring John Warrick and Suzanne Natter of the South Park Trail Runners, released 12/3/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/12/03/podcast-49-17-south-park-trail-runners-suzanne-natter-john-warrick/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 

 


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #46:18




Movement…part of what makes your life complete
.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday and MWF movement tips and lifestyle hacks.

This week we talk about #wearables for tracking activity, measuring recovery status via #HRV and showing sleep quality…all related to treating #movement as a #lifestyle, not just an activity

1) Wearables Week – Part 1 of 3 – Tracking Activity
2) Are You “READY”??? Using HRV to Track Recovery & Readiness
3) How Did You Sleep Last Night??? The Oura Ring tracks sleep quality.

 


Podcast 40:18 Cathy Rogers Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear




Cathy Schnaubelt Rogers, Founder, Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear, fell in love with cycling at age 12, where she attended a girl scout camp with her spider bike. From this humble beginning, she has ridden all over the world. Cathy has bicycle toured self contained with panniers across the United States riding from Tampa, Florida up the east coast to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She also has bicycle toured through eight European countries. The most she ever rode in one day is 140 miles!

Cathy is an avid cyclist who, with her husband recently rode across the United States from Washington state to Washington DC. She is a former USCF licensed bike racer, who cycled for the University of South Florida in many sanctioned races. In addition, she was a competitive triathlete. Cathy continues to ride in bicycle tours and organized bicycle events. Ms. Rogers describes her fascination with the bicycle as a form of neurosis or disease that she can’t shake off. She collects bike art and describes her home as a shrine to the bicycle. She says: “Riding my bicycle makes me happy” which is the essence of her love affair with the bicycle.

Use the links below to connect with Aero Tech Designs – “Ride Longer, Feel Stronger

Show Notes: Cathy Rogers, Founder, Aero Tech Designs, – contact info:
E-mail: cathy@aerotechdesigns.com

Website: https://www.aerotechdesigns.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aerotechdesigns

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

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

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aerotechdesigns/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Rick Holzworth, La Prima Espresso Co. Racing

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Rick Holzworth, released 8/5/18.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/08/05/podcast-2918-rick-holzworth-la-prima-espresso-co-racing-cycling-advocate/

InterBike, Industry Bike Show
https://www.interbike.com

Montour Trail, 60+ mile rail-trail around Pittsburgh, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Bill Orr of the Montour Trail Council, released 1/28/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/01/28/podcast-montour-trail-council-bill-orr/

Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA – Friends of the Riverfront
https://friendsoftheriverfront.org/trails/three-rivers-heritage-trail/

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

Bike Pittsburgh, Scott Bricker, Executive Director
https://www.bikepgh.org

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

YouTube channel (Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks) – since May 26, 2017 all videos are ~ 1 min and 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

 

 


Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #45:18




Movement…part of what makes your life complete
.  Each week our podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday and MWF movement tips and lifestyle hacks.

This week
1) Cycle Safely…Ride Often
2) Don’t Wear Underwear with Bike Shorts
3) Movement is More than an Activity…It’s a Lifestyle