Podcast 44:18 Pittsburgher Highland Farms- Dana O’Connor & Mark Smith




Pittsburgher Highland Farm (in their own words) is the realization of a dream to produce quality cattle in a sustainable environment and provide healthy and tasty beef to discriminating consumers at an affordable price. After a lengthy career in real estate and community development, owner Mark Smith, went back to his dairy farm roots and began to experiment with Scottish Highland cattle on rented pasture. He is continually working to implement a natural farming system that is both humane and environmentally responsible.

Smith partnered with Dana O’Connor in 2014 and together they have more than tripled the size of the operation, further fulfilling the mission of providing healthy, environmentally sustainable beef at an affordable price. Dana’s interest in grass fed beef grew from an interest in health and wellness and the ability of quality, nutrient dense diet to create health. She has completed a nutritional therapy certification in order to further her knowledge and understanding of the intersection of food and health. She also serves as the chapter leader of the local Weston A Price Foundation.

Pittsburgher Highland Farm is located near Mount Pleasant in the lush grassy foothills of the Laurel Highlands with a distribution warehouse in Wilkinsburg, an eastern Pittsburgh neighborhood.

The farm adheres strictly to USDA standards for organic, grass-fed, naturally raised, and humanely treated livestock, as well as Quality Highland Beef protocols developed by the American Highland Cattle Association.

Show Notes: Pittsburgher Highland Farm, Mark Smith and Dana O-Connor, – contact info:
E-mail (Dana): dana@pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

E-mail (Mark): marksmith@pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

Website: https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com

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

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

Twitter (Mark Smith): https://twitter.com/pahighlander

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Biddle’s Escape, Pittsburgh, PA (Wilkinsburg/Regent Square)
http://biddlesescape.com

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

For information on Farm Tours (Next tour scheduled for 1/19/19), go to https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com/sustainable-agriculture-farm-tours/

For information on purchasing from Pittsburgher Highland Farms, go to https://pittsburgherhighlandfarm.com/buying-from-us/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Web: FitLabPGH

Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Are you a Pittsburgh Mover?  Learn more about our FitLabPGH Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted

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 #50:18




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 #movement session tips, ideas for seasonal sanity…and forest bathing too!!

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

Make the Most of Your Movement Session

Share Some Seasonal Sanity Savers

A Seasonal Stress-Less Suggestion: Forest Bathing


FitLabPGH Features- Rebecca Brown, Pure Forme Training



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: Rebecca Brown, Pure Forme Training

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?  Yes, sort of. Grew up in Monroeville, but moved away when I was 18. I’ve recently moved back to the area (after being in Seattle for 12 years) to be closer to family.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  Biking with my family along all the trails. Hiking/wandering in the woods. Stair climbing workouts!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  Definitely somewhere in Europe, along the Mediterranean. My days would be spent walking/biking, eating, and soaking in as much of the culture as possible, feeling completely relaxed.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  Fried duck egg with turkey sausage, sautéed spinach and mushrooms over brown rice, topped with a locally made kraut. Same on the weekends!

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Still (happily) exploring all the new restaurants Pittsburgh has so I feel like I need some more time to answer this question! However the chocolate croissants from Mediterra Cafe are pretty damn good.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  I took a TRX/yoga class a few years ago and it was an interesting combination, especially using the straps to get into handstands/headstands. Also, I ran a half marathon once. It was pretty awful and I wouldn’t do it again. Not a fan of running 😉

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  Kind of a lame answer, but yoga. My body and mind would benefit from incorporating a more regular yoga routine into my life.

Would you rather go scuba diving or sky diving?  Hmmm, neither because I can’t swim well and I’m scared of heights. If I had to choose, then scuba diving.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Any of the following: Acupuncture, meditation, journaling, or soaking in a warm salty bath.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  Cathedral of Learning or the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Contact info, Rebecca Brown, Pure Forme Training:                                            Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pureformetraining/

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

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 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