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Menachem Brodie is the owner of Human Vortex Training; based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Coach Brodie works with athletes around the world, including: Pittsburgh, France, Belgium, and Israel. Coach Brodie (in his own words): Coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie has been working with athletes in a number of settings, and a broad variety of sports. From Basketball and Cycling, to CrossFit and Triathlon, Brodie has helped numerous athletes to attain their goals, and beyond.
With his belief that one should Train Smarter, Not Harder, he has developed and polished his training philosophy over the last 15+ years, in order to allow his clients and athletes to not only excel in their sport of choice, but also in their professional lives.
Having earned a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Brodie has experience across the Health & Fitness spectrum including having worked as an Exercise Physiologist for a Bariatric Surgery Center for 2 years, working as the Strength & Conditioning coach in a Physical Therapy clinic for those who needed more guidance and direction to return to their sport or hobby, and working as an EMT running 911 calls. Suffice it to say, Brodie’s experience and background are far more reaching than the average coaches. In conjunction with his coaching individual and team athletes, he also works as a Business Consultant in a variety of fields including:
- Fitness Technology
- Sports Nutrition
- Technology for Coaching & Athlete assessment
- Ergonomic Software
For more information about Coach Brodie and his services, go to www.HumanVortexTraining.com or connect with him using the Social Media links below.
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Links mentioned in the Podcast:
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available.
NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal (SCJ)
The Strength and Conditioning Journal is the professional journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field. The journal’s mission is to publish articles that report both the practical applications of research findings and the knowledge gained by experienced professionals.
Bud Harris Cycling Track, Pittsburgh, PA (Washington Blvd.)
Allegheny Cycling Association
The Allegheny Cycling Association (ACA) is a Pittsburgh-based, USAcycling-registered bicycle racing club that provides road bike, mountain bike and cyclocross racing opportunities in Western Pennsylvania. The ACA is made up of approximately 150 men and women from Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland and consists of USAC-licensed riders, coaches and mechanics as well as non-licensed riders and supporters. The year 2017 is the ACA’s 46th Anniversary and 47th Racing Season.
Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Pittsburgh
Basketball league play at Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations
Big Bang Bicycles, West Mifflin, PA (Pittsburgh area), Owner: Glenn Pawlak
RAGBRAI, The [Des Moines] Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa
RAGBRAI is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 45th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, May 6, 2018
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD
Owner, Active Eating Advice- Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Leslie Bonci (release date 9/3/17)
Stuart M. McGill, PhD
Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada). His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Any product associated with this website has been tested in Dr. McGill’s laboratory at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 60,000+ annual members; 2,500+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,000 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists.
Vi by LifeBEAM, wearable tech AI running coach
RKC Kettlebell Training/Certification
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TRX Suspension Training
The Runner’s Edge, Stephen J. McGregor, PhD and Matt Fitzgerald
Magical Running: A Unique Path to Running Fulfillment, Bobby McGee
Senior Manager of Coaching Education for USA Fencing, Featured on Moving2Live Podcast – part 1 aired 10-4-17 and part 2 releases 10-18-17
Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS
Director of Sports Performance
Allegheny Health Network (AHN), AHN Sports Performance & Physical Therapy
Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Frank Velasquez, Jr. (Release date: 9/10/17)
Ron Edwards, President, Explorers Club of Pittsburgh
Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Ron Edwards and the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh (Release date: 2/12/17)
Mark Fisher Fitness, New York, NY
“Serious Fitness for Ridiculous Humans”
Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, now Pivot Physical Therapy
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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