Monthly Archives: February 2019

Podcast 7:19 Leslie Turis- Kids of Steel




Leslie Turis (in her own words): I am the Youth Program Manager at P3R, the organizer of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, and a variety of other high-quality races, training runs, and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. Part of my work is managing the Kids of Steel Program, a volunteer-led program which culminates into one of the largest youth races in the country and a marathon weekend event: the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. I am from Perryopolis and live in Pittsburgh with my husband, Rev. Dan Turis, and my dog, Dolly. I have a MPA from Pitt and a personal training certification from ACE.

Show Notes: Leslie Turis – contact info:
E-mail: leslie.turis@p3r.org

Website: https://www.kidsofsteel.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kidsofsteel-147487769336312

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KidsofSteelPGH

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Crazy Mocha, Southpointe Town Center, Canonsburg, PA
https://crazymocha.com

Dick’s Pittsburgh Marathon (Events May 3-5, 2019), Pittsburgh, PA
https://thepittsburghmarathon.com

Other family friendly P3R events
https://kidsofsteel.org/fall

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @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

 

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 7:19




Movement…part of what makes your life complete.  Each week our #podcast FitLabPGH brings you a new interview on Sunday, FitLabPGH Features on Thurs and movement tips/lifestyle hacks MWF.  All highlighting movement in the #Pittsburgh area.

For week 7 of 2019 tips on picking a #snow shovel, what are gaiters? and what to look for in a #workout buddy.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Emily Scott, DO.  We are always looking for more Features!!  Learn more about our Features and submit a questionnaire to be highlighted, but first check out the tips & hacks for this week below.

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Shovel? DMOS Collective Shovel Review

Protect Feet from the Elements with Trail Gaiters

A Workout Buddy Helps Make Movement a Lifestyle

 


FitLabPGH Features #7:19 Emily Scott, DO



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: Emily Scott, D.O.

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?  Pittsburgh born and raised! I’ve stayed in the area for many reasons, but most notably family, opportunities in medicine, and our thriving running/cycling/yoga communities.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  Running along the river trails and Montour trail, road cycling, and yoga.  As a second year family medicine resident, finding time to train can be challenging but is a very important priority.  Staying active allows me to keep my mind and body in the best possible condition so that I can provide the best care for my patients.  Also, I am so thankful for my running partner, Cece, my 4 year old lab mix.  She helps to motivate me to get out the door for a run.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  A dream of mine is to compete at Kona Ironman World Championships.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  I’ll prepare mini veggie quiche for the week, or peanut butter banana cinnamon toast, and of course, coffee.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Pineapple curry at Nicky’s Thai Kitchen.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  The Keystone Triathlon. It was my first triathlon onto the scene in 2018. It offered a great hometown feel, challenging/hill ride, and was well supported. It fueled my excitement and desire to compete in more triathlons with the ultimate goal of completing a full Ironman!

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  I’m looking forward to the Pittsburgh marathon as always! I’m also looking forward to the Ohio State Olympic triathlon and the OBX half ironman triathlon.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving?  Scuba!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Yoga. Ashtanga flow has been such an important addition to my routine. It allows me to focus on the areas of my body that are in need of some love, and to focus 60-75 minutes on improving areas of weakness, tightness, or soreness, while quieting my mind. Yoga has also allowed me to improve my flexibility and balance, which has directly contributed to improving speed. It has been a key component to improving my mind and body wellness.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  A run on the north shore trail! It offers the best views of the city, and is always bustling with other active people no matter the time of year.

Contact info for Emily Scott, D.O.:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/run_scotty/

 

 

 


Podcast 6:19 Chris Yanakos- Cyclist and Muay Thai



Chris Yanakos has had some unique fitness experiences: Trekked in Bhutan; climbed to almost 20k in Chile; skied in August on the Matterhorn; raced his bike in the Netherlands; biked 126 miles with a climb of 16k…and he can make any pizza a personal pizza…and he isn’t finished exploring…on his “bucket list”: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro; and biking on the “Death Road” in Bolivia. His favorite ways to move are: cycling; skiing; and muay thai.

Show Notes: Chris Yanakos – contact info:
E-mail: cgyanakos@eworkwell.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.yanakos

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Rick Holzworth, La Prima Espresso Bike Racing & Cycling Advocate
https://www.facebook.com/rick.holzworth.7

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/

Carnegie Coffee Company, Carnegie, PA
https://carnegiecoffeecompany.com

WorkWell Inc, Carnegie, PA
http://eworkwell.com

Kelly Collier, Endurance Athlete and Inventor, Pittsburgh, PA
https://trainingwheelsrequired.wordpress.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kelly Collier, released 4/22/18,
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2018/04/22/podcast-1618-kelly-collier-endurance-athlete-and-inventor/

“Death Road” (Yungas Road), La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia
http://www.lapazlife.com/bolivias-death-road-would-you-risk-it/

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @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 6:19



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

For week 6 of 2019: slippery tips, windchill warnings and rainy when wet….all incorporating the idea that #movement is a #lifestyle…not just an activity

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

Don’t Fall On Your A** – Safety Tips for Outdoor Workouts in the Snow/Ice

Watch Out for Wind Chill During Winter Workouts

 


FitLabPGH Features #6:19 Dan Minnicks



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: Dan Minnicks

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Being a former hockey player, I’m always going to be partial to finding an open slab of ice and playing hockey even though I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like. I really enjoy being in a gym setting and experimenting and trying things that are new to me as I’m always researching new ways to better serve my clients. I treat myself as a Guinea pig in that regard. I enjoy hiking as well and there’s plenty of that around the area.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I’m not sure on a specific location at the moment but I’ve always been enticed by those tropical hikes where there’s the massive waterfalls or something majestic in the middle of the woods that isn’t visible by just pulling over on the side of the road. The few hikes that I’ve done around Utah have really opened my eyes to just how much beauty in nature there is if you’re just willing to go out and earn it.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? During the week: Steel cut oats with a scoop of protein powder, chia seeds, berries, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Weekend: I’m a creature of habit and terribly picky so it’s usually the same, but sometimes I’ll go out somewhere for breakfast. If I do, French toast and bacon is my breakfast delicacy.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. If you like ribs, Mario’s in the Southside has the best ones around.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Hiking to the top of Mount Olympus in Salt Lake City. Yes, I definitely would do it again. The views were amazing and absolutely worth it.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? I’ll be hiking at Zion in early February and that’s one that’s been on my bucket list. After that I’m considering doing some kind of endurance event in the fall but I’m not sure yet.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving for sure! Although, sky diving would be one of those “conquer your fears” things that I might do one day.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Sleep is certainly number one as it seems to be very underutilized these days but in addition to that I recommend finding a good ART practitioner. It’s been a game changer for me and my clients as well.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? There’s so much to see with all of the museums, the history and the sports but I’m a simple pleasures guy so I’ll usually tell people to check out the view from Mt. Washington.

Contact info for Dan Minnicks:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danminnicks/

Instagram (Umberger Performance): https://www.instagram.com/umberger_performance/

Instagram (Umberger Fitness): https://www.instagram.com/umberger_fitness/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanMinnicks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Minnicks-Training-Systems-2051338688290948/

 

 

 

 


Podcast 5:19 Ian Dunican- Sleep4Performance & Melius Consulting from Moving2Live



FitLabPGH has a sister podcast- Moving2Live.  This week we bring you an episode from Moving2Live that should be of interest. If you have an interest in sleep then this is a great interview to learn more to improve quantity and quality to enhance quality of life.  Below are show notes with more info about Dr Dunican, this week’s interview.

Dr. Ian C. Dunican (in his own words):
I have over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil and gas, and other utilities. Combining scientific research and operational leadership, I support organisations in reducing risk, lowering cost and optimising productivity and performance. I have applied Lean/Six Sigma and other scientific methodologies in significant projects to drive step-change improvement in performance, whilst ensuring sustainability through associated culture change. In the mining, oil and gas sectors, I have worked internationally as an advisor to major companies including BHP, Anglo Gold Ashanti, South 32, Karara Mining, Peabody and Goldcorp. I have been responsible for the development of global practices, integration and project management across multiple product groups. This has entailed the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity.

Currently I am the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance. I received a PhD from the University of Western Australia (UWA) working with elite athletes and sporting organisations to optimise performance. I am a highly sought researcher, having worked with Olympic and elite athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), and with professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling). A regular speaker/chair at universities and international conferences in mining, transport, sports performance and physiology, I regularly contribute articles to media outlets such as the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Men’s Fitness, Blitz Martial Arts, BJJ Scout and Huffington Post. I have spoken on the Health Report on ABC radio in Australia, ABC radio national and numerous podcasts. Also I have appeared on ABC television, Channel 7, 9 and 10 in Australia, and was a TEDx Perth speaker in 2017.

I am author and co-author of numerous technical reports, scientific articles and industry guidelines, and I am a regular reviewer for scientific peer reviewed journals. I host Sleep4Performance Radio, a podcast dedicated to education, knowledge sharing and promotion of the value of managing sleep. Through my website www.sleep4performance.com.au, I provide blogs, resources and research on all aspects of sleep, recovery and performance. An active sportsman, I have completed over 20 ultramarathons to date including the Ultra Trail Australia 100km (7 times), Leadville 100 miler, numerous marathons and trail running events. I hold a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoy cross training with bodyweight exercises and Kettlebells. My current focus is improving my swimming in order to undertake long distance open water swimming events.

Show Notes:
Ian C. Dunican, PhD, Contact info:
E-mail: ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au

Websites: https://meliusconsulting.com.au

https://sleep4performance.com.au

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ian-c-dunican-ph-d-115b0a14/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sleep4perform/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleep4perform

https://twitter.com/S4PRadio

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sleep4perform/

Links mentioned in the Interview:
Dr. Amy M. Bender, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Calgary Counselling Centre,Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://twitter.com/sleep4sport

Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, Includes Leadville Trail 100 Run
https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com

Fatigue Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Maker of Readiband Wearable Device
https://www.fatiguescience.com/sleep-science-technology/

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
https://aasm.org

Oura Ring (Sleep and Activity Tracker)
https://ouraring.com

Contact Info for FitLabPGH:
Email: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instragram: @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 5:19



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

For week 5 of 2019 a recovery tracker, checking your goals and movement in the polar vortex.

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

Are You Ready to Perform? Ask the Readiband

2019 Goals Check-Up

Be Smart When You Opt Outside – Polar Vortex Edition