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: Madison Martinez
Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Pittsburgh Native
What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Kayaking Biking Hiking
Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Riviera Maya – Swimming in cenotes, paddle boarding in the Gulf of Mexico, walked the grounds of the Chichen Itza pyramids (one of the 7 wonders of the world)
What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Pre-workout: Jerky + dried fruits. Post workout snack: Smoothie with frozen bananas + strawberries, creatine, pea-plant protein + almond milk (preferably a meal)
What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? Kayaking
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Lack of discipline and relying on motivation.
What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Swimming in a cenote in Mexico
What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Massages
What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Strip District – great food and fun to bike around
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