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FitLabPGH Features #13:19 Cassidy Hoffman




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: Cassidy Hoffman

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? Walking my dog on the river trail, exploring downtown, boating and jet skiing on the river

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Backpacking through Europe

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Black coffee!! I do intermittent fasting.

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

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Skydiving & yes

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? I’m hoping to participate in a Tough Mudder or Spartan race in the next year!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Journaling outside in the sun

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Entering the city through the tunnels at dusk when it is completely lit up

Contact info for Cassidy Hoffman, Personal Trainer, Oxford Athletic Club:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cassidy_hoffman/

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

 

 


Waxwing Cycles- Samson McHugh & Hayley Wickstrom



Waxwing Cycles LLC (in their own words) is a husband/wife shop opened in Pittsburgh’s East End by Samson McHugh and Hayley Wickstrom in the spring of 2018. We both started in the bicycle industry while still in college; working every facet of a bicycle shop taught us the skills we needed to run our own business, while the relationships we built along the way helped encourage us to make the leap to small business ownership.  We take a great deal of pride in what we do, and work hard to ensure that you get the most out of your riding through expert mechanic work and friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

Show Notes: Waxwing Cycles LLC, Samson McHugh and Hayley Wickstrom – contact info:
E-mail: WaxWingCycles@gmail.com

Website: https://waxwingcycles.com

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

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

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Cycling
http://www.pitt.edu/~sorc/cycling/

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.pitt.edu

Rick Holzworth, La Prima Espresso Co. Racing
https://twitter.com/RHolz_Official

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/

unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley, October 13. 2019, Raw Road Adventure Cycling Event – 4 sizes, ranging from 30 miles to 120 miles
https://www.unpavedpennsylvania.com

Bald Eagle State Park, NorthCentral PA
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BaldEagleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Dirty Kanza 200, Gravel Grinder, Emporia, KS, June 1, 2019
https://dirtykanza.com

Rebecca’s Private Idaho- Multiple Gravel Cycling Events, Labor Day Weekend 2019, Ketchum, ID
https://www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com

USA Cycling
https://www.usacycling.org

Frick Park, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-park

Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley-park

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

Montour Trail, Allegheny and Washington Counties, 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/

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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 12:19



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 12 of 2019 listen to your body #optoutside and a guest tip on #anklemobility.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Carrie Konosky.  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:


FitLabPGH Features #12-19: Carrie Konosky- Bar Method Wexford



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: Carrie Konosk

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes! Newly returned home to help open Bar Method Wexford and launch my health coaching business.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Bar Method (Wexford coming soon!); Running; and cycling

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Bar Method is #1 movement and its great online option is a there, but unless our annual Team Bar Method Tampa vacay is happening, then I’d opt for somewhere I can run & hike. Mediterranean Coast is the easy choice for my list!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I love to cook!! I’m a big fan of eggs w/ any veggies I have on hand. Occasionally I’ll switch things up for a juice or smoothie from Clean Juice Wexford when I have an early day.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Homemade pierogis! Has always been the one guilty pleasure I allow myself to eat! But I’ll never let my family share their secret recipe!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I’d love to find something unusual!! Challenging would probably be the Chicago Marathon, most rewarding movement activity and I did it 3 years in a row, as a non-runner prior to. I enjoy finding activities and hobbies I haven’t tried, but are more on the active side, so I’m hoping the “most unusual” answer is still to come for me!

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Pittsburgh Marathon – first time in my home city!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba Diving – love the ocean, even though the unknown creatures scare me!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Bath! Some scented bath or Epsom salts, classical music and time to just think about nothing.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? I almost want to see some answers here! Returning home after 18 years, I’m excited to get back to Kennywood, PNC Park and Heinz field, & of course I hope people now will stop by for a class at the Bar Method Wexford! My family also has a small vineyard and winery in Greene County that I’d love to show all my new friends! New Friends – tell me what I need to add to my list of places first year back home!

Contact info for Carrie Konosky, Bar Method Wexford
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carriekonosky/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carrie.konosky

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarrieKonosky

 

 

 


Beth Skwarecki – Health Editor at Lifehacker



Beth Skwarecki (in her own words): I’m the health editor at Lifehacker, where I write about fitness and health from a practical, science-based point of view. My background is in biology but I’ve been a writer for 10 years now. I’ve tried almost every fitness related hobby but right now I mostly run and lift.

Show Notes: Beth Skwarecki – contact info:
E-mail: beth@bethskw.com

Website: http://www.bethskw.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BethSkw

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Coffee Buddha, Pittsburgh, PA (North Hills)
https://www.thecoffeebuddha.com

Lifehacker
https://lifehacker.com

California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Steel City Roller Derby
http://www.steelcityrollerderby.org/home/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Kace O DaMondaze and Riley Rinkrash from the Steel City Roller Derby, released 7/30/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/07/30/podcast-33-17-steel-city-roller-derby-kace-o-damondaze-riley-rinkrash/

GoApe Pittsburgh, Allison Park, PA (North Park)
https://goape.com/locations/pennsylvania/pittsburgh

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Chrissy Ludwikowski of GoApe Pittsburgh, released 5/13/18.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/05/13/podcast-19-18/

Slack – Collaboration Hub for Work
https://slack.com

Dr. Gary Chimes, Lake Washington Sports & Spine, Bellevue, WA
https://www.lakewass.com

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Gary Chimes, released 2/28/18 and 3/14/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/02/28/podcast-9-18-dr-gary-chimes-lake-washington-sports-and-spine-part-1/

Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD
https://sleep4performance.com.au

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD, released 1/16/19 and 1/30/19.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/01/16/podcast-319-dr-ian-dunican-phd-sleep4perdformance-melius-consulting/

Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist and Applied Sports Scientist
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 & 4/18/18 (focus on wearable technology) and 12/12/18 (focus of cannabinoids and performance).
Link to 4/4/18: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Link to 12/12/18: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/12/podcast-4518-don-moxley-applied-sports-scientist-on-cannabinoids-recovery/

EliteHRV Heart Rate Variability measuring app and resources- CorSense Heart Rate Variability measuring sensor
https://elitehrv.com

Oura Ring, Wearable Sleep Tracker
https://ouraring.com

Readiband by Fatigue Science, Wearable Sleep Tracker
https://www.fatiguescience.com

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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 11:19



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 11 of 2019 a dog leash hack, #beconsistent and #beadaptable with your movement.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Mandy Cylc- Bar Method Wexford.  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:

This One is for the Dogs: Hands-Free Leash Hack

Plan to Move…Be Consistent with Your Movement

Be Adaptable: A Healthy Lifestyle Isn’t All or Nothing

 

 


FitLabPGH Features #11-19 Mandy Cylc- Bar Method Wexford



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: Mandy Cylc

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes. I’ve spent the last 7 years in DC and the 5 before that in Philadelphia. In 2017 my heart sent a pretty strong message to my brain that it was time to come home.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Walking along Grand View Avenue, I would do this with my sisters for aerobic activity decades ago and I still love it. I recently started taking a weight lifting class at the Y that I really enjoy. And of course, before my studio opens, wherever we can do a pop up Bar Method class is my favorite!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I’d really like to explore Antarctica.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? There really isn’t too much of a difference between my weekdays and my weekend days in general. I get fewer emails on the weekend but more people are around. Maybe that’s why my diet is pretty consistent? Breakfast is in two parts- pre workout is light, like a Kind breakfast bar and coffee (with creamer, always flavored creamer) and afterward cottage cheese with walnuts, fruit and honey. I buy the fruit frozen and put the nuts, cottage cheese and fruit together the night before and put it in fridge. Carrying honey around can be dangerous but I love sugar so if a sticky bag is the price, I’m willing to pay it

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Bethel Bakery Thumbprint Cookies

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I have a pretty paralyzing fear of heights. But I had no idea until I was hiking through the Alps in Switzerland. I was with a group of people; and I couldn’t turn around; we had to stay on the trail because our endpoint was different than the starting point. The fear is strange and powerful. It is as if the openness below is so open and so vast that gravity is just going to pull me over the edge, almost like an arm will reach up and around and gobble me up. I made it through but I don’t feel the need to do that again. I can be in high valleys, but I avoid edges and cliffs.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? The opening of Bar Method Wexford! It has been over a year in the making and I can’t wait to be open!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Ha, well, neither. But If I had to pick, sky diving. I know I just elaborated about my fear of heights, but I think I would need gravity to suck me out the door. Scuba diving, don’t people die?

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Washing my hair. Every other day ladies- or less- I see you!

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? I love learning when I travel. I want to know the history of a place. If you are visiting Pittsburgh for the first time, I think the Senator John Heinz History Center in Association with the Smithsonian Institution is a great place to start.

Contact info for Mandy Cylc, Bar Method Wexford
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barmethodwexford/

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

 


Brett Jones- StrongFirst



Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Brett is currently the Director of Education for StrongFirst and presenter and advisory board member for Functional Movement Systems.

Show Notes:
Brett Jones, Contact info:
E-mail: brett.jones@strongfirst.com

Websites: https://www.strongfirst.com

https://appliedstrength.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brettejones

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
StrongFirst, The School of Strength
https://www.strongfirst.com

Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Gray Cook, Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor
https://www.functionalmovement.com

High Point University, High Point, NC
http://www.highpoint.edu

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
http://www.clarion.edu

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/about/faculty-recognition/distinguished-faculty-awards/dfa-2008/shirley-a-sahrmann-pt-phd-fapta/

Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder and Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc.
https://www.strongfirst.com/about/pavel-tsatsouline/

Perform Better Seminars
https://www.performbetter.com/seminars

Juan Carlos Santana, CEO & Founder, The Institute of Human Performance
https://www.ihpfitness.com

Diane Vives, Integrated Functional Strength Training
http://www.dianevives.com

Power to the People, Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Power-People-Strength-Training-American/dp/0938045199

The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Kettlebell-Challenge-Fitness-Comrades/dp/0938045326

StrongFirst (Pavel) Sinister Challenge
https://www.strongfirst.com/achieve/sinister/

Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life, by James Kerr
https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-James-Kerr/dp/147210353X/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=34365843735&hvbmt=e&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=legacy+the+book&qid=1550105695&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=geminipcstand-20

Peter Thomas, DC, ATC, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.drpetethomas.com

Check out the episode of FitLabPGH featuring Dr. Pete Thomas, released 1/21/18; Link:
https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/01/21/podcast-3-18-peter-thomas-dc-atc-motion-for-life/

ACE (American Council on Exercise)
https://www.acefitness.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association
https://www.nsca.com

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
https://www.nasm.org

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
https://www.acsm.org

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
https://www.issaonline.edu

NCCA – National Commission for Certifying Agencies
https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca

Brian Sutton, MS, MA, Content and Production Manager, NASM
https://www.nasm.org

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Brian Sutton. MS, MA, released 12/19/18 and 1/2/19; Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/19/podcast-4618-brian-sutton-content-production-manager-nasm/

Eric Malzone- Fitness Professional Online- Host of Podcasts: Fitness Blitz Radio and The Future of Fitness
https://www.fitnessprofessionalonline.com

Check out our sister podcast Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Eric Malzone, released 8/7/18 and 8/22/18
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/08/07/podcast-29-18-eric-malzone-fitness-professional-online-part-1/

Pehr Henrik Ling, Credited as father of Swedish Massage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pehr_Henrik_Ling

De Arte Gymnastica of Mercuriale
The first complete text on the subject of exercise in relation to health and medicine was published in 1569 by a great Itahan physician, Gerolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606), usually known by his Latinized name, Hieronymus Mercurialis

Ground Force Method
https://groundforcemethod.com

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

Twitter: @fitlabpgh

Instagram: @fitlabpgh

We update via Facebook too!!

Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks – YouTube channel ( 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 10:19



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 10 of 2019 tips on not being an outdoor slob, handling stress and adapting.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Juno (as told to Tara Hoover).  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:

A Message that Apparently Needs to be Repeated: Don’t Be a Slob

How Do You Handle Stress?

Best Laid Plans…

 


FitLabPGH Features #10:19 Juno (as told to Tara Hoover)



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: Juno Hoover (as told to Tara Hoover)

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am! My parents moved to Sewickley a couple years ago and I love it there.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Swimming in the Ohio River (we live close enough that I can walk there!), Hiking in Sewickley Heights Park with my Dad and volunteering with my Mom. We’re a therapy dog team at Passavant Hospital and Pittsburgh International Airport. I love visiting with all the people and seeing the smiles on their faces.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I don’t know what I love more—swimming or playing ball. If I could, I’d go to a place where there’s a lake, a river, a dog pool and a field full of tennis balls so I could play fetch and swim all day. There would be frozen yogurt on tap and a big comfy bed to sleep with my parents at night.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? My parents give me the absolute best, and food is no exception. My breakfast consists of raw meat (we rotate between chicken, beef and turkey), a little bit of kibble for crunch, raw goats milk (I LOVE THIS STUFF!) and a dollop of greek yogurt and usually some kind of fruit. Sometimes it’s blueberries, applesauce or even pumpkin! And they always make sure I take my supplements to keep me healthy!

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. It’s a toss up between Frosty Paws from the Sewickley Confectionery or a sweet treat from Three Dog Bakery—Snickerpoodles are my fave!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I go to physical therapy once a month to stay in tip-top shape, and they have an underwater treadmill. I get SO excited and freak out when I see it (I’m a sucker for water!) and my trainer, Laura. It’s really challenging, but a great workout. I usually run for 45 minutes.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Every year I run the 5-mile Turkey Trot with my parents. I look forward to this event every Thanksgiving!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? If it’s in the water, count me in.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? My parents give me the best puppy massages in the mornings. After I stretch, I get in down dog position and they massage my shoulders, back and neck. It feels so good and they won’t stop until I move.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? PNC Park, but not just because it’s one of the best parks in baseball, but because they let me and my friends in on Pup Nights!

Contact info for Tara Hoover (Juno’s Mom):
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarahoover/