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Movement Tips and Lifestyle Hacks on YouTube & Instagram #4:19



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 4 of 2019 opt outside and be prepared as well as two tips focusing on sleep tracking/improvement.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Sally Sherman.  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:

Be Prepared When Opting Outside – Vehicle Edition

Tips for Tracking, and Improving, Sleep Quality

How Have You Been Sleeping Lately? (Oura Ring Review)

 

 


FitLabPGH Features #4:19 Sally Sherman



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: Sally Sherman

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?  No, I was born in New Bethlehem, PA and moved to Pittsburgh in 1999 to work for the professional dance company, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  1. Exploring the many beautiful trails by foot and by Mountain Bike 2. Venturing out on my road bike with my family to explore the city and beyond 3. Attending a yoga class in one of the many yoga studios owned by my friends

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  Bike-packing across Europe with my family

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  I eat two breakfasts on the weekdays! One is a smoothie packed with as many nutrients as possible and the other is a homemade vegan chia seed pudding (both of which are created by my fiancée). Weekend breakfasts are usually a bagel with almond butter and sliced banana on the way out the door with my bike.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Pittsburgh has become a beautiful mecca of amazing restaurants (a lot of which are vegan and vegetarian friendly!). Aladdin’s is one of my family’s favorites.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  I have completed two Ironman triathlons and a 50 mile ultramarathon and had a blast the whole time. Last month, I served as a hearing guide in the 24-hour World’s Toughest Tough Mudder in Atlanta for my best friend who is going deaf. I have never done an obstacle race before but needed to escort her on the course. That was definitely unusual and I had imposter syndrome the entire time.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  I am currently training for the Leadville 100 Mountain bike race in the country’s highest city, Leadville, Colorado.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving?  I would rather drink coffee in bed.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Nature is my healing. Everything in it is perfectly imperfect. When I go out into the woods, climb a mountain or sleep in the outdoors, it connects me to the earth and allows me to accept all that is perfectly imperfect about myself.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  North Park! Pittsburgh has a beautiful, enormous park right outside the city. North Park has everything from paddle boarding to ice skating to miles of single track mountain biking. It feels like a secret gem every time I am there.

Contact info for Sally Sherman:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shermansally/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sally.sherman.90

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShermanSally

 

 

 

 

 

 


Podcast #3:19 Drew Zihmer- Schützhund



Schützhund– translates to “protection dog.”  FitLabPGH talked with Drew Zihmer about the sport of Schützhund and his German Shepherd, MaverickMaverick was also profiled in the FitLabPGH Features released 12/20/18.

Some of the Schützhund commands:

    • Platz (rhymes with lots) – lay down
    • Sitz (like sits) – sit
    • Aus (rhymes with house) – let go / drop it
    • Hupp (rhymes with up) – Jump / go over
    • Hier (hee – errr) – Recall, come to me and sit in front of me
    • Such (rhymes with Luke – “sook”) – Start Tracking
    • Fuss (rhymes with moose) – Heel
    • Revier (like Paul Revere) – Find the Helper in protection

There are 3 levels of Schützhund: IPO1-3, which is now IGP1-3 (and we still refer to as Schutzhund or SchH1-3)

The 3 phases of Schutzhund are Tracking, Obedience, and Protection – 100 points per phase, for a total 300 possible points

Dumbbell weights – Schutzhund 1 uses 650 grams (1.4 lb), Schutzhund 2 uses 1kg (2.2 lb) and Schutzhund 3 uses 2kg (4.4 lb)

Drew Zihmer (and Maverick), YouTube Videos:
Dogs from the club:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-0upj9Ch8g

What a Training Day is Like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDIyyvlCe5c

Dog Video any True Steelers Fan Can Appreciate:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PULqvQ66P1A

Maverick’s BH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEWhxcL5Mg&t=2s

Maverick’s Attempt at IPO1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbopD_ezSR0

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Connection University Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConnectionU/

Gannon University, Erie, PA
http://www.gannon.edu

OG West Penn Schutzhund Club
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/OG-West-Penn-Schutzhund-Club-371994809242/

United Schutzhund Clubs of America
https://www.germanshepherddog.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 #3:19



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 3 of 2019 it’s all about the dogs w homemade leg warmers, sticks & snow and paw protection.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Coach RTB.  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:

Labrador Lifestyle Hack – DIY Leg Warmers

Best Day Ever – Snow & Sticks

Labrador Lifestyle Hack – Musher’s Secret for Paw Protection

 


FitLabPGH Features #3:19 Richard Butler (Coach RTB)



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: Richard Butler (Coach RTB)

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

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  My own group X workouts – Box N Beats (hybrid boxing & karate), Indoor  rowing, Indoor cycling. I call it the Mecka Trifecta.  Every Sunday 9am -12:30pm

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  I would love to lead a week long all Inclusive Lifestyle Change retreat, therapy horses, nutritious foods and pampering.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  3 hard-boiled eggs, 4 strips of bacon, whole wheat Cherrios with soymilk, and a banana.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  I absolutely love exploring the Buffalo wing scene.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  I am in the very beginning of 60 different workouts for my 60th  Birthday.  That was September 18. I will have the rest of 2018 -19 to train. I just completed workout # 17 at SoulCycle San Diego. Most challenging? Any Yoga.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  Solid Core

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving?  Sky diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  One day off of all things

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  West End Elliott Overlook

Contact info for Richard Butler (Coach RTB):
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachrtb/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Coachrtb

 

 

 

 

 


Podcast #2-19 John Rossmiller- ALTUS-HPO



John Rossmiller was born in Pittsburgh and served seven years in the Army with 75th Ranger Regiment and deploying 4 times, before being medically retired. He is NSCA-CSCS, NASM-PES and NASE-SES certified, along with numerous other skill specific certifications. He served as a Human Performance Optimization Coach part of his time as a Ranger under the RAW (Ranger Athlete Warrior) program. Prior to his military service he was a performance coach for 6 years, played indoor football and FCS football for Colgate University. He also has an MBA from University of Pittsburgh.  Look for the opening of ALTUS-HPO in downtown Pittsburgh in late January or early February 2019.

Show Notes:
John Rossmiller, ALTUS-HPO, contact info:
E-mail: john@altus-hpo.com

Website: https://www.altus-hpo.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltusHPO

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john.rossmiller.142/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALTUS.HPO/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/riverview-park

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
http://www.colgate.edu

Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
https://www.katz.business.pitt.edu

The Pittsburgh Marathon, May 5, 2019
https://thepittsburghmarathon.com

Dirty Dozen, Pittsburgh Bike Race
http://www.dannychew.com/dd.html

Steel City Ruck Club (Facebook Group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/180935042060219/

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 #2:19



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.

For week 2 of 2019…be a good trail steward, little changes to be comfortable in cold weather and running with the labradors in cold weather.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Maggie & Emma, the FitLabPGH labs.  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:

Resolve to be a Good Trail Steward in 2019

A Small Addition that Makes a Big Difference for Winter Workouts

Whatever the Weather, Friends Make Movement More Fun

 

 

 


FitLabPGH Features- Maggie & Emma FitLabPGH Labs



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: Maggie & Emma FitLabPGH Labs

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Emma: I was born in Ohiopyle, then lived briefly in Scott Township (South Hills of Pittsburgh), before being adopted by Ben when I was 11 weeks old.
Maggie: I was born in Carrollton, Ohio at Camolot Labradors; when I was 8 weeks old, Ben purchased me and moved me to Finleyville.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area?  Walking through fall leaves; carrying sticks; and playing in the snow…we also enjoy hanging out with Ben’s cats, Gracie and Mia.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do?  Our whole lives are vacations…we are not working dogs, but rather pets…who are part of the family…but if we were to go on vacation, we’d like to go somewhere cold, with a lot of snow, where we could take long walks while Ben tries to keep up with us on snowshoes

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast?  Sweet potato and venison dog food, 7 days a week…with a smear of canned pumpkin

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy.  Emma: carrots and frozen cranberries;
Maggie: carrots and blueberries.  We also enjoy Cloud Star Wag More Bark Less Itty Bitty sweet potato treats.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again?  Most challenging- walking and running on icy, hard surfaces…so we insist on the majority of our movement on soft surfaces

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year?  Walks through deep snow, and good quality sticks to carry

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving?  Neither, we’d rather go to a new wooded area to sniff.  Emma would like to note that she’d consider skydiving as long as it could be a tandem jump with Ben.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice?  Sleeping, including naps in the Jeep on the way back from our walks…being groomed by the cats is nice too

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see?  Mingo Creek Park – lots of trails, smells, and hills…but if your visitors bring dogs, please make sure they are leashed unless they are in the off-leash area!!!

Contact info for Emma and Maggie:
E-Mail: They’re Labradors…they don’t e-mail

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitLabPgh

 

 

 

 


Podcast #1:19 Stacy T. Sims, PhD, applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur



FitLabPGH has a sister podcast- Moving2Live.  This week we bring you an episode from Moving2Live that should be of interest.

Stacy T. Sims, PhD, is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Waikato after returning to academia from a 6-year hiatus in industry. She is an applied researcher, innovator and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.

Prior to being launched into industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences of environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women’s health and performance. With the unique opportunities Silicon Valley has to offer, during her time at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson’s book written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Both the consumer product companies and the book challenged the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health outcomes.

Her contributions to the international research environment and the sports nutrition industry has established a new niche in sports nutrition; and established her reputation as the expert in sex differences in training, nutrition, and health. As a direct result, she has been named as one of the top 50 visionaries of the running industry (2015), one of the top 40 women changing the paradigm of her field (2017), one of the top four visionaries in the outdoor sport industry (2017), and one of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition (2017).

A regular featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including those hosted by USOC, HPSNZ, and USA cycling, she resides in Mount Maunganui with her husband and young daughter.

Show Notes:
Stacy T. Sims, PhD, contact info:
E-mail: stacy.sims@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/summerstack

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
The University of Waikato, New Zealand
http://www.waikato.ac.nz

ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life Paperback – July 5, 2016 by Stacy Sims (Author), Selene Yeager  (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/ROAR-Fitness-Physiology-Optimum-Performance/dp/1623366860

High Performance Sport New Zealand
https://hpsnz.org.nz

Don Moxley- Applied Sport Scientist
https://trainrecoverwin.wordpress.com

check out the Moving2Live episodes featuring Don Moxley, released 4/4/18 and 4/18/18
Link to Part 1http://moving2live.blubrry.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

Fitr Woman App- Training and Nutrition advice tuned to the menstrual cycle
www.fitrwoman.com

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD
http://activeeatingadvice.com

check out the FitLabPGH Podcast featuring Leslie Bonci, released 9/3/17
Link: http://fitlabpgh.blubrry.com/2017/09/03/podcast-36-18-leslie-bonci/

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 #1:19




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.

For week 1 of 2019…streaking w espresso, try something new and proper clothing ideas for cold weather fun.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Ken Presutti.  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:

Streaking Into 2019…

Try Something New in 2019

Don’t Let the Wind Chill the Enjoyment of Winter Cycling