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FitLabPGH Features 42:19 Shell Juricich




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: Shell Juricich

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

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Yoga, LUX bootcamp, CrossFit

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Yoga retreat to St Martin or Aruba

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Protein shake and blueberries

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Honestly – fresh fruit from farmer markets

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Snatches. They are difficult and took awhile to get the movement right.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Yoga Retreat to 7 Springs with Yoga Flow. LUX bootcamps Yoga Sculpts

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Walking through the woods

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Laurel Highlands. I’m not a city girl.

Contact info for Shell Juricich:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shell_jur/


FitLabPGH Features 41:19 Archie Manning Rasky




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: Archie Manning Rasky

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am originally from Ohio but have lived in Pittsburgh since I was 8 weeks old!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? swimming in the fountain steps on the north shore, chasing sticks in the Westmoreland Heritage Trail creek, swimming in the Point Fountain

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? on a boat- jumping off the edge of the boat to catch my ball, bringing it back and playing keep away from my mom and dad

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? raw turkey with blueberries, pumpkin, raw egg, veggies, and some kibble

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. anything my mom is eating. mostly Iron Born Pizza

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? trying to jump the high fence at my grandparents house. would not do again. failed miserably.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? walking down the aisle at mom and dads wedding

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? scuba. it’s in the water and I love swimming

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? scritch scratches from mom, sleeping while she uses the furminator to brush me

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? any of the breweries where dogs are allowed

Contact info for Archie Rasky:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archiemanningrasky/


FitLabPGH Features 40:19 Harper & Hudson O’Korn




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: Harper & Hudson O’Korn

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m from Northern PA and Hudson is from Virginia. Our family brought us here to live with them!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? We like to go trail riding with our mom, on walks with our sister, and swimming in our kiddy pool!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Well one time my mom took me to Michigan and I swam in the lakes. I’d love to do that again but this time bring my brother!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Kibble is our favorite meal because that’s normally all we eat. However, both Hudson’s and my favorite breakfast would have something to do with bacon!

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. We are both poop eaters so if you can’t top poop… we don’t want it!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? We just mainly walk everywhere, but one time sissy tried to walk the both of us at once and I’d say that was pretty crazy!

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Hopefully, more swimming. We are both big swimmers!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I would rather go scuba diving and Hudson doesn’t want to do either. He’s very scared of everything!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? We love to cuddle with sissy every night.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The rivers!

Contact info for Harper & Hudson: Harper & Hudson do not maintain their own social media presence, so we’re very honored that they agreed to be profiled in FitLabPGH Features. Their human sister, Riley, can be found at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ri.okorn/


FitLabPGH Features 39:19 Bethany Conley




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: Bethany Conley

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I was born in Northern Michigan and raised in Wexford, PA. I moved to the City of Pittsburgh for my college studies. The urban environment, arts culture and music scene in Pittsburgh really appealed to me so I stayed. I briefly moved away to another country for a year, which was great, but then I came back to my natural habitat.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Walking, dancing, and swimming.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I would love something where I could safely swim from one island to another somewhere. Kind of like in the book/film The Beach, but I’d prefer it with no shark dangers. Also, my friend just showed me her photos from a 4-day camping trek to Machu Picchu and it looked amazing. That’s runner up.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? On weekdays: greek yogurt with chia seeds, fruit & nut granola, lemon water, and coffee. On weekends: a poached egg on whole wheat English muffin, with butter and jam, papaya slices on the side, lemon water, and coffee. Sometimes pancakes or biscotti will make a special cameo on the weekend.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Lately it’s been Baby Loves Tacos (in Bloomfield). No matter what kind of taco I get there I am always in tastebud heaven. Also, my husband and I really love Azorean Cafe, Tram’s Vietnamese, People’s Indian and Chicken Latino. You can’t go wrong with any of those places.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I guess jumping rope/running, while singing. This helps me with singing in my band (Balloon Ride Fantasy). It’s hard to sing when your heart rate gets up, so it’s pretty unnatural at first.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? On Saturday, October 26, our band is playing an annual party in Bloomfield called the Evaline Halloween party. This year it is “moon” themed. We go every year, and we have so much fun there, running around the curated rooms and yard, dancing and hanging out. It’s open to the public and everyone in Pittsburgh should check it out at least once.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Sky diving. I’ve been wanting to go for a while. I’m looking for someone to give me a figurative push. I will probably need to be a little medicated in order to go through with it, but I do want to check this off my list as a life experience.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Stretching and massage.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The Panther Hollow trails at Schenley Park are impressive because there’s a lot of beautiful woods and open green space there, in surprising proximity to the city. It’s a lovely escape from the concrete jungle.

Contact info for Bethany Conley:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bb_conley/

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

And don’t miss Bethany’s cats: https://www.instagram.com/rollo_and_geo/


FitLabPGH Features 38:19 Robert Treglia




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: Robert Treglia, From Fat to Somewhat Fit

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? Biking, Hiking, and walking

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I would love to go to Africa and go hiking

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Weekday: Overnight oats or protein shakes. Weekend: Eggs, toast, and spinach

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Headwich from Fat Heads

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I just got back into bike riding after 20 years. I only rode the bike a few times before I did 30 miles on the Montour Trail.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? I am doing the great pumpkin run in October. It’s a 5k where you can run carrying a pumpkin. If you finish with it, you get to keep the pumpkin.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I am not allowed to skydive per my wife. So it would have to be scuba diving. However, I cannot swim either. So it would have to be shallow enough for me to walk the bottom.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I have started doing red light therapy at REDjuvenate

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? West End Overlook. Everyone does the typical Mt Washington view. The West End Overlook I feel is a better view of the city.

Contact info for Robert Treglia:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fromfattosomewhatfit/

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


FitLabPGH Features 37:19 Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project




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: Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in the South Hills! I spent 10 years away for college and then my job, but moved back in 2018 to start grad school and ultimately a new career here in the city.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Is it biased to say my own free fitness group?? Fittsburgh Project is definitely one! I love trail running, mostly at South Park. And I’m a fan of vinyasa yoga-still trying to find that perfect studio in the city.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I haven’t spent that much time out West, so I’d love to go there for a week. Maybe Colorado or California, wake up early and do some morning trail runs. Spend the week hiking the mountains and end everyday with some yin/restorative yoga to stretch and unwind. I love vacations where you can work fitness into your daily activities instead of it being something else I *have* to do.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I’m in grad school right now, so breakfast has to be enough to fuel me but also be fast and convenient. I do a lot of smoothies and overnight oats during the week, something I can make the night before and then grab and go. Weekends can be more relaxed, so I mix it up with eggs – a favorite is cottage cheese topped with a fried egg and Tabasco. I also love a good waffle.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. La Gourmandine almond croissants.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Pilates is SO HARD. My mom and I recently went to a few classes at Moxie Pilates and I definitely went in with an ego, thinking “I’m so fit, this will be fine.” It was the most difficult workout I’ve done in years! They force you to work all these smaller muscles that runners don’t normally develop and I was shaking 10 minutes into class. 10/10 would love to make that part of my regular workout routine.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? I spent six months last year sidelined from running with a stress fracture, so I’m looking forward to signing up for a race this fall and just getting back into the competitive aspect of running that I’ve missed so much.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Scuba diving! I’ve been snorkeling a few times and would love to get closer to some of the things I’ve seen from the surface. Also, falling out a plane sounds terrifying.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I LOVE yin yoga for relaxing and really stretching those deep connective tissues. I also try to do weekly Epsom salt baths to help with recovery and muscle inflammation. Journaling has been a huge part of mentally recovering from my injury last year.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? I know Mount Washington is a popular place for visitors, but I think that the view from behind the Pirates dugout in PNC Park is the most beautiful view in the city. Also, I always take visitors to the Strip District because I think it gives you such a flavor for Pittsburgh.

Contact info for Emma Yourd, Fittsburgh Project:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missyourdy/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/missyourdy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fittsburghproj


FitLabPGH Features 36:19 Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products




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: Elaine Tierney, Owner, Mossy Lane Products

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? Yoga, cycling, yoga running

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Mountains to hike and bike and a spot to swim

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Overnight oatmeal, bacon and eggs

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

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Aerial yoga and absolutely do it again

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Mastering a handstand

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Definitely skydiving I’m afraid of things in the water

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Rest

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The city bike loop

Contact info for Elaine Tierney, Mossy Lane Products:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mossylaneproducts/

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

Website: http://www.mossylaneproducts.com


FitLabPGH Features 35:19 Rollo the Kitty




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: Rollo the Kitty

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am originally from just outside Philadelphia, and my mom and dad are both originally from the Pittsburgh area. My ancestry is Scottish and British.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Staying active is important in our family. My favorite movement activities are walking around Bloomfield/plotting my escape, playing with my toys (laser pointer!), and running around making my purrrents chase me. Sometimes my purrents don’t feel like playing with me after a long day of work, so that’s where I come in and get them moving! I dramatically meow my face off until they get the hint!

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? My fantasy vacation would be going to the 9th Life Cat Sanctuary in Meowi (Maui, Hawaii) or the Lanai Cat Sanctuary (Lanai, Hawaii). I would run around and play with all the cats, go fishing with my bare paws in the Pacific Ocean, and chase the wild chickens around the island.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Fancy Feast all day, e’ry day. I will only eat the Grilled style though. I won’t touch it if it’s the flaked style, paté style or the medleys.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. My favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh Bloomfield grass. My parents tell me not to, so that makes it a lot more fun to eat.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Learning to go on walks outside on a leash and harness is my most challenging/unusual movement activity. It has taken a lot of practice, but I’ve gotten pretty good at it, and I really love it. Now I want to do it everyday. I have a LOT of energy, so going for walks and checking out the scenery helps me feel balanced and happy.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? My grandma sent us a video of a cat swimming today, so I’m hoping my purrents will let me try swimming next.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I would rather go sky diving so I can try to catch some birds on the way down. I haven’t caught one yet!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? My personal R&R motto is “you can never take enough naps.” I love sleeping. It’s good for my kitty soul. If you come over to my house, there’s a good chance you’ll find me passed out snoozin’ somewhere. You can wake me up as long as you rub my belly.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? One time my mom took me to Schenley Park and it was a beautiful place for a walk. I was surprised how close to the city it was with so much wide open green space.

Contact info for Rollo the Kitty:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rollo_and_geo/


FitLabPGH Features 34:19 Jen Cadman



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: Jen Cadman

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m a boomerang! I went south to the DC area for about 9 years and have now been back in the ‘Burgh for a little more than 3 years.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Hiking local trails, taking my dog for walks and any kind of outdoor fitness classes.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I recently learned of a retreat in Costa Rica that is a combo of surf and yoga. It’s sounds amazing!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Weekday is plain Greek yogurt with honey and berries or overnight oats and weekend is some kind of eggs.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. One of my summer goals is to have all of the soft serve flavors at Page’s Dairy Mart.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Obstacle course runs – there is always at least one obstacle that I want to avoid and it usually involves jumping in ice water.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Hiking, both locally and checking out another national park.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Sky diving! I’ve already been once but would do it again.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? A massage or a float spa session.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The skyline from Mt. Washington.

Contact info for Jen Cadman:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenc412/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FitLabPGH Features 33:19 Cece the Goat




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: Cece the Goat

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? Running, Jumping, and Playing with my goat friends

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? 100 acres farm to run and play in the fields!!!!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Grass, hay sweet feed, pellets, and lots and lots of water abs treats from my human care takers!!!

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

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Playing on the slides at the park

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? My human care givers are taking me and my goat friends to Big Butler Fair In 2020 !!!!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Sky diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Long naps

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? North park lots of grass there !!!

Contact info for Cece the Goat:  Cece does not maintain her own social media accounts, but we discovered her through one of her human care givers, Stacy Garing McGinley, whose Instagram is listed below

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