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Frank Velasquez- Director of Sports Performance AHN



Frank Velasquez, Jr. is FitLabPGH’s first 3-time guest. This time, Frank introduces us to the new AHN Sports Performance & Physical Therapy Center in Wexford and offers tips on preparing for Spring and Summer sports.  Frank’s prior interviews were released on September 10, 2017 and January 28, 2018.

Frank, is the Director of Sports Performance at Allegheny Health Network (AHN). AHN Sports Performance & Physical Therapy has locations at Cool Springs in Bethel Park (South Hills of Pittsburgh) and at Wexford Plaza in Wexford, PA (North Hills of Pittsburgh).

Frank is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who has over 25 years of experience working with youth, high school, college and professional athletes, including 16 years in professional baseball and nine years with the Pittsburgh Pirates as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan where he served as a student athletic trainer in several sports, including Big 10 Championship teams in football and women’s swimming and diving.

In addition to his role at AHN, Frank is currently a Senior Advisor for the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society where he plays an active role in planning the continuing education seminar for the strength coaches in professional baseball at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Frank was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the gold medal winning TEAM USA for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

AHN’s sports performance services include:

  • Recovery services:We offer services such as cryo therapy saunas, leg compression pumps, assisted stretching along with other wearable technologies that promote muscle recovery. Individual athletes and high school sports teams use these services to bounce back faster after pushing their limits.
  • Strength training:Our certified strength training specialists use science supported proven techniques to help you build strength and cardio fitness. We work with people of all ages and activity levels from novice to the elite and professional athletes.
  • Training for young athletes:Our sports performance academy helps young baseball and softball players safely develop their skills. Our TEAM includes professional and collegiate-level instructors giving participants the upper hand in all aspects of the game.

For more information about Sports Performance at AHN, go to https://www.ahn.org/sports-performance or call 412-437-3001 (Cool Springs) or 724-934-2440 (Wexford)

Show Notes:
Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, contact info:
Website: https://www.ahn.org/sports-performance

E-mail: Frank.velasquez@ahn.org

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AHNSportsMed

https://twitter.com/AHNtoday

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frank.velasquez1025/

https://www.instagram.com/ahntoday/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Cool Springs Multi-Sport Facility, Pittsburgh, PA (Bethel Park)
www.playcoolsprings.com

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available.
www.nsca.com

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®).  CSCS: professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
https://www.nsca.com/Certification/CSCS/

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  To become a certified athletic trainer, a student must graduate with bachelors or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Once certified, he or she must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified. Athletic trainers must also work in collaboration with a physician and within their state practice act.
https://www.nata.org/about/athletic-training/obtain-certification

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Twitter: @fitlabpgh

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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

 

 


Maribeth Ewing- Fenix Fit Bars




Maribeth Ewing is the Founder / Owner of FENIX Fit Bars. FENIX Fit Bars are a healthy and organic alternative to the protein bar war that exists in the fitness industry! We at FENIX Fit use only fresh, organic, natural products excluding fillers, excess sugars and fats along with stabilizers and preservatives! Our bars are handcrafted and hand packed! They are vegan, gluten free and dairy free!

Show Notes: Maribeth Ewing, FENIX Fit Bars – contact info:
E-mail: fenixfitpgh@gmail.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Mecka Fitness, Mt. Lebanon, PA
https://meckafitness.com

Gary Udit, NPC (National Physique Committee) Contests; Personal Training; Posing Coach
https://garyudit.com/new/

National Physique Committee
http://npcnewsonline.com

Masters Nationals NPC Championship, Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA, July 17-20, 2019
http://npcnewsonline.com/schedules/category/national-show/list/

Mediterra Bakehouse
https://www.facebook.com/MediterraBakehouse/

Rivendale Farms, Pittsburgh, PA
https://rivendalefarms.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

 

 


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

 

 


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

 

 


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

 

 


Valerie Beichner- Friends of the Riverfront



Episode #9-19 Features Valerie Beichner, the Executive Director of Friends of the Riverfront.  With ten years of nonprofit management experience, Valerie brings a wealth of knowledge to Friends of the Riverfront having a background in organizational efficiency and capacity building, fundraising, HR, IT and more. She holds expertise in green building and green building products, sustainable corporate culture, community and economic development, advocacy and organizational leadership. Prior to joining Friends of the Riverfront,

Valerie worked at Conservation Consultants Inc. as Director of Operations and Analytics as well as Green Building Alliance as Vice President of Development. She also formerly worked at the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission facilitating a statewide energy efficiency program with municipalities. Valerie earned a BA in Political Science at Clarion University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. An avid runner, Valerie is an assistant coach for a local Girls on the Run team and enjoys volunteering in multiple other capacities within her community. She and her husband, Chris, live in Leetsdale with their four young children.

Friends of the Riverfront is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the rivers of Pittsburgh, PA.  They engage river communities in trail stewardship and encourage economic growth.  They are working to build and maintain local trails.  For more information on , visit: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Show Notes: Valerie Beichner, Friends of the Riverfront – contact info:
E-mail: Valerie@friendsoftheriverfront.org

Website: https://friendsoftheriverfront.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fotr.pgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendsRvrFront

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea, Etna, PA
https://www.theshinybean.com

Larry Gioia, Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Larry Gioia, released 6/11/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/06/11/podcast-26-17-dynamic-paddlers-larry-gioia/

Don Drolet, Standing Crane Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation, Pittsburgh, PA
https://standingcrane.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episodes featuring Don Drolet, released 5/17/17 and 10/29/17.
Link to 5/17/17 episode: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/05/14/podcast-22-17-standing-crane-don-drolet/

Cathy Rogers, Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Cathy Rogers, released 6/11/17.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/11/11/podcast-4018-cathy-rogers/

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
http://www.chp.edu

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

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Tow Path)- National Historic Park, DC, MD, WV
https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm

Tough Mudder (Obstacle Course Races)
https://toughmudder.com

Baker Trail UltraChallenge, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, PA
https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge

Bill Orr, Montour Trail Council, Allegheny and Washington Counties, PA
https://montourtrail.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Bill Orr, 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

 


Podcast 8:19 Steel City Ruck Club- Kristi Devenyi & Jason Prindle



The Steel City Ruck Club is a PA-based GORUCK affiliated rucking group.  The simple definition of rucking is moving with weight on your back. For more information on GORUCK, including their gear and events, go to:

https://www.goruck.com/what-we-do/

We interviewed Kristi Devenyi and Jason Prindle.

Kristi (in her own words): I’m a kettlebell trainer and kettlebell sport competitor based out of Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance. My journey with GORUCK started because I love the team based aspect of the events and the training is a blast!

Jason (in his own words): I consider myself a try anything kind of athlete, as long as I’m competing, even if it is just against myself. I grew up on football and lifting as my first serious endeavors. In college I discovered rugby and it consumed my fitness life for 15 years. After recovering from major knee surgery I fell into rucking which brought me back to my love for physical challenges. I started when rucking was pretty new to the nonmilitary world and got my ass kicked in my first event and fell in love with GORUCK events.

Show Notes: Steel City Ruck Club, Kristi Devenyi and Jason Prindle – contact info:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180935042060219/

Instagram (Steel City Ruck Club): https://www.instagram.com/steelcityruckclub/

Instagram (Jason): https://www.instagram.com/prindlejm/

Instagram (Kristi): https://www.instagram.com/kristidev981/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Uptown Coffee Bakery & Café, Mt. Lebanon, PA
http://uptowncoffeepgh.com

John Rossmiller, ALTUS-HPO, Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.altus-hpo.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring John Rossmiller and ALTUS-HPO, released 1/13/19.
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/01/13/p0dcast-2-19/

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.chatham.edu

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
http://www.sru.edu

Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance, Pittsburgh, PA (Greentree)
https://pittsburghkettlebellperformance.com

Brett Jones, Director of Education at StrongFirst and Master SFG
https://www.strongfirst.com/instructors/united-states/brett-jones.001370000076TgLAAU/

Stay tuned for a FitLabPGH Podcast interview with Brett Jones, to be released 3/10/19

GORUCK HTL
https://www.goruck.com/htl/

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

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

Altra Lone Peak trail running shoes
https://www.altrarunning.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

 


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

 

 


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

 

 


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