FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 24:19



Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…because movement is part of what makes 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 24 of 2019 tips & hacks about etiquette for meeting leashed dogs, making movement part of the life of your dog and happy dogs are clean and tired.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Timothy Lyman. 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 #24:19 Timothy Lyman




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: Timothy Lyman

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? No. Originally education…tried to leave twice, got sucked back in both times!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Running, water sports and running.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Hike in Nepal.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I often skip breakfast due to an intermittent fasting routine, but an ideal post long-run weekend breakfast is a breakfast pizza with a pint.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. I feel like Primanti’s is the politically-correct answer.

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I accidentally ran an unsanctioned, solo ultramarathon. And no, I wouldn’t do it again or recommend it to a friend haha.

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Local road races, a triathlon and a GAP bike trip.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Yes?

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Soaking in a cold creek in the middle of the forest.

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Cathedral of Learning

Contact info for Timothy Lyman:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timothyrlyman/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timothy.lyman2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pghruncoach

E-mail: tim@fleetfeetpittsburgh.com

 


Rob Shenot- Shenot Farm & Market




FitLabPGH interviewed Rob Shenot of Shenot Farm and Market in Wexford, PA while touring the farm.  They have an interesting story, as outlined on their website:

The Shenot Family came to the Wexford area in the mid-1850’s. During the early years of the farm, the operation included dairy cows, hogs and chickens, crops including apples, potatoes, grains and a few garden vegetables. Over the years each generation has focused on specific crops or products. Unfortunately, little is known about the earliest family members. Edward N. Shenot (1886-1948) grew significant acreage of potatoes. He was also known for his hard cider operation.

Edward’s son, John (Bill) Wilson Shenot became renowned for growing sweet corn. At this time there was a small roadside stand along Wexford Run Road where produce was sold seasonally along with milk. In the 1960’s, Bill sued the Allegheny County Health Department for the right to sell raw milk. After several defeats and appeals, Bill finally won the case in the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. Shortly thereafter, Bill sold his dairy cows to make way for his son’s crazy idea of focusing on fruits and vegetables. Bill was also a strong advocate for modern farming practices that build healthy ecosystems. He was also active in the earliest soil conservation efforts that introduced contour strip farming and cover cropping to the farm.

Bill’s son, Edward (Ed) Wilson Shenot, joined his father in the operation after earning a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Penn State in 1971. This was a time of transition as cows, hogs and chickens were replaced with tomatoes, peppers and melons. Orchards have always been a major part of the farm with apples being at the core. However, Bill & Ed (father, son) were among the few in the region to have success growing peaches and nectarines.

Ed inherited the land from his parents and for many years worked along side his wife, Mary Lou and sister, Dianne.  While Dianne had a full time teaching job, she eventually stepped away from the business to make room for future generations. Eventually, Ed and Mary Lou expanded the market to what you see today. This generation brought about changes to how our products were sold; what was once a small roadside shed quickly became a busy retail market built in 1972, then doubling in size in 1993. The growth of the retail market eliminated the need to haul extra produce to Pittsburgh’s strip district. The business also expanded to include homemade fudge and hayrides to the pumpkin patch.

Ed and Mary Lou have 3 children (Heather, Angie and Rob) and 6 grandchildren. All of their children reside in the Wexford area, though Rob is the only one involved in the farm full time. Ed and Mary Lou live on the farm in the home they built in 1973 and are both still involved in the day to day operations of the business.

Today Ed and Rob (father, son) focus mainly on the production of a near 80 acres of sweet corn and assorted vegetables, our 20 acres of orchard and of course, our award winning apple cider! Mary Lou, Ed’s wife, makes over 50 flavors of her signature fudge including caramel and fudge dipped apples as well as kettle corn. Leah, Rob’s wife, oversees the events that we host throughout the year and focuses on the marketing of the business.

Rob, his wife, Leah, and children, Pepper and Beau, live on the farm in their house that Rob built in 2005. Rob graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a degree in Horticulture. He moved back to the farm and applied his newfound knowledge of farm technology to the business. He and Leah married in 2014; baby Pepper came along in 2016; and they welcomed baby Beau in January 2019. Together, they look forward to what the farm holds for their future.

Show Notes:
 Shenot Farm, Rob Shenot:

E-mail: rlpshenot@gmail.com

Website: https://www.shenotfarm.com/

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

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

 

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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 23:19




Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…becausemovement is part of what makes 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 23 of 2019 tips & hacks about being a good trail steward, remembering recovery and achieving a goal.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Gracie and Mia of FitLabPGH. 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 #23:19 Gracie & Mia of FitLabPGH




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: Gracie & Mia of FitLabPGH

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? We were both born in the Pittsburgh area, Washington County, to be more specific.  We each moved to Finleyville when Ben adopted us.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? As indoor cats, we don’t have the opportunity to explore the Pittsburgh area…but we definitely make movement part of our lifestyle! Favorite activities include: wrestling with each other; high intensity interval training (a.k.a., chasing each other around the house); and climbing (the cat condo)

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? We’re living our ideal life…we don’t enjoy travel (as it seems to result in trips to the vet)…if we have a fantasy, it would be for more elaborate cat condos…perhaps a floor-to-ceiling model.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? We stick with our cat food…chicken flavor is our favorite!

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Maple flavor cat Laxatone – it tastes delicious and aids digestion!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? It’s a tie between walking across the top of the dog kennels and muscle ups on the cat condo…and, yes, we do both on a regular basis

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Reformer Pilates session with Ben

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Neither…we’re cats…we will happily sit on windowsills and watch birds dive from the sky, but we will not participate…and we don’t swim!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Sleep…then a cat nap…then more sleep

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The FitLabPGH Birdfeeder

Contact info for Gracie and Mia is through FitLabPGH:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitlabpgh/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitLabPgh

E-mail: fitlabpgh@gmail.com

 

 


Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS XC & Track Coach- a re-release




FitLabPGH originally released this interview with Doug Petrick on December 2, 2018.  In case you missed it, we wanted to give you the opportunity to learn about the Upper St. Clair Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Clinic, coming up on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  Tickets are on sale through June 18, 2019.

Doug Petrick (in his own words): I am a high school cross country and track and field coach at Upper St. Clair High School. I’ve coached for over a decade here. Additionally, I am a physics teacher at Upper St. Clair High School. This is my 17th year teaching in this district. I am married to Kinley and have three young children Kaia, Kenzie, and Declan. I try to stay active and love running. During the week I try and get in 4 days of running, 1 day of cross training, 1 day of walking, and 1 day off. I also create content for The Wiley Network for blogposts and podcasts for educators. Often I will tie in the athletics/academics link in the content.

Show Notes:
 Doug Petrick, – contact info:
E-mail: dpetrick@uscsd.k12.pa.us

Website (Coaches Clinic): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-cross-country-track-field-coaches-clinic-tickets-48080436881

Twitter (Doug): https://twitter.com/DougPetrick1

Twitter (Coaches Clinic): https://twitter.com/ClinicUSCXCTF

The Wiley Network (Doug’s Blogposts & Podcasts): https://hub.wiley.com/community/exchanges/educate

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Orbis Caffe, Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
http://www.orbiscaffe.com

Daniel Caulfield, Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, California University of Pennsylvania
https://twitter.com/CALU_TF

Check out the episodes of our sister Podcast Moving2Live featuring Daniel Caulfield, released 9/11/18 and 9/26/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/09/11/podcast-33-18/

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U), California, PA
https://www.calu.edu

Upper St. Clair School District (PA)
https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us

Doug Soles, Head Cross County and Track Coach, Great Oak High School and South Temecula Track Club, Temecula, CA
https://twitter.com/DougSoles

Jay Johnson, Coach, Director of Boulder Running Clinics, Director of Boulder Running Camps
https://boulderrunningclinics.com

https://coachjayjohnson.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 22:19



Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…becausemovement is part of what makes 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 22 of 2019 tips & hacks on healthy summer snack prepping, safe summer hiking w 4 legged friends and a reminder that rain doesn’t make you melt

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Allie Pennetti of Altus-HPO . 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 #22:19 Allie Pennetti, ALTUS-HPO



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: Allie Pennetti, ALTUS-HPO

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am a Pittsburgh native; I’ve been here my whole life.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Obviously, number one is being at ALTUS-HPO; since I’ve been working here, my body has completely changed; I’ve put on 7 pounds of muscle, and I’m sure there’s more coming from there. Second, I’d probably have to say jiu jitsu; I go to a place in Lawrenceville, True Believer Jiu Jitsu. Third would definitely be walking my bulldogs in South Park or Mt. Lebanon.

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Jamaica – for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I’m not a breakfast eater. I drink coffee…any coffee…good or bad.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Yama Sushi – Mars, PA

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Jiu Jitsu, still doing it

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Pan Am Jiu Jitsu competition in September in New York. I’ll be representing ALTUS-HPO and True Believer. I’m working with John (Rossmiller) here on my explosive power.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I think you know the answer to that…scuba diving for sure!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Eating…and Epsom salt baths

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Mad Mex

Contact info for Allie Pennetti:
Instagram (Allie): https://www.instagram.com/allie_altushpo/

Instagram (ALTUS-HPO): https://www.instagram.com/altushpo/

Facebook (ALTUS-HPO): https://www.facebook.com/ALTUS.HPO/

 

 

 

 

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks 21:19




Movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity…becausemovement is part of what makes 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 21 of 2019 tips & hacks on keeping calm and moving, eating local healthy food and developing healthy habits.

Our FitLabPGH Feature this week was Cherise Rossmiller of Altus-HPO . 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 #21:19 Cherise Rossmiller



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: Cherise Rossmiller, Co-Owner, ALTUS-HPO

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I’m not a Pittsburgh native; I’m actually from Massachusetts…Boston, Massachusetts. I came here for a part-time job that was supposed to last about 3 months, and I loved Pittsburgh so much that I stayed.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? ALTUS-HPO. Also, I like to hike – the mountains, hills, parks…I live near Riverview Park, so we’ll take the dog and go to Riverview Park. I’m not a big runner…I try, but I’m not great at it. Favorite place to hike in the Pittsburgh area? Laurel Highlands

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Hike the Appalachian Trail

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I’m a coffee drinker.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Pizza…from Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room (Pittsburgh, Cultural District)

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Sled pushes, here at ALTUS-HPO on the treadmill

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Running…I want to get better at it.  I’ve been trying, and trying, and working with our head coach, and running is my thing.

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Neither! If I have to pick one…scuba?

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? A good night’s sleep

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? ALTUS-HPO…ha, ha.  And the view of The Point from Mt. Washington.

Contact info for Cherise Rossmiller:
Instagram (Cherise): https://www.instagram.com/cheri_altushpo/

Instagram (ALTUS-HPO): https://www.instagram.com/altushpo/

Facebook (ALTUS-HPO): https://www.facebook.com/ALTUS.HPO/