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FitLabPGH Features 15:20 Lindsay Kober




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: Lindsay Kober

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? I am not! I moved here in 2015- I had never been here before and I did not know anybody! I found two random roommates online who I still am best friends with today. I moved here after college for an internship within corporate wellness for Dicks Sporting Goods Corporate Office. I then left corporate wellness to pursue my current career at a fitness studio where I have learned the ins and outs of running a small business! I am a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and have been with the community for almost 4 years now!

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? I love to try Group Fitness Studios, Running on the North Shore, and going for walks on the Montour Trail

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Aruba was amazing! I was able to go on a vacation with my boyfriend and his family. His mom and I would take morning walks and we took full advantage of snorkeling on the beach and off of the boats!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? My favorite thing before a workout is definitely my coffee

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Bakersfield has my heart. The guac, the tacos, the margaritas!

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I actually would love to learn something new! I would love to take self defense classes or something of the sort!

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? The understanding that it will make them feel better! It’s hard to understand that movement doesn’t always make you more tired- it gives you energy!!!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Probably snorkeling off of a boat in Aruba!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love to walk when I need a recovery day or a boost in my mood. Listening to music, getting outdoors, and just moving always puts me in a better mindset

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) The North Shore because I love to see people out running, enjoying the weather, taking a walk on their work break, and it’s just beautiful!

Contact info for Lindsay Kober:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsayjkober/

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


Home Gym Ideas or Hacks- video podcast part 2




The FitLabPGH and Moving2Live Podcasts are doing something a little different this week. We’re bringing you a pair of video podcasts to help make movement part of your at-home lifestyle. Part 1 was published on Wednesday 3/25/20. This is Part 2. Whether you’re exercising from home for the first time, or looking for a few hacks to make your home fitness space more functional, we hope today’s tips will help you create a home that encourages you to move more.

Link to Video podcast Part 2: Home Gym Ideas or Hacks part 2

Link for Video podcast Part 1 (on Moving2Live podcast): Home Gym Ideas or Hacks part 1

Home Hack 1: Dedicate a space to be your home fitness place. ONE of our dedicated spaces is a “Mobility” room and includes: a SandDune Stepper, available at https://www.roguefitness.com ; a balance board or wobble board (search Google or Amazon); a foam roller; and a closet dowel turned mobility stick. Added bonus of a dedicated space: you might be inspired to move more every time you see it! If you’re looking for garage gym inspiration, check out Luke Koval, https://www.instagram.com/one_o.a.k/ on Instagram, and Richard Walters, https://www.instagram.com/richarda.walters/ on Instagram.

Home Hack 2: Turn your backyard or patio into a movement annex. Collect a variety of small, weighted tools and toys that allow you to craft at-home resistance training sessions. Look for: kettlebells and Indian Clubs. Looking for instruction for kettlebells? Check out Brett Jones of StrongFirst, https://www.instagram.com/brettjonessfg/ and https://www.instagram.com/strongfirst/  on Instagram. Added bonus for small tools and toys in the backyard: you can get some fresh air and movement at the same time. Plus, if you have dogs, it gives you something to do while the dogs do their business.

Home Hack 3: Build a jungle gym in the backyard…ok, like gymnastic rings in the living room, this isn’t for everyone…but if you have the space…our DIY jungle gym lets us channel our inner American Ninja Warriors. It gives us a place to “hang around” and a place to hang a suspension trainer. Take home message: the more movement tools you have at your disposal, the easier it is to make movement part of your lifestyle…especially when quarantined.

Final thought: if you’re starting or modifying a movement routine, don’t overdo it! Listen to your body, rest when you need to rest, and consider a consult with a qualified profession for guidance and injury prevention.

Do you have tips for creating a home fitness space or home movement routine? Please share with us in the comments. For movement ideas and inspiration, check out the FitLabPGH Podcast at www.FitLabPGH.com and on Spotify and YouTube. With over 140 episodes, and counting, it might lead you to your new favorite activity.

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 Features 14:20 Amanda Beckett




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: Amanda Beckett

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Pittsburgh born and raised! I’m from the city and went to Pittsburgh Public Schools. I also went to Point Park University. I guess you could say I’m Pittsburgh obsessed. I never want to leave! I think it’s the perfect mix between big and small city, culture, diversity, and hometown vibes. Also, I have a very large family who all live in and around Pittsburgh and I can’t leave them.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? I love Endure Barre, obviously. I joined as a member last January and became an instructor in September. I also love riding bikes on the various trails around the area, and just walking the city. On a nice summer night, you can’t beat the city views.

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? My husband and I went to San Francisco, CA and Maui, HI for our honeymoon 5 years ago. By far the best and most active vacation! We hiked across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran and back. In Maui, we hiked, swam in the 7 pools, bikes down Haleakala, and zip lined! It was amazing. We can’t wait to go back in a couple of years with our children.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? I love peanut butter toast and a banana pre-workout and chocolate milk post-workout.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. I love good bar food. Take me to Fatheads any day over a fancy steak house. I love a good grilled chicken club, homemade chips, and ranch dressing. If a place has good homemade ranch you can count me in.

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I’d love to run a half marathon again! I’ve run two in the past. I also am looking forward to Body Rock-currently cancelled, but hoping it is rescheduled! I also love any of our group events at Endure Barre which I know will be coming once this quarantine is over!

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Time. Isn’t that the problem with everything? I never feel like there is enough time in a day but I make sure to make time for movement. Even if it’s a quick walk on the treadmill. I also think people struggle with finding workouts they enjoy. I was a soccer player in college and in the best shape. After I lacked motivation to do it in the gym on my own and then had two kids. After finding Endure Barre, I have found my motivation again!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Biking down Haleakala Volcano in Maui. It was so much fun, fast, and something different to do. I also played soccer in Paris and Amsterdam in college with our college team. It was definitely an adventure.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love taking hot baths. I’ve been using epsom salts as well for helping with soreness and recovery. I also love reading a good book and just being alone.

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) My favorite spot is not a hidden gem whatsoever. Haha I love Starbucks. Green tea Frappuccino’s all day everyday. Specifically the one on Cochran Road. Great people work there and they are so friendly and amazing!

Contact info for Amanda Beckett:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandatrain/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=849245205


Make Movement Part of Your Working-From-Home Routine




The FitLabPGH and Moving2Live Podcasts are doing something a little different this week. We’re bringing you a video podcast to help make movement part of your working-from-home routine.

Whether you’re faced with working from home for the first time, or looking for a few hacks to make your home office more functional for your body, we hope today’s tips will help you create a home office space that encourages proper posture and regular movement.  You can listen to the audio of the podcast…or click the link to listen and watch…let us know what you think!!

Link to Video podcast: Make Movement Part of Your Working-From-Home Routine

Tip 1: Consider a standing desk. If you’re not ready to commit to a VariDesk (now Vari – https://www.vari.com ) experiment with books, blocks, or boxes to raise your keyboard and monitor to the proper heights. For keyboard placement, you’re looking for elbows at a 90 degree angle (or greater), and a neutral wrist position.

Tip 2: Experiment with a wobble board or other unstable surface. A few to try: a) The Level from Fluidstancehttps://fluidstance.com – designed for standing desks. One caution, if you have pets in your office space, watch out for pinched paws or noses. b) Pono Ola wobble boardhttps://ponoola.com – you sway on inflated orbs – pet paws and noses are safe. c) SandDune Stepperhttps://www.sanddunestepper.com available at RogueFitness.com https://www.roguefitness.com/the-sanddune-power-stepper – different densities of foam create an unstable surface – plus it’s a fun fitness tool.

Tip 3: Tame the time you spend standing (or sitting) still. Set a timer and take a micro-movement break every 15 to 30 minutes…even a few seconds of shoulder rolls may help keep your body and mind fresh!

What are your top tips for working from home? Please share with us in the comments!

For more healthy lifestyle ideas and inspiration, check out the FitLabPGH podcast – we release a new episode (almost) every Sunday at www.FitLabPGH.com and on Spotify and YouTube – see the website for subscription options, and check out the archives…with over 140 episodes (and counting) to choose from, they might lead you to your new favorite activity. Movement is a Lifestyle, not just an activity…and make sure you wash your hands!

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 Features 13:20 Jeter Joseph Campbell




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: Jeter Joseph Campbell

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? No. I’m a southern dog. Born in Goldsboro, NC. Lived there for my first 3 years and then moved to the snowy north with my family.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? walking my neighborhood, walking North Park and running away when I’m off my leash.

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Topsail Island, NC. I love to run into the waves to fetch a tennis ball.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Milkbone Minis (I’m watching my calories)

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. McDonald’s French Fries or any french fry, really.

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I’d like to run free on the field at Yankee Stadium. My name indicates that I love baseball and the Yankees so I’d love to have free reign to run the bases at Yankee Stadium.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Weather, for sure. I don’t like the ice or salt on my paw pads!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Jumping in the ocean waves!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Napping in the sun.

Contact info for Jeter Joseph Campbell:  Jeter is not allowed on social media, but you can follow Niki Campbell, who was kind enough to share Jeter’s story with us at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theflourishgroup/

 


Meredith Wille , LVT, CCRP, CCFT- Steel City Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine



Steel City Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine is Pittsburgh’s only stand-alone pet rehabilitation center. We interviewed Meredith Wille LVT, CCRP, CCFT, who manages the facility. Meredith has been in the veterinary field since 1988. A lifelong learner, she has continued her education beyond a Licensed Veterinary Technician: in 2017 she earned her designation as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee. She is also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) and is currently pursuing certification in pain management (CVPM). Learn more about Steel City Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at https://steelcityk9rehab.com

Show Notes: Meredith Wille LVT, CCRP, CCFT – contact info:

Website: https://steelcityk9rehab.com

E-mail: steelcityk9rehab@gmail.com

Phone: 412-837-2047

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteelCityK9Rehab/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steelcityk9rehab/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
University of Tennessee Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program
https://www.u-tenn.org

Pets in Harmony Veterinary Hospital, Harmony, PA
http://www.petsinharmonypa.com

Canine Rehabilitation Institute
http://caninerehabinstitute.com

Wizard of Paws, Colchester, CT
https://www.wizardofpaws.net

United Schutzhund Clubs of America
https://www.germanshepherddog.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Drew Zihmer, talking about Schutzhund, released 1/20/19. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/01/20/podcast-319-drew-zihmer-schützhund/

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)

Did you know FitLabPGH partners with Zihmer Law Firm for a Movement is a Lifestyle television show on PTCT7- available on YouTube- Movement is a Lifestyle

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 Features 12:20 Cashmere Kosko




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: Cashmere Kosko

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Yes, but my blood runs Russian blue

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Running through the house when the windows are open, Trying to escape through open doors, Sleeping hard on any available surface

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The only time I leave the house I end up having these very odd dreams and then I wake up with my arm shaved.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Hummus, pumpkin, or scrambled eggs

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. My roommate Roxy’s food

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? Jumping from the dining room table to the hutch, but I always get shooed off before I accomplish this feat

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Why do you need to do that when it’s so cozy on this pillow?

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Roaming through the backyard while my parents searched for me

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Napping and giving myself a good bath

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) This one’s easy, the couch in my basement

Contact info for Cashmere Kosko: Cashmere is “too cool for social media,” but you can follow Cashmere’s person, Grace Kosko at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/graceinstrength/


Niki Campbell- The Flourish Group




Niki Campbell is the owner of The Flourish Group, a consulting firm with a passion for food, fitness, health and wellness. Flourish offers wellness consulting and coaching to both individuals and companies as well as marketing and PR services for companies in the health and wellness industries. She started her journey to be healthier in 2014 after being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions and learning about the importance of food and fitness to overall wellness. She is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach and Weight Management Specialist and will complete a degree in dietetics this year through CCAC.

Show Notes: Niki Campbell – contact info:
E-mail: niki@theflourishgroup.net

Website: https://www.theflourishgroup.net

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

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachniki/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Reed & Co, Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville)
http://reedand.company

Valerie Beichner, Executive Director, Venture Outdoors
https://www.ventureoutdoors.org

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Valerie Beichner of Venture Outdoors, released 12/8/19. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/12/08/valerie-beichner-venture-outdoors-exeecutive-director/

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

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/

Commander Sam Brasfield, US Navy
https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/centers/ceneoddive/ndstc/commandinfo.aspx#tab1

Check out the episode of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Commander Sam Brasfield, released 9/18/18; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/09/18/commander-sam-brasfield-us-navy/

ACE Fitness
https://www.acefitness.org

Dr. David Lobur, MD, Pittsburgh Center for Functional Medicine
http://www.drlobur.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Dr. Lobur, MD, released 6/16/19. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/06/16/david-lobur-md-squirrel-hill-family-wellness-center/

Grace Kosko – Movement should not be a burden
https://www.instagram.com/graceinstrength/

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Grace Kosko, released 2/9/20. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2020/02/09/grace-kosko/

Samantha Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
https://www.dynamicptcos.com/our-practice

Check out the episodes of our sister podcast Moving2Live featuring Dr. Sam Wood, released 9/27/17, 10/11/17, and 7/17/19; Link to 7/17/19 episode: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/07/17/sam-wood-dpt-physical-therapist-runner-and-spartan-racer/

Coros (GPS Watches)
https://www.coros.com

TRX Suspension Trainers
https://www.trxtraining.com

Peloton
https://www.onepeloton.com

The Climbing Wall, Pittsburgh, PA (Point Breeze)
https://www.theclimbingwall.net

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring DJ Herring of The Climbing Wall, released 11/18/16. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2016/11/18/podcast-dj-herring-the-climbing-wall/

Ascend Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (South Side Flats)
https://www.ascendclimbing.com

Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Ascend Pittsburgh, released 2/25/17. Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2017/02/25/podcast-ascend-paul-alex-and-aaron/

Go Ape Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (North Park)
https://www.goape.com

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

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)

Fill out our FitLabPGH Features form to be a FitLabPGH featured mover…or fill one out for your 4 legged movement partner (dog, cat, goat or horse!!)

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 Features 11:20 Gabrielle Monaco




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: Gabrielle Monaco

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? If so, why are you still here? Yes

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Instructing cycle at SWEAT PGH, taking barre and yoga classes, running with my husband

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Too many to list but I love trying new cycle studios when I travel!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Avocado toast on Ezekiel bread

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Authentic Italian food – my dad’s cooking is the best!

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? Boxing!

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Excuses!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Rock climbing

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? A massage or spa treatment

What is your favorite spot in Pittsburgh? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Wild Rosemary

Contact info for Gabrielle Monaco:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabrielle.monaco/


FitLabPGH Features 10:20 Barrett Kuhn




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: Barrett Kuhn

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? I am not technically a Pittsburgh native but I did complete High School here at Chartiers Valley. I moved back post grad when I was offered an amazing opportunity with the Steelers’ corporate events department.

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Elevate Fusion Fitness, Boxing, and taking walks with my hubby

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? I would love to travel to several latin countries and dance/learn to dance with the locals!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? we are big egg people… omelets, avocado toast topped with eggs, or my husbands weekend favorite breakfast sandwiches

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. We love DiAnoia’s! Their roasted cauliflower is AMAZING!

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Salsa dancing… and yes!!!! I love dancing but I am especially in love with latin music. My husband bought me lessons for Christmas!

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? Trying different latin dances and using those skills to dance in Spain in July!

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? sky diving

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love soaking in a hot bath with epsom salts and essential oils

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? Everyone knows about the amazing and iconic views from Mount Wash, but I feel that you can get a true feel for Pittsburgh walking up and down The Strip District- Especially on a Steeler Sunday.

Contact info for Barrett Kuhn:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barefootwellness_/