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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 14:20 Mia and Puddin




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Moving2Live’s Mia the Cat and Puddin the Yellow Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA…it’s South of Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Mia the White and Black Cat (M): Climbing the stall bars; Chasing the gray cat around the house; running up and down the stairs

Puddin the Yellow Lab (P): Wrestling with Maggie the Black Lab; sprinting laps around the back yard; hiking in the woods with my Staff (especially if there are fallen trees to jump over);

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? P: I’ve got this one. I’ve read about Staycations on the internet…that pretty much describes our lives…every day for the cats is like a day at the spa, and Maggie and I go on hikes, eat healthy food, and the Staff tends to our needs…it’s like living at a resort!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? M: I’m not picky…I enjoy all of the snacks the Staff provides…if I had to pick a favorite, I’d say the Itty Bitty Pumpkin dog treats

P: I agree with Mia; the dog treats are good, but my favorite snacks are plain Greek yogurt and blueberries

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. M: This might sound weird, but I LOVE olive oil…I used to try to lick the bottle, but the Staff caught me, and now they keep it in a stainless-steel container that doesn’t have drips down the sides.

P: I just love food…but I’m going to go with canned pumpkin…

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? M: I’d like to perfect my dismount from the coat rack…I’m really good at climbing to the top, but sometimes I get stuck and have to ask the Staff to help me get down.

P: A winter hike with at least one stream crossing and several fallen trees.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? M: I’m borrowing Gracie the Cat’s answer from last week. People seem to think movement needs to be scheduled, organized, and/or complicated. They need to learn that all you need to do is get off the bed and move…I get daily cardio and strength sessions, and I don’t ever leave the house.

P: I agree…except that I like to get outside…but movement doesn’t need to be complicated…just go for a walk!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? M: It’s a tie between the first time I climbed the Stall bars and the time I climbed the highest coat rack and couldn’t figure out how to get down.

P: One of my first hikes with Maggie and the Staff in South Park. There was a huge tree blocking the path and we got to crawl through it!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? M: I believe I speak for both of us when I say: NAPS…especially naps on the heating pad…naps curled up in a blanket, or naps in a sunny spot are also excellent.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) M: Wrapped up in a fleece blanket that the Staff keeps in a laundry basket on top of the clothes dryer. It’s white and black like my fur, and sometimes the Staff doesn’t even see me when I’m in there.

P: The single-track trails in Mingo Creek Park. Sometimes I walk off to the side of the trail and pretend I’m a lone wolf (a lone wolf on a leash…but still a lone wolf)

Contact information for Mia and Puddin:
Mia and Puddin do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can follow them through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Paul Sorace- Clinical Exercise Physiologist




Paul Sorace (in his own words): I am a clinical exercise physiologist and personal trainer. I graduated with a BS in Biology from St. Peter’s College and a MS in exercise physiology from Long Island University. I have obtained certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I have been active with these two organizations, presenting nationally, writing and editing, and serving on a number of their committees, and I have obtained fellowship with ACSM.

Show Notes: Paul Sorace, contact info:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.sorace

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
https://www.acsm.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
https://www.nsca.com

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal
https://www.nsca.com/education/journals/strength-and-conditioning-journal/

ACSM Health and Fitness Journal
https://www.acsm.org/read-research/journals-bulletins/health-fitness-journal

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 13:20 Gracie and Maggie




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Moving2Live’s Gracie the Cat and Maggie the Black Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA…it’s South of Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Gracie the Cat (G): Chasing the white and black cat around the house; jumping up to windowsills and bookshelves; pacing while waiting for my staff to serve breakfast and dinner

Maggie the Black Lab (M): Hiking in the woods with my staff (I’m a trail dog); running downhill; wrestling with Puddin the Yellow Lab

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? M: I’ve got this one. Our lives are pretty much a vacation, and I’ve heard the cats don’t like to ride in cars. I did have a road trip with the staff a while ago…we drove to Ohio. On the way, I visited a pet store. People told me I was a good dog. While we were in Ohio, we met Puddin the Yellow Lab and brought her home with us. On the drive home, we stopped at rest stops and a park to stretch our legs. It was great!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? G: Until recently, I only had an interest in chicken flavored cat food…then I discovered pumpkin…wow…best snack ever!

M: I agree with Gracie about the pumpkin. I’m also a big fan of berries, plain yogurt, and carrots.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. G: Chicken or turkey…I’m not sure why the staff doesn’t make it for me more often…they seem determined to give me chicken-flavored cat food, which is fine, but…real turkey breast is better

M: That’s a tough call…frozen fruit…probably strawberries, but mango is also delicious

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? G: I’d like to jump from the floor to the top shelf in the office in one leap…so far, I’ve had to stop at the desk on the way up

M: I don’t have a bucket list item, but I’d like to do another hiking challenge where we get a medal at the end.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? G: I’ve got this one. People seem to think movement needs to be scheduled, organized, and/or complicated. They need to learn that all you need to do is get off the bed and move…you don’t even need to leave the house.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? G: I have explored every shelf in the house…even the ones close to the ceiling.

M: Long single-track hikes in Mingo Creek Park…sometimes we even have to jump over or crawl under fallen trees that are blocking our path.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? G: I believe I speak for both of us when I say: NAPS. It’s important to get enough rest. Bonus points for varying your napping location throughout the day to maximize the ability to nap in a sun spot.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) G: A folded up comforter in the windowsill of the utility room. It’s usually quiet, and it gets the morning sun.

M: The blacktop outside the Observatory at Mingo Creek Park. When we summit Mt. Mingo, the staff gets on the ground and hangs out with me while I scratch my back on the blacktop.

Contact information for Gracie and Maggie:
Gracie and Maggie do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can follow them through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Melissa Boswell & Hannah O’Day- BOOM- Biomechanics on our Minds Podcast Hosts




Melissa Boswell (in her own words): I am a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. My current research bridges the fields of biomechanics, psychology, and computer science to understand not just how we move, but how we think about movement and our motivation for being physically active. My commitment to an active lifestyle, coupled with my passion for understanding human movement, motivate my passions in monitoring and improving movement with novel wearable technologies. I also enjoy science communication, including as a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM). I facilitate positive, creative environments, and continuously seek to challenge myself through learning, new experiences, and meeting new people.

Hanna O’Day (in her own words): I am a Boston native, now a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. I have been lucky to be part of many diverse spaces where adaptability, creativity and communication are key. My current research involves both biomechanics and neuroscience to better understand what happens in both our bodies and brain when movement doesn’t go as planned. Particularly, I study how people with Parkinson’s disease walk, and what happens when they have trouble with their mobility and work to design adaptive, personalized and smarter therapies to improve their quality of life. I have loved connecting with patients and people, at the many interfaces and junctions that my research brings me to. Most of all, I love learning and sharing stories. I have loved being a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM), which has brought so many stories, connections and laughs. I am excited to continue innovating cultures and environments that are inclusive, fun and diverse.

Show Notes: Melissa Boswell and Johanna O’Day, contact info:
Website: https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BiomechanicsOOM

https://twitter.com/melissaboswell_

https://twitter.com/johanping

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Lisa MacFadden, PhD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamacfadden/

Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Lisa MacFadden, released 9/23/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/09/23/lisa-mcfadden-phd-director-of-engineering-applied-science-at-sanford-health/

Stanford University Bioengineering
https://bioengineering.stanford.edu

Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM) Podcast
https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

National Biomechanics Day, The Biomechanics Initiative
http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org

On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)
https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/

How I Built This with Guy Raz (podcast)
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

On Purpose with Jay Shetty (podcast)
https://jayshetty.me/podcast/

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes (podcast)
https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/

The Dirtbag Diaries Podcast
https://dirtbagdiaries.com

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

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Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 12:20 Oakley




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Oakley

Where do you consider “Home”? Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking, swimming, and running

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include?

Camping At Pymatuning Lake in Northwestern PA. We had a lake front spot where I could swim, kayak with humans, hike all kinds of trails

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Dog treats and water

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Human 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? Hiking at Ohiopyle

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Just to get up and start is the hardest. Once you’re moving you can go for miles!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Kayaking and paddle boarding with the humans!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Nap time!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) McConnells Mill State Park

Contact information for Oakley:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie_oakley_the_lab/


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 11:20 Paul Sorace




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Paul Sorace

Where do you consider “Home”? New Jersey

What are your three favorite movement activities? Run, Resistance Train, Run

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Las Vegas, I was the 1:30 pacer for the RnR Half Marathon. I finished in 1:29:58. Bummer.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? What else… peanut butter.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Shake Shack Burger, life changing! But Ben’s pizza may give it a run…

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’ve accomplished my fitness goals. Running sub-3 in the marathon. Bench pressing 300 pounds (a long time ago). All relative I get it. At this point in my life, it’s about fitness maintenance.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? “I’m too busy”. We all are, I get it. Take a walk during lunch. Walk the hallway if the weather is not ideal. I did it. My co-workers looked at me oddly at first, eventually doing the same.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Running alone in Death Valley. There wasn’t a sign of life for 100 miles. I was crazy when I was younger.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Sleep!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Balthazar. Google it. The best restaurant in NYC. I can get you and Ben a reservation (Covid willing) in 10 minutes. And I have the WiFi that “doesn’t exist”.

Contact information for Paul Sorace:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.sorace


Lisa McFadden, PhD- Director of Engineering & Applied Science at Sanford Health




Dr. Lisa MacFadden obtained her BS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Biomechanics and minors in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester. She earned her MS and PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah. Following graduate school, Dr. MacFadden was a lead scientist for L-3 Applied Technologies conducting biomechanics research for the Department of Defense. She now serves as the Director of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Sanford Health as well as the Director of the Sanford Sports Science Institute. In this role, Dr. MacFadden oversees sports biomechanics testing, research, and development at Sanford and works with athletes across multiple sports, age ranges, and levels. She is a faculty member at the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on sports and orthopedic biomechanics. Dr. MacFadden is the Secretary of The Biomechanics Initiative board (the parent organization of National Biomechanics Day) and the Chair of the 2021 World Scientific Congress of Golf. She has also served on numerous other boards as an executive board member, director, or advisor.

Show Notes: Lisa MacFadden, PhD, contact info:
E-mail: lisa.macfadden@sanfordhealth.org

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamacfadden/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrLisaNess

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Andy Gillham, PhD
Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Gillham, released 9/16/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/09/16/dr-andy-gillham-phd-sports-psychology-coach/

Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, Founding Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching program and several online graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver
https://psychology.du.edu/academics/ma-sport-coaching-online

Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Gearity, released 8/26/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/08/26/dr-brian-gearity-phd-denver-university-sport-coaching-program/

Sanford Health
https://www.sanfordhealth.org

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
https://www.rochester.edu

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, The Robotics Institute
https://www.ri.cmu.edu

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
https://www.utah.edu

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YVJTGQ4WVPL2&dchild=1&keywords=5+dysfunctions+of+a+team+book&qid=1599168607&sprefix=5+dysfunction%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1

World Scientific Congress of Golf
https://www.golfscience.org

Sanford Power Golf Academy (Great Shots), Sioux Falls, SD
https://www.sanfordpower.com/golf-academy/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

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Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 10:20 We Want Your Story




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: We Want Your Story – Scroll down for Chica’s story for Inspiration…and send her a happy 13th birthday message…and we’re not just looking for dog stories…bring us your human diaries, cat tales, horse lore…you are only limited by your imagination…read Chica’s profile…then submit a questionnaire for your yourself or your animal friend…

This Week: Chica

Where do you consider “Home”? Colorado Springs, CO

What are your three favorite movement activities? Trail running, frisbee (although I have been retired from this activity with concern for the jumping/twisting at my age), and playing in the snow

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Last week I went with my humans to the Never Summer Mountain range. What is nice about that location is that their hut system allows canines (many hut systems do not). We were able to explore the Nokhu Crags and there was so much snow in June! Our cabin was right next to the creek so I had cold water accessible and could wade if I wanted to. We spent all day running and hiking, then when my humans would glissade the decent I could chase them.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? When I complete long runs (15+) or run on a hot day, my Mom will take me to get a pup cup from an ice cream stand in Manitou Springs, CO. Manitou is the starting point for a lot of our runs, and the owner is a local runner too. He has a pup cup that is one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Popcorn. I eat no human food except for the occasional pup cup and popcorn. When I hear the microwave starting, I run into the kitchen.

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? Every year on my birthday I do a new movement activity. Last year, for my 12th birthday, I summited 12 different peaks in Colorado. This year, when I turn 13, we are going to find a 13er to do.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? I think it can be overwhelming for people to start a new activity to create a lifestyle change. When my human, Melissa, started running it was when she adopted me. So she had a structure in place to keep her running since I always wanted to get out. If people don’t have a structure to support their movement, it is difficult to keep going. Additionally, being patient is a big obstacle. A lot of times, dogs, included, we just want to do everything right away. But new movement takes time, training, and patience.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? The year I turned 10 was my biggest summer. I summited Pikes Peak (local 14er) 7 times and I had two runs that were over 30 miles. I call that my Banner Summer.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love my humidifier. My humans don’t know why. But they set one up in the bedroom and I love to nap right below the mist, especially after a long run. Rest is especially important and I always take a day off after a hard activity.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) My favorite summit is a peak in Colorado Springs called Cameron Cone. About halfway up (less than one hour run) there are two rock formations called Gog and Magog. There is always a great view up there (see attached picture with the rainbows)

Contact information for Chica:
Chica does not maintain her own social media accounts, but you can follow her through her Mom, Melissa Stapanowich at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mstapanowich/


Dr Andy Gillham PhD Sports Psychology Coach




Andy Gillham, PhD specializes in performance enhancement for his clients. Dr. Gillham has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology as well as a MS in Human Performance and certifications from the NSCA and AASP. Andy works primarily with coaches and athletic administrators on improving systematic coach evaluation and providing coach development opportunities. He is an Editorial Board member for International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching and Associate Editor for International Sport Coaching Journal. Andy has worked across competitive levels ranging from youth through professional levels for both coaches and athletes in USA and Canada.

Show Notes: Andy Gillham, PhD, contact info:
E-mail: andy.gillham@sanfordhealth.org

Website: https://www.sanfordpower.com

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

https://www.instagram.com/sanfordsportsci/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D- Founding Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching program and several online graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver
https://psychology.du.edu/academics/ma-sport-coaching-online

Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Gearity, released 8/26/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/08/26/dr-brian-gearity-phd-denver-university-sport-coaching-program/

Association for Applied Sport Psychology
https://appliedsportpsych.org

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
https://www.uwlax.edu

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

International Journal of Sports Science
http://www.sapub.org/journal/aimsandscope.aspx?journalid=1113

Damon Burton, PhD, University of Idaho
https://www.uidaho.edu/ed/mvsc/faculty/damon-burton

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

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Check out our sister podcast Fitness Lab Pittsburgh– FitLabPGH

Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 9:20 We Want Your Story




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: We Want Your Story – Scroll down for our Co-Founder Ben’s story for Inspiration…and we’re not just looking for human stories…bring us your cat tales, dog diaries, horse lore…you are only limited by your imagination…read Lisa’s profile…then submit a questionnaire for your yourself or your animal friend…

This Week: Ben Reuter

Where do you consider “Home”? Home is what you make of it/where your safe place is. Currently ChezR, which is located in the Pittsburgh area

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking/trail running with my labradors, mtn biking and gravel biking/fire road riding

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? I don’t know if it is the best, but one of the best was a few days in Salida, Colorado to visit a friend/mentor and his wife. We averaged 4-5 hours of movement a day. Probably the highlight was being able to summit my first 14er – Mt. Shavano. The most memorable vacation, or a combination of work as the medical director and “play” – for a number of years I was fortunate enough to go on the Georgia Games Torch Run- 7+ days of running and biking throughout the state of Georgia promoting the Georgia Games- best memory was drafting behind a police car going up over the bridge to Saint Simons Island on a Friday rush-hour when the sheriff closed down one entire lane of traffic 🙂 thumbs up

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Pre-work out – espresso. Post-workout: ice cold water and something salty if the workout was long

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Pizza; espresso; very, very good quality bread

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? Pittsburgh to DC on the Rails-to-Trails in 3 to 4 days and San Juan hut tour in Colorado

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Fear…of what other people will think of them or that people will judge them.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Probably the first time I went white water rafting. It was the first time I realized that there was something bigger than me that was in control (i.e., the water)

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

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) There is a spot in Mingo Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania that has a section of trails through a group of maple trees… It is absolutely phenomenal in the fall – almost as good as an Aspen Grove in Colorado

Contact information for Ben Reuter:
Ben is the host of the Moving2Live Podcast. Follow his movement activities through Moving2Live on social media.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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