Rhys Crosswell, Trail / Ultra Running Coach and Educator

Rhys Crosswell (in his own words): As a coach I want to inspire and educate people on how to become the best they can and encourage people to push themselves to limits they may not consider possible. I love running and the places, both mental and physical, it takes you. In my opinion Ultra-running dismantles all stereotypes. You should never underestimate the person you see on the start line of an ultra, nor should you judge them on their physique, age, gender, or the type of gear they wear. In my experience Ultra-runners have the mental fortitude to concur mountains, and rediscover limits and with the right guidance, there is no stopping us.

As a husband and father to a toddler, I know how precious time is, therefore I endeavour to work efficiently and effectively with my athletes, so they can reach their goals within the parameters they are working. In doing so it most importantly must be enjoyable, fulfilling and freeing.

As an athlete, I have always had running in my life one way or another. As a school kid I was always involved in athletics and cross country. Growing up I was very active in team sports and surfing, skiing and snowboarding. Being from New Zealand and growing up in the lower south island, mountains and adventure were very easy to come by! I went through a long journey in my late 20’s with chronic lower back pain, I thought my running days were gone but once I saw Kate from Endurance Movement I managed to get in the best shape of my life. After getting back into running competitively, I found the ultra distance and fell in love with it. I have competed in the 50-130km distance but most of my ultra running has been done on self curated adventures. I love finding a trail or particular goal and organising the adventure myself as it is extremely satisfying.

As well as working as a trail and ultra coach I also work in education. I had a brief spell at university studying behavioral science but changed and became qualified as a special needs education assistant specialising in children with autism. My love of the outdoors and passion for kids to spend as much of there time learning outside has lead me to my current role of running a specialised learning program at a primary school managing a Kitchen Garden project. I teach the students to grow and cultivate their own produce and then cook healthy nutritious recipes in the kitchen.

Show Notes: Rhys Crosswell, contact info:

E-mail: rhyscrosswell@gmail.com

Website: https://endurancemovement.com/coaching

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhys.crosswell.coaching/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:

Dr. Kate Baldwin (PhD): Physiotherapist. Exercise and Sport Scientist. PhD examining strength training in long-distance triathletes.


Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Kate Baldwin, released May 11, 2022; link to podcast:


Nick Baldwin, Coach, Endurance Movement


Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Nick Baldwin, released 3/29/23 link to podcast:


Paul Thompson, Masters Runner


Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Paul Thompson, released January 27, 2021; link to podcast:


Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River, Western Australia


Sam Wood, DPT

Physical Therapist, Runner, and Spartan Racer


Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Sam Wood, DPT, released July 17, 2019; link to podcast:


Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, Silverton, Colorado


UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc)

Chamonix, France


Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv


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

Moving2Live Presents Movement is a Lifestyle on PTCT7 – Show #10 – Mike Schultz, Highland Training

The latest episode of Movement is a Lifestyle on Peters Township Community Television features Mike Schultz of Highland Training. Thanks to the staff & students for making it happen and to our guest, Mike Schultz for taking time to talk about how to become a stronger, faster cyclist. Mike offered tips for cycling/training through the winter and guidance on whether hiring a coach is right for you. If improving your cycling is on your to do list, check out www.highlandtraining.net for endurance coaching!

Movement is a Lifestyle Features 3:20 Lisa Boksenbaum

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 FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Lisa Boksenbaum

Where do you consider “Home”? I have moved a lot, searching for “Home.” I’m not sure that I’ve found it yet. I think home is where you feel a sense of connection and belonging. I’m currently living in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking (or just walking on the rails-to-trails); yoga and/or pilates; suspension trainer/bodyweight workouts…but my goal for this summer is to move cycling in to the top 3

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Tough choice! I’m going to go with a two week trip to London (part-work, part-vacation). I walked EVERYWHERE for sightseeing, museum visits, shopping…and tried out several local Pilates studios and other fitness facilities.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Pre-workout snack: homemade energy bites (adapted from a recipe by Kathryn Budig in her book, Aim True). Post-workout depends on the intensity of the workout…sometimes trail mix, sometimes a piece of homemade biscotti.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. A tie: REALLY good ice cream (like Millie’s, which is made in Pittsburgh) or excellent bread, cheese, and wine

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 have a few: Hiking tour of Scotland and Ireland; learn to ride a horse; and a Rim-to-Rim hike of the Grand Canyon.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? A combination of the misperception that movement needs to be expensive and/or complicated to be effective and a fear of trying something new

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Hiking Camelback Mountain in AZ…followed by the Go Ape High Ropes Adventure Course in North Park (North Hills of Pittsburgh)…heights are not my favorite thing…

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Massage (although I rarely do it), acupuncture, and snuggling with the cats and Labradors

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) The Montour Trail…not hidden, but definitely a gem….and the newly-cut MTB trails at FitLabPGH HQ

Contact information for Lisa Boksenbaum:
Lisa is the Co-Founder of the Moving2Live Podcast. Follow her movement activities through Moving2Live on social media.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv

Libbie Fort DVM Wander Dog First Aid

Libbie Fort, DVM: Is a small animal veterinarian and is dedicated to using her veterinary knowledge to teach canine first aid to those who love getting outside with their dogs. In 2017 she created a canine wilderness first aid kit to sell online. She then quickly realized that her true passion lies in teaching canine first aid, while connecting with like-minded people. Through community and education the Wanderdog mission is to empower as many people as possible to get outside with their dogs, and to do so safely and confidently. When she isn’t working she can be found hiking or mountain biking in the woods with her dog, Walter.

Show Notes:
 Libbie Fort, DVM, Owner, Wanderdog First Aid, Contact Information:
E-mail: dr.libbie@wanderdogfirstaid.com

Website: https://wanderdogfirstaid.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Oklahoma State Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Wanderdog Trail Dog Rescue Kit

Loksak (waterproof bags)

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



Podcast #40:18 Rockstart Fit- Natalie Dau AKA @rockstararms- part 2

Natalie Dau (in her own words): Founder of a highly successful digital media platform – The Daily Escape and has her own fitness and health App Rockstar Fit, which is used by thousands of people all over the world.

Natalie is a Reebok sponsored athlete and Sports Singapore and a Soneva Resorts Ambassador. She leads by example and has represented Asia competing at Spartan Race Elite World Championships, is a podium-placed runner, Asia Masters Athletics Champion and a 2 x Asian CrossFit champion in her age group. She is a qualified Personal and Group Trainer, a Training for Warriors coach and has accreditation in Sports Nutrition. Natalie regularly appears in the media and is a host, emcee, guest speaker and trainer at many events.

Show Notes: Natalie Dau, contact info:
E-mail: media@nataliedau.com

Website: https://www.nataliedau.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockstararms

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2AvkONRyaKkTBaZuspZ8Fw

Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
The Daily Escape

Stacy Sims, PhD

check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Stacy Sims, PhD, released 5/30/18 and 6/13/18.
Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/05/30/stacy-sims-phd-applied-researcher-innovator-entrepreneur/

Rockstar Fit App

Sport Singapore


Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv


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