FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 22:23 Remember Your 4-Legged Friends When Planning a Vacation

Labrador Lesson for 5/26/23:

Remember your 4-legged friends when planning a vacation.

Some vacations are perfect for including your 4-legged friend (a road trip to a pet-friendly destination). Other vacations require you to leave your pet(s) at home…when you can’t travel with your pet, do your homework to insure the best possible staycation for your 4-legged friends. If you have a friend or family member who can pet-sit, great! If not, get referrals and do your due diligence before choosing a pet-sitter or boarding facility.

Move more. Move with your pets. Factor in your pets when planning a vacation.

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 21 of ’23


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with 3 movement tips a week and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labs remind us to Leash Your Humans (a little Labrador humour??

Our movement tips: focus on the positive, move for you & make your bike work for you

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 21:23 Leash Your Humans

Labrador Lesson for 5/19/23:

Leash Your Humans.

As Labradors, we love to take walks with our humans. We know how to follow the rules of the trail and how to share outdoor space with others. When we encounter other trail users, we give them plenty of room to pass. And we ALWAYS obey the leash laws. Not everyone wants to have a close encounter with an off-leash human (or dog), so we always keep our human on a leash. If your humans play well with others, you can take them to a designated off-leash area…our human does not play well with others, so we keep him leashed.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, get outside and get moving…and when you do, please follow the leash laws, so that ALL trail/park users can enjoy the outdoors!

 

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 20 of ’23


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with 3 movement tips a week and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labs remind us to #beconsistent

Our movement tips: adults can #play too, don’t over-schedule yourself  & be sun smart

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 20:23 Be Consistent

Labrador Lesson for 5-12-23:

Be Consistent.

As Labradors, we would happily get outside and get moving everyday…regardless of weather…ok, full disclosure, we don’t love hot, sunny days, but our love of movement wins out. We understand that some humans tend to make excuses for not moving – too busy, too hot, too cold..so we thought we’d offer a simple piece of advice for making movement part of your lifestyle: Be Consistent. Just move…on most days…

Whether you have 2 legs or 4. Consistency is key to making movement part of your lifestyle.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 19:23 Remember to Have Fun

Labrador Lesson for 5-5-23:

Remember to have fun.

This is a #flashbackfriday Labrador Lesson from January, when the Labs were hoping for snow…

As Labradors, we don’t read the news, but we see just enough television and social media to know that there is no shortage of negativity in the world. Take a tip from us: focus on the positive and remember to have fun. Our fun times include walking with our humans (on leash, for their safety); chewing sticks; and watching deer 🦌 and turkeys 🦃. We also love frolicking in the snow, but even when there’s no snow, we remember to have fun when we get outside.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, remember to have fun…in your movement practice, and in the rest of your life. Focus on the positive and create fun times whenever possible.

 

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 18 of ’23


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with 3 movement tips a week and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labs remind us Don’t Get Ticked Off

Our movement tips: beware of hazards on the trail, just #explore & enjoy the changing seasons

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 18:23 Don’t Get Ticked Off

Labrador Lesson for 4/28/23;

Don’t get ticked off.

A reminder from the Labs before you opt outside to enjoy Spring hiking, biking, walking, or running…while ticks don’t have an official “season,” the arrival of warmer temperatures means ticks will be more active. 3 tips to reduce your dog’s tick risk. 1. Use flea & tick meds year-round and get the Lyme Disease vaccine if recommended by your vet. 2. Check your dog (and yourself) for ticks after every outdoor movement session. 3. If temperatures are above freezing, stay out of tall grass/vegetation. Bonus tip: check out the TickEncounter Resource Center at www.tickencounter.orgfor tips on tick bite prevention and post-bite resources.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, awareness is key for a safe, healthy Spring and Summer!

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 17 of ’23


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with 3 movement tips a week and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labs remind us #Share The Space

Our movement tips: acclimating to #hotweather feeling #stressed – make time to #move & what is your perfect movement day??

 

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.

https://endurancemovement.com/kate-baldwin

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

https://www.moving2live.com/2022/05/11/kate-baldwin-phd-physiotherapist-and-exercise-and-sport-scientist/

Nick Baldwin, Coach, Endurance Movement

https://endurancemovement.com/nick-baldwin

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

nick-baldwin-bike-fitter-endurance-coach-former-professional-triathlete

Paul Thompson, Masters Runner

https://liveboulderrunbolder.wordpress.com/

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

https://www.moving2live.com/2021/01/27/paul-thompson-masters-runner/

Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River, Western Australia

https://trailswa.com.au/trails/trail/cape-to-cape-track

Sam Wood, DPT

Physical Therapist, Runner, and Spartan Racer

https://www.dynamicptcos.com/our-practice

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

https://www.moving2live.com/2019/07/17/sam-wood-dpt-physical-therapist-runner-and-spartan-racer/

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, Silverton, Colorado

https://hardrock100.com/

UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc)

Chamonix, France

https://montblanc.utmb.world/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_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