Connor Moriarty- Director & Founder at Reset Outdoors- Psychotherapist & more




Connor Moriarty is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He earned a dual master’s degree from Arcadia University in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Counseling Psychology with a certification in Trauma and Recovery.

While his work is grounded in validated theories and techniques, Connor is also creative, continuously developing his capacity for meeting client needs with innovative strategies. Connor feels most at peace in the great outdoors. He is most drawn to water and trees, particularly places where there are both! Connor is a certified ACA level 1 kayak and stand up paddle board instructor. Since integrating CliftonStrengths into his work, Connor’s approach has become even more unique and effective. With a focus on behavioral and organizational sustainability, the Reset Outdoors Ascent program is the first strengths-and-nature based team conditioning program in the United States.

Show Notes: Connor Moriarty, contact info:
E-mail: connor@resetoutdoors.com

Website: https://www.resetoutdoors.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResetOutdoors1/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/resetoutdoors/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller
https://integrativeinitiative.com

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller, released 2/17/21; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2021/02/17/suzanne-bartlett-hackenmiller-md-forest-bathing-more/

Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc. by Gary Erickson
https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Bar-Integrity-Passion-Business/dp/0787986712

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/313183/the-body-keeps-the-score-by-bessel-van-der-kolk-md/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

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Movement is a Lifestyle Animal Features 1:21 Maggie the Black Lab




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 Maggie the Black Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA because that’s where my person is. I was born in Ohio.

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking/Running/Fartlek with my human staff. Wrestling with Puddin the Yellow Lab. Wriggling (snaking) on the floor.

Describe your “Best Day Ever” Breakfast. Nap. A berry and a lick of yogurt. Fartlek with the staff and Puddin in the park. Nap. A bite of carrot or bell pepper. Nap. Dinner. Nap. Sleep.

What is your favorite snack/treat? Tough call…tie between berries, carrots, and bell peppers…oh, pumpkin is great too…

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Plain nonfat Greek yogurt (the Staff lets me have a lick at breakfast time). My Fromm dog food is pretty good too; the staff alternates between 3 varieties.

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’m a live-in-the-moment sort of dog, so nothing on my bucket list, but I’m looking forward to many Mt. Mingo Summits this year.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people or animals to move more? It sounds like humans make things too complicated…scheduling workouts and classes…don’t they realize they can just get outside and move???

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Being responsible for leading the staff on a hike in the snow…the humans couldn’t figure out where the trail was, but I convinced them to follow me, and I was right!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Is this a trick question??? Napping, of course!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Note: it does not need to be outside of your house) Mingo Creek Park…especially when it’s really cold or raining hard, because then we have the park to ourselves

Contact information for Maggie:
Maggie does not maintain her own social media accounts, but you can follow her through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller MD- Forest Bathing & More




Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, MD is an author, consultant and physician who is board certified in both OB-Gyn and Integrative Medicine. Her personal experience with the healing effects of nature drove her to explore nature as a healing modality for her patients. As a result, she has pursued certifications in herbal medicine and is a certified forest therapy guide. She has served as medical director of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is currently medical advisor for AllTrails. Recently, she co-created a continuing medical education program for health care professionals called “Nature and Human Health,” and is consulting with parks and trail systems to add health attributes to their programming and signage. She is the award-winning author of “The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing” and speaks nationally and internationally about integrative medicine and nature therapy. Suzanne and her husband Joe are avid outdoor enthusiasts and lead workshops combining outdoor adventure and the mindful practice of forest bathing.

Show Notes: Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, MD contact info:
E-mail: sbartlett@cfu.net

Website: https://integrativeinitiative.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DocSuzyMD

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-suzanne-bartletthackenmiller-2831b928/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Kitsbow
https://www.kitsbow.com

The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing
By Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D.
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493042029/The-Outdoor-Adventurer’s-Guide-to-Forest-Bathing-Using-Shinrin-Yoku-to-Hike-Bike-Paddle-and-Climb-Your-Way-to-Health-and-Happiness

Andrew Weil, M.D.
https://www.drweil.com

Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org

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


Josh Miller DHSc University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)




Josh Miller is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Josh joined the UIC faculty in 2019 after working for 5 years at CSU, Bakersfield. Josh also spent several years working in multiple settings – Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, research with the VA in exercise-based spinal cord injuries, active-duty military, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Josh earned a DHSc in Global Health Promotion from A.T. Still University in 2011. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Exercise Physiology at FAU in Davie, FL.

Show Notes: Josh Miller, contact info:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuamillerdhsc/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Jittery Joe’s, Athens, GA
https://jitteryjoes.com

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
https://www.fau.edu

A.T. Still University
https://www.atsu.edu

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
https://www.hjf.org

Wahoo KICKR Bike Trainer
https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/bike-trainers

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


James Wilson Strength Coach and Internet Entrepreneur




James Wilson (in his own words): Owner of MTB Strength Training Systems. Former strength and conditioning coach for the Yeti World Cup Team. Strength coach for 4 different National Championships in 3 different MTB disciplines. BJJ purple belt and owner of a small BJJ school. 2018 IBJJF No Gi World Silver Medalist in age bracket.

Show Notes: James Wilson, contact info:
E-mail: bikejames@gmail.com

Websites:
https://www.bikejames.com

https://www.pedalinginnovations.com

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

https://www.instagram.com/bikejames/

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
https://www.issaonline.com

T-Nation
https://www.t-nation.com

Power to the People! Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American By Pavel Tsatsouline
https://www.amazon.com/Power-People-Strength-Training-American/dp/0938045199

Pavel Tsatsouline, Founder and Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc.
https://www.strongfirst.com/about/pavel-tsatsouline/

Brett Jones
Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Brett Jones, released 3/6/19; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2019/03/06/brett-jones-strongfirst/

Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Gray Cook, Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor
https://www.functionalmovement.com

Dr. Stuart McGill
https://www.backfitpro.com

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation By Steven Johnson
https://www.amazon.com/Where-Good-Ideas-Come-Innovation/dp/1594485380

Born to Run, By Christopher McDougall
https://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189

Paul Swift, Master Bike Fitting Technician and Educator
https://www.thecyclepoint.com

https://www.bikefit.com

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Paul Swift, Master Bike Fitting Technician and Educator, released 6/3/20; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/06/03/paul-swift-master-bike-fitting-technician-educator/

“The Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto” by James Wilson
https://pedalinginnovations.com/the-flat-pedal-revolution-manifesto/

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


Paul Thompson- Masters Runner




Paul Thompson (in his own words):
I’ve been a serious runner – some might say obsessive – for many years. My early running years were in the United Kingdom where I grew up, running for traditional harriers clubs in the Midlands, South London and West Yorkshire and representing town, county and region. I spent several years living and running in South East Asia and then moved to New York in 2004. A year later, I turned 40. I have consistently been the top masters’ runner in the New York area and often ranked as one of the top masters runners in the US by Running Times and UK by Athletics Weekly. And in November 2016 I won a gold medal in the half marathon for M50-54 at the World Masters Athletics Championships. At the 2018 champs I got silver in the same event. My goal is simple but immensely challenging: to slow the aging process by staying as fast as possible for as long as possible.

Show Notes: Paul Thompson, contact info:
E-mail: holmfirthharrier@hotmail.com

Website: https://liveboulderrunbolder.wordpress.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/holmfirthharrie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paulthompson65

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Paul Sorace
https://www.facebook.com/paul.sorace

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Paul Sorace, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, released 11/18/20; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/11/18/paul-sorace-clinical-exercise-physiologist/

London Marathon, 3 October 2021
https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

Lee Troop, T.E.A.M. Boulder
Troop Events Athlete Management
https://www.teamboco.com

Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist
https://www.linkedin.com/in/donmoxley/

Check out the latest Moving2Live Podcast episode featuring Don Moxley, Exercise Physiologist, released 12/16/20; link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/12/16/don-moxley-longevity-labs-a-mission-driven-rather-than-vocation-driven-professional/

World Masters Athletics
https://world-masters-athletics.com

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
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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


Matty Landsdown- Researcher, Health Coach & host of ‘How to Not Get Sick & Die’




Matty is an in-demand Nutritional Therapist, International Speaker, Health & Nutrition Coach and Scientist working with high-level corporate clients, business owners and 9-5 workers. His research-based approach to nutritional optimisation and his vast experience in associated fields inform his core belief: that the absence of food is highly beneficial to your health.

Matty’s medical knowledge, combined with extensive research and self-testing of non-traditional dieting and safe fasting methods have made him an internationally recognised voice in the field of intermittent fasting and nutritional optimisation. He is regularly invited to international wellness events, retreats and conferences as a coach, panelist and speaker.

Likewise, Matty’s weekly podcast “How to NOT Get Sick and Die”, provides his followers with a deep dive into developing sustainable healthy habits.

Show Notes: Matty Lansdown, contact info:
E-mail: info@mattylansdown.com

Website: https://mattylansdown.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matty-lansdown/

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/intermittentfastingforhealth

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Check out Matty Lansdown’s Podcast – How to Not Get Sick and Die – available where you listen to podcasts, or visit https://mattylansdown.com

Geelong Cats, Australian Football Club
https://www.geelongcats.com.au

Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD
https://meliusconsulting.com.au

Check out the Moving2Live Podcast episodes featuring Dr. Dunican, 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/

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


Marcelo Aller, CSCS- VP of Sales & Marketing at Mio Labs




Marcelo Aller (in his own words): More than 20 years of experience as a business operator, fitness coach, and sales and marketing executive to build better business performance, process, and products.

Show Notes: Marcelo Aller, contact info:
E-mail: marcelo.aller@mio-labs.com

Website: https://mio-labs.com

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

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MioLabs_NA

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Don Moxley has been interviewed 3 times on the Moving2Live Podcast.
His first interview was released in 2 parts on 4/4/18 and 4/18/18 (Train, Recover, Win & Ohio State University Wrestling); link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/04/04/podcast-14-18-don-moxley-train-recover-win-osu-wrestling/

The second interview was released on 12-12-18 (Cannabinoids and Recovery); link: http://www.moving2live.com/2018/12/12/podcast-4518-don-moxley-applied-sports-scientist-on-cannabinoids-recovery/

The third interview was released on 12/16/20 (Longevity and Personal Mission Statement); link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/12/16/don-moxley-longevity-labs-a-mission-driven-rather-than-vocation-driven-professional/

Hunter College, New York, NY
https://hunter.cuny.edu

The University of Akron, Akron, OH
https://www.uakron.edu

Equinox (Fitness Clubs)
https://www.equinox.com

NSCs CSCS- National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
https://www.nsca.com/certification/cscs/

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

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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 16:20 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 Lisa’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: 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); cycling (especially loving my new fat bike (a Salsa Cycles Mukluk)); suspension trainer/bodyweight workouts

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


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 15:20 We Want Your Pet’s 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 Pet’s Story – Scroll down for 3 Dog Stories for Inspiration…but we’re not just looking for dog stories…bring us your cat tales, goat diaries, horse lore…you are only limited by your imagination…let the profiles below of Nala Rae, Chica, and Malee inspire you…then submit a questionnaire for your animal friend…

Nala Rae’s Profile:
Where do you consider “Home”? North East, Pennsylvania

What are your three favorite movement activities? Jumping to catch my ball, running with the hooman cousins, and protecting mine house from the stray cats!

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? The hoomans took me to some strange big house once. There were other hoomans and they threw some circle thing for me! There was another dog there too, but she was old and wasn’t happy about how fast I was! The only downside to this place was it took 4 hours to get there! That’s a lot of running for this metal thing we were in!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Peanut butter on the bananas is the best!

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Peanut butter and those cold sweet potatoes! Thems are yummy in my furry tummy!

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 it if my hooman would let me run in the mountains, but she says we don’t have any that’s easy to get to.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? A leash really holds you back, somedays!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? I once ran as fast as possible from a bee. I left my hooman because I was so scared. That was pretty crazy because I went to someone else’s door and I thought it was mine, until my hooman found me!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I love to bite frozen peanut butter out of my bone toy while the hooman does my hip therapies! Helps me to ignore her and I get food!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) I had lots of fun working at this place my hooman’s dad kept calling Pet Supplies. I get to meet all the hoomans, while babysitting mine! She falls a lot, so I gots to be there to help her up or keep others away.

Contact information for Nala Rae:
Nala Rae lives with her hooman, Hallie Buckel, who we Featured on 6/4/20. You can follow Hallie at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halbuck2018/

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

Chica’s Profile:
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/

Malee’s Profile:
Where do you consider “Home”? Central Coast NSW Australia

What are your three favorite movement activities? Running, Swimming (if there is a stick to rescue and destroy), and more running

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Gee, I think nearly every day is a vacation for me. When we do go to another house there’s always either a beach or a forest nearby to explore (and room to run

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? What is this question? Am I supposed to get treats? Rob doesn’t feed me before or after I do any running. Can you please tell him I need more energy

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. It’s probably easier to answer what I don’t like……. ahhh nothing really. Rob makes my meals and puts in all sort of yummy stuff (which is all pretty healthy). I do really like Kefir or yogurt with fruit.

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? Covid sucks, I want to camp in the forest and race against the fluffy dogs again

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? They need to live for the moment a lot more and not worry so much, also they only have two legs

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? I’m a sled dog. Last year Rob and I were rookies of the year at our club. I get to run through the forest as fast as I like and Rob is there just behind me. He’s much better now since he got the scooter thing cause before it was just like dragging around an anchor (he’s sooo slow just using his legs)

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Massage, I get all my human friends to do it to me. I like sharing this so when one stops I go to the next one.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Strickland forest is just 5 minutes away and I love running the trails there (and occasionally I get to chase a wallaby).

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