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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 7:20 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).

Contact information for Malee:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therelaxeddog/

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

Website: https://www.therelaxeddog.com


Dr. Brian Gearity PhD- University of Denver Sport Coaching Program




Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, USAW, USATF level 3 sprints, is the 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.  Dr. Gearity has been a strength and conditioning, speed coach or mental skills consultant for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, including stops at the University of Tennessee and the MLB Cleveland Baseball Team.

Published by Routledge in 2020, he co-edited the book, “Coach education and Development in Sport: Instructional Strategies” and co-authored, “Understanding strength and conditioning as sport coaching: Bridging the biophysical, pedagogical and sociocultural foundations of practice.” Dr. Gearity is Editor–in-Chief for NSCA Coach and is Associate Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA Strength & Conditioning Journal.

Dr. Gearity was a previous guest on the Moving2Live Podcast (episodes released 9/6/17 and 9/20/17). Link to Part 1: http://www.moving2live.com/2017/09/06/podcast-02-17-brian-gearity-part-1/

Show Notes:
 Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, contact info:
E-mail: brian.gearity@du.edu

Website: https://psychology.du.edu/academics/ma-sport-coaching-online

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-gearity/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrGearity

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.gearity

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
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

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

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
https://www.nih.gov

Peloton
https://www.onepeloton.com/shop/bike

John Carroll University, University Heights, OH (Suburb of Cleveland)
http://sites.jcu.edu/

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
www.utk.edu

“Athlete A” Documentary on USA Gymnastics and doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse
https://www.netflix.com/title/81034185

“Hip-Hop and Sport – An Introduction: Reflections on Culture, Language, and Identity” In Sociology of Sport Journal. By C. Keith Harrison and Jay J. Coakley
https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ssj/aop/article-10.1123-ssj.2020-0087/article-10.1123-ssj.2020-0087.xml

Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories
https://www.amazon.com/Chekhovs-Selected-Stories-Critical-Editions/dp/0393925307/ref=sr_1_6?crid=1T8EX4JMY9UO2&dchild=1&keywords=anton+chekhov&qid=1597513534&sprefix=anton+chem%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-6

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


Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist- Urban Poling




Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist has been an occupational therapist for 30+ years and is a gerontologist. Fifteen years ago, with her skills as an OT, she developed the evidence-based Activator Poles (patented) and technique specifically for rehabilitation, which are the focus of 10 current studies. She is an international conference speaker on Nordic walking/urban poling for rehabilitation and fitness. Research on the Activator poles has been the focus of international presentations/posters including; International 200 years of Parkinson’s Disease in Australia and ACPIN Neuro conference in the UK. 5,500+ therapists and fitness professionals in Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland and recently in the USA have completed the courses she developed for fitness and rehabilitation. She has been featured numerous times in national media and was a finalist in the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Show Notes:
 Mandy Shintani, contact info:
E-mail: mandy@urbanpoling.com

Websites: https://urbanpoling.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandy-shintani-a0025614/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UrbanPolingInc

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Fred Gohh, PT-Helper
https://www.pt-helper.com

Check out the episode of our sister podcast, FitLabPGH, featuring Fred Gohh, released 10/7/18; link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2018/10/07/podcast-3618/

Paul Swift
https://www.thecyclepoint.com

https://www.bikefit.com

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

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

Twitter: @_mov2liv

Instagram: @_mov2liv

Facebook

Listen to podcasts on YouTube

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