Movement is a Lifestyle Features 1:20

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: 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

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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:







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:

Rockstar Fit App

Sport Singapore


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 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at