FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 9:24 Don’t Over-Complicate Your Movement Routines

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Don’t over-complicate your routines.

Whether you’re working to incorporate your 2024 goals or resolutions into your lifestyle or looking forward to updating your routine to move more as we approach Spring, we (the Labradors) have a suggestion: Keep It Simple. We practice what we preach, our daily routine is: Eat, Sleep, Move…Repeat. We know you humans have more responsibilities than we do…we’re not working dogs…but if you want to stick to a health and wellness routine, it needs to be simple enough that you won’t get overwhelmed and give up. So figure out what you NEED to do, then add what you WANT to do, and make it sufficiently simple that you can do it consistently.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, don’t over-complicate your health and wellness routine. Create a simple routine that you can maintain, consistently, throughout the year.

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Labrador Lessons Week 8 of 2024


FitLabPGH promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips & a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labradors remind us Make Time To Play

Our movement tips: Just Move & Movement Should Make You Feel Good

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 8:24 Make Time to Play

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Make Time to Play.

As Labradors, we make time to play every day…whether we’re wrestling in the living room, having zoomies in the backyard, or hiking with our humans, we enjoy our movement and play time.

We understand that humans sometimes get caught up in “crushing” their movement or workout goals, but we encourage you to take a tip from us…make time to play. Whether you have 2 legs or 4, it’s easier to make movement part of your lifestyle if movement feels less like work and more like play!

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 7:24 Don’t Wait for Perfect Weather to Get Moving

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Don’t wait for perfect weather to get moving.

“Perfect” weather for the Labradors is below freezing with plenty of snow. If we waited for those “perfect” conditions, we’d get about 4 walks a year. So the Labs, and their staff, adapt to conditions and keep moving year-round.

Move more. Move often. Have fun with your movement. Remember to take breaks for chin scratches, belly rubs, and the occasional pup cup.

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 6 of 2024


FitLabPGH promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips a week & a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labradors remind us to check in w our new year resolutions

Our movement tips: Create Multiple Movement Plans & Enjoy Your Activities to Make Movement a Lifestyle

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 6:24 Resolutions Check-In

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

2024 Resolutions Check-In.

The Labradors don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. If something in their routine needs to be changed, their humans make the change right away. But if you made New Year’s resolutions this year, now is a good time to check in. We’re just over a month into 2024. Are your resolutions realistic given your life (responsibilities, schedule, etc…)? Are your resolutions designed to improve YOUR quality of life or were they shaped by pressure from your peers or social media? If your resolutions aren’t working for you, change them!

Move more. Move often. Move for yourself. Move with your dogs. Have a happy, healthy, movement-filled 2024.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 5:24 Share the Trail

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Share the Trail.

We haven’t moved to another hemisphere; this is a never-before-released Labrador Lesson from October 2023. The message from the Labs: don’t interfere with other trail users. Whether we’re walking, running, or shooting videos, we stay aware of our surroundings, so that our actions don’t interfere with the ability of other trail users to enjoy the trail. We give plenty of space when passing others (or being passed by runners or cyclists), and when we’re stopped, we step completely off the trail. Little actions can make a big difference in making the trails an enjoyable place to move.

Move more. Move often. Share the trail by not interfering with the activities of other trail users.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 4:24 Be Patient with Your Movement Practice

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Be patient with your movement practice.

Whether you’re waiting to achieve a movement goal, or waiting for snow, try to be patient. We know; easier said than done. The Labradors have been desperately waiting for significant snowfall, and it’s finally here. They couldn’t be happier!

Move more. Move often. Remember: achieving movement goals takes time. Be patient.

 

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 3 of 2024


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movementisalifestyle each week movement tips a week & a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labradors remind us to Embrace New Adventures

Our movement tips: Embrace Cooler Weather & Be Prepared For Unexpected Weather

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 3:24 Embrace New Adventures

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Embrace New Adventures.

If you’re interested in trying new movement activities in 2024, but you’re nervous about new adventures, enlist a trusted friend (or an experienced instructor) to be your guide. Last week, the Labs joined us on a road trip to explore the new FitLab HQ in Garrett County, MD. They loved playing in the snow and meeting new people. They were a bit anxious in the new house, but they weren’t scared because they trust their humans (aka, the Staff) to keep them safe.

Move more. Move often. Recruit a trusted friend (or instructor) and embrace new movement adventures in 2024.