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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 6:20 Malee




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: Malee

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

 

 

 

 


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 5:20 Chica




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: Chica

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/

 


Erica Boling, PhD- Northeast K9 Conditioning




Erica C. Boling, PhD, is a retired Associate Professor of Education at Rutgers University and the owner and founder of Northeast K9 Conditioning, LLC. Erica helps sport and working dog handlers create peak performing, canine athletes by teaching them how to integrate canine fitness into their training programs. Erica is a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), Certified Canine Massage Provider, member of the United States Federation of Sleddog Sports (USFSS) and a member of their USA National Team. She is also one of the founding members of North Pocono Search, Rescue and Recovery. Additionally, Erica teaches canine fitness to officers at the Atlantic County “John Sonny Burke” K-9 Academy. She also does narcotics detection with her Belgian Malinois and trains and competes in French Ring.

Show Notes:
 Erica C. Boling, PhD, Northeast K9 Conditioning, Contact Information:
E-mail: info@northeastk9conditioning.com

Website: https://www.northeastk9conditioning.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NortheastK9Conditioning/

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Elite K9 Athlete Program Brochure
https://northeastk9conditioning.lpages.co/k9fit/

Mission Ready K9 Program
https://northeastk9conditioning.lpages.co/mrk9-sp/

K9 Fitness Quiz
https://k9fitnessquiz.com/0

Dr. Ian Dunican, PhD, Sleep4Performance and Melius Consulting
https://sleep4performance.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/

United Schutzhund Clubs of America
https://www.germanshepherddog.com

Check out the episode of our sister podcast FitLabPGH featuring Drew Zihmer, talking about Schutzhund, released 1/20/19
Link: https://www.fitlabpgh.com/2019/01/20/podcast-319-drew-zihmer-schu%CC%88tzhund/

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

 

 


Deborah Carroll aka Rehabdeb




Deborah Carroll, Rehabdeb (in her own words): Changing veterinary rehabilitation for over 15 years to a model with success based on human exercise physiology and pro athlete return-to-function concepts focusing on rehabilitation protocol that anyone may perform at home. Post-op or non-surgical alternatives for all orthopedic, neurological, and chronic illness conditions. Community and functional program designer and leader for breast cancer peeps. Worked in pro cycling, lifelong athlete and nutrition student, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), member ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) & NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), WFR (Wilderness First Responder). Lived 8 states, vanlifer, bc dx 2007, human wellness & recovery specialist.

Show Notes:
 Deborah Carroll, Rehabdeb, Contact Information:
E-mail: deb@rehabdeb.com

Website: https://rehabdeb.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rehabdeb

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7361569.Deborah_Carroll

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Outward Bound
https://www.outwardbound.org

CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
https://www.nsca.com/certification/cscs/

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

 


Libbie Fort DVM Wander Dog First Aid




Libbie Fort, DVM: Is a small animal veterinarian and is dedicated to using her veterinary knowledge to teach canine first aid to those who love getting outside with their dogs. In 2017 she created a canine wilderness first aid kit to sell online. She then quickly realized that her true passion lies in teaching canine first aid, while connecting with like-minded people. Through community and education the Wanderdog mission is to empower as many people as possible to get outside with their dogs, and to do so safely and confidently. When she isn’t working she can be found hiking or mountain biking in the woods with her dog, Walter.

Show Notes:
 Libbie Fort, DVM, Owner, Wanderdog First Aid, Contact Information:
E-mail: dr.libbie@wanderdogfirstaid.com

Website: https://wanderdogfirstaid.com

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

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

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Oklahoma State Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
https://cvhs.okstate.edu

Wanderdog Trail Dog Rescue Kit
https://wanderdogfirstaid.com/products/trail-kit

Loksak (waterproof bags)
https://loksak.com/home/

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