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How to Stay Healthy on Thanksgiving

Posted on November 20, 2017


  With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many of us anticipate our healthy lifestyles to take a hit.  The dinner tables will be set with stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, and so much more, making it hard to not go into carb overload. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy on Thanksgiving

 

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Turkey Trots in Pittsburgh

Posted on November 17, 2017


  As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, so does one of the most anticipated running events of the year.  While these races are not quite as intense as the recent New York City Marathon, Turkey Trots are a much-anticipated country wide phenomenon.   The tradition began more than a century ago with the Buffalo Turkey Trot.  It … Continue reading Turkey Trots in Pittsburgh

 

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Resistance Bands Will Take Your Workout to the Next Level

Posted on November 15, 2017


If you’re someone who travels often for work or leisure, you’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to come up with workouts you can do on the go and in small spaces. We post a lot of bodyweight workouts that can be done from anywhere, but sometimes it’s nice to get some tougher resistance … Continue reading Resistance Bands Will Take Your Workout to the Next Level

 

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Recovering from Injury and Prevention

Posted on November 13, 2017


Being active comes with the risk of injury, but the possibility of injury shouldn’t mean avoiding activity, rather taking precaution and using sound judgement. Whether the injury is a sprained finger or one that requires reconstructive surgery, injury is always a learning experience that can show just how strong and dedicated you are to being … Continue reading Recovering from Injury and Prevention

 

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October Member of the Month

Posted on November 10, 2017


Here at Union Fitness we are blessed with so many extraordinary members! It’s incredibly challenging to pick just one member for each Member of the Month. We have such a diverse community yet many like-minded pursuits. When deciding upon October’s Member of the Month, the coaches here had a unanimous vote! Congratulations to Frankie Pierri! … Continue reading October Member of the Month

 

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15 Quotes for Motivation

Posted on November 7, 2017


Often, people talk about not having the motivation get to the gym and workout.  For some people, it can be the simple act of getting out of the house and getting yourself to the gym that is the hard part.  For others, the fear of failure or self-doubt can cripple you and make it hard … Continue reading 15 Quotes for Motivation

 

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Building Your Core

Posted on November 6, 2017


Everyone knows that core exercises are important, but at the same time it seems like core work is the most hated part of any workout routine. For that reason, it’s also the most frequently skipped. Having a strong core is important for everybody. If you want to go through life without low back pain, core … Continue reading Building Your Core

 

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Importance of Hydration

Posted on November 3, 2017


  Hydration is important whether you’re highly active or enjoy the slow paced side of life. In general, staying hydrated tends to be overlooked as a method of fueling workouts before they begin. Rather than feeling so thirsty you have to chug water, the goal to keep in mind is to sip on water throughout … Continue reading Importance of Hydration

 

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Perks of Protein Powder

Posted on November 3, 2017


We all know how important protein is, but making sure our body has enough of it can often times be challenging. Of course, the best way to ensure protein in our bodies is through solid food, but finding the time to prep all of our meals is never easy. That’s why protein powder has become … Continue reading Perks of Protein Powder

 

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How to Maximize Your Treadmill Workout

Posted on October 31, 2017


  If there’s one piece of workout equipment almost everyone is comfortable with, it’s the treadmill. It seems like there’s always a treadmill open at the gym and it’s a really great way to get in a quick workout. However, it can be easy to fall into a treadmill rut. If every afternoon you come … Continue reading How to Maximize Your Treadmill Workout

 

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