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Union Fitness 101: How to use the Ski Erg

Posted on April 16, 2018


Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the new equipment in the Cardio Lab by now. If you’ve been lucky enough to participate in one of our HIIT, Grit, or Hybrid Flow classes, you’re most likely super familiar with the ski erg. It’s one of our favorite pieces of cardio equipment here … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: How to use the Ski Erg

 

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April State of the Union, Fitness

Posted on April 10, 2018


  It’s that time again. Welcome to April’s State of the Union. The weather has been unpredictable at best, but the climate inside our facility remains unchanged. The dedication has remain unchanged. The support is stronger than ever. And the attitude is #powerful.   To keep this coherent, I’ll stick to using our core values … Continue reading April State of the Union, Fitness

 

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Yoga for Lifters

Posted on April 2, 2018


When you’re in love with a barbell, we know it can be difficult to ditch it in exchange for a yoga mat. It feels a little bit like cheating on your one true love—there are feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety and uncertainty.  We get it! There’s nothing quite like crushing a new PR with the … Continue reading Yoga for Lifters

 

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RPR- Reflexive Performance Reset

Posted on March 26, 2018


  About a month ago, Casey, Lindsey and I attended a clinic in Columbus on Reflexive Performance Reset (or RPR): a system meant to help increase performance and decrease unnecessary injuries during sports and training using a variety of “wake-up drills” for your nervous system. Sounds great right? To be honest, after a little research, … Continue reading RPR- Reflexive Performance Reset

 

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Building a Healthy Relationship with Food: A Work in Constant Progress

Posted on March 19, 2018


When Alison suggested I write this particular blog post, I laughed.   My first thought: no one could possibly be less qualified to write about having a healthy relationship with eating than me. But after we talked about it, I agreed. I’ve struggled with my eating habits and thought processes around food for a very … Continue reading Building a Healthy Relationship with Food: A Work in Constant Progress

 

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Training During Pregnancy

Posted on March 12, 2018


  When I was newly pregnant with Asha and Alina, before I actually confirmed I was having twins, I told my suspicion of having twins to one of my sisters.  To this day, I remember verbatim what she said to me.  With a look of utter shock (and maybe some pity) she said to me, … Continue reading Training During Pregnancy

 

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State of the Union, Fitness

Posted on March 1, 2018


    We’re going to try something a little different with one of our blogs each month moving forward. You’re going to hear straight from me about what I see and hear every day in our gym. My goal is to make it easily digestible and worth your time. If you find that it is, … Continue reading State of the Union, Fitness

 

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February Member of the Month: Terry Wiezorek

Posted on February 28, 2018


    Congratulations to our February Member of the Month: Terry Wiezorek!   Terry is only a couple months shy away from her one year anniversary with us here at Union and she has worked hard to earn this title. She joined last May with the intentions of becoming a better runner but started taking … Continue reading February Member of the Month: Terry Wiezorek

 

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How Much Cardio Do You Really Need

Posted on February 23, 2018


  Cardio for most people is the least exciting thing next to watching infomercials. But it is important for everyone in some way. Now not everyone needs to be training like an ultra-marathon runner but some should be incorporated into your fitness routine.  When determining how much cardio, or aerobic exercise you need, first you … Continue reading How Much Cardio Do You Really Need

 

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Mindfulness: Inside the Gym and Out

Posted on February 16, 2018


We are all, I’m sure, far too familiar with stress.  It’s a part of everyone’s daily life (yep, you too!)  From work deadlines, caring for children, dealing with school delays or trying to understand recent school shooting tragedies, and everything else ranging in between moderately annoying to completely infuriating. How can we even begin to … Continue reading Mindfulness: Inside the Gym and Out

 

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