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Using Cues During Training

Posted on June 27, 2022


Cues are a great tool in helping fix or improve any exercise or movement pattern. The best part with cues is that there are so many different options that can all be beneficial at some point. Each person is slightly different as to which cues will have the greatest impact on them.   These various … Continue reading Using Cues During Training

 

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June’s Member Spotlight

Posted on June 23, 2022


Hello, I’m Lisa! I was born Congolese (from DRC), I speak French, lived in Belgium, and then I grew up and got my master’s degree as an Industrial Engineer in electronics. I lived in Belgium until the end of 2016.   Then, I got bored and went to work in Spain for 2.5 years. That’s … Continue reading June’s Member Spotlight

 

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Commonplace Outreach Bootcamp

Posted on June 22, 2022


Unioners, Coffee Drinkers, and Friends of Friends, do we have a Sunday Funday for you!   Join CeJ and the crew this Sunday, June 26th in the Mexican War streets for a FREE bootcamp at Commonplace Coffee. After our Sunday sweat session, Union will buy your first coffee at Commonplace. The bootcamp is FREE but … Continue reading Commonplace Outreach Bootcamp

 

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Union Fitness Run Club

Posted on June 20, 2022


Hey Union Fitness Fam!! Looking to start running more this summer? You’re in luck!! Starting June 24th at 7 am, we will start our weekly running club. Run club is open to all levels of running ability- beginners all the way up to marathoners.   Each week I will share out our planned loop and … Continue reading Union Fitness Run Club

 

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Power Yoga for Powerlifters

Posted on June 16, 2022


It was a hot day in Tallahassee, Florida because, well, it was always hot in Tallahassee.  I decided to try a yoga class for the first time and the year was a distant 2008.  I remember it being more difficult than I expected.  I remember feeling defeated because I wasn’t any good at it.  I … Continue reading Power Yoga for Powerlifters

 

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Self-Assess With The Overhead Squat

Posted on June 15, 2022


Self-assessment is one of our greatest tools for improvement in the gym. Self-assessment is done by recording ourselves doing specific movements and using the footage or pictures to see how we are moving. Using self assessment, we can point out imbalances or weak points in our bodies during a certain exercise and begin to strengthen … Continue reading Self-Assess With The Overhead Squat

 

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Olympic Weightlifting Class Update

Posted on June 13, 2022


It is now 3 sessions into the new Olympic Weightlifting class at UF, and it is still not too late to get in on the action. Whether you are looking to learn some new lifts or just brush up on some technique. I have decided to take a top down approach to teaching the snatch … Continue reading Olympic Weightlifting Class Update

 

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Pittsburgh Passion

Posted on June 9, 2022


I first heard about women’s professional football while I was a sophomore in college, running track at the University of Rio Grande. I was also powerlifting at the time, so I was putting on a lot of strength while developing my speed as well. After my sophomore season, I transferred to Cleveland State and tried … Continue reading Pittsburgh Passion

 

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Yoga for Lifters

Posted on June 8, 2022


On Sunday July 10th, we will be introducing the first installment of Power Yoga for our members and non members here at Union Fitness. The idea for this class was a collaboration between myself and our amazing Yoga instructors Meagan Gnibus and Haley Tamilia. Over the last few months, the three of us have discussed … Continue reading Yoga for Lifters

 

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Fitness, Fact, Fiction, & It Depends

Posted on June 6, 2022


Too often in fitness people look for the easy answer. Rarely is it black and white. Most answers are “it depends.” Today I am going to take a look at some different beliefs and how true they are.   Calories in vs calories out. It has often been said that this is all that matters. … Continue reading Fitness, Fact, Fiction, & It Depends

 

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