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Confessions of a Coach

Posted on October 15, 2018


Being in the coaching spotlight is something I look forward to every single day. I love my clients and the members I teach and I think it’s no secret that I love to push them hard. Everyone that has worked out with me is, by now, suuuuper familiar with my so-called “maniacal laughter” when things … Continue reading Confessions of a Coach

 

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What Do You Get Out of Training?

Posted on October 8, 2018


Think back to when you were doing your normal warm-up routine. While you were going through the motions, something in your shoulder just didn’t feel quite right. Maybe it was a slight pinch from your last workout or maybe you slept wrong. Regardless, the program says to hit something heavy today. What’s your next move? … Continue reading What Do You Get Out of Training?

 

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September State of the Union, Fitness

Posted on October 1, 2018


It’s that time again- Welcome to September’s State of the Union.   The weather has remained semi-unpredictable, but we’ve had some gorgeous days as of late. Practice some gratitude and get outdoors as fall starts to cool off. We’ve been getting classes outdoors as often as possible trying to soak in the short window of … Continue reading September State of the Union, Fitness

 

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Union Fitness 101: Adjusting the Power Racks

Posted on September 24, 2018


Confession: every time I step into a new facility (like when I’m traveling), I still have this little moment of panic when I step up to a power rack or squat stand set-up that’s different from what I use at home. No one likes feeling like the only new kid who doesn’t know how to … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: Adjusting the Power Racks

 

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To supplement, or not to supplement….

Posted on September 17, 2018


One of my favorite questions- “what supplements should I take?”   Everyone from mom and dad to Ray Lewis have turned to supplements at some point in their lives. Why? Sometimes out of necessity- doctors orders. Sometimes to gain a perceived edge over their competition. And sometimes out of ignorance.   I don’t want to … Continue reading To supplement, or not to supplement….

 

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Is More Always Better?

Posted on September 10, 2018


Ever come home from a workout, dripping in sweat and sore in places you never knew existed, but still have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you just didn’t do enough?   As a coach, it can be discouraging to see your clients thinking they aren’t getting the results they want. … Continue reading Is More Always Better?

 

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{In my best Schwarzenegger voice} I’m baaaaaaaaack!

Posted on September 4, 2018


Honestly though, I feel probably more like Arnold did after his heart surgery this year than his iconic Terminator movie. It’s been a long three months away with lots of ups and downs in the lonely maternity leave world. Balancing a brand spanking new baby with (sometimes slightly overzealous/obsessed) six year olds while trying to … Continue reading {In my best Schwarzenegger voice} I’m baaaaaaaaack!

 

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Tension at work?

Posted on August 27, 2018


A tension headache can be the splinter in your side. It’s a busy day with a mountain of work to get done, when all of a sudden pain starts to creep up from back of your neck. After a while it circles around to the front of your head. You try to stretch your neck … Continue reading Tension at work?

 

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Union Fitness 101: Using the Glute-Ham Raise

Posted on August 13, 2018


Here at Union Fitness, we’re lucky to have access to not one, but THREE Glute-Ham Raises (GHRs, or GHDs if you’re into Crossfit and want to annoy Casey) in the Strength Lab. These aren’t frequently found in commercial gyms, so most of our new members aren’t sure how or why to use them. I’m here … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: Using the Glute-Ham Raise

 

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Preparing for your next training session

Posted on July 31, 2018


We mentioned months ago that we were changing the format of our blogging here at UF: a focus on longer form, more targeted posts meant to inspire you and guide you in achieving your goals. This week’s blog, from Alexa, ties together a lot of the topics we’ve been hammering this year. She gets a … Continue reading Preparing for your next training session

 

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