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Meet the Interns, Zain

Posted on January 27, 2022


Hi my name is Zain Skalos. I am 25 years old, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Navy veteran. I found my passion for fitness during my time in the Navy. At that time, my goal was to become a Naval Officer so that I could be a pilot. I found my … Continue reading Meet the Interns, Zain

 

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Hungry Food Fun

Posted on January 26, 2022


Hello my hungry homies,   If you follow along on my adventure shenanigans you can see that I love cooking and trying new exciting foods with a twist. What you may not have known is that I’m pretty much a veg head these days. Long ago a grumpy gray bearded man told me I couldn’t … Continue reading Hungry Food Fun

 

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The Beauty of Injuries

Posted on January 24, 2022


Your body is going to hurt. I tell myself this everyday, as no matter what we do, or don’t do our bodies are going to hurt. As we train (and age) bodies break down, and if we don’t train, we still age and the body will still break down. My philosophy is, if my body … Continue reading The Beauty of Injuries

 

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5 Reasons to Use a Personal Trainer

Posted on January 20, 2022


If you’re reading this then it’s safe to assume you actively engage in regular exercise at the gym or you would like to start. People use the gym for so many different purposes. There are hundreds of ways to train and lift that it may feel overwhelming sometimes. The fitness industry has become a deep … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use a Personal Trainer

 

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Five Priorities to Becoming a Complete Lifter

Posted on January 19, 2022


Over the past few months, I have taken the time to study what I believe to be a few of the most valuable aspects of training and becoming a complete individual inside of the gym. Here are 5 priorities I believe everyone should have every time they step foot through the doors.   Treat the … Continue reading Five Priorities to Becoming a Complete Lifter

 

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Toria’s Goals

Posted on January 13, 2022


We are already 2 weeks into the New Year, and today is page number 13/365. Many of us use this start to a brand-new year to get their mindset in the right place and to set some goals to reach. For some, it is a challenge to self-reflect and get your mind in the right … Continue reading Toria’s Goals

 

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It’s a Hockey Night in the Burgh’

Posted on January 12, 2022


This Friday January 14th, it’s a Chatham Hockey night in Pittsburgh!   At Union we have had the opportunity to work with The Chatham University Men’s Hockey program for 2 seasons now. They were Union’s first collegiate program to train at UF through a prior coaching and work relationship made at Robert Morris University. The men’s … Continue reading It’s a Hockey Night in the Burgh’

 

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Bicycle Times.

Posted on January 10, 2022


Nothing says Pittsburgh winter like cycling. I am here to tell you that you are invited to ride your bike to DC with me.  No, I will not ride in the middle of the winter. For those who don’t know there are two trails that connect, to run from Pgh to DC. I have ridden … Continue reading Bicycle Times.

 

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Welcome to UF Katie

Posted on January 6, 2022


Hey Union Fitness! My name is Katie Jones and I have been working at Union since November. You can catch me coaching Cardio Lab bright and early at 6 am on Thursdays and Friday (and the occasional Saturday morning)! Soon I will start coaching strength & conditioning for Chatham’s swim team. I am super excited!   … Continue reading Welcome to UF Katie

 

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Welcome Back Toria

Posted on January 5, 2022


Hello! I’m one of the new(ish) employees here at UF. I wanted to introduce myself and share some of my story with you all. I graduated from Slippery Rock University with my BS in Exercise Science and from the University of Pittsburgh with my MS in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease. I worked at … Continue reading Welcome Back Toria

 

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