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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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Iron City Open Meet Write-Up

Posted on July 23, 2018


On June 30th, Union Fitness hosted it’s first powerlifting meet. As always, we have to be a little “extra,” so we moved this thing outdoors on the plaza. Nova Place has spent a lot of time and money turning the space from a cold gray cement desert, to a green and welcoming space. So we … Continue reading Iron City Open Meet Write-Up

 

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Summer Check-in, Part Two: Adjusting your 2018 Goals

Posted on July 16, 2018


Last week we got into some of our staff goals: where we succeeded, where we failed, and what we’re taking on this second half of the year. This week, I want to talk about the why and how. Why did we fail at what we set out? How do we adjust and set ourselves up … Continue reading Summer Check-in, Part Two: Adjusting your 2018 Goals

 

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Summer Check-in: Revisiting our 2018 Goals

Posted on July 9, 2018


Part One- Lindsey Pogson   We have just hit the halfway point of 2018, so it’s time to think about where we stand on our yearly goals. I’m writing this from the beach, so all of those New Years Resolutions about body composition improvement are pretty salient for me right now. Did you reach your … Continue reading Summer Check-in: Revisiting our 2018 Goals

 

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June State of the Union, Fitness

Posted on June 27, 2018


It’s that time again. Welcome to June’s State of the Union. The weather went from unpredictable to semi-unbearable. We’ve kept the Strength Lab doors closed so we don’t turn the room into a sauna. But, as always, our members pushed through and embraced the sweat. To follow along with our core values, here is a … Continue reading June State of the Union, Fitness

 

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Union Fitness 101: Using the Rower

Posted on June 25, 2018


After we’d been open for a few months, we started asking members what other equipment they’d like to see in the gym. The number one most requested piece of equipment? The rower. We started out with just two, but their popularity made buying a couple more for the Cardio Lab an easy choice. We love … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: Using the Rower

 

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Barbells 101: A lesson in Specialty Bars (Lower edition)

Posted on June 13, 2018


A few weeks ago we discussed some of the funky looking bars that we have in the Strength Lab. That was all focused on the ones we use for upper body training. With this edition, I’d like to bring to light the bars we use for lower body training, along with some why’s and some … Continue reading Barbells 101: A lesson in Specialty Bars (Lower edition)

 

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Interning at Union Fitness

Posted on June 8, 2018


  Our evening members have probably noticed three little ducklings walking around, shadowing, and being generally awkward in class. Welcome our interns! Connor Hassinger, Alex Pong, and Connor Keenan joined us this summer from Pitt. As a staff, we’re all proud of their progress up to this point, and we want to thank you for … Continue reading Interning at Union Fitness

 

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Caloric Deficits: the not so good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted on June 4, 2018


  At some point in our lives women have heard “Keep the intensity high!” “Eat Clean!” “Exercise 7 days a week and let most of it be cardio!” These are the mantras from health teachers in grade school, sports coaches, social media, TV, health personalities etc. Do these mantras teach us about taking in enough … Continue reading Caloric Deficits: the not so good, the bad, and the ugly

 

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