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Winter Safety Tips

Posted on January 17, 2018


  Despite the motivation that comes with every new year, it can be really difficult to get yourself up and out the door when the weather is miserable. More importantly, the recent bitter cold and constant snow and ice can make training outdoors downright unsafe. Here are a few tips to help protect yourself this … Continue reading Winter Safety Tips

 

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New Year, New Classes

Posted on January 11, 2018


  New year, new UF! Or at least some new classes, a new coach, and a greatly expanded schedule. Here’s what you need to know:   We’re happy to welcome Ryan McUmber to the team! Ryan moved here from California to be part of our UF family. He earned his BS in Exercise Science and … Continue reading New Year, New Classes

 

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Best Fitness Books to Purchase

Posted on January 8, 2018


  With New Year’s Resolutions in full effect, I’ve begun to put away the computer, phone and television in exchange for healthier habits.  It’s not exactly the brand new year that’s encouraging me to ditch the zombie-creating devices (although it definitely helps!) but rather an innate need or quest for knowledge.  Trying to skip the … Continue reading Best Fitness Books to Purchase

 

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6 Ways to Overcome Gym-timidation

Posted on January 3, 2018


  It’s almost a brand new year and we know what that means— new goals and new resolutions.  Some of the top resolutions each year are to get into shape, lose weight, and be healthier.  Most of the time those goals come with a brand new gym membership.  While the staff here at Union Fitness … Continue reading 6 Ways to Overcome Gym-timidation

 

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Rewarding Your Workout Accomplishments

Posted on December 29, 2017


  There are countless ways to reward yourself, and while it may seem trivial, rewards that are personal to us do in fact help us stay motivated and establish long-term habits. Tracking your progress with a checklist is a classic way to look back over time in how far you’ve come. No matter the system … Continue reading Rewarding Your Workout Accomplishments

 

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Union Fitness’ Guide to SMART Goals

Posted on December 27, 2017


  It’s almost the 2018, so let’s talk about it: New Years Resolutions. I know I’m thinking about mine, so I’m betting your thinking about yours. And of course, our goal for every year at Union Fitness is to help our members reach theirs. With that in mind, I like to encourage my clients to … Continue reading Union Fitness’ Guide to SMART Goals

 

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Free Weights vs. Weighted Machines

Posted on December 19, 2017


  There are some distinct differences between using free weights and weight machines. Depending on your goals and fitness level, one may be recommended over another. Both options have a time and place in a training program and both varieties can be used safely and effectively by practicing slow controlled movements. As the weight is … Continue reading Free Weights vs. Weighted Machines

 

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Staying Motivated on the Treadmill

Posted on December 18, 2017


  Yes, we all know running on the treadmill is something akin to getting all your teeth pulled at the dentist…without anesthesia. There are a rare few birds that actually admit they enjoy it (but let’s be honest, we don’t really believe you, you Scaly-Sided Merganser’s).  So for those of us that dread any amount … Continue reading Staying Motivated on the Treadmill

 

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Fitness Gifts for Your UF Friends

Posted on December 15, 2017


  Christmas is fast approaching and if you haven’t started your shopping yet, you better get on it! Finding gifts for everyone on your list can be challenging, but if you know any fitness fiends, you are in luck! Here is a list of the best holiday gifts for a fellow fitness friend:   Headphones … Continue reading Fitness Gifts for Your UF Friends

 

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December Member of the Month: Ang Emala

Posted on December 14, 2017


  Congrats Ang! This has been a long time coming. Ang has been with us for just about a year. She started with our Strength Project for the 2017 New Year, taking as many classes as she could over 8 weeks. By the end, she was ready for her own programming and started training for … Continue reading December Member of the Month: Ang Emala

 

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