The Importance of Training Partners

Posted on May 13, 2020

There are plenty of people who you could find to work out with, but true training partners are worth their weight in gold. It’s important to understand that choosing to train with someone else is not required in order to make progress, but it is absolutely necessary to have a great training partner in your … Continue reading The Importance of Training Partners


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Union Fitness Equipment Loaning Program

Posted on May 12, 2020

To all UF Members,   We here at Union Fitness hope you are all doing well and doing all you can to stay strong and healthy during our time away from the gym.   Allegheny County is moving into the yellow phase of re-opening. Gyms are not a part of this phase, yet it is … Continue reading Union Fitness Equipment Loaning Program


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It’s Showtime! (with CeJ)

Posted on May 11, 2020

Some of you may not know this but I really enjoy weird things and strange movies. I could have an entire conversation with you using only quotes from The Big Lebowski…yeah, well you know that’s just like ahh your opinion, man. So I decided to give you some of my favorite movies that get me … Continue reading It’s Showtime! (with CeJ)


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Know Your Deadlift

Posted on May 6, 2020

Hello House Union, Strongest Crue of Land Pittsburgh,   Do you want to be; strong, athletic, ripped, toned, flip cars, pickup household objects with ease or just have a fabulous backside? If you said yes to any of these then it’s time to deadlift. “But I’ve heard it’s bad for my back and I’ll hurt myself, … Continue reading Know Your Deadlift


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Qualities That Help Us Get the Most Out of Life

Posted on May 4, 2020

Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to learn from those individuals who have built their success on learning how to get the most out of life. A majority of those individuals all seem to practice very similar habits and poses certain qualities that help them achieve their goals and live their life to the fullest. … Continue reading Qualities That Help Us Get the Most Out of Life


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Ham’s Training Log

Posted on May 1, 2020

During this unprecedented time, we’ve all had to find new ways to train. As CeJ would say, “get bumpy.” I’m lucky that, over the years, I’ve accumulated a collection of random weights and a few bars. While it’s nice to have some of these cool things, I still don’t have a squat rack! Lacking a … Continue reading Ham’s Training Log


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Things to Consider When Getting Back Into Training After Time Off

Posted on April 29, 2020

With things changing in the news daily, it’s hard to tell when we will be reunited at our favorite hangout, Union Fitness. We can only hope that it will be sooner rather than later. With the time off, we have all had plenty of opportunity to sit and ponder our plans for when we can … Continue reading Things to Consider When Getting Back Into Training After Time Off


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Jocelyn’s Nutrition Series

Posted on April 27, 2020

Union fam, welcome back for PART 1 of Nutrition with Jocelyn. If you missed my first post on the UF blog about this new series, no worries because you’re reading at the right time. For those who aren’t aware, this is a new series I will be writing not only to keep my own spirits … Continue reading Jocelyn’s Nutrition Series


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Home Built Fitness

Posted on April 24, 2020

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you have been getting creative with your at-home workouts recently. It makes me happy to see everyone continuing to stick to their goals, regardless of the circumstances placed in front of us. Although this pandemic is a very rare occurrence, there is a good … Continue reading Home Built Fitness


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Hello Iron Chefs of the World

Posted on April 22, 2020

Today I bring to you some more tasty quarantine foods we have devoured. Both the Swedish Chef, Chef Boyardee and the late great Chef Bourdain approve of these delectable dishes. I present to you a snack, appetizer, meal & dessert. Road House Kick Deviled Eggs:  Ingredients; Eggs, Mayo (lite), Spicy Brown Muzzy (mustard), Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion … Continue reading Hello Iron Chefs of the World


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