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Lindsey’s January 2019 Training Log

Posted on January 18, 2019


I didn’t want to write this but my coworkers encouraged me to do it anyway.   Why? Because I’m not really training.   It’s not that I don’t want to train. I didn’t for awhile (see last month’s training log for what I was doing while feeling burnt out). I should have recognized that for … Continue reading Lindsey’s January 2019 Training Log

 

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UF’s 2019 Strength Project

Posted on January 14, 2019


At Union Fitness, we believe that today is the right day to make a shift towards a healthier life – no matter what day “today” happens to be. We didn’t do anything crazy for January 1, but we are giving you an opportunity today, January 14, and that opportunity is the 2019 Strength Project.   … Continue reading UF’s 2019 Strength Project

 

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Alison’s Training Log: January

Posted on January 11, 2019


I absolutely love this time of year. I despise cold weather, snow and all things winter in Pittsburgh BUT I do love the newness of a fresh start that is a New Year. So with the start of 2019, I started a new program. Yay for new programs!   To finish off my last cycle, … Continue reading Alison’s Training Log: January

 

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Ryan’s Training Log

Posted on January 4, 2019


Recently my training has been a little sporadic. I have been jumping in with Casey when he has been doing upper body, which has been a brutal amount of volume. Lower body days have been mostly testing movements and weights that don’t agitate the back. Luckily things have been progressing but I definitely got ahead … Continue reading Ryan’s Training Log

 

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Union Fitness 101: Echo Bikes

Posted on January 4, 2019


Our secret is officially out– there’s no hiding the massive 127lb additions to the Cardio Lab. For the New Year we decided to ditch the spin bikes in favor of Rogue’s Echo bike, which is an air bike or sometimes called a fan bike. So what’s so special about them? First and most importantly, these … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: Echo Bikes

 

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Jan 2 Blog Post

Posted on January 2, 2019


This week, we interviewed Mike Allen, a physical therapist that has helped several UF members and has been the main source of my success in rehabbing a recent back injury.   Mike was recommended to me by a friend, Nate, who has also had tons of success using Mike’s knowledge to rehab tweaks that have … Continue reading Jan 2 Blog Post

 

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Last Post of 2018

Posted on December 21, 2018


I believe this will be our last blog post of 2018, and the theme that comes to mind is gratitude. Our staff had a (personally) challenging year- in summation: I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2017 and it’s still challenging me through 2018. Lindsey is dealing with her own auto-immune issues and is working … Continue reading Last Post of 2018

 

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Casey’s Training Log – December

Posted on December 20, 2018


Training has been headed in the right direction as a whole. However, a resurgence of health issues is taking center stage at the moment. To put it plainly, I’ve been feeling like garbage lately- a little more so than usual. I  haven’t been able to maintain bodyweight which is usually a sign of some underlying … Continue reading Casey’s Training Log – December

 

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Fitness Over the Holidays

Posted on December 17, 2018


It’s mid-December and the holiday season is now fully upon us. What does that mean? Probably a little less time in the gym, a few more cookies than usual, and hopefully a lot more time with friends and family. Good things all around in my humble opinion. If you’re traveling over the next few weeks, … Continue reading Fitness Over the Holidays

 

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Lindsey’s Training Log – December

Posted on December 14, 2018


Earlier this week, one of our members approached me about feeling burned out and fighting with your body: how do you train through this?   Normally my answer would just be “DON’T,” but I think it’s more nuanced than that. Why are you burned out? Are you taking care of the basics: eating enough, sleeping … Continue reading Lindsey’s Training Log – December

 

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