Posted on November 5, 2018

Jocko Willink, a decorated Navy Seal turned Jiu-jitsu instructor and podcaster, has a saying- DISCIPLINE IS FREEDOM. Personally, this didn’t sit well with me when I first heard it. I rejected it, which in my experience usually means it’s worth exploring.   Consider setting a goal and failing. Any number of factors could have contributed … Continue reading NIGHTIME HABITS 101


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Alison’s Training Log

Posted on November 2, 2018

Training Log: October   Just when I think I’m getting into the swing of things, life happens. Then it happens some more. Last week I was hit with a pretty bad case of mastitis, which is a clogged milk duct that gets infected. Rather suddenly I was overcome with massive flu like symptoms: fever, chills, … Continue reading Alison’s Training Log


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Ryan’s Training Log

Posted on October 31, 2018

Training log:   Meet is coming November 17th but my back has been giving me more trouble than usual. Most of the time it is just a moderate amount of tightness but after a solid warm up the tightness fades away. A while back I pulled 495 which my back did not enjoy as much … Continue reading Ryan’s Training Log


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With Love

Posted on October 29, 2018

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -MLK   We tend to ask “why,” after these all-too-often tragedies. To be brief, the why doesn’t matter. It’s done. People who were with us one day were gone the next. I received the news … Continue reading With Love


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Will lifting weights make me bulky?

Posted on October 22, 2018

Tools for building the body you want, no matter what that means.   When I talk about Union Fitness, one of my absolute favorite things to bring up is the huge number of women we have lifting along side the guys in the Strength Lab. And even more-so, how many of those women are very … Continue reading Will lifting weights make me bulky?


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Casey’s October Training

Posted on October 19, 2018

We’re going to introduce a newly recurring blog for our gym- training updates from our staff. The aim being two fold: We want to share with you our successes and failures while hopefully teaching you a little bit of the “why.” We want you to get to know us better through these trials. We do … Continue reading Casey’s October Training


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Confessions of a Coach

Posted on October 15, 2018

Being in the coaching spotlight is something I look forward to every single day. I love my clients and the members I teach and I think it’s no secret that I love to push them hard. Everyone that has worked out with me is, by now, suuuuper familiar with my so-called “maniacal laughter” when things … Continue reading Confessions of a Coach


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What Do You Get Out of Training?

Posted on October 8, 2018

Think back to when you were doing your normal warm-up routine. While you were going through the motions, something in your shoulder just didn’t feel quite right. Maybe it was a slight pinch from your last workout or maybe you slept wrong. Regardless, the program says to hit something heavy today. What’s your next move? … Continue reading What Do You Get Out of Training?


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September State of the Union, Fitness

Posted on October 1, 2018

It’s that time again- Welcome to September’s State of the Union.   The weather has remained semi-unpredictable, but we’ve had some gorgeous days as of late. Practice some gratitude and get outdoors as fall starts to cool off. We’ve been getting classes outdoors as often as possible trying to soak in the short window of … Continue reading September State of the Union, Fitness


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Union Fitness 101: Adjusting the Power Racks

Posted on September 24, 2018

Confession: every time I step into a new facility (like when I’m traveling), I still have this little moment of panic when I step up to a power rack or squat stand set-up that’s different from what I use at home. No one likes feeling like the only new kid who doesn’t know how to … Continue reading Union Fitness 101: Adjusting the Power Racks


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