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Weekly Wrap Up; It’s Meet Week

Posted on March 19, 2021


It is upon us, a chance for you to show us how strong you are! The UF Push Pull is this Sunday outdoors (yes it will be warm) on our turf. If you did not sign up and still want to lift we do have a few spots open (and we will accept same day … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up; It’s Meet Week

 

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The Benefits of Hybrid Training.

Posted on March 18, 2021


In today’s world of training and exercise, there are so many programs, training styles, and philosophies floating somewhere around the internet claiming to be the best. Many of which go against the beliefs of some other programs. Two training styles in particular that have typically been believed to contradict one another are bodybuilding and powerlifting. … Continue reading The Benefits of Hybrid Training.

 

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CeJ and Sky’s Meet Prep

Posted on March 17, 2021


To my most excellent Dudettes & Dudes,   Week 1 of our 12 week meet prep adventure is in the books! Believe it our not, Skylyn only wanted to strike me once or thrice while I was wrapping her knees for our first go around in knee wraps. Let me tell you, the first time … Continue reading CeJ and Sky’s Meet Prep

 

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Hamer’s List of Gym Essentials

Posted on March 16, 2021


Change is the only guarantee in life. Today I sit inside a gym that was once a fast food restaurant. This is movement for a better tomorow isn’t it? Knowing that lifting, life, and all of us will keep changing and growing here is my half-hearted look at gym essentials and how they have changed … Continue reading Hamer’s List of Gym Essentials

 

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State of the Union; The Staff

Posted on March 12, 2021


Today is one of our beloved staff members last days. I am always sad when a valued member of the team (and a friend) leaves us. Yet as I told Toria, I am sad that you are leaving yet excited to see your adventures and watch you grow. Today if you get a chance stop … Continue reading State of the Union; The Staff

 

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Member Spotlight; Jacki Temple

Posted on March 11, 2021


Tidbits Grew up: near Charleston, SC, as a Navy and Air Force brat; Moved to Pittsburgh in 2004 Career: First as a graphic designer (15 years); currently a full-time artist (paintings and drawings) Volunteer: (a lot) with Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster response organization Sports: Runner for 29 years, hiker for 20 years, curler for … Continue reading Member Spotlight; Jacki Temple

 

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Curtis Tips for Push/Pull Event

Posted on March 10, 2021


We are coming up on one week out from our member push/pull event on Sunday March 21st. As many of you are aware, we had initially planned to hold the event this time last year, but obvious events kept us from doing so. Now that our Performance Lab is open with access to a great … Continue reading Curtis Tips for Push/Pull Event

 

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I’m old and I Love it.

Posted on March 9, 2021


I have now competed in powerlifting for over 20 years. I was supposed to compete in 2020 but my meet was cancelled. I am so old in this sport that some of my shoes are older than some of the lifters we have here at UF. I remember meeting JM Blakley at one of my … Continue reading I’m old and I Love it.

 

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Cody’s Upcoming Meet

Posted on March 5, 2021


As some of you may know, Union Fitness’ very own Cody Miller has been preparing for his upcoming Powerlifting meet that will take place this weekend. Many of you are fortunate to know the Cody who waddles through the fitness center in his classic gray sweats, jokes with the members, and loves training his clients. … Continue reading Cody’s Upcoming Meet

 

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Wyatt’s Intern Experience at UF

Posted on March 4, 2021


My name is Wyatt and I am one of the interns at UF and as I am sure some of you know me by now, I go to school at Robert Morris University. I am majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Sports and a minor in Education. I have been here a little over … Continue reading Wyatt’s Intern Experience at UF

 

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