Posted on January 6, 2021

2021 is going to be FUN!   Hold on to your butts, we have more cool things coming your way and here are a few of the new things you’ll see at UF in 2021.   On Site at Union: Charity/Fundraiser Super Group & Marathon Classes Comedy, Coffee & Competition Athlete & Agility Metal/Rock N … Continue reading


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Happy New Year, We Need the Old You

Posted on January 5, 2021

I have very eclectic taste in music so when I think I tend to go to what song fits the moment. I have realized this habit has rubbed off on my son. We will often be driving and jamming some tunes then Tenzing says, ‘”Dad this is the perfect song for this moment.” With that … Continue reading Happy New Year, We Need the Old You


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End of 2020 Update

Posted on December 30, 2020

Here we are at the end of 2020. Nothing new can be said about this year so I won’t try. Yet I can give everyone an update as to where we are and where we are heading as a gym.   2021 Bootcamp with LEG1ON!  We are starting 2021 off by doing a bootcamp with … Continue reading End of 2020 Update


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5 Ways to Make Your Pulls Ups Spicier than Rick Sebak’s Eggnog

Posted on December 29, 2020

Happy Holidays my friends!   During December the members and staff of UF had a Challenge to see how many Chin/Pull-ups you can total for the month. The sheer word pull-up runs chills down the spine to many as they flash back to middle school P.E. as a gym teacher in questionable length shorts blows … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Pulls Ups Spicier than Rick Sebak’s Eggnog


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New Year, New Strength, New Friends

Posted on December 28, 2020

UF and LEG1ON Training are excited to host our first ever combined bootcamp. On January 1st, 2021 UF and LEG1ON will come together on the UF outdoor turf to host a bootcamp that is free to all.   We have been trying to reach out and work with other local training facilities to offer Pittsburgh … Continue reading New Year, New Strength, New Friends


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Staying On Track During the Holidays

Posted on December 22, 2020

It’s that time of the year. The holidays are here and the new year is upon us. You’ve worked hard to get to this point and want to make sure that you stay on track during the holidays and into the new year. Although getting to this point has been a bit different than past … Continue reading Staying On Track During the Holidays


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Fill Those Sleeves. Holiday Edition.

Posted on December 21, 2020

As 2020 comes to an end let’s remember why we train. We all know we train to fill our sleeves. As my good friend Dr Jacked (Scott Caulfield) has often reminded me, a good deadlift is important yet big arms are important(er). With big arms in mind let’s review some old pump up exercises from … Continue reading Fill Those Sleeves. Holiday Edition.


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Weekly Wrap Up

Posted on December 18, 2020

We must begin this wrap up with a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our members. We understand that 2020 hasn’t been an easy year. We have also been doing the best we can to keep everyone training and safe.   This week we have moved all training to our outdoor space. We will continue … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up


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CeJ’s Rock N Rolling Mobility

Posted on December 17, 2020

Union Fam,   It’s chilly, it’s dark, you might be stranded inside your dojo for the time being slamming away on your keyboard, or falling down the rabbit hole of tik-tok conspiracy theories. Have no fear, CeJ is here with some mobility exercises that can fire your day up and get you moving, grooving, and … Continue reading CeJ’s Rock N Rolling Mobility


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Breathing and Bracing for Strong Lifts

Posted on December 15, 2020

Properly breathing and bracing is one of the most misunderstood aspects of a strong lift, but one that can play a major role. We’ve all either done it ourselves or have seen it at one time or another. Someone unracks their squat or sets up for their deadlift, they go to take a big breath … Continue reading Breathing and Bracing for Strong Lifts


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