posted on September 29, 2022
Hey everyone Dahveed here! I know it’s been a little too long since my first blog, but better late than never. Around 1 year ago I walked into Union looking for a new gym and more opportunities to expand myself as strength coach. I would have never thought I was going to get a job that fast, and I don’t regret one bit.
Being at Union has been one of the best working experiences I’ve ever had. My coaching has expanded tremendously, coming in every day and learning something new from either coaches, or members is something that’s pretty awesome. Now I know I sound like some sort of nerd but it’s honestly something so awesome to experience! For example yesterday Todd Hamer was talking to me about why I burned out a little faster than him during our training session, and it was because of our training experience. You guys are probably like “duh Dahveed that’s how it works,” but I just find it fascinating because this explains “old man strength”. These are the types of things that I get to constantly learn and I love it.
Something that I really love about this place is the fact that I have a fantastic team with me. I have worked in a lot of places and none have really felt like a team. Let’s say some personal emergency happens and everyone tries to help in anyway they can. It also doesn’t stop with the staff, this place helps out with the community more than any gym ever whether it’s fundraisers, free classes, volunteering, etc. These are things that makes me really appreciate UF even more.
This place has brought so much to my life, and I feel like I was at the right place at the right time. I’m really happy to be a part of this gym and this community and I thank everyone who has welcomed me!
Your favorite Venezuelan,
José Dahveed Jorge