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Ham’s Breakdown of Classes

One of the coolest things about UF is the diversity inside our gym. We have diversity of clients, classes, and employees. I never know what I am going to get from one day to the next. This week I want to break down our classes, (in a light hearted way) and the diversity of the classes. So I hope we can all laugh at ourselves.

  1. Blitz- I am going to start with my class. This class was founded back in 2020 for the busy office worker (clearly I am terrible at predicting the future). It is a class perfect for people like me (want to train, but come on let’s not work too hard). Seriously, though the class is meant to be short, fun, and a little bit of everything. So no need to sweat so hard, just come and get a little lunch sweat.
  2. CardioLab (the classic)- These classes are OG’s of UF. They have been around forever and I tell everyone here the goal is to burn 500 calories, as painlessly as possible. Warning, burning 500 Kcal is never painless. Make sure you take Steph’s class for extra pain.
  3. Powerful- Powerful is by far our most popular class. Imagine training for a sport that scores of people throughout the US train for, this is powerful. Yet, somehow the crew makes powerlifting look cool in this class.
  4. Ryde- Ryde is our indoor cycling class. Similar to CardioLab classes, Ryde will burn some serious calories. The Ryde instructors are also great DJ’s as they all have their playlists set far in advance. This is the newest group here at UF, and they have brought their own flair to the gym,
  5. Yoga- Haley and her devoted yogi instructors do a great job, on a rare occasion you may even find me twisting my body up with this crew. Plus, they do cool events like heavy metal and whiskey yoga.


There it is our classes in a nutshell. Now go take a class or two and have some fun.



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 Roll Yoga

Movement & Mobility

Strongwoman/Strongman Conditioning

Battle of The Gyms

Health, Wellness & Training Education

Hands on Training Seminars

Monthly Challenges

Blood Drives

Toy/School Supply Drives

And More…


Union Fitness Adventure Series:

Mobile Pop-Up Bootcamps

Pittsburgh Stair Climb Tour

Bike Pittsburgh to D.C.

Hike Pittsburgh

Run Pittsburgh

Brewery & Bootcamps

And More…


Union, let us hear your voices! Tell us your ideas you may have and any interest in the above-mentioned events. For any event we would love to partner with local North Side or Pittsburgh area small business to support local and highlight those businesses. Send in those ideas and let’s rock n roll all over 2021.





Workout from Anywhere Wednesday: Yoga Edition

It is freezing and snowy in Pittsburgh today, and we’re noticing a lot of our gym regulars are opting to work from home instead of braving this weather. We fully support that decision, but want you to get a workout in!

This week we’re setting you up with a little yoga flow that you can do anywhere. It incorporates strength, flexibility, and endurance, so you’re getting three components of training in just one workout.

All you’ll need is a little bit of space and a mat if you have one. Go through the entire flow 5 to 10 times.

  1. Downward Facing Dog (jump to the front of your mat)
  2. Forward Fold
  3. Halfway Lift
  4. Mountain
  5. Forward Fold
  6. Halfway Lift
  7. High to Low Push Up
  8. Upward Facing Dog
  9. Downward Facing Dog

(Repeat 5-10x)

  1. Crescent Lunge (Right Leg)
  2. Left Knee Down, Straighten (Repeat 5-10x)
  3. Right Hand Down/Twist Left
  4. Left Hand Down/Twist Right
  5. High to Low Push Up
  6. Upward Facing Dog
  7. Downward Facing Dog
  8. Crescent Luge (Left Leg)
  9. Right Knee Down, Straighten (Repeat 5-10x)
  10. Left Hand Down/Twist Right
  11. Right Hand Down/Twist Left
  12. High to Low Push Up
  13. Upward Facing Dog
  14. Downward Facing Dog

(Repeat 5-10x)

If you feel like coming out of hibernation and into the gym, sign up for one of our yoga classes that we offer during the week!

Yoga Foundations

Mondays & Wednesdays: 7-7:45am

Vinyasa Flow

Mondays: 6-7pm
Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30am
Wednesdays: 6-7pm
Thursdays: 6:30-7:30am

Express Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:15-12:45pm

Happy Hour Yoga

Fridays: 4:30-5:30pm