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Moving The Needle, Part 2
As mentioned in the previous newsletter and post, it’s easy for us to state the outcomes we would like for ourselves but harder to execute on the process that helps us achieve those outcomes. In the previous example, I laid out an outcome goal of 21lbs of weight loss and 5% loss of bodyfat from now until Christmas. What process goals can I use to achieve this? Jerry Seinfeld has a great bit on systems:...more
We are more than halfway done with 2022. Are you moving the needle?
Can you believe we are more than halfway through with 2022? Where are you relative to your goals for the year? Are you more than halfway there? Honestly, I have fallen behind in the physical category, and I’ve been refocusing the past few days to finish 2022 in a blaze of glory.
Your goals are your goals, but I tend to break mine down into the following categories:
1. Health & Fitness
2. Family &...more
There is no doubt time is our most precious resource. With every breath, we are one breath closer to the end. Yet we waste so much time (TV and social media come to mind). One of the ways we can “extend” our time on this earth and even more importantly our productive and happy time is to take care of our health. This is not time spent, but rather time invested. Good Investments return value back more than the initial capital outlay. Using...more
4 Benefits of Strength Training
Do You Need Strength Training?more
The Best Defense is a Good Offense
This is for you, the person who is sitting on the couch, not taking care of themselves, and driving themselves further away from a state of health. An American Psychological Association “Stress in America survey conducted in late February 2021 found 42% of U.S. adults reported undesired weight gain since the start of the pandemic, with an average gain of 29 pounds.” A Harvard health article this October revealed only...more
Why Your Posture Matters
See How Good Posture Can Improve Your HIIT Workoutsmore
We've Reopened Our Alamo Heights Location
Make A Plan to Visit Us!more
5 Ways Yoga Improves Health and Fitness
Focusing on your health is important — and The Union Fitness and Fun is the perfect way to get started.more
The Benefits of Group Fitness
“If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African proverbmore
As we re-open our facilities after the coronavirus quarantine, we must implement the highest practices and standards to ensure the health and safety of our members, team, and community. Our purpose is building the health and fitness of our community and our response to the COVID-19 epidemic reflects that purpose. Several factors become apparent as we reopen our doors:
- We will not be going back...
Slow & Steady wins the Race…
Good Evening Unicorns,
We are excited to announce that The Union will be re-opening SLOW and STEADY starting next Friday, May 22. The opening will take place in phases, beginning with Park Oaks and then ramping up the other locations. As you probably know, we are limited to 25% of our occupancy (as defined by the City) at this time. As Park Oaks is the largest studio, we are...more
Pressing Pause, Studio Update
As mandated by the City of San Antonio, our studios are temporarily on sabbatical until April 18, 2020. But just because we will not be having in person classes in the short term does not mean you have to miss out on your yoga, Pilates or fitness. Our plan is to stream classes regularly as well as posting recorded classes for you to take at your convenience. We already have over 40 recorded classes on...more
Studio Update Mar 14, 2020
Our team is committed to help you stay healthy both mentally and physically by continuing to provide a place where you can exercise and take care of yourself. Right now we all need to be drinking plenty of water, soaking up some fresh air, eating well and doing things to help reduce stress levels.
We also want to assure you that we are monitoring and following state and federal best practices...more
Chair Yoga at The Union
How to Thrive in Hot Yoga
the room was too hot!” “Was she trying to cook us?!” “He held the postures waaay too long.” These are just a few things that run through the minds of hot yoga newbies and seasoned practitioners alike. Here’s a gentle dose of reality folks. If you have a rough class, you might want to turn that pointy finger around and aim it at your beautiful sweaty face. You might feel better about the whole...more
Journey To 1,000 Classes
Beginning October 1, we are kicking off our Journey to 1,000 classes. The first step in your journey is the “First 50” classes taken. When you complete 50 classes, you get your White Belt status and awesome 50 class T-shirt! The next goal after 50 classes is 100. Then 250 classes. Then 500 classes. And finally, at 1,000 classes you achieve Union Black Belt Mystical Ninja-Corn status and are inducted into the Union Hall of Legends. Seriously....more
The 3 Essentials for Hot Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates
You will need three basic items to participate in any of the awesome yoga and pilates classes we teach at the Union Yoga and Strength:more
Dominate Your Next Hot Yoga Class with These Expert Fashion Tips
It doesn’t even matter if your outfit matches! What matters is that you are comfortable, and that you are able to move confidently in and out of the postures.
Journey To 1,000 Classes
Beginning October 1, we are kicking off our Journey to 1,000 classes. The first step in your journey is the “First 50” classes taken. When you complete 50 classes, you get your White Belt status and awesome 50 class T-shirt! The next goal after 50 classes is 100. Then 250 classes. Then 500 classes. And finally, at 1,000 classes you achieve Union Black Belt Mystical Ninja-Corn status and are inducted into the Union Hall of Legends. Seriously. We are turning the back hallway at Park Oaks into the Baker Duncan Hall of Legends. Will you be legendary?
To help you keep track of your awesomeness, purchase a sweat book in studio for only $20 plus tax!
As a reminder, Customized Nutrition Plans are now available!
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