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Ben Sears Workshop. Friday 11/8/19 5:30 PM. Alamo Heights
Ben Sears Workshop. Saturday 11/9/19 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM. Alamo Heights
Billy Joel U-60 Music Class. 11/13/19 8:00 PM. Park Oaks
Kids Yoga. 11/17/19 12:30 PM. Huebner
S.O.S. Challenge Begins. 11/28/19.
Hero WOD. 11/30/19 9:00 AM. Huebner Gym.


Carmen Cruz

Carmen Student of the Month

A little about me…

I am a mother of two amazing 18 and 24-year-old sons, wife of 31 years (to the same husband), daughter and sister to eight siblings. I work as a Bilingual Instructional Coach at a public school. After a long day at work, I have to make time for ME at The Union. I have been a member at The Union for nearly seven years. Although I have had other gym memberships, I never gave up my Union membership. This is like “home” to me.

What brought me to The U?

I started yoga after getting a guest pass. I immediately fell in love with the practice. Being someone who barely perspires, after starting my yoga practice, I can no longer say that! I have become a Sweataholic!

What is my favorite class?

By far, my favorite classes are any type of music classes, whether it is IHP+, IHP, Sculpt or Dorothy’s monthly “signature” music classes! I attempt to take 5-6 classes weekly. Sometimes doing doubles.

The greatest benefit from my practice…

My greatest benefits are so many! They range from physical stamina to avoiding medication. Not to mention the comfort and relief I feel from just the simple fact of walking in the hot yoga room. Sweating out toxins, I give my skin the benefit of exfoliating naturally. My inner organs also benefit from my yoga practice. It is such a great way to end my day.

My favorite quote?…

“Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you, WILL find its way.”

$10 Drop In Sale at Alamo Heights

ALAMO HEIGHTS ALL WEEKEND CLASSES $10 This month all weekend classes for new students at our Alamo Heights location will be only $10      BOTH Hot Yoga & Strength Classes   Drop in rate only for NEW clients For all Nov. weekends starting 11/9...

Veterans Day 2019

To Our Heroes We Salute You This Veterans day, Monday November 11th, allow us to show our gratitude for your bravery and service. Free class for all veterans and a special 10-class card for $99

Yin Yoga at Alamo Heights

What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga is a very slow yoga practice, holding poses for 2 to 5 minutes each side. The aim is to target deep connective tissue (facia) to help release tension, increase circulation and improve flexibility. There are props involved, like blocks,...

TRX at The Union!

What is TRX? TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core strength simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a performance training tool that leverages gravity and the...

Ben Sears | Bikram Yoga & Your Inner Mirror

Friday November 8, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. $30. Bikram Yoga & Your Inner Mirror Optimize the healing power of the 26&2 with practical feeling-references. There is no substitute for how good it can feel when you use your inner mirror, your neurology, to guide...

Be U in Bali: A Yoga & Healing Retreat

The Union has partnered with Holy Healing Bali to bring you an incredible excursion. This exclusive opportunity is LIMITED to only 12 spots! Save Yours Today!Dates 7 Night Main Retreat: April 3rd - 10th, 20203 Night Optional Beach Extension: April 10th - 13th, 2020...

2019 Mindbody Online Visionary Award

The Union Wins 2019 MINDBODY Visionary Award The Union, Fitness & Fun, has been honored in the second annual MINDBODY Visionary Awards, given for business excellence in the fitness, beauty and wellness industries.“The Visionary Awards are our way of celebrating...

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November Team Spotlight

Sheri Goodland A.K.A. “Sherbear”Sheri Staff of the Month

I teach the U-90, U-60, Inferno Hot Pilates, Kids Yoga, and Mat Pilates.

What brought me to The U?

My husband, Steve, moved to SA for work 4 years ago. He immediately found The Union and loved it! Once we sold our home in Houston, I moved to SA. I had taught in Houston for 8 years. After practicing at The Union and being a part of the amazing community, I really wanted to teach here.

My favorite quote is…

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.

My class is…

The U-90, I have practiced it for 20 years, so it is a part of my soul. My favorite class though is always the class I’m taking at that moment .

My favorite part about teaching?

The connection with our students.

Who inspires me?

I do not have just one person that has inspired me because I literally see people daily who inspire me by moving forward in the face of adversity, and it is so inspiring when you see someone truly enjoying and appreciating their success and gifts. SO INSPIRING!