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Historic Union Gym struggles to get up off mat

Looks to its roots while modernizing amid financial concerns

With broad shoulders, powerful chest, and a bushy mustache that curls upward at the tips, Brendan McKee could pass for a strongman in an old sepia-toned photograph.

McKee may indeed require herculean strength to usher the 19th-century gym he oversees into the 21st.

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