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Working out in Havana

Working out in Havana

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

With a lack of resources, income and support from the government, the fitness industry has been under complete independence by the professionals in the field. Fitness enthusiasts were forced to build their own equipment from scratch and use broken down machines from the eighties in order to get a pump...

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Photos

As Cuba’s communist government increasingly opens up to the world and embraces a more free market economy, it will be interesting to see how the island and its fitness culture changes. Only time will tell, but the passion and desire for this culture are already vibrant on the island and will only gro...

Habana strength

Habana strength

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Sweat began to drip after spending all but five minutes inside Osorio’s Gym. There was no form of air conditioning besides a slight breeze making its way through the front entrance. “Two CUC,” Osorio replied when asked how much it was to work out at his gym. It looked like a basement garage of...

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Essays

It is a hot and humid afternoon in Havana, Cuba. The Spanish spoken around by the locals is foreign and different to me, but while walking by a nearby house, I recognize a familiar sound: the clanging and banging of weights and the grunting of men and women. Behind a locked chain link fence, I see a fa...

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs

First glimpse of fitness My first few days in Havana Cuba have been quite an experience. When first arriving in the country, we took a van to the hotel and had a nice journey through the city as we explored some of the outskirts. One thing that was very interesting to see was a building that look...

Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

"No fotos por favor" Today was my third full day in Cuba, but my first as a photojournalist. Unlike other students on my trip to Cuba, I am not proficient in taking pictures on a professional camera. To make up for this our professor gave us a crash course class in about an hour. After which we we...

Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions

Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features

We’re nearly two months into 2017, and the new year has lost its feeling of newness. The holidays have passed us by, and our lives are back to their regular busy flow. So what about our New Year’s resolutions? “Getting healthy” was hands down the most popular resolution leading up to 2017, according...

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Moms make no excuses: Local fitness, health group celebrates two-year anniversary

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Maria Kang, who was born in San Francisco and lives in Elk Grove, had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she posted a picture in 2013 of her wearing workout clothes, with her three sons and the caption “What’s your excuse?” The photo went viral online and eventually led to a ton of support a...

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