The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Powerlifting memberships growing in California

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
March 7, 2018

At powerlifting competitions, the environment is contagious. Despite all the nerves, jitters and adrenaline floating around, lifters fire each other up with back slaps and shouting. The crowd yells, “UP!...

College students lean on dietary supplements

College students lean on dietary supplements

Taylor Fedorenko,
Contributor
January 10, 2018

Brett Zukunft, a student at California State University, East Bay, heads to the gym six days a week. He works out for three hours each day in order to bulk for the Contra Costa NPC Championships, a bodybuilding...

Working out in Havana

Working out in Havana

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor
September 21, 2017

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...

Fitness culture in Cuba

Fitness culture in Cuba

Adam Murphy,
Contributor
September 20, 2017

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...

Habana strength

Habana strength

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor
August 29, 2017

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...

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Cuban fitness, an evolving culture

Adam Murphy,
Contributor
August 28, 2017

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...

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.

David Corrie Jr.,
Contributor
August 25, 2017

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...

Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy,
Contributor
August 23, 2017

"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....

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

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...

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

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...

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