The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Working out in Havana

Working out in Havana
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
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
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
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.
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...

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