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    Functional Fitness and Vitality

    Functional Fitness and Vitality

    By Cinder Ernst– Vitality is defined by Oxford as “the state of being strong and active.” I define fitness as “having the strength and stamina to do the things you…

    Bay Area LGBT Athletes Bring Home Gold

    Bay Area LGBT Athletes Bring Home Gold

    By John Chen– The 2018 Gay Games held August 4–12 in Paris, France, have come and gone in the blink of an eye, but they left lasting memories and friendships…

    The Most Demanding, Essential and Thankless Job in Sports

    The Most Demanding, Essential and Thankless Job in Sports

    By John Chen– We’ve seen it on live TV for as long as sports have been televised: players, managers, coaches, fans and even team owners chastising, complaining, berating and even…

    Adding Variety to Home Strength Training Workouts

    Adding Variety to Home Strength Training Workouts

    By Cinder Ernst– In the last two columns we have looked at basic and advanced strength training principles and strategies. The implementation focus was on a gym workout. Today I…

    An LGBTQ Athlete’s Story: Mark McCabe Part 2 – Gay Rugby Changed My Life

    An LGBTQ Athlete’s Story: Mark McCabe Part 2 – Gay Rugby Changed My Life

    By John Chen– (Editor’s Note: Part 1 of Mark McCabe’s story is in the June 7 issue of the San Francisco Bay Times. McCabe was on the fast track to…

    Strength Training Hacks

    Strength Training Hacks

    By Cinder Ernst– Today’s article will give you ways to make your strength training more effective. You might be doing strengthening exercises at home such as push-ups, planks or squats.…

    An LGBTQ Athlete’s Story: Mark McCabe

    An LGBTQ Athlete’s Story: Mark McCabe

    By John Chen– The amount of vile, degrading homophobic hate spewed and shouted from the terrace every game, everywhere, and non-stop gradually wore down Mark McCabe’s will, determination and desire…

    Low Back Pain Relief Hacks

    Low Back Pain Relief Hacks

    By Cinder Ernst– Low back pain gets in the way of so much: your workout, your day and your fun, just to name a few. In this article we are…

    The Shavings of an Almost Olympian

    The Shavings of an Almost Olympian

    By John Chen– Did you know that competitive swimmers shave their bodies? Many of them are not naturally smooth like me and many of my Asian brethren. And yes, they…

    Success with Physical Therapy

    Success with Physical Therapy

    By Cinder Ernst I love physical therapy. It’s the best thing for you when your body hurts. Physical therapists have a way of “reading” what’s going on in your body.…