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Twins make working out a career

Twins make working out a career

By Morgan Collier

April 24, 2015

For most young adults, working out is simply a hobby. Many may enjoy winding down with a long run after a hectic day or lift weights to relieve stress. For 21-year old twins Danielle and Deanna Inzano, it’s a different story. At a young age, they have already managed to turn their love of working out...

Kansas student travels across the country to compete in triathlons

As he approaches the transition area of the Omaha, Neb., triathlon this past July, Eckardt prepares to dismount his bike and throw on his running shoes.

By Braden Shaw and Brooke Wiebe

September 18, 2014

As he crosses the finish line, body drenched with sweat and completely exhausted. Senior Callahan Eckardt just finished a 1-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and a 10K run: a triathlon. Callahan was inspired to do triathlons by a cyclo-cross race, which is an off-road bike race that also involves other obstacles. He was only 12, and h...

Everything she has is dedicated to becoming state champion powerlifter

Everything she has is dedicated to becoming state champion powerlifter

By Alexis Megdanoff, Fenton HS, Fenton, Mich.

June 11, 2014

The inside of a gym is a familiar sight for senior Crystal Krupp. For four years, she has trained every week to succeed in the sport of powerlifting. Powerlifting at the high school level involves three separate lifts: the squat, bench and deadlift. Each participant has three chances, the highes...

Giving up junk food to gain abs: What it takes to be a teenage bodybuilder

Junior Mike Cohen poses to show off his hard-earned muscles.

By Kenneth Reyes, Biddeford HS, Biddeford, Maine

June 6, 2014

While everyone is out chomping on Big Macs, he’s out chomping on sweet potatoes, but it’s for a very good reason. For every protein shake that he has drank, and muscle that he has toned, junior Mike Cohen is willing to do it all to compete for a bodybuilding contest. The price, however, wou...

Fitness is new focus of physical education

Fitness is new focus of physical education

By Kaelee Rupell, Southern Lehigh HS, Center Valley, Pa.

June 2, 2014

The nature of gym class has changed a great deal throughout the years. From high-activity team sports to more individualized body improvement such as weight lifting, cardio and setting personal goals, personal fitness has evolved greatly since the addition of individualized workout programs for students...

Youth raise the pace with 5K runs for charity

Youth raise the pace with 5K runs for charity

By John Kinney, St. Louis Park HS, St. Louis Park, Minn.

January 8, 2014

Running long distances has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, but never before have organized races been as popular with young adults, according to a October 2013 study. The study, conducted by the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, more young adults are participating...