Welcome to the Blog!

Tony Cavanagh welcomes you to his world of books (first and foremost!) and to the things he loves best on the other pages here. After six blogging years, I’m having something of a reorganisation and culling many old posts and associated images to make room for new things. This blog home page offers more information about my books and will also signpost additions to the ‘Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics‘ pages (see Index) and also to the ‘Gay Expression‘ page – these being the themes which run through my first three books. Purchasing books helps to support the blog, and most readers rate them well!

Before we get there, there is a fourth book published October 2017 and a fifth half completed. So let’s start with the most recent offering:

A ‘reluctantly’ gay boy, cast out of his community for discovering his sexuality… can he find the true meaning of his life and his true love, or does fate have more s*** in store for him? Best classified as ‘Romantic Fiction’, I think, the book explores Native American beliefs as his shape-shifting ‘spirit guide’ struggles to make things right for him. Darker influences are also at work, however, and his life holds many surprises and disappointments before the final dénouement. Click on the cover for a link to buy direct, and support this blog… e-versions of all the books are also available. And, if  you must, because they don’t pay the author much, there is Amazon…

Three earlier books, written in the first person, chart the life and times of a British teen relocated to the USA who quickly finds another like-minded exiled Brit with whom he shares a love of acrobatic sports and, very shortly after, with whom he shares his gay love. Surrounded by a caring group of sporting (and mainly gay) friends, things nevertheless start to go badly wrong and there are clearly people around who do not wish them well. They discover a life as a touring show… and also a future life as gay dads, but there is much else waiting in store for them before they can be ‘happy ever after’…

Notice too that these covers combine locations of the stories combined with acrobatic images and some Chinese characters: the significance of these emerges early in the first book.


So there we are – welcome. Scroll down for the latest posts, or cross to the other pages for Fitness, Acrobatic and Gymnastics images –  a lifestyle we enthusiastically support – or to Gay Expression for  occasional musings and images related to the gay lifestyle. You will not find porn here.

This blog is also for guys who admire other guys who put real effort into their physical development. On that ‘fitness’ page I encourage you to think how good the fitness lifestyle is for you. The rules are simple:

  1. Make an effort to improve your own fitness this year (you’re NEVER too old);
  2. Enjoy the pictures (and comment please on what you see, and feel free to ‘FOLLOW’);
  3. Buy a book (preferably, all of them) to support the continuation of the blog!

AND: you can even try combining the reading with your workout!

The blog is essentially G-rated; the earlier books get a little explicit from time to time about gay guys doing what gay guys do – you don’t have to be gay to enjoy them – just be gay-friendly. 

And now, as they used to say on the old TV game shows: “Come on Down!”⇓ or alternatively Sideways (to the other pages!)

*** Many pictures  on all of the pages… like the one on the left illustrating what we love to do… will sticky-2-readenlarge if you click on them ***


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Melrose is an Ex-Publisher…

…I’ve noticed that folks are still clicking on links to the Melrose Books site to explore my three earlier books. Please be aware that Melrose is no longer trading, and any interest in Loving The Boy, The Power of Love and Against All Odds should be directed to me at gymacrobat@gmail.com. Any sales from bookstores now will also result in any royalties due to me going to the publisher’s creditors instead.

I am working to disable those links but I certainly won’t find all the ones given as text rather than clicks on book covers. I hope to remove this irritation as soon as possible, but please be guided by the message above for the time being in regard to those three books, which can be mailed anywhere in the world from the UK where the stocks are.

These covers are ‘clean’! No expired links. apologies for anyone who has wasted time on inactive links in earlier posts, but I simply did not see this coming. I am pleased to confirm that my fourth book (below) is “alive and well” and obtainable direct from the publisher Vanguard Press (click on its cover) or via bookstores or, indeed, via the e-mail address above…

And now, to make this post ‘legal’… an image of fitness!

Guys doing what we love to do, and suitably dressed for the occasion!

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You Only Get What You Work For…

…but the hard work sure pays off!

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…is a very popular colour for training shorts!

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The Younger Generation…

…boys into their fitness or just having fun!


And, to finish off this post, this waif-like character somehow appeals!


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Onwards and Upwards

Fit young men up in the air (mainly!) in various ways. Enjoy.

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Group Therapy (2)

…and now the update, as previously advertised!

Firstly, as the onslaught from Tumblr adult-material-seeking bots continues, and perfectly good Speedo pictures are being tagged as ‘adult’, I have decided to post a new selection (24) of loving twosomes on the Gay Expression Page https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/ along with some additional gay-friendly images featuring some nudity (not porn). First addition there for several months after I decided to revert to putting the pictures directly in the blog posts. Go explore – Tumblr gets copies of blog posts but not those additional three pages! I had considered the pages to be over-full, but just this once…

Then, a news update. I took a decision a year ago not to continue with our dreary day-to-life story, and keep things a bit more private. But over the festive period, Dave and I have been back in the USA with the entire family and, over several days of intensive ‘group therapy’, have taken some fairly momentous decisions. Talking stuff through really helps! And, as so many have asked, especially by e-mail: HERE IS THE NEWS:

Dave and I have decided that we shall not seek to return to USA as permanent residents, even though our kids and their mums are presently there and the mums would never leave. You might think this has something to do with Trump but, when we consider Brexit… no, read on;

We feel that our future is in Europe – we are currently working in Portugal and will continue that until the end of the 2019 summer tourist season, when we have the option to review our contract again. Living on top of the job, all found, has many benefits but after more than two years of effectively living in a “hotel” and being effectively ‘on call 24/7, it is becoming tiresome – despite the fantastic summer weather and the generally shirtless working environment;

Long-term, we will probably return to UK (we are Brits and do not have American or Portuguese citizenship) – our parents are aging and may need support. We have no idea what to do there nor where we would choose to live;

The place in Wales is becoming a bit or a burden to maintain and manage, as we are almost never there and my parents are losing the will to look after it for us. Mid Wales is an unlikely centre for any work we might find ourselves able to do in the future;

Leo’s girlfriend Karla is no more, and has left the district. His best friend Chris, however, is as close to Dave’s daughter Jaymee as it is possible to be, and they make a great couple;

Leo is considering a future less fixated on entertainment than his parents (and less fixated on girls for the time being), will stay in High School for the duration, and is considering university in UK (he has dual citizenship so we would not have to pay the outrageous fees charged to foreigners): he is thinking sports science or something like that and would like a university with a good gym (e.g Loughborough) or strong sporting links with a gym within travel distance (e.g. Bath, Leeds, Bristol…). Good for him – he seems to have his head screwed on;

Long-term readers may remember the term Tuan Jie. This was an arrangement between Dave and I on the one hand and (currently) four other dedicated gay couples – all involved in some way or other in gymnastics/acrobatics/wrestling – that we would keep ourselves ‘evermore’ “pure” – i.e. no sex outside of the ten of us. This is becoming increasingly ridiculous: we are in Europe 95% of the time, Ethan and Jack live permanently in Canada, Zach and Gary are headed to California where Zach hails from next month, Gary having a new banking job lined up, Dane and Leon remain in Lexington KY but are thinking of moving 500 miles away as Dane gets a new role in construction – and the great private gym in TN where we all used tot get it together is all but fallen apart and the equipment is being moved to smaller commercial units around the state as the dedicated membership fell to an unsustainable level. So, while none of us has particular urges to change our mating ways, we have agreed that the unbreakable bond will no longer apply and, should we meet up, we will continue to be honest about whether we are (shall we say) potentially ‘tainted’.

Finally, the younger set continue to put our old training cabin to good use every day, all lifting, stretching, flexing and wrestling for all they are worth. That’s one tradition which Leo, Chris and his friends are determined to continue!

So that’s “the story so far”. If you’re (un)lucky there may be another update in Jan 2020! In the meantime, please continue to purchase and read my books, noting that the publisher of the first three has gone bust so even if they are bought from a bookstore, any royalties which should have come to me will be split between about 1000 creditors. Better to contact me directly on gymacrobat@gmail.com for copies of Loving The Boys, The Power of Love and Against All Odds. I am happy to say that the publisher of my fourth book is in good shape, so you can click on the cover below with confidence for more information!

Happy New Year!

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Group Therapy (1)

That’s a bizarre combination and not fully ‘acrobatic’, but who knows – they’re definitely having fun! Doin stuff in groups is always enjoyable, sharing the failures as well as the successes.

Dave and I have been having some group therapy back in Tennessee over the festive period and have made some significant decisions along with friends and family. I am going to blog separately about those in the next few days because several followers are asking for more information about what we up to. But for now, I’ll stick with the pictures!

20 Russian army boys enjoying the fresh air on their training ground:

A few more of them ought to get their shirts off, as indeed should two of the next Russian group, enjoying a vacation resort by the look of it:

Even some of these wrestle teams seem to be clinging to their shirts today…

…although here, we have a chain gang!

Wrestlers break time:

…and ready for anything…

The camaraderie of the weights room:

Beach boys now:

This looks like a ‘fake’ beach…

…these ones seems to be ‘for real’:

This lot I’m sure are all running for the pool (they’re already wet)…

…followed by some swimmers running riot…

Just dipping their toes in:

Athletes on display:


Locker-room debate:

…and showers, of course:

…followed by the sauna – always a good place for ‘getting it together’!

…and after the sauna comes the snow, for sure!

More Russians there who, in common with Ukraines and Bulgarians, love their street workout facilities…

And what have we here?

Just chillin’ with a beer:

Very shortly – since Tumblr still seems out to get us – I’ll be posting some more ‘suggestive’ / gay / twosomes at the top of the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) where Tumblr can’t find them – so check that out in a day or so!

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Top-Rated Torsos

Some particularly good internet finds to share here. All of today’s guys have definitely been following a great fitness regime! 40 here altogether, so you should find one or two you like…


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Gymnasts and Related Species

Gymnastics (along with Acrobatics) and Wrestling are THE best sports. You had a huge wrestle post a couple of days ago, so here are the gymnasts! Ready, steady…


Here’s a series of a Canadian gymnast. One pic is familiar, but I present it again to offer the complete series (and, before you ask, ‘no I don’t’ – neither the lad nor the location – maybe any Canadian reader might know?):

Some ring work:

Some mates:

(Tumble went wrong? Or maybe stretching…?)

Now let’s go outdoors, handguards at the ready…

(That’s a HORRIBLE shape for a high-bar performance, but ‘hey, he’s having fun!’)

And now a few from Telitsyn’s gym in Chelyabinsk… starting with practice for the Iron Cross:


Here’s a few of Mishka Pavlov:

…and friends…


Finally, meet Telitsyn and the team (in the boxing gym!):

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2019! Onwards and Upwards…

And so it goes on! Acrobatics… Gymnastics:

…bodyweight training…

…resistance machines…


…bit of showing off…



…balance action…


…a bit of combat…

…guys who like being wet…

…or in the snow…

Happy guys…

…sweaty guys…

…carefree guys…

…selfie guys…

…oily guys…

…and silly guys…

…and any guys enjoying what they are doing, especially when they like to show off their bodies…

…and especially guys who enjoy reading my books!

Click on the cover for that one, and contact me direct on gymacrobat@gmail.com for the first three:

(because the publisher just went bust!).

So that’s what this is all about, and where we’ll be at for 2019. And don’t forget to check out the three other pages (they’re pretty much full now)

First Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics/)

Second Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) and the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/).

as well as the individual post archive. Older pix are being removed to make room for new ones, so hurry if you want to download anything pre-2017!

That’s pretty much it for now except to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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