A  fit guy surrounded by the tools of his trade. Motivated – definitely!

Yet again, this post is ‘inspired’ (??) by a phrase (or word in this case) with a double meaning. It had never occurred to me before, but in South Africa, you ‘motivate’ something if you put the process in place – like a guy in a company preparing a case to make some travel plan, for example – you ‘motivate’ the process. So when we met this guy the other day, visiting from Johannesburg, we found that his South African English and our Brit/American English didn’t exactly correspond! Strange.

But, in our business of fitness and acrobatic sports, our motivation is clear. We want to look good and perform well, which sees us in the gym a heck of a lot:


…free weights, machines, the lot… and a little bit of self-satisfied posing, tooo…


Cables, too…

cable pec training

…and all that training, plus flexibility work, keeps us in trim for working on our balance activities…


Working together, feeling and respecting the power and skill in each other’s bodies… that’s what ‘motivates’ us!


Some power there! And here…

w twins_flexing

(Wish I had had a twin brother to work out with… that would have been really cool! Actually, to have had a brother at all would have been really cool. Oh well.. it wasn’t to be!).

However you share the power:


bar boys


…that’s what our motivation is all about. Doing things together – even weird things…


Uh? Now why would they be doing that to a carpet? Ideas? Comment!

Cover1 FullCover2 FullHopefully these motivational ideas emerge in these small offerings (click on covers!), along with a celebration of gay love (Dave and I, plus our amazing friends, other gay couples) and also a little adventure (misadventure would be a better term, I think. The concluding part, Against All Odds, is now printing, by the way).

We’de love you to want to read these, but if it’s just the gym training that interests you, fine. The message there is get together…


…encourage one another…


… get sweaty…




…and have FUN!

waterspray trio

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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