Group Therapy

Chad’s Man.Power group has certainly worked wonders for our new recruit Sammy Three Rivers (several recent posts!), although we still have much to learn about him. And much to admire – here’s a little inspiration for other would-be contortionists (although Dave and I confess we can’t achieve this position any more: we put it down to too much muscle, but advancing years is probably the truthful answer!):


The therapy of our Tuan Jie brotherhood has also helped us through the assorted misadventures which have crossed our path:

This one also in e-bookCover2 Thumband, finally...…an unsubtle reminder of what this blog is probably for (!) – just click on any of the covers: e-books for parts 1 and 2 also out now!

Meanwhile, let’s look at some groups in training in some favorite pursuits, starting with rowing – not a favourite pursuit of ours, to be fair, but we certainly approve the training afforded by rowing machines:


Wonder why some of those guys like to sweat inside shirts? Oh well. We’re rather more familiar with the gym, so let’s go there: not a shirt to be seen in this vintage pic…


…and, of course, given favourable weather, we gymnasts can do it out of doors – just drag out the safety mats…


Of course, it is in the weight room that enthusiastic colleagues are  a real asset, pushing one another on and helping out with the spotting. Wait – where did they all go whilst I was pushing those stacks? “Last man out, turn off the lights!”


Wrestling is kind of one-on-one, but an enthusiastic audience generally materialises to give encouragement. And especially so when the participants have elected to use oil…


…not that in our gym you get an audience of girls in party dresses, but I’m sure you get the idea. And that activity too is something that you can enjoy outside, given suitable conditions…


…I guess they might collect an audience quickly enough – not just the guy with the camera.

OK, so group therapy works, and I commend to everyone! But, of course, there are just some times when a group of two is just enough..


“He’s mine!” (Thanks to ‘Uncle Carl’ for that caption idea…)


and… of course…

curling up together

Quite. You get the idea, I think. Bye for now – Dave and I have something in mind…

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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