Ready for Take-Off

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Ready for his take-off, too!

Busy couple of weeks ahead. First of all, Leon from Lexington (wrestler, sometime tour-bus driver and participant in our circus tours) is coming for a long weekend because his partner Dane is going to Colorado to view some construction project. So Leon decided to have some intensive time with us all in Man.Power honing that already fabulous olive-skinned and ripped body – rather like this one in fact:

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Since Leon (and indeed his partner, obviously) are part of Tuan Jie, there’ll be plenty of gay caring and sharing as well: both Dave and I, and Zach and Gary, have VERY large beds to share…

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I’m also going to taking off in the literal sense on Monday to go first to Idaho and then Seattle, representing the gymnastics centre where we work in some coach exchange programs. Dave and I tossed a coin because there’s only one place: Dave’s going to be ‘home alone’ for ten days, so goodness knows what he will be getting up to with our wonderful friends…!

Meanwhile, I’ll be working hard teaching artistic gymnastics…

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There’ll be a lot of focus on conditioning…

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…some appropriate strength training for a gymnast…

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…some appropriate games for relaxation…

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Artistic gymnastics can be huge fun and leads to great upper body development, as this scene from a Dutch competition shows us…

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84027096Rope climbing is a great exercise too, especially for the arms if you climb legs free (some of our gym-center kids compete for speed, and the record is about five seconds) – it is also a very good introduction to the aerial arts should they wish to expand their acrobatic repertoire…

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Special OfferSo there we are. Busy times ahead for everyone, both the ‘fun times’ and the ‘work times’! No getting away from the fact that we love what we do – which is one reason I wrote about it and called the three books collectively ‘Living the Dream’

Whatever your sporting interests, it’s always more fun if you share with a like-minded friend or group – drive each other on to greater things…

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At the very worst, you can at least use each other as weights! Ready for lift-off?

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I wonder where the base man’s right hand is connecting…

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

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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