Celebrating FIT People!


One problem with being temporarily (hopefully!) slightly disabled is that people start telling you their horror stories. ‘Oh, my Granny had that and died”… ‘Did I ever tell you about my colon surgery?’ ‘You want to be careful – my Uncle George had his leg cut off’… ‘I have a real problem getting out of bed since my operation’…

Cover1 FullFor heaven’s sake, can someone as well as me please look on the bright side?!! My three books celebrated fitness (and gayness, let’s be clear) spiced up with some unexpected misadventures that came our way and, yes, two close friends got hospitalised in the course of it – but they’re STILL HERE and still performing in the circus (which I’m not right now…growl…).

Cover2 FullBut I’ve landed myself an (almost) free trip to the Far East as a result of having to drop out of the current tour – although I must admit I’m not entirely sure what I am going to do with myself in the middle of a Korean family reunion! But I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to do some sightseeing in what I understand is a remarkable part of the world.

Cover 3 FullSo, fate is still capable of springing some surprises. Some good, some not so good, but all part of the rich experience, eh?

Let’s bring on a new crop of fitness inspiration, then:




That’s a bit of a – well – rustic way of doing acrobatics – but fun I guess. Fun is important:



I’d expect the ‘flier’ there to be a bit more – um – shapely… dignified…body tension! Oh well. Swimmers are generally pretty fit, whatever…



down to the wire

gym pose


making the point


pits pose






…all pretty shapely, huh? A good use of kettlebells in black and white to finish for today:





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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2 Responses to Celebrating FIT People!

  1. ian williams says:

    have a safe and enjoyable trip. IAN

    • tonycavanagh says:

      Thanks, Ian. Back on the injections from yesterday because my blood dipped JUST below the limit, which is a pain. But checked in and fit to fly! Swelling slowly – very slowly – diminishing.

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