A Bit of a Stretch


Well, that’s one way! They call it passive stretching: what’s missing is the magazine to read to pass the time!


And that’s another. Keeping flexible whilst (in our case, maybe not that second guy’s) keeping muscle tone and strength is what it is all about, for acrobatics, and also for the ‘kung-fu’ style of stuff that we all dabble in. Particularly, Gary: he’s the one who trained to balance and spin around on a single spear point on his stomach, who gets run over by a small truck, and takes most of the spears in the spear bending…

…he did his kung-fu training with the best of the bunch (Chinese mainly) in Knoxville – it is all written about in our books, especially the final one Against All Odds.


I suppose we all do a bit, but Gary is in a different league, supporting Zach on his head whilst in full splits with just his feet supported on two chairs… the rest of us are probably better acrobats but I do get some lumber broken across my back plus the odd concrete block on the stomach… and the other end of some of the spears. Heigh Ho, it’s all in the name of entertainment…


We all definitely enjoy training muscle tone through gymnastic exercises…



…and, of course, making good use of the weight room.


chest 10 abs 4

(you reckon he needs to work on those abs a bit, ‘cos we do? Nice pecs and shoulders though)


Our earlier development through such activities is documented in the first two books, along with our falling in love and coming out as gay… Loving the Boy and The Power of Love. For those that like that sort of thing, the perfect Christmas present????

Here’s some more “perfect”… enjoy!


chest huh!


bnc_2752def norwegian wrestler

car seat


‘And we got muscle…!’


‘Scrum Down…’


Maybe it is ‘stretching a point’ to call that ‘training’, but it sure looks like fun…!

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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