Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016 Approaches…

…but don’t look back… Don’t look down either… LOOK UP! LOOK FORWARDS! 2016 is going to be the year where you actually achieve those fitness goals. Some say that I’ve done quite enough preaching about fitness. But the blog gives … Continue reading

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A Plague of Frogs

Well, some weird stuff gets into this blog from time to time, but we can’t go on about fitness and acrobats all the time, now can we? Dave and I own this cottage in Wales (UK) which we have (slightly … Continue reading

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No Tornados Here!

Just  quick one before we set off for our traditional Dec 26 swim and riverbank barbecue. (And playtime in the woods, too!). Thanks to several people who heard about the tornados in Tennessee two days ago and wondered if we … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Dave and I, the extended family and all of our fitness and acrobatic friends wish you everything you wish for yourself! Well, he doesn’t look too happy! Maybe that’s because there’s no training allowed today… Tomorrow it’s down to the … Continue reading

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No Room At The Inn…

…or, at least, No Room in The Cabin… Christmas Eve. No coaching work to do. Dave out shopping (I wasn’t allowed to go with him), so Gary and I wandered across the yard to our training cabin with some wrestling fun … Continue reading

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Cabin Boys

A cabin at the top of the yard. A ‘fit-boy zone’ in which to do as they please… It all began when my partner Dave and his older brother Pete came from UK to Tennessee for his father’s work. Dave was … Continue reading

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Gritting Ones Teeth

Nice bod, yes. And today, notice the smile… A woman in Oxford (UK) said to my mother the other day ‘So you son lives in America with his friend. You know, the problem with Americans is, they think they’re better … Continue reading

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The Boy and his Friend

In the run-up to Christmas, we usually get the odd booking for an acro or fakir show to support some kind of party. No exception this year. But the interesting thing is that it is the kids who are getting … Continue reading

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Leo the Lion

Celebrating teen toughness! When the going gets tough… the tough get going. Happily the attitude of my son Leo and his mates. Newly admitted to evening sessions at the private gym, the owner (Chad) was quick to set up a … Continue reading

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Changed Liaisons

An update on our various young trainers, not to be forgetting the extraordinary Jaymee, for whom I found this huge picture with a female participant! I while back I introduced Jude, an out-and-proud 14yo from Canada who moved to our … Continue reading

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