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 asked the most. We have Jaymee and Leo “as seen on TV” doing their balance and fakir routine on two nights next week; Jaymee had her friends in their acrobatic trio have secured a party booking too and sweetly asked if Chris could join them to provide some ‘muscle’ – and let them smash concrete blocks on his chest (and he’s the on/off squeeze for Jaymee, don’t forget…) – and then we have Leo and Chris asked to perform on their own – again, twice. This is also balance and fakir, with Leo providing most of the arm balancing and Chris (again) most of the base ‘muscle’, with honours for the fakir stuff shared between them.
You know – I think us ‘oldies’ might as well retire – or take up ballet maybe!
Leo and Chris – who have never done ‘solo’ shows before – asked us what they should call themselves. After a lot of agonising, you would never believe what they settled on. “The Boy and his Friend” ! It carefully doesn’t say which of them is the ‘boy’ and which the ‘friend’ – thus giving them equal ‘status’, something Leo insists on (though of course he ‘insists’ on it partly from a feeling of being the superior performer, which he probably is, to be fair!).
I don’t think that the name will last beyond this holiday, and so will only be seen in a quiet corner of eastern Tennessee, but actually we think it is rather clever.
A quick selection of ‘Boys and their Friends’ now follows:
Check out those abs, dudes!
Yeah, coming along nicely!
Each ‘pushing on’ the other to greater achievements… outdoors…
Of course, they don’t have to train all the time…
…pool time is allowed!
You cannot beat that amazing ‘feel’ of having a close friend who really likes doing what you like, and encourages you to do ever better – and, of course, you for him the same. of course, larger groups can create that same spirit…
…but competitiveness will always creep in. Can you figure out who wants to be, and who is, the best gymnast there?
Before we fall back on some individual physique successes for the rest of this post, just let you remind me why we’re here…
…to give my almost invisible bank balance a small boost as a result of your late Christmas gift buying of course! Gay love, all that sport and performance and some adventure thrown into three connected volumes there. e-books from Amazon also. ‘Giving’ to the needy gym rats (older ones like me!) surely can’t hurt if you get a good yarn in return?
And now, the results of the training. 3 of the same guy first:
And finally, another youngster with attitude -‘ fit rules, OK?’ And so it should!
Looks like a High School wrestler. He can train in our gym anytime!