The Gang of Four


…no, not that one! First here were two, then three, then six – now four remain.

I refer to our crew of 10yo fitness enthusiasts, started by identical twins Stevie and Josh, to which were added their close friend Alvin: three more of the friends in search of ‘quick muscles’ and handstands joined in, but two of those quickly quit when they realised how much effort it all takes! But Bryce has bitten the bullet and is staying with the crew, at least for the time being.

They all aspire to great abs, strong shoulders, arms and core strength, and all the skills that these things enable – and that’s the theme of the rest of our pictures for today.


These four kids – especially Stevie and Josh, are nothing if not dedicated. They watch videos of the young Andrey Kostash, for example (look him up) and the Italian Stroe brothers (look them up too) and want to do everything they can. Those YouTube prodigies sure have ‘Tiger Dads’, but they do seem to want to be doing what they are doing rather than being forced. And, from our side, we never force: we want to work with kids that want it for themselves, whether it be gymnastics, acrobatics or just great muscles appropriate to their age. And for our little ‘gang of four’ – well, they want all of that!


Our older kids (soon to be 15) with their lifelong acrobatic upbringing, are superb ambassadors for these younger boys and enjoy helping with their training (as well as getting their share of the fees!). Dave and I like this because it gives Leo and Jaymee a sense of the responsibilities they need to bear in mind when training others, which we hope they will want to continue doing.


So, as usual, we celebrate here fitness in young males and hope that you enjoy both the pictures and getting stuck in with some sports training yourselves!



How it all began (for us)…The first part...



Part 2…The second part...




And finally…Cover 3 Thumb








So: 17 nice examples of what younger boys might wish to aspire to as they get older and their bodies mature. Nothing outrageously ‘bodybuilder-ish’, which is a look we absolutely hate! Just fit, strong, healthy. Our gang of four are putting in between six and eight hours a week, carefully tailored to their age. And what a difference we are seeing in their self-confidence and in what they can do!

Two more before I let you go…






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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