As I Said Last Time – Back to the Day Job…

….which means training other people in gymnastics and fitness, and training ourselves to keep up with them!


That generally means working up a sweat: in winter, perhaps just the forehead…


…in summer, the heat helps to produce just a little more…


…as do certain sports…


Wrestling is quite effective…



…but, for the ultimate sweat, if you’re a boxer or fighter needing to lose weight quickly, try a sparring session in a waterproof hoodie!

12I don’t subscribe to post videos here, but you can watch this 17-sec exhibition by clicking here. Off comes Alex’s hoodie, then the tee-shirt, and then, for the big finish, he wrings out about a pint of sweat from the shirt!


Of course, there are other ways of getting sweaty, such as being a skinny singer in a boiling-hot venue…


…but we’d rather do it building a bit of muscle and/or going for a run, like these guys…!





Here’s another boxer, definitely sweating, but the photographer seems to be chucking water at him as well:


Of course, after the workout, a nice cool shower is definitely what you need!


cover1-thumbcover-3-thumbcover2-thumbSo, back to the day job, then. Not writing these books shown here – that was a ‘night job’ I suppose, trying to bring in a little extra money (depends heavily on you guys taking the bait, of course…. hint!). No , at the moment it is coaching gymnasts, with some summer acrobatics classes waiting over the horizon. For now, then, I’ll finish with one or two gymnastics pictures.




And for today’s finale, Nile Wilson, one of the UK’s Rio boys: we had the opportunity to meet him a while back. Kewl!


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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