Tag Archives: balance

Confidence Building

We manage our gym shifts (along with Alf and Seb) to give everyone as much flexibility as possible, especially as all of us are involved in shows four nights a week even if not actually performing in every one now. … Continue reading

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Let the Dance Begin!

Well, maybe that’s more of a pose than a dance. But anyway… This vacation place we’re at really does seem to be working as a team effort. One of the cooks (yes!) on a day off on the beach near … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk

Well, the boxers wanted punch bags, and a ring…   … the punch bags have arrived and have been fixed by the maintenance guys, one in each ‘half’ of this complex we’re at. As for a ring, with actual ropes, … Continue reading

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‘Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow’

Forget the basketball. Otherwise, that’s how a well-fit young man should look after a great training session. Bathed in sweat, to the extent that it is soaking into his pants. Lean and mean. OK, we’d appreciate a bit more muscle, … Continue reading

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Back to Back(s)

I mentioned yesterday that I had another bunch of ‘back’ pictures to share… so, in two ‘back-to-back’ posts, here is another selection. Starting with gymnast boys from the Chelyabinsk gym who are trained by Andrey Telitsyn. OK, we’ll leave Russia … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise!… Planned and Unplanned…

Surprise #1 (unplanned!): had a visit (in the gym here) on Friday morning from the father of the Slovenian boy who my son tried to fry in oil when wrestling under the full mid-day sun! Thought that he had come for … Continue reading

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Speedo Time

Today’s picture theme is ‘Speedos’ (and we’ll allow ‘briefs’ in there too since underwear is growing as the ‘in’ form of swimwear and gymwear in some parts!). The management here is quite generous to Dave and I in their expectations: … Continue reading

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Fighting, Frying… and Complaining

‘Bedding in.’ That’s what the system here is doing, I think! Our gym setup in the ‘open’ half of the vacation complex here seems to meet with general approval – the emphasis on this side of the complex is ‘family’ … Continue reading

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A Summer Night

Day out today, so here’s a post I prepared earlier and timed to appear in the evening while we’re still having time across the water in Spain with the kids (short train ride to Vila Real, ferry and bingo, early … Continue reading

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Fitness: The International Language

More from sunny Eastern Algarve! First shows went off alright here, but we have to get additional performers organised quickly to sustain the length of performance the management have in mind. Problem is giving them enough performances per week – … Continue reading

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