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At Your Service

We are, it must be admitted, in the service industry. Here (in the eastern Algarve) to provide fitness facilities, advice and encouragement to our visitors, plus some entertainment on selected evenings. And through this blog, too. A regular commenter (on the … Continue reading

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Winding Down a Bit, with Added Gymnastics!

More than one correspondent has pointed out that “perhaps you’re trying to do a bit too much.” Well, they’re right, and we’re looking forward to our forthcoming break once Alfredo and Seb return (it is a coincidence that they’re both … Continue reading

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Loitering Within Tent – and Boxing Clever

The boxers can have their day! After several requests for a ring to be installed here, mainly from Russian guys, the decision was taken to put it within a permanent ‘tent’ which could be used by regular guests as an additional … 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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Some Days in the Gym

A few days in our former home in Tennessee means not only time in the private gym (see previous post!) but some time to catch up with the lads we used to teach gymnastics to… Some of them have come … Continue reading

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Magic Max

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Max Whitlock (and some lesser Gymnasts!)’ As a Brit living in USA and employed in coaching gymnastics, it is hard not to notice the progress of our sport in the Olympics. USA in first place with three … Continue reading

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Looking Up a Bit…

Sometimes the vest serves to highlight the goods…. in this case, Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Shoulders and Arms’ I think the prospects for the school summer vacation are looking up a little. Regular readers will know that the planned 8-week circus … Continue reading

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“Even Barefoot, the Rain won’t Play…”

Limbering up before the swim meet. Today’s Gallery Theme: Barefoot Boys …pictures in which at least one boy is barefoot. But what about that peculiar phrase in the title? What does it mean? Well, the literature teacher in the French … Continue reading

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The Rising Generation

Like the teen guy on the bars there, showing off his shoulders, abs and chest development as a result of his workouts, I am watching my son Leo (just 13) steadily but definitely turning into a man. A lot of … Continue reading

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New Tricks for Young Dogs

I’m in trouble again! Yes, my almost 13yo son Leo, who has the world at his feet as it were (that’s an amazing picture!), didn’t get a mention when I said how much I was looking forward to returning to … Continue reading

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