Wandering through Lincoln’s Inn Fields this lunchtime I saw the ultimate in “in-park keep-fit.”
A personal trainer had only attached an elastic tightrope between two young trees ten foot apart and around three feet high off the ground. He was bouncing on and off it doing tricks in front of his client as the trees began to bend and creak. He twanged (not good english but a word that describes his action well) off the elastic from a sitting position onto the grass then jumped back on, landing on his feet. Bizarre!
I reckoned that the parkies would have thrown him out straight away but when I walked back an hour later he was still there. What would you call this latest Park keep-fit craze? “Bounce-ercise” or “Twang-ercise”, I really don’t know. Beats Rave-ercise anyday! P