House Gymnastics originated from the endeavours of Harrison and Ford in a joint and convoluted
attempt to put up a bedroom blind. It could be argued that boredom was the
real catalyst for House Gymnastics to take on a more tangible form. The first
moves were busted during a house discussion about boredom in the upstairs hallway,
a natural meeting place and crossroads within the house. The
was conceived and perfected in this one afternoon and several experimental
versions of moves followed that still stand to this day as part of The
. A trip in the car later that day demonstrated a shared enthusiasm
with other house members and Harrison and Ford knew they were on to a good
thing. In one single afternoon their embryonic concept had flourished and
House Gymnastics was born.
The Brace | first official Harrison and Ford move | 18-09-02
on in moves were being created and busted on an almost daily basis. Everything
was meticulously recorded and the house became a laboratory for the development
of new moves. Language was appropriated to compliment the physicality of
House Gymnastics and let the participants communicate while performing.
The naming of each of the new moves became as important as the move itself.
The hallway was renamed "The Arena" as it became the main focus
of Harrison and Ford's exploits and words such as "busted" and "amped"
entered the house vocabulary as part of everyday speech. House Gymnastics had arrived.
Throughout the history of House Gymnastics many benefits have been discovered. The most obvious advantage of House Gymnastics is being able to exercise in your own home without the need to buy any equipment or peripherals. Other benefits include:
Improvement in general fitness
Greater upper body strength
Improvement in balance
Focused mental & physical
Connection with your domestic
Raised levels of confidence
Ability to impress your friends