Tim Dowling: we’ve been doing pilates together for a year – and it’s got competitive

The winner is the one who complains the most, thereby sucking up the attention and doing the least actual exercising

It is 8.44am, and my wife and I are arguing on the way to pilates. We’ve been exercising together for about a year – with assorted Covid-induced breaks – and over time it has got competitive. The first competition is to be the person with the most legitimate reason for running late.

“Sorry,” I say, pulling the front door shut behind us. “I couldn’t find my shoe.”

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