WE GO AGAIN
KEVIN McCALLUM: Hail Tim Albone, a fine writer and lover of Afghan underdogs
He was a freelance journalist in Afghanistan for a number of years, where he met the Afghan cricket team
If the question is "beer or coffee" and the answer is "beer", then there is a good chance you are going to have a fun interview. When it is a four-beer interview, as my chat with Tim Albone, former journalist become gym owner, turned out to be, then it is a hoot. I interviewed Albone for a profile that is published in this week’s Financial Mail. He is the man behind the Ritual Gym that opened a few months ago in the Thrupps Centre in Illovo, a concept that promises to get you in and out of the door, trained, showered and changed, inside 30 minutes. A gym for those short on time with everything provided. Walk in dressed in your work clothes, put on the kit provided, do a 22-minute high-intensity session with a personal trainer in a small class, then shower and walk out with smoothie in hand. Ritual Gym was founded in Singapore, the busiest of busy cities. And it is expanding to the US and South America. Albone has plans to expand his range, and we spend much of the four-beer afternoo...