What is Calisthenics?

Somewhere between gymnastics and weight training, the approach sees people use minimal equipment and usually only the practitioners bodyweight. The term itself stems from the Ancient Greek for "beauty" (kallos) and "strength" (sthenos).

Calisthenics is essentially bodyweight training, training in calisthenics will increase bodyweight strength and flexibility. Using movements such as pull ups, push ups, dips squats along with other bodyweight movements which could involve any kind of pushing, pulling, jumping or swinging.


Calisthenics is a popular training method practised by people all across the world, it is often used as part of physical education in schools and also as a baseline indicator in physical evaluations at numerous different military organisations around the globe.

"It is a shame to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which your body is capable."