Want to get in great shape without having to buy any equipment? How about having fun learning cool new skills? Calisthenics classes are just what you need! The focus is purely on natural bodyweight-only movements - you are your own gym! There is no strict age limit - families are welcome and encouraged.
Before joining a gym or buying expensive exercise equipment, look at what you already have available to you in your neighborhood. With creativity, just your own bodyweight, and the right training progressions, you can get in a challenging workout any place.
Below is a remedial workout that I led a client through recently. For more workouts and how to design your own, point your browser to the page below -http://www.strengthcalisthenics.com/2015/01/articles.html
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If you play a winter sport like hockey or football...any sport where you have much of the summer off...you know that after taking a few weeks off at season's end, it's time to start thinking about some sort of off-season training to prepare your body for the new season. If you have kids, you may even consider sending them to sports camps. They are great, no question, but they can be very expensive and often time comsuming.
So today's workout was not lifting in my gym, or running on the treadmill. Nope, it was simply working on some landscaping and working on some parking for my clients. You see, I have an extra parking spot, but wanted to raise it up so that is was more level.