The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words 'kalos' which means beauty or beautiful, and 'sthenos' which roughly translates to strength. It is the art of using one's bodyweight as resistance in order to develop improved motor functions, strength and grace.


Calisthenics has been made popular by many practitioners around the world due to the fact that minimal equipment is required and can be practiced anywhere to achieve an incredible skillset and power to weight ratio. 

The front-lever, back-lever, muscle-up, flag, dip and planche have all become fundamental movement patterns to be attained within the Calisthenics framework / expression. 

Utilising between 10-15 variations on each of the above exercises and a multitude of rep ranges, I look to impart the principles through these forms and expressions to teach the practitioner an effective and practical way of moving the body into these key positions. 

"I found David by chance and consider myself very lucky in doing so. David will work and push you - but in a very supportive and safe way. His knowledge, after lengthy ongoing study and personal practice, is second to none and he is incredibly generous in sharing this with people. He has a genuine passion for health and well being and clearly loves what he does. I’ve worked with David in 1:1 sessions, group classes, workshops, online tutorials and have been fortunate enough to attend four of his international retreats. All of these have been incredibly well planned, very enjoyable and I’ve come away from each one learning something new. I would have no hesitation in recommending David but, be warned - you might get hooked!"

- Jo Mason


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