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Calisthenics Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calisthenics Exercises.

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Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Reference Guide to Strength Training

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and...  Read more

Are You an Active Couch Potato?

My life has always been full of movement. As a fitness coach and former owner of a personal training business, I know the importance of being active throughout the day and have never been concerned about my activity level. Even with many of my workin...  Read more

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

When Too Much Exercise Becomes a Problem

Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e...  Read more

How do I log this exercise? 148 crunches, 74 lunge
Updated 7/25/2015 6:18:53 PM

How do I log this exercise? 148 crunches, 74 lunges each leg, 296 jumping jacks, and 74 squats. All performed at high intensity....  Read more

struggling with exercise
Updated 7/29/2015 2:04:11 PM

hi, I have gained quite a bit of weight in the past 1.5 yrs. I am about 40 pounds my ideal weight. I am short, so I feel heavy. These are my problem areas - my thighs are humongous, my stomach protruding as though I'm pregnant, and my b...  Read more

What are your favorite strength training exercises
Updated 7/25/2015 8:41:51 AM

What are your favorite strength training exercises that has given you the most results? Thanks...  Read more

I got a lot more exercise in today than I expected
Updated 7/25/2015 12:33:04 AM

I got a lot more exercise in today than I expected. My was, hamstrings, and abs are woooooo...talking to me. Lol I have to admit, I do love the burn. 😜...  Read more

Weight Loss Stops When I Start Exercising???
Updated 7/24/2015 2:32:03 PM

This is kind of unusual. I use MyFitnessPal to track my caloric intake per day. In the past, when I've eaten below the guideline amount, I've lost generally anywhere between a pound to a pound and a half per week. I am way overweight, like 279 lb...  Read more

Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show....  Read more

Road Trip

If I can, I wear exercise-friendly clothes for a road trip. When I stop at a rest stop I often take ten minutes for a fitness break: jogging, doing calisthenics, even swinging a kettlebell I've thrown in the trunk, or a quick kickboxing routine. Ta...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

Fun Fitness Flashback: 80s Aerobics

(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.) When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards...  Read more

DVD Review: The Booty Barre Workout

As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga...  Read more