Calisthenics Australia – From Dance to Street Workout

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Posted On July 11, 2020

Calisthenics Australia is the governing body behind what has traditionally been a sport of dance – incorporating elements of rhythmic gymnastics, performing arts and costumes. This type of calisthenics is female dominated, unsurprisingly. It has been around for some time, and is distinctly Australian.

Meanwhile around the world, Calisthenics has been ascribed to the Street Workout movement. This Calisthenics movement is far more widespread in Europe and the Americas, and is still finding its footing in Australia. Calisthenics Australia is slowly changing it’s meaning as street workout culture bombards the land down under. 

Calisthenics in Australia is sometimes dubbed Calisthenics Street Workout to differentiate it from the rhythmic dance alternative. It’s heavily influenced by mens artistic gymnastics, break dance and street culture. Its practised in calisthenics parks and gyms. 

Calisthenics Australia is taking a new turn, and one that’s welcomed by many. 


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The Future of Calisthenics in Australia is Street Workout

Australian Calisthenics Street Workout is a much more versatile sport, that caters for both men and women. It’s both a form of workout and a competitive sport with a massive international community. As in other parts of the world, Calisthenics is catching like wildfire in Australia. 

Calisthenics workouts in Australia are becoming hugely popular as body-weight training takes off. A ton of people are discovering first hand the amazing results that body-weight workouts can achieve.

The sport builds on the foundations of mens artistic gymnastics, but has many unique elements. It can roughly be divided into fundamentals, statics and freestyle. Fundamentals refers to the traditional body-weight style exercises that are designed to build strength and endurance. Statics are isometric holds that have pracitioners suspend themselves in various positions. Freestyle refers to momentum-based skills often performed on the high bar and parallel bars in sequences called calisthenics freestyle.   

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Written by Vic

Melbourne-based Personal Trainer, Calisthenics Athlete and the Founder of Street Workout St Kilda. Super passionate about bodyweight training and the art of movement.
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