Calisthenics: From Ancient Greece to today's International Sport

The philosophy behind Calisthenics is the art of using one’s body weight and qualities of inertia as a means to develop one’s physique, anywhere, without many expenses or means. The word Calisthenics comes from the Greek words kallos (beauty) and sthenos (strength).

We can say that it is essentially the physical education of the ancient Greeks, through which they prepared their body and spirit before going to battle or athletic games. It combines strength, balance and technique, and everyone can try it, regardless of age, gender and physical condition.

'Calisthenics' has become quite popular between fitness circles around the world in the last few years and today it's a 'movement' in the world of sports that gets bigger and bigger every day with millions of follower worldwide.

REY's contributor photographer  Andreas Constantinou captured the National Greek Calisthenics team in action and we are thrilled to present you the majestic result!



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