Using bodyweight to heal
This is story of Mark – Calisthenics Academy
Mark is a jack of all trades who was a gym rat in his twenties, until back issues forced him to rethink his fitness habits. If you can’t lift more than 15 lbs, weight lifting and traditional gym workouts just aren’t possible anymore.
“Calisthenics isn’t new to me, it’s where I started when I was 18. Now being 30, it’s where I begin again!”
Mark uses calisthenics, yoga and a specialized back-training program to rehabilitate his bad back, developing new skills as he goes. However, Calisthenics Academy was how he managed to get started on a healthier path to fitness.
He now has a tool he uses for himself and his fitness clients
As a personal trainer, Mark loves to guide his clients through the learning process that is a calisthenics progression. With the help of the Calisthenics Academy platform, this is even easier to do now.
“I use [the Calisthenics Academy] program as a guideline for my personal training clients as well as for my own training!“
It changed his approach to fitness
“I have actually sworn off weight lifting!!”
It taught him the importance of stretching
Calisthenics is about working your entire body, rather than focus on a single specific muscle, or its growth, or on weight loss. Mark understood this idea, but didn’t train accordingly until his bad back forced him to.
“The older I get, the more I look forward to my after workout stretching (mostly yoga!) than the workout itself.”