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L9 Nunawading Calisthenics Studio / Center
The L9 Calisthenics Studio is in Nunawading, minutes drive from Mitcham, Blackburn, Forrest Hill and Ringwood.
Calisthenics is a strength and resistance training that predominantly utilises bodyweight as the primary form of resistance. Unlike traditional strength and resistance training, we build strength through the development of skills and movements. As your strength progresses and improves, it gradually unlocks more movements. At first glance, bodyweight strength and calisthenics appears much more demanding than utilising weights, on the contrary this couldn’t be further from the truth. Calisthenics and Bodyweight Resistance is very well suited for beginners.
Our training philosophy with Calisthenics is full body and compound as much as possible and keeping the week balanced with a mix of mobility classes such as Yoga and PureMotion.
Our studio is very welcoming of members of all ages, gender and ability. Our classes are mixed and colourful.
Our primary objective is to learn, unlock and drill the calisthenics movements in this class. The practice of these movements will develop strength and the repetition of these movements will create a clean and dependable form which is safe and repeatable.
Calisthenics classes are run in a 60 minute block and comprises of a warm-up followed by sets of full body exercises.
Our instructors determine the exercise programs which will be utilised each day with the aim of developing skills.
While you will all be at different levels of strength and ability, the key skills that you will ultimately develop during our calisthenics classes are:
Muscle Ups on Rings / Bar
Front / Back Levers on Rings / Bar
Handstand Push Ups
Human Flag / Flags
Class participants will be provide reps, sets, options and variations of the movements above; tailored at the participant’s level. Advanced members will provided with further development options, utilising either transition play or reps of these movements to further develop strength.
To further develop Calisthenics skills, it is advisable to spend self-training time during our Open Studio Sessions. Open Studio sessions are usually scheduled immediately after classes to allow members to spend some time to either round off training or practice and develop new movements. Many members who are keen to develop skills faster book in Open Sessions to play and develop with other like-minded members. Play is a major component of the L9 DNA! Do book in Open Studio sessions and make the most of the L9 Calisthenics Center.
The following are requirements to participate in this class.
You should be able to do a several clean bodyweight dips, ideally 5+. To develop sufficient strength for bodyweight Dips, attend the Bodyweight Strength class to improve this.
Ideally you should have at least one clean bodyweight Pull up or be close to bodyweight pull ups. Not having a bodyweight pull up does not exclude you from this class as there are often easier regressions to take.
You should be able to balance and hold a frog or crow stance for at least 30s. This skill is taught at the PureMotion Fundamentals and Yoga classes.
Ideally you should also be able to hold a wall assisted hand stand.
Calisthenics is much more beginner friendly than you might imagine! Our coaches will spend time with you to show you quite literally the ropes and how to get going.
Calisthenics employs a lot of bodyweight training. Our classes are made for everyone to participate, don’t be intimidated! From beginners to advanced, calisthenics does not discriminate on age or gender.
Work at your level with L9 Calisthenics, our classes and coaches know exactly how to get you on the right progression path. We are all on our own journey.
Bring a drink bottle, you might need it!
Don’t forget your towel.