Training for members of all levels
Our primary objective is to develop your strength capacity, i.e. help you increase your maximum strength as well as strength endurance through a range of bodyweight movements. Strength development will assist day to day life movement, and help you unlock advanced calisthenics and yoga movements that have a high strength requirement.
This class is for members of all levels.
You will learn a variety of body-weight strength exercises and the appropriate level for you to work at. Over time within a program you will learn proper technique for fundamental strength movements & apply them to help unlock more advanced movements should the opportunity arise. Right from the beginning, you will be learning calisthenics (even if the movement is still far away).
Each class is an instructor lead 60 minutes session which covers Push, Pull, Core & Leg exercises. The classes are conducted in varying intensity depending on the program and members work towards their level of experience and comfort.
Each member works at their own level, selecting regressions and progressions that suit them best.
The instructor will correct form and help pick suitable regressions / progressions.
Anyone of any ability level and age (16+) can attend this class.
This class is not suitable for members with a heart condition, stroke, diabetes, major muscle or joint conditions, osteoporosis and any condition that may be worsened by participating in physical activity. Please consult medical advice before commencing an exercise program.
Arrive at least 5 minutes early to settle in.
Be well hydrated & avoid being fatigued.
If you are experiencing muscle soreness from training, it is advisable to rest and recover instead of training.
Be aware of your limitations and explore with caution.
If you are unsure of a movement / exercise, take the time to ask and discover your ability.
Once you are familiar with an exercise, push yourself and try more complicated variations. This is the secret to advancing and improving.
This class is suitable for attendance several times a week.
Try to have fun! Don’t be so serious!
Don’t be intimidated by advanced members. L9’ers are very friendly and will be more than happy to help you out.
Absolutely anyone can do the body-weight strength class. Right from the beginning you will be developing and learning calisthenics movements with regressed exercises.
The incline push up is a good example of a regressed exercise to help develop chest, tricep & shoulder strength while learning to activate and control the glutes & core. It leads to advanced calisthenics movements such as the planche.
You will get the opportunity to use rings, parallel bars, parallettes, bars and more.
The chin up (and the pull up) is an excellent example of an intermediate level movement which many members aspire to achieve. Many members start their journey without pull ups and develop this fundamental movement quite quickly.
The chin up and pull up is a great exercise to help develop front levers, back levers, muscle ups and more.
Intermediate members will also benefit from attending the handstand class and the calisthenics class to further develop calisthenics skills.
Advanced calisthenics movements are unlocked by progressing in the strength class. Strength and technique is managed on a use-it-or-lose-it basis and the strength classes are an excellent way to keep motivated & connected to the L9 Bodyweight community.
Advanced members are also encouraged to supplement their training by attending the calisthenics & handstands class where advanced movements and transitions are explored.
You should consult with your doctor / medical professional / allied health professional if you have any concerns in undertaking strength training.
Bring a drink bottle, you might need it!
Don’t forget your towel.