Thank you for checking out my blog! I’m currently in the building stages to give you the best, most engaging and useful content related to calisthenics.
The idea is not only to give you the necessary tools to progress in your calisthenics journey but also to show more history, events and people who have, are and will be influential in this movement.
Here’s a little bit about me and my experience in calisthenics:
- I started about 5 years ago from seeing videos on YouTube and trying stuff at the kids park because there were no bars or bar parks around my area.
- I moved to Los Angeles, California for 6 month in which I really got into the calisthenics scene. Things were starting to grow. Organizations like WCO (World Calisthenics Organization, in North America) and WSWCF (World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation, mostly in Europe) were hosting their very first competitions and teams like Barstarzz and Bartendaz were recruiting more and more talented athletes.
- I got to train with some of the upcoming athletes at the time like Ken Gallardo, Chris Heria and Travis Brewer and really just inspired the shit outta me to create something similar in Canada. A workout environment that was outdoors, fun, supportive, effective and for anyone!
- The rest is history, I was instantly hooked on the feeling of doing my first muscle up and couldn’t stop since. I devoted all my spare time to thinking and training calisthenics to the point that I started to progress very quickly.
- As soon as I got back to Canada, I started a team called “TO Bars” or TeamTakeover to find people with the same obsession as me. I was lucky to stumble upon athletes like Dwayne Delves and Daniel Iezady who were already doing calisthenics in the very few parks available in Toronto.
- After 6 months of being exposed to the movement, I couldn’t stop. I made it my mission to train so hard and be so crazy about it that it would finally become my full-time job a few months later.
I’ll definitely come back to this topic to explain more of my experience in my calisthenics journey but I hope this gives you an idea of what I’m trying to do and what I want to accomplish with FitCalisthenics. The calisthenics conversation needs to be more prominent and have more voice. With this blog, I volunteer to be that guy that hopefully can help push this movement forward and really bring more of this fitness style (and now sport) to Canada.