Calisthenics



(used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor, usually performed with little or no special apparatus.
(used with a singular verb) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.
Contemporary Examples

Inside Seal Team Six by Don Mann Excerpt Don Mann December 3, 2011
Is American Christianity Becoming a Workout Cult? Michael Schulson April 26, 2014
Kids of War: Libyan Children Fight a New Battle at School Danielle Shapiro June 29, 2012

Historical Examples

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
The New Education Scott Nearing
The Minister and the Boy Allan Hoben
Mademoiselle Olympe Zabriski Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
At Plattsburg Allen French

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a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics
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