Origin of calisthenics
Examples from the Web for calisthenics
Meanwhile, CrossFit has taken the relatively solitary world of weightlifting and calisthenics and spun a communitarian dreamland.
Teachers led them in brisk, mostly stationary, calisthenics.Kids of War: Libyan Children Fight a New Battle at School|Danielle Shapiro|June 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We were still required to do all the runs and PT (calisthenics, obstacle course, and so on).
At home again, after a while of lying down to rest, I was tried with a beginning of calisthenics.Daisy|Elizabeth Wetherell
Apparently the lad was devoting himself wholly to the strenuous labor of calisthenics.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal|G. Harvey Ralphson
At 8.30 we march into the school-room, where we have prayers and calisthenics.Mary Cary|Kate Langley Bosher
In calisthenics of any kind the more slowly and carefully the exercise is performed the greater will be the benefit.The Woman Beautiful|Helen Follett Stevans
Athletics and calisthenics, wood-carving, clay-modelling, mechanical drawing and Sloyd.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
1847 (calisthenic (adj.) is from 1839), formed on model of French callisthenie, from Latinized comb. form of Greek kallos "beauty" + sthenos "strength" + -ics. Originally, gymnastic exercises suitable for girls and meant to develop the figure and promote graceful movement. The proper Greek, if there was such a word in Greek, would have been *kallistheneia.