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
British Dictionary definitions for calisthenics
Word Origin and History for calisthenics
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.