Breathtaking Freestyle Calisthenics in France

On a beach in the south of France, a young man called Ali spins over a high bar in an outdoor gym. With the grace of an aerial dancer and the fearlessness of a traceur, his rock-solid one-handed handstands look as if it is the world that is upside down. This modern-day acrobat introduces us to a new form of gymnastics, one that was born on the street. Freestyle calisthenics, or just “Freestyle” in France, is an undisciplined discipline that uses the body’s natural weight to build muscle and strength. For many, calisthenics is just a form of exercise. For young people like Ali, it is a form of expression that serves both the body and the mind… continue reading on

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