Calisthenics and why I love it!

Calisthenics can be done anywhere with no special equipment…. or none at all! You don’t need a gym to do a few calisthenics. Push-ups, dips, pull-ups, crunches are awesome ways to get your heart pumping. You don’t need a lot of room to perform these types of exercises. Calisthenics are an all over hard core workout no matter what. Being able to lift your own body weight is possible and calisthenics is the way to get you there.

Push-ups, you just need a flat surface.

Dips, you can do with a chair or your bed.

Pull-ups you may need to be a little creative with if you don’t have a pull-up bar in your house. You can always go to a park where there is a pull-up bar!

Crunches, again you can do these various ways but all you really need is a flat surface and some motivation.

Planks, there are a variety of planks you can challenge yourself with. Start off basic with just a forearm plank than advance to a straight-arm plank. I like to use a variety of plank exercises to get warmed up and charged up.

Lunges, why not lunge down your hallway? Maybe lunge on your way to the bathroom!

Squats, you can do free standing or against a wall. Make sure you perform with proper technique!

Handstand push-ups…… I know, I know! These are hard but you can try against a wall. Start with doing half a handstand push-up, in other words once your in your handstand position only bend your arms a little than back to starting position. Trust me, that alone is a workout! If this is clearly not possible right now, work your way up to it. Set it as a goal.

All it really takes is some motivation with determination. We all started at the beginning and beginning is a great place to start. Try making small changes and big changes will appear.

“The real workout starts when you want to stop”  author unknown

“Motivate the mind; the body will follow” author unknown

Live, love honor and laugh out loud!  Prioritize you!

About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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