Introduction to Calisthenics – My “Gym”

Wentworth Park

I’d like to introduce you to my “gym”, Wentworth Park in Ultimo, Sydney.

I don’t need to pay an expensive gym membership to train in a fancy gym, because everything I do is with my own bodyweight.

The park has the following bodyweight workout stations:


We mainly use this one for doing up and unders on the pole, but you can also perform a clutch flag on the high end.


Our main station, this is the one you see in the vast majority of my videos. Featuring four different height pull-up bars and two incline benches, which are useful for dragon flags and incline / decline push-ups.


The main feature at this station is the parallel bars, which we use for dips and inverted rows.

A second pull-up station, we don’t use this one that often but it’s good if the park gets quite busy to have a back-up.

As well as these the park has a number of other benefits, the circumference of the grass is exactly 500m, perfect if I want to add a bit of cardio into the circuit.

The circumference of the entire park is exactly 1.6km or a mile, which I regularly use for intervals so as not to have to cross any roads.

Furthermore, there is a bridge over the road, which of course has a nice set of stairs and over the bridge is a 50m very steep hill, both of which are great for cardio or to add an incline to a movement such as lunges.

Finally this may not look like much, but this picture displays a wall that is made for training pistol squats.

It starts out on the left a few meters beyond this picture and is quite high, as it gets further to the right it gets shorter and shorter. I use this wall to get my students to do pistol squats onto, over time moving further and further to the right of the wall.

Whilst I know that not everyone is lucky enough to live near a park that has pull-up bars, the point of this post, is that with calisthenics you don’t need a gym membership.

If you’re interested in personal training with me, then check out the Personal Training section.

If you’d prefer to take a calisthenics class at Wentworth Park, then take a look at our Sydney Classes Page.

To find out more about how you can benefit from calisthenics, as well as a complete beginners training plan then follow the links below.

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Dave Mace is the founder and head coach of Maximum Potential Calisthenics. He takes great pleasure in motivating and inspiring others to succeed with their own bodyweight training. Success for him is measured in helping others (and himself) to achieve their maximum potential and perform feats of strength that you once thought were impossible! Read more

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