Callanetics (Callanetics) - kind of a fitness gym, which includes a system of static exercises. It received its name from the name of its creator - Callan Pinckney. Callanetics was created in the early 80s of the last century due to a back injury which she got engaged in classical ballet.  Callanetics - a set of static exercises

According to the theory Callan, during normal fitness training involved only the superficial muscles. Deep-seated muscles are best trained by reducing and stretching muscles. Practice deep muscles not only to quickly restore health, but also leads to significant weight loss.

According to the author, Callanetics exercises can replace many hours of classes a classic shaping and aerobics. Moreover, its system is designed taking into account the fact that the exercises do not cause pain in the back or lower back.

A set of exercises callanetics affects all muscles of the body - arms, shoulders, legs, buttocks, hips, back and abdominals. They are based on special breathing exercises and various types of oriental gymnastics.

The main feature of Callanetics is extremely high static load on the muscles when you need to hold a specific posture for 60-90 seconds.

Callanetics today is very popular in Europe and America, while it involved both women and men, regardless of body weight and age.

Callanetics for weight loss

Initially callanetics not created for the purpose of weight loss. However, in practice it has been observed that due to the improvement of metabolism and increases muscle mass while decreasing weight.

For maximum results you must use breathing practices as proper breathing promotes rapid saturation of oxygen, which is a catalyst for the reduction of body fat.

In addition, lessons Callanetics, unlike other areas of fitness, do not require special equipment or a large space, and it is possible to study at home at your convenience.

So today, many choose Callanetics for weight loss because it can help you achieve excellent results without exhausting workouts and strict diets.

Callanetics for weight loss should be dealt with twice a week for an hour, after which you can go just to perform the necessary exercises that should be done every day for 15 minutes.  A distinctive feature of Callanetics - High static load on the muscles

Callanetics for beginners

Classes on callanetics for beginners should take place at a slow pace, eliminating the sharp movements that can injure the articular apparatus, but it is necessary to control participation in the sessions of all muscle groups.

Subject to the advice and the right exercises, Callanetics for beginners will promote the rapid development of flexibility and plasticity, the elaboration of all muscle groups, increasing their elasticity without building muscle, but also - eliminate the violations and pain in the locomotor system.

A set of exercises callanetics

Based on my experience, Callan chose 29 exercises for Callanetics, which should be done in a certain sequence it, because they take into account the growing complexity.

Exercises for Callanetics includes 7 pieces:

  • Workout - 6 exercises for the waist, neck, shoulders and legs;
  • Getting rid of belly - 3 exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles;
  • Slender legs - 4 exercises to slim and shape the right leg;
  • Buttocks and thighs - 5 exercises acting on deeply located muscles of the thighs and buttocks;
  • Stretching muscles - 6 stretching exercises large muscle groups of hands, legs, buttocks, abdomen and thighs;
  • Belly Dance - 3 exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles;
  • Strengthening the legs - 2 exercises to strengthen leg muscles.

Training mode

When doing Callanetics for reviews should be reasonable to dispense a load not to cause severe muscle pain, especially if the body is not accustomed to exercise.

To develop stamina and muscle strength over time is recommended not to reduce the burden by reducing the frequency of sessions, and combine and change the exercise so as not to cause addiction.

Classes Callanetics, reviews, most effective and bring pleasure with the following recommendations:

  • Increase the load on the muscles should be gradual;
  • You can not delay or accelerate the breathing;
  • Hold classes in the hall with mirrors, to be able to capture motion;
  • Do not use for employment too active distracting music.

Benefits callanetics

The main advantages of the lessons Callanetics other types of fitness is:

  • Restoration of metabolic processes in the body;
  • Improved posture;
  • Rapid weight loss and body size;
  • Strengthening the muscles.


Callan Pinckney described a wide range of contraindications for doing Callanetics fully. At the same time the presence of some of these classes can be carried out, but respecting certain limits.

So, Callanetics should be addressed with caution in some cardiovascular diseases, as well as poor vision and asthmatic diseases.

After any operation and caesarean section for a year is not recommended to do this kind of fitness.

In all diseases of the musculoskeletal system before the training Callanetics should consult with your doctor.

Against the background of varicose veins is not recommended to do exercises to strengthen leg Callanetics, namely squat and poluprisedaniya.