Mission and vision


“Our mission at Barbenders Belgium is to unite and strengthen the Belgian calisthenics community by providing a platform for individuals to connect, learn, and grow together. We strive to empower our members to achieve their goals and to represent the Belgian calisthenics community on a global scale.”


“Our vision is to create a vibrant and connected community of calisthenics enthusiasts across Belgium who are united through their passion for the sport. We aim to establish Barbenders Belgium as the leading organization for calisthenics in the country, providing access to top-notch training, community events, and resources for our members. By working together, we can elevate the level of calisthenics in Belgium and proudly represent our community on the world stage.”


“Our purpose at Barbenders Belgium is to create a welcoming and inclusive community of calisthenics enthusiasts who are passionate about personal growth and self-actualization. Through our focus on discipline, planning, and perseverance, we aim to empower individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential in both calisthenics and life. We believe that everyone can benefit from the mental and physical benefits of calisthenics, regardless of their level of experience, and we strive to inspire and support our members to become their best selves.”

What is Calisthenics?

Calisthenics is a form of physical training aimed at mastering your own body weight. The word comes from the Greek: Kalos and Sthenos. Literally translated, this means “Beautiful” “Power”. It is the art and science of the beautiful movement.

The exercises involve movements that use large muscle groups, such as pushups, pull ups, burpees but also more extreme skills such as the front lever, human flag or the handstand. They help to improve coordination, flexibility, and strength.

Tips for beginners:

  1. Get a health check up if you had or are suffering from recent injuries, surgery or heavy sickness.
  2. Set yourself short and mid-term goals.
  3. Create sustainable habits towards these goals.
  4. Become a Barbenders Belgium member, join the community and share your experiences!

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