The science art or rehearse of healthy exercise of this body and limbs to market strength gracefulness and basic physical fitness light gymnastics
- the rehearse of calisthenic exercises
- light exercises built to market basic fitness
- The technology, art, or practice of beneficial workout of the human body and limbs, to promote power and gracefulness; light gymnastics.
1847 (calisthenic (adj.) is from 1839), formed on style of French callisthenie, from Latinized brush. type of Greek kallos "beauty" (see Callisto) + sthenos "energy" + -ics. Initially, gymnastic workouts ideal for girls and meant to develop the figure and promote graceful activity. The proper Greek, if there was clearly such a word in Greek, would have been *kallistheneia.