Hi guys! Do you like to be active in the open air? I do! I prefer a cold breeze of wind around my sweating head while exercising over being locked into a steamy room in a fitness center. So you can imagine what my answer was when a friend of mine, Maxim Ebers, asked me if I want to join him for a workout at the calisthenics park in Stuttgart-Degerloch. But don’t worry if you don’t live in this area of Stuttgart, there are two more opportunities for calisthenics in Stuttgart.
Calisthenics are a form of street workout consisting of a variety of natural movements like running, standing, grasping, pushing and so on. You mainly use your body weight to do the exercises. The equipment you find in a calisthenics park, for example monkeyladders, bars and poles, only helps you to increase your performance. The parks I point out in this post are all open for everybody and free of charge so no more excuses not to perform calisthenics in Stuttgart ;-).
Maxim is a fitness-instructor-to-be (check out his fun and inspiring Instagram profile!) and showed me some very effective exercises.
Then it was my turn. Don’t get fooled by the smile on my face. We took the pictures at the very beginning of the workout. I had to dig in deep afterwards.
If you want to check out the calisthenics park in Stuttgart-Degerloch, here’s the address:
LAC-Stadion, Bopseräcker 4-5, 70597 Stuttgart
The park is open every day. Sometimes sport groups have a reservation. To find out more check out the website of LAC Degerloch and open the pdf named “Belegungsplan”.
If you live in the north of Stuttgart, the calisthenics park in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen might be more convenient for you:
Sersheimer Str. 31, 70437 Stuttgart
Their website states that the park offers chin-up-bars, parallel bars, low bars and a monkeyladder.
And then there’s the calisthenics park at Südheimer Platz in the south of Stuttgart:
Südheimer Platz, 70199 Stuttgart
When I was there recently I noticed amongst others: a climbing pole, headstand-bars, low bars, a monkeyladder and push-up-bars.
Have you ever tried calisthenics in Stuttgart in one of these parks? How did you like them?
If you want to read more about fitness in Stuttgart, check out these older posts: