KI Calisthenics is back bigger than ever

The Kangaroo Island Calisthenics club was formed in the early 1960's and thrived for many years. After a small recess, the club is back bigger than ever.  

Calisthenics can be for boys or girls all ages. The club has weekly training rehearsals, held Tuesdays in the Parndana Town Hall.

KI Calisthenics has 45 girls participating this year, ranging in age from the Tinnies age 4 to 7, Sub Juniors age 8 to 10, and Juniors age 11 to 13.

The club will be sending girls to State competitions at the Royalty Theatre in Adelaide this month.

There will be 17 Sub Junior girls competing against nine other teams on August 12 and then 14 Junior girls also competing against nine other teams on August 19. 

The main reason children enjoy calisthenics are:

  • To have Fun
  • Improve coordination
  • Develop physical skills
  • Improve/ learn skills
  • Helps gain kids confidence
  • Work together as a team

Things kids get to do at Calisthenics include:

  • Mix with other kids
  • Learn deportment
  • Dance
  • March
  • Exercises
  • Stretching
  • Endurance strength and fitness
  • Song and dance
  • Muscle tension and coordination
  • Have fun
  • and many more things

If people are keen to be involved, then contact KI Calisthenics’ accredited head coach, Kirby Fryar at or 0433 396 507.