What does the word calisthenics mean?

Usage examples for calisthenics

  1. You had much better put a child out to grow up in the yard by himself with his sandpile than to force calisthenics or advance physical training upon him. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. Whenever nature does need encouragement calisthenics of some kind are advisable. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  3. In addition to calisthenics, there were courses in music, poetry, diction, philosophy, politics, and art. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus