hangelnde Frau, Fitnessgerät Calisthenics-Anlage, trainierender Mann
hangelnde Frau, Fitnessgerät Calisthenics-Anlage, trainierender Mann
hangelnde Frau, Fitnessgerät Calisthenics-Anlage, trainierender Mann
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Colourful photo collage with sections of the calisthenics facility and people in different age groups performing various exercises on the calisthenics facility


This fashionable and trendy workout originated in the US and Eastern Europe and reached our part of the world some years ago. Calisthenics as an outdoor sport is a relatively new form of physical training and has become almost like a cult, predominantly for young people.

The only equipment required for this type of workout is based on a system of pull-up bars because you can train using only your own body weight to improve performance.

The many variations of this system allow lots of exercise options and are, nevertheless, suitable for workouts for many different user groups.


What is calisthenics?

  • Calisthenics is a challenging workout based on bodyweight exercises. The focus is on inter- and intramuscular coordination, strengthening the body’s stabilization muscles.
  • Regardless of whether the aim is to improve strength, increase individual fitness or learn a specific type of movement – calisthenics offers flexibility, body control and, last but not least, is lots of fun.
  • The range of exercises is very broad. The calisthenics workout can be carried out at almost any age, irrespective of weight or training skill.

Calisthenics offers absolute freedom for individual training.

Especially young people are fascinated by this type of workout and, as such, the playfit® Calisthenics Station is also a very attractive venue for street workouts.


Photo of the Calisthenis plant in a beautiful park. The weather is sunny and the stainless steel shines beautifully in the sunlight.

The playfit® Calisthenics Station usually comprises bars at different heights and positions which are basically modelled on parallel bars and horizontal bars. The construction of playfit® calisthenics equipment includes different modules:

  • Wall bars
  • Hand Rail ladders
  • Pull-up bars mounted at different heights

For whom is the playfit® Calisthenics Station suitable?

Pictogram of the calisthenics facility, with a male figure and a female figure, each performing an exercise.

The playfit® Calisthenics Station is generally suitable for all age groups, but due to the intensity of the multiple and complex exercises it is mainly aimed at sports orientated users i.e. the younger fitness generation.

Calisthenics can be quite challenging and rather demanding.

At the same time, the playfit® Calisthenics Station allows beginners to exercise with their bodyweight without needing to use heavy weights.

The system is designed to allow several people to train at the same time.

Which muscles are trained?

Basically, almost all body muscles can be exercised and strengthened.

Animated gif file of a male body (from the front) in which you can see which muscles are activated during training with the calisthenics equipment

Training on such calisthenics equipment promotes inter- and intramuscular coordination and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

By varying the duration, the number of repetition and the intensity of training, it is possible to build up one’s muscles, boost strength or improve performance.

Animated gif file of a male body (from behind) in which you can see which muscles are activated during training with the calisthenics equipment


Our standard calisthenics facility leaves plenty of room for creativity and allows freedom of choice for individual training schedules.

Exercises from BASIC to ADVANCED for an all-round workout consisting of a variety of gymnastic strength and body exercises:


Photo of a young woman training stretching on the horizontal bar, behind her everything is beautifully green.
  • The entire system can be used for various stretching exercises.
Photo of a young woman practising unhooking on the horizontal bar, looking out onto a huge football pitch.
Hanging from bars using both hands
  • Grip onto a bar above you with both hands and hang from it without your feet touching the ground to relieve the strain on your back.
Photo of a man performing the squat exercise at the calisthenics facility.
  • Stand facing the wall bars. Grip a bar which is at shoulder height, bend your knees and come back up.
  • It will be more difficult if you hold on to a bar which is at stomach height.


Photo of a young woman practising the push-up exercise on the horizontal bar.
  • Adopt a relaxed posture, grip one of the wall bars with both hands and do push-ups with your body stretched out.
  • Increase: Change the distance to the wall bars by moving your feet further back.
Photo of a young man in a fencing suit practising the leg lift exercise.
  • Hang from one of the wall bars or horizontal bar, pull your knees up alternately or simultaneously.
  • Experienced users keep their legs straightened all the way up to a horizontal level.


Photo of a young woman doing the hanging exercise at the calisthenics centre.
  • Grip the crossbar of the horizontal ladder and swing to the other end, using only your hands or using hands and feet at the same time.
Photo of a young woman performing the pull-up exercise. She is assisted by a trainer who is helping her to perform the exercise correctly.
  • To train your arm muscles, grip a horizontal bar with both hands shoulder-width apart so that the palms of your hands are facing your face.
  • Now do a pull-up slowly but surely and as far as you can manage.

Warm up properly to prevent injuries

A very important topic, especially in relation to calisthenics bodyweight training, is warming up before starting this type of training. The main function of the warm-up is to prepare the body for doing exercises such as pull-ups.

  • Improved blood circulation can prevent injuries and increase your own performance.
  • Warm up before training can, for example, be carried out on an endurance-type piece of playfit® equipment.
  • The playfit® Elliptical or the playfit® Sit and Row are particularly suitable for this purpose.

Sit and Row
Sit and Row


This multifunctional outdoor gym equipment can be used individually:

  • as an exercise-promoting and a cool leisure activity in public parks
  • for performance-orientated training in the outside facilities of sports clubs
  • for full-bodyweight training in schools
  • for targeted training at universities
  • as a training facility for REHAB clinics or health resorts
  • as outdoor gym equipment on corporate premises
  • as part of an outdoor CrossFit rack
  • as outdoor fitness equipment on multi-generational playgrounds

Colourful picture collage with the calisthenics equipment in 3D and as a pictogram with a man and a woman doing leg lifts and the man doing the exercises

2 photos of two men performing exercises on the horizontal bar of the calisthenics facility and using two different grip variations to hold on.


Try out different grip variations on the pull-up bar (e.g. palm facing your face or facing the device), this works different muscle groups.


How often should I train on the calisthenics equipment?

This equipment is very versatile and allows a variety of challenging workouts to benefit different muscle groups during every training session. But care should be taken to make sure there are enough regeneration phases between individual workouts so that the body can regenerate and allow muscle growth. Ideally, there should be around 48 hours between individual workouts.

How robust are the bars of the calisthenics station?

The individual bar elements of the standard calisthenics system are designed and certified for a maximum body weight of 120 kg per bar.

Which surface is best suited for the calisthenics equipment?

Impact attenuating surfaces should be chosen. We recommend synthetic fall protection material that is approved for a free fall height of more than 2 meters. Alternatively, floor materials such as bark mulch, wood chips, sand or gravel with standard-compliant properties and minimum layer thicknesses are also approved (EN 16630).

3 D picture of the calisthenics facility


Model No.JS-0235D
ElementsVertical Bar
Bar 2 levels (Heights: 2200 mm, 1700 m)
Maximum number of users4
Maximum user weight120 kg
User groupBody height greater than 140 cm (EN 16630)
MaterialStainless-steel and plastic components (ABS)
ColourPlastic components “Ruby red” (RAL 3003) – other colours on request 
CertificationTested and certified according to EN 16630
Equipment dimensions (L x W)4200 mm x 4300 mm
Height above ground surface2332 mm
Free height of fall2328 mm
Movement space (L x W x H)8304 mm x 8404 mm x 4528 mm

Similar Equipment

In addition to this multifunction unit, other playfit® equipment is also available where the emphasis is on strength exercises e.g. the playfit® Multifunction Unit MICRO, playfit® Horizontal Bars or the playfit® Stand and Pull model.

Multifunction Unit Micro
Multifunction Unit Micro
Stand and Pull
Stand and Pull

Additional Equipment for Calisthenics System

Suggestions for additional playfit® equipment for a comprehensive calisthenics exercise schedule:

Parallel BarSit-Up BenchHandstand Press-Up Trainer and the Jump and Reach.

Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars
Sit up Bench
Sit-Up Bench
Handstand Press-up Trainer
Handstand Press-Up Trainer
Jump and Reach
Jump and Reach

Additional Equipment

If you require a set of outdoor-fitness equipment combined in such a way to allow a coordinated exercising schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be most happy to recommend an optimal combination based on recommended fitness-training schedules and sports science while taking into consideration any specific customer requirements.