Dan Attanasio aka Kalosthenos
Dan has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry. In 2009 he
made the decision to focus exclusively on bodyweight calisthenics . After
years of isolating muscle groups with machines and free weights he
realized his body lacked functional ability. By practicing natural
bodyweight movements known as calisthenics Dan's functional strength
and flexibility increased dramatically. He witnessed what he likes to refer
to as "beautiful strength", the meaning of the word calisthenics derived
from the Greek translation Kallos -"beauty" + Sthenos - "strength".
Dan devotes equal effort researching the healthiest way to feed the
body. He believes in eating a diet that will prevent disease while at the
same time fuel his high intensity training. By following a plant based
dietary regimen in addition to his training Dan has reached a high level
of health and fitness commonly referred to as SuperWellness.
Dan is determined to spread the word about calisthenics and plant
based nutrition in hopes of helping millions of people fight disease, obesity,
depression and regain control of their life. Quality of life means everything
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
"Machines isolate muscles. They remove them from their family and
interaction, and the result is a lonely dysfuntional muscle, lacking
strong connections and natural utility. Eventually these less-than-well
rounded muscles complain causing the whole body to groan."
Dave Draper, Ex Professional Bodybuilder
"Our food should be our medicine and our medecine should be our food."
Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine
Mark aka X-Cali-Bar
In 2003 Mark took off from lifting weights due to a busy schedule.
Mark got back in to fitness late 2007. By focusing on basic calisthenics
exercises such as pullups, pushups, dips and ab work Mark got into the
best shape of his life. In 2009 he took it to the next level and started
doing extreme calisthenics training which included muscle ups, L-pullups
and plyometric dips to name a few. His body is stronger than ever and he
says "he owes it all to calisthenics".
Mark also pays close attention to his diet to maintain good health.
Mark does not eat beef or pork and focuses on getting plenty of fruits and
vegetables and only drinks water and fruit juices.
In order to maximize time with his family Mark mastered the
art of getting in shape with short training sessions often outside on his
lunch breaks. Mark says "The beauty of doing body weight training is
there is always time to get a workout in".
Mark has a passion for teaching people calisthenics and believes it
is a fun way for everyone to stay in shape.
Elvis Mazzotta of Queens, NY.
I am 24 years young and have been practicing strictly calisthenics since May 2010. One of the first people i ever came across doing extreme calisthenics was Kalosthenos, hes been a big inspiration to me since day 1. My goal is to help the public get back in touch with their health and well being. Now a days every one is so caught up with social media, video games etc that physical activity seems to be a chore for some people. I love to train new people, and see them progress. Watching an individual accomplish a goal that you helped them is extremely satisfying to me. TheBarUnion is here to help people achieve their goals. Personally working out outdoors is way more fun then being inside a gym, plus with calisthenics their is always room for progression, from control to power to tricks. Gym rats add plates, i add moves! BARNATURALS THEBARUNION NY.