Bodyweight Fitness Event at The Compound, Kettering
Fitstream were kindly invited to attend a bodyweight fitness event at the Wiliam Knibb Centre in Kettering as hosted by 23 year old youth worker Anton Guidera.
Anton, who built the bodyweight training facility himself (known as "The Compound" to locals) wants to help raise the profile of the outdoor gym in his community and create a space where young people can hang out and get in shape.
Fitstream travelled to the event and were joined by elite bodyweight training specialists Jay and Lee from the UK Bar-barian crew who held training workshops. It was inspiring stuff as they helped people nail their first muscle-up and taught moves such as the front and back lever, skin the cat, and ring dips with a dash of freestyle bar work. Check out the video below for highlights.
Other notable elite bar specialists in attendance were Lemar, Chris Sulzdorf, Tim Coates, Jeff Agudelo and we also had the pleasure of meeting Ify, who runs GetFizzyCal - a quirky fitness blog that makes for interesting reading. Make sure you check Fizzycal out...
Here are some stills from the day, and you'll find the full collection in our Facebook Album.
Anton takes centre stage at the Compound
Jay from the UK Bar-Barians demonstrates the back lever on a static bar
Chris Sulzdorf showing the typewriter exercise
Lee of the UK Bar-Barians, straight as an arrow on the parallel bars
We'll be releasing an article soon to help anyone set up their own outdoor bodyweight gym similar to that built by Anton. Hopefully it will inspire some similar setups as it would be great to see more of these facilities in our communities.
Kudos to Anton for creating this worthy cause and putting on a great event. A great day was had by all and we look forward to the next one!