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Calisthenics: Victorian exercises for a 21st-century body

Dan Damon visits Regent's Park and the Motus Strength gym to speak to the historian Hilary Marland, TV star Josh Patterson and calisthenics instructor James Greenwood of The Greenwood Method, about how these mainly equipment-free exercises - once a favourite of Victorian schoolgirls - have become newly fashionable, promising spectacular results by using one's own bodyweight.

(Picture: Josh Patterson and James Greenwood Credit: NH Doran/BBC)

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9 minutes