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Archive - July 2016

  • Carlowrie Castle Calisthenics Park

    26th July 2016

    Carlowrie Castle are consulting with some of the biggest names in UK calisthenics to assist us with designing and building the Carlowrie Castle Calisthenics Park. CCCP will be one of the most technically advanced and largest in Scotland and will be finished and ready to use by the end of 2016

    The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kálos which means “beauty”, and sthénos meaning “strength”. It is the art of using one’s body weight and qualities of inertia as a means to develop one’s physique. A longstanding urban legend has claimed that the exercise was named after one of its earliest promotors, the Greek historian Callisthenes.

    In calisthenics, progress is made by moving onto more challenging movements, not by simply moving to a heavier weight like you would with a weights machine or dumb bell in a conventional gym. The beginner who starts out with a wall push-up or kneeling push-up before progressing to a full push-up can eventually progress all the way to a one-arm pull up and they also learn plenty along the way.

    Watch Frank Medrano one of the worlds best in action   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFPsvF3UOdo

    “I first got into calisthenics when I jumped onto a pull up bar one day and decided to try out a few bodyweight exercises. I loved the feeling I got from pulling myself up. I felt an amazing rush of inner strength that got me hooked onto building my physique through calisthenics ever since” – Frank Medrano

  • Nope – no Pokemons here!

    18th July 2016

    Rumour has it we ‘had’ a Pokemon appear at the weekend – we would know if we have and we haven’t seen it – we looked everywhere!.

    As much as we want to be up with the latest trends and down with the kids, there are no Pokestops, no eggs and no gyms. We do have quite a few Roe deer, rabbits and birds, a tennis court, fountains and mysterious room with no access to it in the turret.

    Carlowrie is a family friendly ‘non-combat’ private estate. Terrestrial visits are by appointment only – we don’t want to disappoint or appear to be rude by refusing access – ‘…Go’ Away’ if you stroll up the drive un-announced – see what we did there! Our virtual viewings can be arranged by Skype and Facebook. Thank you

  • ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

    03rd July 2016

     

    In celebration of Middle Sunday at Wimbledon – Game, Set and Match at Carlowrie! Off to find the Pimms.