Best No Equipment Calisthenics Exercises for Small Spaces

Don’t have access to a gym? Use these 21 No Equipment Calisthenics Exercises to build muscle and strength in any location.

Someone commented on my YouTube channel that his gym didn’t have enough space to train calisthenics. So I put together a list of the best no-equipment calisthenics exercises while training in the silliest, smallest space I could find…a rock in the river.

I did this to show you that you can train calisthenics with very little space, such as in a hotel room, in a tiny apartment or in a park.

Hey! My name is Summerfunfitness. I’m a self-taught calisthenics athlete with no gymnastics experience.

I’m on a mission to help adults learn how to easily incorporate calisthenics to be fit and mobile regardless of their ability to access a gym.

crow pose, single leg crow pose

My Top No Equipment
Calisthenics Exercises

This list contains a ton of calisthenics progressions for beginner to advanced athletes. As you scroll, slow down and consider making a mental list of the exercises you can do and the ones you would like to work towards.

No matter your calisthenics fitness level, all of these exercises are useful. I frequently run through most of these (even the beginner ones).

1. Beginner Calisthenics Skill: Crow Pose

crow pose

10. Beginner Calisthenics Skill: Straddle Elbow Lever

straddle elbow lever

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12. Beginner Calisthenics Exercise: Incline Push-Ups

side bends

15. Beginner Calisthenics Skill: L-Sit


16. V-Sit

calisthenics girl doing a v-sit
calisthenics shoulder stretches

I hope this list of the best no equipment calisthenics exercises has inspired you to get up and move your body – even if you have limited space and time. 

Are you ready to make some serious strength gains from home? Let’s do a follow-along calisthenics workout!

Calisthenics No Equipment Workout

Give me 12 minutes, and I’ll get you closer to your strength and mobility goals with this calisthenics workout (below). No equipment is required.

This video includes calisthenics beginner modifications making it accessible to most fitness levels.

I encourage you to start with the harder variation, then move to the less difficult option to get the most out of your 12 minutes.

We are doing 45 seconds on 10 seconds off – YOU GOT THIS!