Start 7 Day FREE Trial
  • Shop: Sign In
  • Register
  • Virtual Classroom
    Podcasts | aesthetics

    Podcast Episode 136

    By David (Jacko) Jackson

    At the School of Calisthenics, we believe that it’s more important what you can do with your body than how it looks. However, we understand that everyone still likes to look good, because often looking good and being happy with how you look is one of the ingredients to you actually feeling happy.

    The question therefore:

    ‘Do aesthetics matter’?

    … and the topic we’re talking about in this week’s podcast. We discuss the mental struggle between wanting to be happy and comfortable with how we look without it being our sole purpose and focus of our training. It’s something that we all battle with and both Tim and Jacko talk from the heart in this episode of how it has and still does affect them.

    We hope this episode is an encouragement to try and look at this side of training in a positive light in reference to your self-image and overall mental health. The encouragement is to try and help move the needle of the wider fitness world to not being so focused on how we look.

    We’d love you to share this episode with any friends or family that you think would benefit from hearing these positive messages about self-image and training for aesthetics.



    The podcast is sponsored by Red Light Rising and they’ve kindly offered a special 5% discount for School of Calisthenics podcast listeners // Get 5% off  your Red Light Therapy products with SOC5 at


    Podcast Episode 121 1

    New Muscle Up Programmes // Get 50% off a membership

    You can get 50% off your first-month membership – that’s just £5 for our standard monthly membership. This includes our new and improved Bar and Ring Muscle Up Training Programmes. Check it out with no risk as you get 7-days FREE when you sign up and there’s no minimum contract when you pay monthly.


    Learn to Muscle Up Membership Offer

    Want to get WhatsApp notifications?

    Join the School of Calisthenics WhatsApp to get notifications straight to your phone and never miss a live workout, new challenge or update.

    Step 1: Send a WhatsApp message ‘I WANT TO JOIN’ to +447883161433. 

    Step 2: Save the number to your contacts.

    That’s it. Simples.

    Ever seen a peacock do a Back Lever? 2