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Mrs Belcher

Head of Power & Female Calisthenics
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Lani Belcher was born to British parents in Australia and grew up in sunny Brisbane. Sport has always been a huge part of Lani’s life. Triathlons, velodrome cycling, Football and hockey to representing Australia for the first time when she was 16 years old on the Sprint and Marathon kayaking Teams. When she was 18 Lani made the move to the UK to follow in her parents footsteps of represent Great Britain for kayaking. Over the last 10 years Lani has represented Team GB at the Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympic Games and collected multiple World and European Championship Medals in Sprint and Marathon kayaking. In 2017 after many years of both high and lows Lani achieved one of her biggest goals and dreams and became the new ICF World Marathon Champion.

Lani is a qualified level 3 Personal Trainer and the newest team member to the School of Calisthenics.

“I started Calisthenics because I love to challenge myself and I liked the idea of moving away from just lifting weights in the gym. I was already relatively strong but learning the patterning and technique is the biggest part to achieving your Impossible.

I have only been on my Calisthenics journey for a year but I have been on a journey to get strong for the last 10 years! When I first started in the gym I couldn’t even do one pull up! It doesn’t happen straight away but by having perseverance, consistency and determination anything is possible!

It’s been great joining the School of Calisthenics coaching team, I’ve really enjoyed learning from the guys in terms of Calisthenics and the coaching but also bringing my experience from professional sport and merging the two. Teaching at the weekly classes in Nottingham and workshops around the UK is one of the best parts of the job. I love helping people to achieve things that never thought their body was capable of and being part of that journey and seeing their face at a class or workshop when they do it is something very special.”

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  • Rhys Davies

    Jacko check this out bro! 9months worth of work, and then 2. Boom! The Muscle up guide was my first purchase too. Feeling rad. You guys rip it! Couldn’t have done it without the guide.

  • Trude Stormer Vinje

    I just REDEFINED MY IMPOSSIBLE! This little sucker (Slow bar mu) has been in my head for over a year, and now it’s mine thanx to hard work AND The @schoolofcalisthenics for following through with spot on guidence and coaching.

    Sometimes you need someone to tell you exactly what to do! In this case it was to take down the numbers of sessions and get enough rest! Quality over quantity! Amen 😊

  • Chad Clanton Again!

    Well, let’s just say after the first time I got over (not recorded) a very visceral ‘F@#$ YES’ rung out, drawing most of the gym’s attention. But seriously, after months of trying and thousands of pull ups in training, it feels great. Cheers guys!

  • Chad Clanton

    Feels great to redefine my impossible of the handstand. I’ve always had an aptitude for this type of thing so it was relatively easy compared to other graduations. But your personal message was the final piece of the puzzle! Thanks again for helping redefine my impossible!

  • Davide Strianese

    This is my backlever graduation! Thanks for your tips, I’m italian, not many people here practice calisthenics so it’s been amazing to have the help from all your tutorials and training guides for me in Italy!

  • Max Galea

    I’ve been following the videos you guys post and step by step tutorials. Also used your resistance bands to help correct the form too. All the tips really helped!!

  • Daniel Wohlfahrt

    Thank you so much for helping me to redefine my impossible!


  • Branco Pieters

    Love the spread of positive vibes guys!!As for the redefining my impossible: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING…!It was so awesome when it finally clicked in my head on how to tilt the hips and push up together!! Thank you for all your help!

  • Ben Davies

    Hey guys! I finally got my Frog to handstand down!! I’ve technically been able to do these for a while now but before I could only get up using a lot of momentum and even more luck (I could only get up 1 out of every 10 attempts and even if I did get up, I wasn’t in a good position to hold the handstand).

    Then I saw your awesome videos and I really went back to the basics, working to achieve stability and control through every part of the motion. It felt like I was starting all over but it was so worth it; now I can get up 4 out of every 5 attempts and hold the handstand every time I’m up! The feeling of stability and control is just amazing. I can’t thank you guys enough for helping me redefine my impossible!

  • Steven Whatley

    It wouldn’t have happened without you guys! It felt amazing however i cannot wait to perfect it! I really cannot believe how fast I have progressed in 3months short months since I started my Calisthenics journey.. BIG Thanks for the guidance and inspiration so far Boys