Definition of Callanetics in English:

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Pronunciation: /kaləˈnediks/

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural] trademark in the UK
A system of physical exercises based on small repeated movements.
Example sentences
  • Says Mary Adams of Callanetics In The UK: ‘We have had top athletes and girls who haven't exercised in their lives with both groups doing the same thing at their own pace.
  • Ms. Lewis, a fitness expert and a ballet dancer, has been conducting dance workshops in the city, especially on Callanetics, a fitness programme developed in the U.S.
  • I've finally reached that point where I've realised I'm not going to fit into my old clothes for a long while yet, Callanetics or no Callanetics.


1980s: named after Callan Pinckney (born 1939), American deviser of the system, perhaps on the pattern of athletics.

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Syllabification: Cal·la·net·ics

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