About Simon Imhäuser

Simon Imhauser Calisthenics

My Journey Begins

In the heart of Stockholm, Sweden, I, Simon Imhäuser started on a journey in 2018 that would change my life and inspire countless others. With 185 cm and weighing 88 kg, I might not fit the typical calisthenics athlete’s profile. Yet, with dedication and a passion for the sport, I’ve mastered advanced freestyle and static skills, showing that a heavyweight Calisthenics athlete can reach a high level within the sport.

Facts About Simon Imhäuser

Full Name

Simon Imhäuser


185 cm (6 feet 1 inch)


86 kg (189.6 lbs)


Sweden, Stockholm






22 (as of 2024)


Calisthenics Athlete / Mechanical Engineering Student

Started with Calisthenics


Sports Background

12 Years of Swimming

From Swimming To Calisthenics Workouts:

Before calisthenics captured my heart, I was in the world of swimming for over 12 years. This discipline laid a strong foundation for my physical fitness, teaching me the value of dedication and hard work. However, it was in 2018 that I found my true calling in Calisthenics, a sport that not only challenged my physical limits but also offered an unparalleled sense of freedom and creativity.

Working My Way To The Calisthenics Top:

My journey in Calisthenics has been marked by significant milestones and achievements. In 2019, I claimed the title at the “Beast of the Barz” competition, a victory that propelled me into the spotlight. Since then, I’ve continued to grow, securing first-place finishes in both the Swedish & Nordic Freestyle Calisthenics Championships (2021 & 2022) and the Swedish Champion in 1RM (Streetlifting / Weighted Calisthenics) in 2022. My performance at the WSWCF World Championships in 2022, where I secured a second-place finish in the Heavyweight Category, remains one of my proudest moments.

The Calisthenics Lifestyle: More Than Just a Sport

For me, calisthenics is not just a sport; it’s a way of life. It has reshaped my mindset, making me a more disciplined and visionary individual. Despite being one of the heavier athletes in the field, I’ve pushed myself to excel, proving that size does not define one’s ability in calisthenics.

Overcoming Challenges: The Path Forward

One of my biggest challenges was convincing myself that I could succeed in calisthenics despite my size. Looking ahead, my goal is to inspire more people to embrace this sport and to connect with calisthenics communities worldwide. It doesn’t matter if you are heavyweight, lightweight, big or small… anyone can do it!

Calisthenics Workout and Advice for Beginners

I train for 1.5 hours per session, six times a week, concentrating on exercises that I enjoy and find effective. My go-to equipment includes parallettes (p-bars), resistance bands, and chalk. For those new to the sport, I recommend finding exercises that resonate with you and creating a training routine that builds consistency and enjoyment.

Nutrition, Motivation, and Life Beyond Calisthenics

Maintaining a balanced diet is crucial to my performance, supplemented by creatine, magnesium, omega-3 oil, and vitamin D during winter. To stay motivated, I focus on exercises I excel at, especially when training feels like a chore. Preparing for competitions involves longer combinations and additional cardio to build stamina.

Balancing my training with studying mechanical engineering and running my own company has taught me the importance of adaptability and resilience. Outside of calisthenics, I enjoy fishing, skiing, and socializing with friends, with “Suicideboys” being my music of choice for workouts.

A Message to the Calisthenics Community

To the calisthenics community, I say, “Good vibes only!” I am proud to be a part of this incredible community, and my journey is a testament to the fact that with dedication, perseverance, and a positive mindset, anyone can achieve greatness in calisthenics, regardless of their background or physical stature.

Workout With Me And Imhauser Crew

Simon Imhauser Program

The Imhauser Crew is the place to learn how to put on muscles and increase your strength in the fastest way possible…

Without doing all the mistakes that normal people do…

You achieve this with a step-by-step workout plans built on my own secrets to achieving insane results…

And you will learn everything to master the bodyweight skills that people dream of.

Doing the journey alone can be boring, unmotivating, and easy to give up on. This place will be the one to give you that push you need finally.