Full Name: Danny Kavadlo
Nickname: Danny The Trainer
Country: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/DannyKavadlo
Author Page: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/danny-kavadlo.html
Time doing calisthenics: 27 years
Time doing street workout: 8 years
Important events: Co-founder and Lead Instructor for Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC)
Website or fan page: http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/?F_c=35
How did you get involved in the street workout world?
I have been practicing strength training and calisthenics for almost thirty years. But I think I first became acquainted with what is known as “Street Workout” around 2006 when I saw a guy at Tompkins Square Park do a one-arm pull-up. Game changer.
Why did you choose to practice street workout?
Whether I chose it or it chose me I could not say.
How is street workout reflected in your life?
My life is based on balance and function, not to mention fun! I am a minimalist witha “work hard/feel good” attitude toward life. Nothing embodies these principles quite like street workout.
What are your short term, mid term and long term goals with street workout?
I don’t believe in setting timelines for goals. I would like to get better at all my skills. It’s a journey for me, not a destination.
How many times do you workout during the week?
2-5 I guess. I listen to my body.
Do you have any specific workout plan or you just improvise and do your thing?
Nope. I don’t cook w recipes or train with a clipboard. That said, if there is a specific skill I want to get better at it, naturally I will focus more time on it, but it is not regimented. I try to be like water and go with the flow.
Which would be the most complex move you achieved (tell us about the process it took you, to achieve it)?
The One-Arm Human Flag. My brother Al and I were leading a PCC workshop in Australia and we visited the bars at Bondi Beach in Syney. They had an apparatus there that SCREAMED for me to do a one-arm flag, using only one hand and my head as points of contact. I am looking to build a similar type of post in my backyard this summer.
Which would be the best experience you had doing street workout?
Travelling all over the world and connecting with like minded folk.
What inspire or motivate you to keep on doing street workout?
The people who inspire me are no one you’ve ever heard of. They first guys I saw doing one-arm pull-ups and muscle-ups didn’t have fan pages or youtube channels back then. They still don’t. I’m inspired by my friend in the park training hard. They’re here everyday—not for prestige but for passion!
Which would be the worst experience you had doing street workout?
Tough one. I do Street Workout because it’s a positive experience. I guess the rain?
What do you expect from the street workout community in the next couple of years?
Can you give an advice for all the people that would like to start doing street workout?
Turn off the computer. Stand up. Stop thinking about it and do some push-ups right now!
Share some words to inspire the community:
We are all a work in progress. Be in the moment. There is no competition in Street Workout: only solidarity my brothers and sisters. Train hard, eat good food and love life! Go get it!