The GYROTONIC® Method
GYROTONIC® exercise uses equipment developed around the design of the human body. Unlike most conventional exercise equipment where linear or isolated movements are performed, GYROTONIC® equipment emphasizes multiple joint articulations without compression of the joints. This creates freedom of movement and a tempo of exercise so that the body can focus on coordination, strength and flexibility without interference from the machine. The uniqueness of the System is that it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body in a three dimensional plane with minimal effort, while increasing range of motion and developing coordination. Special attention is given to moves that increase the functional capacity of the spine, resulting in a superior and well-proportioned body, which is significantly less prone to injuries. Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern and is performed with either a rhythm or melodic rhythmical expression, The results are supple, powerful, lean, and coordinated muscles. Whether you are already an accomplished athlete or dance professional looking to supplement your current training or someone who hasn’t exercised in years, GYROTONIC® Exercise can result in increased strength, flexibility and coordination.
The GYROKINESIS® Method
GYROKINESIS® exercise systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through a series of rhythmic exercises and offers similar benefits also found in yoga, dance, swimming and tai-chi. A GYROKINESIS® session works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: flexion, extension, lateral flexion right, lateral flexion left, rotation right, rotation left and undulation. The combination of these movements stimulate the body’s internal organs and nervous system, open up energy pathways and oxygenate the blood. Fluidity is key to theGYROKINESIS® movements. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of different breath patterns. Classes begin with participants seated on low stools, breathing and massaging their own muscles. The focus moves to the spine through a series of arching, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same fluid movement patterns are expanded to release the hips, knees, hamstrings and quadriceps in all possible directions. Ultimately the GYROKINESIS® movements will invigorate and re-educate the body to move in a more fluid, relaxed and powerful manner. GYROKINESIS® exercise is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
Benefits of GYROTONIC® Exercise
- revitalize energy
- elease blockages
- stimulate the nervous system
- cleanse organs and glands
- improve strength and coordination
- improve range of motion and balance
- increase flexibility