The Benefits of the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods
- Promotes overall strength & flexibility
- Enhances core connection & strength
- Improves posture, alignment & muscular imbalances
- Increases range of motion
- Decompresses the spine & other joints
- Teaches neuromuscular reeducation
- Develops coordination & balance
- Aids with weight loss, digestion & circulation
- Stimulates the cardiovascular system
- Excellent injury prevention & post rehabilitation
- Provides a sense of health & well-being
The GYROTONIC® Method
The GYROTONIC® method is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. Students of the method range from those recovering from injury to elite and professional athletes. The Gyrotonic method of exercise stretches and strengthens muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body thus increasing range of motion, coordination and decompressing the spine and other joints. The Gyrotonic exercises are performed on the Pulley Tower and a variety of specialized equipment designed by the method's creator Juliu Horvath. The system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. The constant hydraulic-like resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower completely eliminates the jarring that takes place at the beginning and end of exercises performed on conventional exercise equipment, when many injuries occur. The additional specialized pieces of equipment take the Gyrotonic method to the next level and provide a variety of sports specific conditioning. The exercises, synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation. Unique to the Gyrotonic exercises is the circular, spiraling and undulating movements that increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in total equilibrium.
The GYROKINESIS® Method
GYROKINESIS® exercises are the root of the GYROTONIC® work but are practiced while on a stool or mat. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body's internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movements. The movements have been described as dance-like, like moving yoga, as close to swimming as possible without being in water, and as relaxing as tai chi or qi gong. The exercises are fun, rhythmic and playful!