GYROTONIC® is a training method created by the Hungarian dancer and choreographer Juliu Horvath. It is carried out by using special machines designed by Horvath (Pulley Tower, Jumping Stretching Board, Leg Extension Unit, Archway, Gyrotoner), with the help of a personal trainer.
The machines have been built ergonomically and are fully adjustable, rendering them suitable to the ability, needs and size of each person. The method is based on sequences of spherical and wavelike movements used to exercise the entire body and recreate a conscious connection between mind and body.
GYROTONIC® is inspired by the harmonious movements of dance with the wavelike techniques of swimming, martial arts, and the spirituality and conscious awareness of yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Every exercise is carried out slowly and consciously and is linked to controlled breathing through the diaphragm. The exercises, carried out rhythmically and synchronised with breathing, stimulate cardiovascular circulation, the lymphatic system and the circulation of internal energy, being particularly mindful of the biological unity of organisms.
Gyrotonic®, more so than Gyrokinesis®, has been successfully used by doctors, osteopaths and physiotherapists in rehabilitation programmes.
We offer both Gyrotonic® individual lessons or sessions in groups of two with one trainer.
GYROTONIC® , GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.