what is GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®?
Developed by Juliu Horvath and performed on a unique, weighted-pulley machine, the method systematically moves the body through a series of circular motions, opening areas that are bound and tight. The mat component of the method, called GYROKINESIS®, incorporates similar principles, utilizing stools and floor work in a class setting.
Also developed by Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS® Methodology incorporates similar principles, but without the use of a weighted-pulley system. Instead, the GYROKINESIS® method is practiced in a class setting, using benches and floor work. Each class progresses through seven types of spinal motions: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular. Rhythmic movements, systematic progressions, and specialized breathing patterns keep your mind and muscles on their toes.
The invigorating exercises of both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods improve flexibility, coordination, balance, and muscle tone, while stimulating the respiratory and Its benefits extend to a wide breadth of physical conditioning goals, including:
• Increased flexibility and range of motion
• Back pain reduction
• Weight loss
• Enhanced athletic performance
• Muscular imbalance correction
• Injury recovery and prevention
• Osteoporosis prevention
• Pre- and post-natal strengthening