Benefits of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®
• Sculpt the body
• Reduce stress
• Increase energy
• Improve posture
• Lose weight
• Increase flexibility and range of motion
• Improve the immune system
• Increase strength
Who Can Benefit?
Sports and Cross Training
GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS exercises are ideal training for every sports enthusiast. The workouts help prevent injury and prepare you for your best performance by simultaneously emphasizing strength, flexibility and coordination. Athletes who have benefited from GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS workouts include baseball, hockey and tennis players; gymnasts, ice skaters, golfers, swimmers, cyclists and runners.
GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS methods were created by a dancer for dancers. The systems were designed to strengthen and lengthen the dancer’s body so that individuals can achieve their maximum potential. The work will allow you to find the key necessities of a serious artist such as inner strength, range of motion, correct alignment and fluid energy.
These exercises provide the perfect exercise system for seniors at any level of fitness. They are extremely successful in the relief of arthritis, back pain, and neck stiffness. GYROTONIC reverses the pull of gravity with outward energy that reinvigorates the whole body while keeping muscles toned and joints flexible.
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Most conventional exercise machines employ linear and isolated movement patterns, which create uncoordinated strength. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® promotes multiple joint articulation, creating coordinated power in the muscles and simultaneously strengthening the ligaments. By moving in connected, natural patterns, the body flows smoothly between contraction and extension. This bridges that important gap between the action and recovery of the motion and (again, unlike conventional exercises) brings balanced support to the skeletal system.
A single GYROTONIC session can relieve muscle stress, and leave you feeling invigorated and more aware of your whole body. After a few weeks of training, you will likely feel a pronounced difference in strength, ease, efficiency of movement, and an overall sense of well being. GYROTONIC exercises combine the flexibility and calmness and grace of ballet, the focus of martial arts, body sculpting of weight training, and the core strength and stretching benefits of Pilates and yoga. The method produces long, lean, flexible, toned muscles, increases joint mobility and range of motion, develops coordination and simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body with minimal effort.
The work is a progression of three-dimensional flowing movements. For those in search of an alternative to traditional exercise, GYROTONIC method is a low impact expansion fitness system that can be practiced by everyone regardless of age or fitness capability. The work is ideal for the man, woman, senior, athlete or dancer, seeking health, fitness, stamina, strength and flexibility. GYROTONIC exercises develop core strength, reconditions the nervous system and improves circulation. This amazing body conditioning system was developed by Juliu Horvath. It incorporates his experience as a dancer, gymnast, swimmer, and his knowledge of yoga, tai chi and acupuncture.
MORE ABOUT GYROKINESIS
GYROKINESIS® exercises allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation. 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.
Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like a dance and swimming than like traditional yoga.
A typical GYROKINESIS® class begins with participants practicing self-massage and simple breathing patterns. Then the spine and pelvis are engaged through simple exercises: while seated on low stools, participants mobilize the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the hip, knee, hamstring, quadriceps, in all possible directions: front, back, twisting and turning. The corresponding breathing patterns executed during every movement stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and oxygenate the blood. The more advanced classes offer endurance training to participants prepared for more strenuous activities. All GYROKINESIS® classes, from beginner to advanced, encompass not only sitting but also laying and standing positions.
Those who practice GYROKINESIS® exercises tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease.
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GYROTONIC exercise is ideal for the golfer of any age. It has been used with PGA Tour players, PGA professionals, low and high handicap and even beginning golfers. It helps all golfers attain flexibility strength and core fitness, and get to fitness levels that other training systems just can’t match. The training has multiple exercises for every part of the golf swing. It will help increase and strengthen the hip and shoulder turn, improve the rotation of the arms, strengthen the wrists and forearms and improve the cardiovascular system. With Gyrotonic training, golfers play more consistently, hit the ball farther and straighter, help avoid injury and enjoy the game more. It helps golfers get better faster! More information is available in this article from Forbes Magazine ›