About GYROTONIC® exercise...
The fundamentals of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method consists of a totally new exercise system created by Juliu Horvath, using GYROKINESIS® method as the basis to exercise the musculature while mobilizing and articulating the joints. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method is a unique system of equipment and exercise that incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai-chi. Created by Juliu Horvath, this system stretches and strengthens muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. The uniqueness of the System is that it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body with minimal effort, while increasing range of motion and developing coordination. Exercises, synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation.
The GYROTONIC® equipment is designed around the human body thus offering complete freedom of movement with no restriction to speed and versatility. It is fully adjustable to meet the needs of every body type and level of strength. The even constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower (through the triple reduction in the pulleys) completely eliminates the jarring in the beginning and end of a movement found in conventional exercise equipment, where most injuries occur. Unique to the GYROTONIC® system is the circularity, spiraling and undulating movements increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in total equilibrium. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method is used worldwide by people of all ages in therapeutic, dance, sports specific and general conditioning facilities. To be entitled to professional use of this technique you must be a certified GYROTONIC® trainer.
GYROTONIC® exercises encourage creativity; playfulness and feeling at home in one’s own body. In Juliu’s own words…..
"I want music and poetry in my body. I want to be skillful without struggle."
The GYROTONIC® Method from GYROTONIC® Headquarters