What is GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise?

The Gyrotonic®and Gyrokinesis® methods are complementary movement methods that fall under one umbrella- the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.

Gyrotonic® exercises are performed on custom-designed Gyrotonic® equipment, whereas Gyrokinesis® exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility. 

Since the thirty plus years since Horvath began developing the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® methods, the Gyrotonic® Expansion System has grown to include a global community of over 7,800 Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Trainers teaching in 52 countries.

JULIU HORVATH – CREATOR OF THE

GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”

The Gyrotonic® Method utilizes specially designed exercise equipment. All Gyrotonic® equipment is developed by Gyrotonic® Expansion System Creator, Juliu Horvath. Horvath designed Gyrotonic® equipment to accommodate the natural movement patterns of the human body. Gyrotonic® equipment incorporates curvilinear wooden framework, and has numerous adjustments so that it can be customized to each users unique physique, and physical ability.

There are five different models of Gyrotonic® equipment used commercially by Gyrotonic trainers. The Pulley Tower Combination Unit is the most widely used piece of Gyrotonic® Equipment.The other four models of equipment are categorized as Specialized Equipment. Gyrotonic® Specialized Equipment includes: the Jumping Stretching Board, the Gyrotoner, the Leg Extension Unit, the Archway.

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