Baby Boomers Benefit From Gyrotonic!

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but some of us “old dogs” are finding it almost necessary to at least trick ourselves into getting into a regular exercise routine. Whether you’re starting fresh to kick-start a healthy lifestyle (better late than never right?) or are finding that your body isn’t keeping up with the intense routine you were once used to, Gyrotonics could be your answer to a fun, balanced workout regime your body needs.

The hardest part of any work out is the beginning, that’s why Raritan Valley Gyrotonics in New Jersey, makes it our mission to provide a warm, friendly, welcoming environment. You won’t feel uncomfortable pressure of walking into a gym filled with fit, body-building – however you will walk out feeling so good, that you could lift with the best of them.

Regular physical activity can help prevent and reduce the symptoms of arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, certain types of cancer and a slew of other medical issues. While we do offer classes and encourage people of all ages and athletic abilities to give Gyrotonics a try, there are certain aspects of the exercise methods that are incredibly beneficial to the Baby Boomer generation.

Gyrotonics uses the principles of Intention, Stabilization, Decompression and Coordination to help increase mobility, flexibility and strength – which happen to be a few of the areas the Baby Boomer are apt to focus on. We pair the fundamental fitness elements of the Gyrotonic method with a fun environment so that classes fly by while you get a great work out in. Regular Gyrotonics and Gyrokinesis exercise can help increase the functional capacity of the spine, better your coordination, increase your overall strength, boost your flexibility and help you gain mobility in your joints in all directions. The exercises also have cardiovascular and circulation benefits because of the constant movement during classes.

With different classes and training sessions, you can choose the best option for you. Want the encouragement of others? Join one of our group Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis classes. Want to learn the basics at your own pace? Sign up for a private session and get personalized attention to work on your “trouble-areas” and increase the intensity at a pace that feels right to you and your body. We put a high emphasis on using correct form and recognizing your body’s limitations, that way, whether you’re in a group class or private session, you stay injury-free while on your road to better health.

After a few sessions, you may end up feeling like a new, improved person! Chores and tasks around the house will seem easier, you won’t be as tired after running around with the grandchildren, and you’ll most likely even find yourself making healthier choices in all aspects of your life.

Committing to a fitness routine is one of the healthiest and most important decisions you can make – no matter what your age – and we want to be there to help you start that journey. What are you waiting for? Give us a call or book a class now, we’ll see you soon!

GYROTONIC® teacher trainings

GYROTONIC® teacher trainings
Raritan Valley Gyrotonic is happy to announce we will be hosting a level 1 Gyrotonic Foundation Course conducted by Emily Smith, Specialized GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®
Master Trainer. The training will take place from July 6-18, a 60hr course. Prerequisite that you have taken a Gyrotonic level 1 Pre-training.
Gyrotonic Pre-training starting June 12th more info or to Request a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teacher Trainings here at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic contact Shirley Wallitsch Owner?director
908 288-7551 info@rvgyrotonic.com4-cobra-elite-towers-filtered
Raritan Valley Gyrotonic convenatly located across from the NJ transit Fanwood Train station the Raritan Valley line 1hr from penn station New York.

Gyrotonic Exercise Improves More than Just Your Body

While the majority of what we focus on during your body evolution through GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises has to do with fitness through flexibility and movement, but there are still a couple of other things we encourage you to consider when traveling down a healthier path in life. Of these, state of mind and diet will play the largest secondary and tertiary roles in achieving the body that you’re working towards. Of course all these areas of focus intimately connected, as you’ve probably noticed before. When someone starts working out more, they also change the way that they eat by making healthier food selections and vice versa. These actions often culminate in the person being in a happier state of mind overall.

And why not?

If you feel like you are starting to look better than you ever have before, why shouldn’t you be proud of your accomplishments in changing your life for the better? So, although we focus a lot of the discussion (and blog posts!) on the various types of exercise and Gyrotonic equipment, remember there’s a lot more to the method than merely moving your body. Once you’ve been in even just one or two of our classes, you’ll start noticing a difference in yourself. You’ll be able to walk down the nearby streets of New York City feeling magnficent as people start reacting differently to the new you.

Don’t believe us? Check out this inspirational video of Gyrotonic Creator, Juliu Horvath’s explanation of what it means to awaken the flow within you and live a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

GYROTONIC®

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Facility in New Jersey

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic offers exclusively the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise 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.

The GYROTONIC® method takes you beyond the conventional linear exercise methods, into a spherical awareness. Begin the journey to increase the functional capacity of the spine, and obtain extraordinary flexibility and essential strength, rejuvenation, and increased vitality and vigor.

Everyone is welcome!The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are both highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis students live in many parts of the world, and come from all walks of life. Accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities–many have become devoted practicioners of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise.

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic located at 228 south ave Fanwood Nj.
The first and only studio in New Jersey that is solely dedicated to Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise methods. Offering Group Gyrotonic pulley tower, Gyrokinesis classes, Private sessions and Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teacher trainings. For weekly Group classes check our online scheduler.
Raritan Valley Gyrotonic is a beautiful studio that is equipped with all of the specialized Gyrotonic equipment! 4 Gyrotonic Pulley towers, Archway, Jumping stretch board,
Leg extension unite and the Gyrotoner.
Here at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic we believe that having a Gyrotonic studio dedicated solely to the Gyrotonic method is the way to go, to specialize in this one method and to Offer the very best to the community.
Our mission is to be an authentic representative of Gyrotonic in our community while establishing a reputation as a high-quality Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis facility. We offer Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis sessions taught based on the authentic curriculum in an environment that is beautiful and inspiring!

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Master Classes coming in June 2015
With Guest teachers Erika Hassan & Dima Fedorov GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainers.
Saturday& Sunday
June 13,14 and June 20,21

Gyrotonic Pre-Training June 5,6,7 and June 26,27,28 conducted by Shirley Wallitsch Authorized GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer

We are very happy to announce Specilized GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer Emily Smith will be conducting a
GYROTONIC® Foundation Level 1 teacher Training
July 6- July 18-2015

For more information on these trainings or workshops please contact Shirley Wallitsch Owner/Director Raritan Valley Gyrotonic
or sign up online on our online scheduler

info@rvgyrotonic.com 908 288 7551

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic
228 South ave, Fanwood NJ, 07023 located across from Fanwood Train station 1 hr from Penn Station NY The Raritan Valley Line. NJT

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Offering Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis sessions

About Raritan Valley Gyrotonic
We welcome everyone, all ages, and Fitness levels. Whether working one-on-one, or in a group session, the focus is on providing a personalized high quality training with a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainer. We look forward to accommodating your unique needs and specific goals.

Our mission is being an authentic representative of Gyrotonic in our community and establishing a reputation as an authentic and high-end quality Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis facility. in an environment that is beautiful and inspiring! Raritan Valley Gyrotonic, formally known as Mind Body Spirit, opened in 2011.

“What has motivated me to open this studio here in Fanwood NJ is to offer to my community the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise methods, because of the extraordinary positive effect it has had on my own body and life,and really needs to be and available to everyone”- Shirley Wallitsch

We are the only Gyrotonic studio in New Jersey that offers exclusively the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. We specialize only in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise methods, offering both private, small group training and teacher trainings. We are also the first and only Gyrotonic studio in NJ to have the privilege of being approved to use the Gyrotonic logo in our trade name. Juliu Horvath the creator of the Gyrotonic method made a comment on our studio, saying, “that this is a perfect raw model for the kind of facilities that should promote the Gyrotonic name. Excellent.”

This unique studio provides a spacious environment that is inviting and inspiring with state of the art Gyrotonic Equipment. We are fully equipped with all Gyrotonic equipment with four Cobra Elite Pulley Towers and all specialized Gyrotonic equipment: Archway, Jumping Stretch-Board, Leg Extension Unit and the GYROTONER®.

Gyrotonic Pulley Towers

Gyrotonic Pulley Towers

Spring into action with GYROTONIC® sessions

April we are offering three Gyrotonic private sessions for $195 that is $65 a session. This is a great month to begin to explore and awaken your body mind and spirit. Move into the Spring with a positive action.
Spring into action with our April fools day deal!
3 private 60 min GYROTONIC® session $195.
The time is now to take action and move into this season with a renewed commitment.
Going beyond the regular routine and invigorating your whole body mind and spirit.
Take this opportunity to explore the specialized Gyrotonic equipment to deepen your Group Gyrotonic pulley tower or Gyrokinesis class
experience.
New to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® this is the perfect way to begin the journey.
April Deal 3 private sessions on sale now till midnight April 1. purchase your package online.
Raritan valley Gyrotonic offering both Private and Group sessions.
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Newbie? No Problem! Consider This Your Gyrotonics 101.

Comprised of both the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise methods, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® (sometimes just referred to as Gyrotonics) is earning a favorable spot as one of the most effective workout routines the world over. The equipment required is specialized to offer resistance to movement while giving support for the body and many people find this effective workout method to be a cost effective option (instead of a traditional gym membership) and a good fit for a generally healthy lifestyle.

As far as Gyrotonics from NYC to New Jersey are concerned, Raritan Valley Gyrotonic provides a state-of-the-art facility with exceptional trainers who teach classes for multiple experience levels along with introductory pre-training courses. And, as the Gyrotronic method is progressive in nature, personal training is available for those who feel they need more focused instruction or a specialized increase in intensity.

Although it started out being referred to as “Yoga for dancers,” Gyrotonics has proven an excellent source for mobility, flexibility and strength building for many different athletic groups as well as for those simply looking to introduce a fun new fitness routine into their lives. Its applicability for sports players, gymnasts, and physical training continue to grow, and that is very likely due to the four primary principles behind Gyrotonic exercises: intention, stabilization through contrast, decompression of the joints, and coordination of movement and breath.

Intention

The idea that individuals will achieve goals by using their bodies in a way that specifically works towards those goals is where the Intention principle comes from. This gives focus and meaning to each action taught and practiced, and helps give thoughtfulness to all the exercises in the program.

Stabilization

The principle of stabilization through contrast has to do with eliminating the need for holding on to a steady object to keep oneself standing during activities. It also involves using the body’s natural expansion and retraction movements. The motions are intended to be fluid in nature and give those who practice Gyrotonics an enhanced bodily stability.

Decompression

The decompression of the joints principle is the primary part of Gyrotonics as it adds a significant amount of flexibility to the lives of those who practice the method. The decompression occurs through the aforementioned expansion and retraction movements paired with various curvilinear (rounded) motions.

Coordination

The final principle — coordination of movement and breath — is about control and places value behind breathing patterns that should be applied to each and every Gyrotonic movement. This helps individuals better expand, contract and flex their bodies while in a state of motion.

If you’re looking for a true body evolution and you’re in or around the NYC area, your search should begin with Raritan Valley Gyrotonic. The staff is ready to accommodate you and help you progress further into your future of healthier living no matter where you might currently be fitness-wise. With private sessions and group classes available on various schedules, there’s a chance for everyone to get their bodies moving, feeling and looking better than ever before.

If you’d like to really see what Gyrotonics is all about, check out the video below or give RV Gyrotonics a call.

Personal GYROTONIC® Training

If you are new to the Gyrotonic method,or have a desire to deepen your practice. Include some private Gyrotonic sessions, not only do private sessions focus on your individual goals but gives you the opportunity to explore all of the specialized Gyrotonic equipment.
The Pulley Tower unite is the primary piece of equipment used to learn the Gyrotonic principles, along with GYROKINESIS® exercises.

The other specialized Gyrotonic equipment
Archway – Strengthen the entire body using gravity, Improve connections between entire abdominal cavity and the rest of the body.
The leg Extension Unit- knee rehabilitation, increase coordination between lower body and upper body, strengthen ankle joints.
The GYROTONER- Increase thoracic spine mobility, 360-degree articulation of all upper body joints, open and strengthen hip joints.
The Jumping-Stretching Board- Improve jumping ability using ergonomically superior design, Stretch and strengthen the lower body, Improve strength and balance in multiple standing positions.

The combination of group Gyrotonic Pulley tower and Gyrokinesis classes mixed with private sessions and your individual practice is ideal. Not only can this combination create real changes in the entire body, but it is really fun to experience the full spectrum of this method and discover in it yourself and to go beyond what ever limitations you may have and experience an openness that renews our mind, body and spirit!
Sign up on our online scheduler www.rvgyrotonic.com or call to schedule your session 908 288 7551 at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic, 228 south ave Fanwood NJ 07023

Private session on Archway

Private session on Archway

GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®

Move into the spring with a Weekend group GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® class. Or Book a Private session and explore the Gyrotonic specialized equipment, the archway, Jumping stretch Board, Leg extension Unit and Gyrotoner. Saturday 10am Gyrokinesis group class, Sunday 10am Gyrotonic pulley tower class. You can book your session online, on our online scheduler.
www.rvgyrotonic.com or call 908 288-7551 to schedule your session.
Looking Forward to seeing you in the studio soon.
Raritan Valley Gyrotonic
228 south Ave Fanwood NJ

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History GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®

HistoryJuliu Horvath
Gyrotonic Expansion System creator, Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian born in Timisoara, Romania in 1942, developed the Gyrotonic Expansion System after his personal struggle with chronic pain and injury. Horvath was a swimmer and gymnast before becoming a ballet dancer with the Romanian State Opera (currently known as the Timisoara Romanian National Opera) in his early 20’s. He defected from Romania in 1970 while touring with the Romanian State Opera in Italy. After spending 6 months in a refugee camp in Italy, Horvath was granted asylum in the United States, subsequently dancing professionally with the New York City Opera and the Houston Ballet.
Horvath tore his Achilles tendon, and herniated a vertebral disc while dancing with the Houston Ballet, injuries that ended his dance career. After these injuries, he moved back to New York City for a short time, where he began a regular yoga practice. Horvath moved to the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1977. There he built a small, one-room hut in the mountains and, in an effort to rehabilitate his injuries, devoted the next six years to intensive yoga and meditation practices. During this period of intense self-study, Horvath began to develop what was once called “Yoga for Dancers” and has since evolved into the Gyrokinesis Method.
When Horvath left St. Thomas, he returned to New York City where he began to teach Yoga for Dancers at Steps on Broadway. He established the first Gyrotonic studio-White Cloud Studio, in 1984.In the beginning, most of Horvath’s students were professional dancers. As demand for his classes grew, and the diversity of his clientele increased, he refined Yoga for Dancers, creating a class format that almost any person could perform, regardless of age or state of health. He named this refined version of Yoga for Dancers, the Gyrokinesis Method.
At White Cloud Studio, Horvath continued to develop and refine the method he created in St. Thomas. It was here where he began to develop the Gyrotonic Method, and made the first pieces of Gyrotonic equipment. As of 2013, Horvath continues to create new programming for the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods. He also conducts teacher training courses internationally, continues to develop new Gyrotonic equipment, and continues to refine existing equipment designs. In 2013, the Gyrotonic Expansion System encompassed over 2500 Gyrotonic studios, with 7800 Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis Trainers practicing in 52 countries.