How Gyrotonic Helped this Tennis Player Regain His Body Confidence

After playing competitive tennis at the University of Florida and then getting into cycling, Trevor Taylor had a rough accident that lead him to quit both sports completely. Though he maintained his fitness through weightlifting, he found that his body just wasn’t moving the way he needed it to when he made his way back to the tennis court, causing him even more injuries.

Taylor ended up having a number of surgeries and found himself at a Gyrotonic facility as part of his recovery. After training with the Gyrotonic Expansion System, his body went from stiff and off balance back to the athletic and agile form he once held.

If you need to build your overall flexibility, endurance and strength in a way that actually fits in with your lifestyle, come visit Raritan Valley Gyrotonic in Fanwood, New Jersey. We can help you achieve your fitness goals through private or group classes (and even offer new-member discounts). Give us a call at (908) 288-7551 or stop by our studio and let us help you get started on your recovery or fitness journey.

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Turn Back the clock with the GYROKINESIS® Method

Turn Back the clock, with the GYROKINESIS® Method at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic located in Fanwood, New Jersey
For more information on our studio go to our website

GYROKINESIS® is a flowing, 3-dimensional, circular, spiral, twisting and undulating patterns that characterize the system help to increase the functional capacity of the entire organism in a harmonious way.
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella- the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®,
and 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.
The motion concept includes the most important elements of yoga, dance and tai chi. 
GYROKINESIS® systematically and gently trains joints and muscles by rhythmic wavelike movements. The spine is considered the central supporting element which gains new flexibility by harmonic wavelike, spiral and circular movements. The corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system and open up the body meridiens thus releasing waste products and toxic substances that can be taken away by the oxygen-enhanced bloodstream.
The flowing movement prevents static held-up positions and thereby superfluous body waste deposit and tensions.
The method stimulates energy in a natural way and helps to overcome listlessness and lethargy. The training is done in groups standing up as well as lying down. The complete training program is done without any training machines so the acquired exercises can be partially repeated at home or at work to relax the body from one-sided working positions.
People of all ages and different lifestyles benefit by this method, from therapy to high performance training for competitive athletes.
Some of the Benefits of Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic exercise methods are
Increased functional capacity of the spine, better coordination, overall increased strength, flexibility and Increased mobility of the joints and the use of the fullest capacity in all directions, improves circulation and increases your energy with an overall sense of wellbeing. R

Yes Turn back the clock with the Gyrokinesis method and enjoy renewed energy in your daily living. A new bounce in your step! as you regain your mobility through your joints and those simple daily tasks in our daily living becomes possible again. Sign up for a Gyrokinesis class on our on online scheduler
Gyrokinesis classes are 60-90 minutes long. Each class begins on a chair with a gentle warm up sequence to awaken the senses, and stimulate the nervous system. This is followed by a series of fluid spinal motions, which increase range of motion, and prepare the body to explore more complex movements with agility, and ease. Class continues on the floor with exercises that expand on the spinal motions, gradually adding more complex sequences, incorporating more movements of the hips, shoulders, hands and feet. The floor exercises are followed by a rhythmic standing sequence that incorporates balance, and cardiovascular exercises; then ends with a calming, unwinding sequence designed to prepare the body and mind to reintegrate with the every day world.

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 228 south ave Fanwood, New Jersey, 07023 908 288 7551

for all ages

for all ages

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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
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.

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 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


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.