About GYROTONIC® Method
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was created by Juliu Horvath, a Hungarian-born professional ballet dancer, and is based on principles of tai chi, swimming, dance, and yoga. Some of the benefits that may be gained by practicing GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises include increased strength and flexibility, renewed energy and vitality, and a general sense of calm and well-being. The exercises are highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability.
Some of the Benefits of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® include:
increased mobility of the joints
stimulation, and strengthening of the nervous system
mobilization of the spine
improved sense perception
greater balance, and flow of energy
The GYROTONIC® Method
GYROTONIC® exercises allow users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles. This method stimulates and strengthens connective tissues in and around the joints of the body to increase range of motion and develop coordination. Exercise sequences composed of spiraling, circular motions are synchronized with specific breath patterns. Each movement flows seamlessly and rhythmically 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, coordination and flexibility.
The GYROKINESIS® Method
The GYROKINESIS® method uses all the same principles as GYROTONIC® movement, but without equipment. It gently and systematically works the entire body, creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.
GYROKINESIS® classes begin on a stool with a gentle movement sequence to warm up the spine and stimulate the nervous system. This is followed by a series of fluid spinal motions to increase range of motion, and prepare the body to explore more complex movements with agility, and ease. Class continues on the floor with strengthening exercises for the abdominals, back and hips. The floor exercises are followed by a rhythmic standing sequence that incorporates balance and stability.
GYROTONIC® Founder Juliu Horvath interview combined with GYROTONIC® exercise footage.