The GYROTONIC® method is an orginal, and unique movement method that enables simultaneous lengthening and strengthening of muscles, stimulates circulation, and enhances joint mobility, and coordination. GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breathing patterms. WIth GYROTONIC® exercises, 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.
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are a full body movement and energetic exercise system developed by Romanian born Juliu Horvath in the 1980’s. Julio was athletic in his childhood participating in swimming, gymnastics and rowing and later became a principal ballet dancer in New York and Houston. A career ending Achilles tendon injury was the catalyst that set him on a path to healing himself and the ultimate creation and design of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® system.
GYROTONIC® is an innovative exercise equipment system and healing practice that incorporates movement philosophies from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai-chi. In contrast to most traditional forms of exercise and equipment, the exclusive GYROTONIC® system is based on three-dimensional, circular, continuous flowing movement utilizing a unique weight and pulley design for resistance.
Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern, which creates a gentle or vigorous cardiovascular-aerobic stimulation, depending on the intensity and speed of the execution.