For those searching for an alternative in place of the traditional mode of exercise GYROTONIC® is a low-impact expansion system that can be practiced by everyone regardless of age or fitness capability. Whether you are an advanced athlete, a golfer looking to improve his or her game, a beginner student, or perhaps recovering from an injury, the Gyrotonic system increases flexibility and range of motion dramatically, while at the same time toning and strengthening the body.
“When you are thankful for life, thankful for everything that surrounds you, it manifests in a certain kind of feeling in the body. An expression toward life. A prayer without words. A prayer of the body.”
~ Juliu Horvath , Creator of the GYROTONIC® EXPANSION SYSTEM®
Juliu Horvath, a modern visionary in the world of mind-body development, created GYROTONIC® equipment and exercise after years of intense study and self-exploration. This unique methodology, known as the GYROTONIC® Expansion System, incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming, and tai-chi. It aims at stretching and strengthening muscles while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. Exercises,synchronized with corresponding breath patterns, enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation.
This “System” is served by a series of specially designed exercise equipment, which is built around the human body with all regards to total freedom in movement, no restriction to speed and versatility, and enhances rather than distracts from coordination, strength, and flexibility. Unlike most conventional exercise machines where linear or isolated movement patterns are performed creating uncoordinated strength, the patented GYROTONIC® Expansion System emphasizes multiple joint articulations without compression, thus strengthening ligaments and attachments.
GYROTONIC® exercise is not linear but is in fact multi-dimensional, as it smoothly reverts back and forth from contraction to expansion. This procedure releases joints and ligaments from muscular constriction while at the same time strengthening surrounding tissue. In conjunction with the exercise procedure, a special method of harmonized breathing aligned with fluid movement takes the body through a complete and full range of motion.