The GYROTONIC® Method
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.
The body is designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arcing and spiraling paths of motion, and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly, and efficiently. Gyrotonic method creator, Juliu Horvath , designed a specialized line of equipment around these natural movement patterns of the human body.
Because Gyrotonic equipment is highly adjustable, it can be customized to fit each persons unique physique, and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm and leg length and physical ability.
The GYROKINESIS® Method
Gyrotonic classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. The Gyrotonic method is practiced by people from all walks of life, including ccomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.
Where to take a class
There are over 3,500 studios worldwide offering the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. Classes are offered internationally, on an ongoing basis. You can use our Studio Finder to locate a studio in your area offering Gyrotonic classes.
There is also an in depth teacher training program for those interested in expanding their Gyrotonic practice further and teaching the method to others.