WHAT IS GYROTONIC®?
Gyrotonic methodology is an exercise system, also known as GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, which blends elements of dance, gymnastics, yoga, swimming and tai-chi. This revolutionary concept in fitness, focuses on the integrated movement of the entire body. The exercises are performed on beautifully handcrafted weight and pulley based equipment. Gyrotonic training consists of a series of fully rotational and fluid exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and connective tissue while simultaneously nourishing the body with focused breath work. Like Yoga and Pilates, Gyrotonic training emphasizes posture, alignment and the subtleties of proper form. This versatile approach facilitates personal growth and healing on many levels.
The exercises are powerful, performed with conscious breathwork and not only work the muscles and joints, but also stimulate and massage the internal organs, resulting in a feeling of rejuvenation and vitality!
The Gyrotonic Expansion System is an invitation to flow and expansion into one’s fullness. This system stirs your mind and body so that you are experiencing an exercise system that feels freeing and natural. You will be immersed in The Art of Exercising and Beyond ®.
What are the benefits of Gyrotonic® training?
- Increases your strength, flexibility, coordination and balance
- Sculpts your body
- Improves joint mobility and range of motion
- Reduces stress and releases tension in your body
- Improves posture
- Increases circulation, energy and cardiovascular health
- Weight loss
- Strengthens immune and nervous systems
- Complements physical therapy and rehabilitation programs
- Increases body awareness
Gyrotonic equipment’s low impact exercises are performed on a series of specially designed beautifully handcrafted wooden machines. Gyrotonic machines support the principles of yoga, swimming and gymnastics and are designed to offer complete freedom of movement. It is fully adjustable to meet the needs of every body type and level of strength. The even constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower (through the triple reduction in the pulleys) completely eliminates the jarring in the beginning and end of a movement found in conventional exercise equipment, where most injuries occur.
Unique to the Gyrotonic training, the circularity, spiraling and undulating movements increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in total equilibrium.
The machines evolved into the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Gyrotonic® Sat Nam offers the only complete collection of machines in the Palm Beaches.
The Gyrotonic Expansion System is used worldwide by people of all ages in therapeutic, dance, sports specific and general conditioning facilities. Only certified Gyrotonic trainers are entitled to the professional use of the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
All Gyrotonic session are on a one-on-one experience and a licensed Gyrotonic instructor will guide you through an exercise program that is suited to your needs. Semi private classes and group classes are also available.
GYROTONIC® Training for Golf
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSYTEM® might shave a few strokes off your golf game!
The movements promote flexibility, coordination, endurance and speed – not strength alone. This is exactly the mix of attributes conducive to developing your golf swing to its full potential. The Gyrotonic Expansion System® has multiple exercises for every part of the golf swing. Ask your instructor or check out our workshop and special event schedule.
David Rasmussen | From Executive Living – The Business Journal, Summer 2006
GYROTONIC® Training for Senior Citizens
The process of aging is often accompanied by chronic pain and stiffness. The Gyrotonic Expansion System®provides the ideal work out by gently stretching the body and simultaneously restoring flexibility and internal strength. Gently and gradually we breathe new life into the body and reduce muscular and emotional tension achieving a new internal equilibrium.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session or class starts.
Refrain from eating an hour and half before your session or class.
Wear comfortable clothes; leave your shoes at the door.
Turn cell phones off before entering Gyrotonic® SATNAM.
Please refrain from wearing fragrances such as perfume, body lotions etc. in consideration for those with allergies.
Bring a mat and towel.
It is important to let the instructors know if you have any condition or injury before your session or class starts.