GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®
GYROTONIC EXPENTION SYSTEM®
The GYROTONIC® is an ideal training methodology to develop the physical potential of athletes, dancers, and all those who aspire to psychophysical wellbeing.
Simultaneously acts on joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments by means of three-dimensional movements, performed in a circular manner under constant control, with variable resistances and involving the whole musculoskeletal system.
The GYROTONIC® increases the functional capacity of the spine, making it less prone to injury, giving a correct and elegant posture, reduces the accumulation of microtrauma from stress, and considerably increases the flexibility, strength, tone, strength and agility.
It is a method successfully adopted also in rehabilitation therapies by doctors and physiotherapists. It is aimed at sportsmen, fitness lovers, dancers, children, new mothers and the elderly.
The GYROTONIC® Method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength and movement efficiency. The GYROTONIC® Method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a qualified GYROTONIC® Trainer. 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 human 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. 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/leg length and range of motion.
PULLEY TOWER COMBINATION UNIT
The GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit is the result of over thirty years of research and development, and is the most widely used piece of GYROTONIC® Equipment. The pulley tower provides smooth, even support and resistance via a unique, weighted pulley system. The adjustable bench and rotating handle unit can be customized to fit the individual proportions, and movement capacities of each user. The design of the equipment supports the full, and natural range of motion of the joints, allowing for three-dimensional, functional movement, and eliminating the sharp starts and stops where most injury occurs.
JUMPING STRETCHING BOARD
A broad range of exercise sequences and modification options make the Jumping-Stretching Board accessible to people of all levels of strength and flexibility. Due to its versatility, and popularity with clients, this is often the first piece of specialized equipment added to a GYROTONIC® studio.
Jumping-Stretching Board exercise sequences are composed of full body, functional exercises, performed in a variety of body positions- kneeling, standing, lying and sitting. A diverse range of standing exercises improve flexibility, coordination, and functional strength.
The ergonomic, gliding platform allows users to experience running, and jumping in a low impact, horizontal plane, with the spine and pelvis fully supported, making it ideal for post injury exercise. Four independent gliding slides, with optional rotating platforms, provide for challenging strength and coordination sequences. The propeller accessory, and pulley tower feature are also included with this unit.
LEG EXTENTION UNIT (LEU)
The Leg Extension Unit facilitates functional full body movement sequences that strengthen upper/lower body coordination, and hand/foot coordination. Contra-lateral movement sequences in various planes increase functional strength and stability at all joints. A unique, patented, cam mechanism allows the leg to elongate, as it extends. So, the hip and knee joints are able to move in a fluid, natural range, without compression, increasing stability and strength around those joints. Hand/foot straps, and lightweight aluminum Wing Master accessory included.
The GYROKINESIS® method is a modern and gentle form of yoga that was created by Juliu Horvath to increase spinal mobility in all directions with emphasis on circular and wavelike motions of the body.
GYROKINESIS® exercises allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body’s internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movements.
Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like dancing or swimming than like traditional yoga.
Those who practice GYROKINESIS® exercises tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease.