The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella- the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are know known as the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of all people, young and old, recovering from illness and healthy.
Benefits of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercises include increased strength and flexability, renewed energy and a general sense of calm and well being.
GYROTONIC® exercises are performed on custom-designed GYROTONIC® equipment, whereas GYROKINESIS® exercises are performed on a mat and chair.
Both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. 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 registered trademarks of the Gyrotonic Sales Corporation and is used with their permission.
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a registered trademark of The Gyrotonic Sales Corporation and is used with their permission.