Imagine a workout that is fluid combining yoga, swimming, ballet, gymnastics and pilates all at the same time. The result, a three dimensional workout that targets your energy structure and skeletal structure, while at the same time lengthening and conditioning muscles you didn’t even know you had.
The Gyrotonic has steadily gained popularity over the last ten years. Previous to this, it was a well kept secret invented by retired Romanian ballet dancer Juliu Horvath in the 1980’s. This fabulous trend is now employed by the likes of Madonna, Julian Moore, Edie Falco and Liv Tyler among others.
The Gyrotonic machine is better described as a Pulley Tower by certified experts. One can expect to work the body out in spirals similar to swimming and gymnastics. Intended to correct posture through the spine, it also works to realign hips, and knees. This is a full body workout. Hamstrings, abdominals, back, upper body and thighs will all be engaged to a shaking point while at the same time being low resistance and extremely easy on the joints. It has proven to relieve, if not cure, a host of ailments including, but not limited to, scoliosis, herniated discs, and cervical problems.
Much like yoga, acupuncture, or a deep tissue massage, you can expect to walk away from a session feeling light and airy, like you have space between the joints. Breathing work that corresponds to the movements allows the body to cleanse, leaving you with a natural high. After just a few sessions, you will feel stronger, longer and more flexible.
This trend enveloped Europe years ago. Now as America slowly catches on, studios are popping up all across the country. Because of the dynamics of the machine, classes must be scheduled one-on-one with a certified Gyrotonic specialist. Classes usually range from $50-$85. To find an instructor in your area and learn more visit gyrotonics.com.
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