HIIT, reformer Pilates, hot yoga and spinning are all exercise classes you’re probably familiar with… but what is GYROTONIC© and how does it work?
The GYROTONIC method is a unique movement modality, inspired by yoga and holistic in nature, to improve strength and flexibility.
GYROTONIC classes link slow, controlled, circular movements with breath, to create greater mind-body awareness, long and lean muscles, improved posture and balance, increased mobility, and a stronger core. GYROTONIC is a powerful, low-impact workout for everyone, no matter their experience or fitness level.
triyoga GYROTONIC teacher Karrie Dene says,
Pilates and GYROTONIC classes often feature under the same umbrella as both methods aim to increase flexibility and strength and can involve equipment. However, the movement experience is very different. One way to describe the difference is to say that Pilates is like classical ballet and GYROTONIC is like contemporary dance.
GYROTONIC classes use specialised equipment, the main one being the pulley tower. The tower uses various pulleys and weights to apply constant resistance to the circular and rotational movements - this enables GYROTONIC exercises to become multi-directional and three dimensional, working the body as an integrated whole, through flowing, larger ranges of motion, resistance, and breath patterns.
As much as I have tried to give you some insight into what GYROTONIC is about I truly believe that you must experience it for yourself and feel the freedom of movement and flexibility that it creates in your body.