Gyrotonic Fitness Classes

Gyrotonic

The GYROTONIC® Method has personally helped me to increase my strength, range of motion and flexibility which as a dancer is paramount.  The use of the specialized equipment helps me to expand the limits of my personal boundaries while keeping this balance harmonious.  This is both safe and extremely effective.  I am not just talking about touching my toes or doing a split either.  Being able to bend and flex my spine at will or to be able to reach the body into perfect lines without compromising my joints is wonderful!  This is great as a dancer but I also feel it is really important to tennis players, golfers, rock climbers and soccer players.  It is also vital to active people who spend a lot of time on the road bicycling, running or in traditional weight training.  Overly tight muscles and ligaments do no one any favors and lead to many injuries.  Because of this we train a lot of men and women who have had injuries and use this as a supplement to their other workouts (No, do not fire your other trainer.) to stay healthy and injury free.  A supple body is the way to live, dance and play forever!

 

We will also be offering GYROKINESIS® classes beginning in September 2016 for those looking to work on the body using both mat work and a GYROKINESIS® stool.  This is less expensive but certainly no less effective.  The work is in discovering your body and coaxing it back into natural movement through a series of undulating and spiraling movements.  Both the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® workouts can be therapeutic or intensely strenuous.  This range of intensity allows the student to ease into the method knowing they can grow with it adjusting the effort to match their personal goals.

 

GYROTONIC® Method is offered to our clients in a variety of formats.

We have a 3 lesson intro package that allows the student to get a feeling of how the method can give their bodies more freedom of movement. We recommend that this be your starting point so that we can create a personalized fitness and or rehabilitation program that helps you to reach your goals.  We can then see if individual lessons or semi-private lessons (duets or trios) would be the best fit.  We have many clients who take twice a week doing both a private and a semi private-lesson to make it most cost effective.

 

In our beautiful, quiet and private studio we have a separate suite to keep our GYROTONIC® clients in a peaceful and serene environment.  This makes it easier to be mindful of the process as that is how we gain the most benefit from it.  Our GYROTONIC suite is on the third floor in suite 307.

 

 

Private Tuition:

3 Lesson Intro Special:                                               $120 (for new clients only)

1 hour private Gyrotonic Lesson:                              $70

5 Pack Private Class Card                                          $325

10 Pack Private Class Card                                         $600

 

Semi-Private Tuition:

Duets:              $140 per student, per month (based on a 4 week month)

Trios:              $120 per student, per month (based on a 4 week month)

 

Our Gyrokinesis group class tuition:

Drop In                       $15

5 Class Card                $60

10 Class Card              $100

 

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.

What is the GYROTONIC® Method?

 

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is composed of the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® exercise methods.   The GYROTONIC® Method uses specialized equipment that permits one to move with support and resistance. GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are intended to increase the functional capacity of the entire body in a harmonious way. This method also embraces the key principles found in swimming, dance, yoga, tai chi and gymnastics, and emphasizes continuous, flowing movements, synchronized with corresponding breath patterns. The GYROTONIC® methods four primary principles are; intention, stabilization through contrast, decompression of the joints and coordination of ones movements and breathing.  Intention is the awareness to move your body in a conscious and deliberate way.  Stabilization through contrast is the way we move in a balance of lengthening with muscular support to increase our range of motion without injury.  Decompression of the joints is achieved through exercises that help to articulate the joints and free them up for added mobility.  Lastly, breathing in ways to assist your body through movement is both necessary and rejuvenating.  Using inhalations to expand the body and exhalations to contract and curl is both natural and great cardiovascular stimulation. GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise sequences are usually taught in a one hour private or group class at a GYROTONIC® studio, or fitness facility. Check out some of our Gyrotonic fitness classes and training today!

What are the benefits?

Some of the benefits that may be gained by practicing the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are increased circulation; cardiovascular stimulation; increased mobility of the joints; stimulation, and strengthening of the nervous system; mobilization of the spine; improved sense perception; greater balance, and flow of energy; and improved coordination.

The History of GYROTONIC® Expansion System creator, Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian born Romania in 1942, developed the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® after his personal struggle with chronic pain and injury. Horvath was a swimmer and gymnast before becoming a ballet dancer in his early 20’s. He defected from Romania in 1970 while touring with his company in Italy. After spending 6 months in a refugee camp in Italy, Horvath was granted asylum in the United States, subsequently dancing professionally with the New York City Opera and the Houston Ballet Horvath tore his Achilles tendon, and herniated a vertebral disc while dancing with the Houston Ballet, injuries that ended his dance career.  After these injuries, he moved back to New York City for a short time, where he began a regular yoga practice. Horvath moved to the Island of St Thomas in 1977. There he built a small, one-room hut in the mountains and, in an effort to rehabilitate his injuries, devoted the next six years to intensive yoga and meditation practices. During this period of intense self-study, Horvath began to develop what was once called “Yoga for Dancers” and has since evolved into the GYROKINESIS® Method. When Horvath left St. Thomas, he returned to New York City where he began to teach Yoga for Dancers. He established the first GYROTONIC® studio-White Cloud Studio, in 1984. In the beginning, most of Horvath’s students were professional dancers. As demand for his classes grew, and the diversity of his clientele increased, he refined Yoga for Dancers, creating a class format that almost any person could perform, regardless of age or state of health. He named this refined version of Yoga for Dancers, the GYROKINESIS® Method. At White Cloud Studio, Horvath continued to develop and refine the method he created in St. Thomas. It was here where he began to develop the GYROTONIC® Method, and made the first pieces of GYROTONIC® equipment. As of 2013, Horvath continues to create new programming for the GYROTONIC®and GYROKINESIS® Methods. He also conducts teacher training courses internationally, continues to develop new GYROTONIC® equipment, and continues to refine existing equipment designs. In 2013, the GYROTONIC® Expansion System encompassed over 2500 GYROTONIC® studios, with 7800 GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® Trainers practicing in 52 countries.   GYROTONIC®, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of GYROTONIC® Sales Corp and are used with their permission.