GYROTONICS® and GYROKENESIS®
The GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS Methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, and professional dancer for Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and begun developing what are now known as the GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
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.
The GYROTONIC Expansion System® is a holistic approach to movement that is highly adaptable, making it accessible to everyone regardless of age or physical ability. Accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities or recovering from injury. Some of the benefits include increased strength, and flexibility in the spine and joints, renewed energy and vitality with a general sense of calm and well-being.