“My equipment is very important because its guides you… it gives you assistance… but you the mover command the feeling… you have to do the work. “
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® utilizes custom designed equipment to facilitate complete freedom of movement in all planes of motion. The main piece of equipment is a pulley tower that is equipped with weights. The weights provide resistance to develop strength and allow assistance when difficult. It is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength and flexibility. The exercise sequences are put together through a series of multiple progressions allowing students to dynamically stretch and strengthen muscles. These sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns. 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® methodology also has many pieces of specialized equipment that adds to the diversity of the method implementing the needs of each individual. The studio is equipped with the Leg Extension Unit, the Jumping Stretch Board, and the Archway. These assist in activating muscles in the natural movement patterns of the body while creating awareness through specific and challenging progressions of continuous movement.
Benefits of this methodology include:
Postural improvement and alignment
Vitality and rejuvenation
Abdominal and core body strength
Injury and pain rehabilitation
Increase in flexibility and joint range of motion
Stimulation and strengthening of connective tissues in and around the joints
High performance programs for dancers and athletes
Cardiovascular stimulation and promotion of neuromuscular rejuvenation
Increase in overall quality of life