The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was born in the United States in the early 1980s, from the intuitions and creative genius of the Hungarian dancer Juliu Horvath. After breaking his Achilles tendon, an injury that puts an end to his career as a dancer, Juliu begins the individual practice of Yoga; he thus deepens the study and intensive practice of Yoga by developing a system called "Yoga for Dancers", with which he creates and deepens the advanced level that will take the name of the GYROKINESIS® method.
Later his creative energies allowed him to develop the GYROTONIC® method as we know it today.
GYROTONIC® exercise is a training method based on the concept of three-dimensional movement, which stimulates the joints in a beneficial way by harmoniously involving the muscles. It allows the body to stretch and strengthen at the same time. The GYROTONIC® method offers similar benefits also derived from dance, yoga, martial arts, swimming, and it does so through spherical movements, with constant resistance and without interruption. Each exercise of the GYROTONIC® method is strictly connected and synchronized with a specific type of breathing, which must take place at a pace suited to individual needs. This type of breathing is called "rhythmic-melodic" and it is very important because it improves lung capacity, physical endurance and arterial flow. It is an excellent training system both in terms of personal benefits and well-being, and as a support for sports.
Thanks to its adaptability and extreme versatility, GYROTONIC® exercise has no limitation of age, sex or health conditions. Its practice is aimed at everyone. The particularity of this discipline allows you to reap benefits in a rather short time. The needs that drive us to seek, and then choose, one physical activity rather than another, change according to priorities and personal experiences. The only requirement is to want to do something for ourselves, the desire to feel better is in fact the best push to start feeling "better".
GYROTONIC® exercise helps to regain psycho-physical well-being, improving mobility, posture, muscle tone and giving a feeling of energy to the whole body.
The benefits obtained from the practice of GYROTONIC® exercise are many:
- correct posture
- toned muscles
- strong and elastic spine
- healthy and mobile joints
- harmonious physique
- relieves back pain
- helps to regain strength and energy in our body.
It is a complete training method, which can be managed differently according to needs. It can be used as a support to another workout, but also as a unique personal workout.
All sporting activity needs strength, flexibility and coordination. The GYROTONIC® method provides athletes with not only all of this, but also a higher degree of resistance, versatility and grace in all movements.
This special discipline takes place mainly on some machines specially designed for GYROTONIC® exercise.
The tools used during training are:
- Pulley Tower Combination Unit
- Leg Extension Unit
- Jumping-Stretching Board
Currently, it is establishing itself more and more all over the world as a very valuable tool for enhancing physical excellence and increasing physical capacity in all sports disciplines, making use of special programs such as GYROTONIC® GOLF PROGRAM; GYROTONIC® TENNIS PROGRAM; GYROTONIC® DANCE PROGRAM.
We could consider the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® an "Intelligent Gymnastics" which, with the minimum effort, leads the body to achieve the maximum result for a good physical fitness on a functional, structural and energetic level, to be recommended to anyone who wants to undertake a wonderful path to inside oneself, for the simple and pure search for well-being through a conscious movement.
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