GYROTONIC® Functional Movement
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a functional movement experience of three dimensional patterning including, swimming, tai chi, gymnastics and yoga that causes your mind, body & breath to ripple with energy. Juliu Horvath, an ex dancer, invented the system in the 1980’s and continues to develop this functional movement programme to this day.
“I want music in my body and poetry in my body, and I want to be skillful without struggle; it has to come without struggle” – Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM founder.
GYROTONIC exercise is weight assisted and uses three-dimensional functional movement, and is unique in comparison to other conventional ways of exercising. The exercises incorporate breathing techniques, which are synchronized with the symmetrical sequences encouraging co ordination, balancing the muscles equally and increasing the range of movement. Focusing on creating strong core stability the movements mobilize the spine by performing smooth rhythmical, spiralling and rotational exercises.
The functional movement are low impact and therefore causing no undue stress on the body.
GYROTONIC functional movement exercises can help rebuild the kinetic chain where dysfunctional movement patterns may have developed through injury or even just the physical demands of everyday living. Correcting muscular imbalance, strengthening the core, whilst increasing the body’s proprioception and flexibility.
The GYROTONIC Functional movement exercises can be gentle or vigorous, as each session is specifically designed on an individual basis. Absolutely anyone can experience GYROTONIC exercise from the young to the elderly, there are no limits to who can gain from exercising with GYROTONIC exercise.
How qualified is my instructor
The training for GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS instructors is deliberately designed to deter the increasing trend of short-term training courses that allow anyone to become qualified to teach. The equipment used is also under license and cannot be purchased or used unless you are a licensed practitioner.
We all want good health both in mind and in body. We all want to prevent injury, illness and the ill effects of daily life and poor ergonomics. We all want to achieve physical fitness to the best of our ability. And who wouldn’t want the opportunity to have the charismatic power and dynamics of a natural performer with the presence of confidence, ease and tranquillity.
Saints RLFC Skipper Paul Wellens on GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM 2012