What is GYROTONIC® Exercise?

Romainian dancer, Juliu Horvath, devised the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® to help rehabilitate his back and Achilles tendon.  GYROTONIC® is a 3 dimensional exercise taught on unique weight and pulley based equipment in the principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and swimming.  The series of exercises are circular, fluid, and playful while opening the joints, mobilizing the spine, and strengthening the muscles of the entire body. 



Benefits of GYROTONIC® Exercise

  • Promotes strong, lean muscles

  • Increases flexibility, coordination and balance

  • Enhances joint mobility and articulation

  • Improves posture

  • Perfect for improving mechanics and body awareness for golfers, skiers, and tennis players

  • Ideal for integrating strength and flexibility for runners, swimmers, gymnasts, martial artists, and dancers

  • A non impact, weight bearing exercise program for all ages


What's the Difference between Pilates and GYROTONIC®?

  • Pilates is more 2 dimensional and linear; GYROTONIC® is more 3 dimensional with spirals and arcs and there is no end point in the movements.

  • Pilates requires more fine tuned control;  GYROTONIC® requires more control through a larger range of motion.

  • Pilates focuses on alignment control;  GYROTONIC® works on "releasing" and exploring the limits within a controlled range.

  • Pilates equipment uses a spring resistance system;  GYROTONIC® equipment relies on pulleys and weights.


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