Pilates is a system of exercises, originally created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900's,was designed to achieve optimal strength and flexibility without adding bulk. With an emphasis on developing and strengthening the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso and back, Pilates focuses on proper form, neutral spinal and pelvic alignment and emphasizes quality, not quantity of movement.
The exercises create improved postural habits while beautifully sculpting the body. Pilates exercises are performed on a mat or on specifically designed equipment. They can be done one-on-one or in small groups with a trained instructor. This system of strength and flexibility exercises can be modified for all ages and fitness levels and is the perfect compliment to such cardiovascular exercises as aerobics and jogging. Pilates creates a firmer, stronger, leaner, longer physique.
Pilates does not stress the body in the ways that lifting weights or other workout methods may, this is why everyone can do it. Your bones will strengthen, muscles will tone and firm, and circulation will improve. But, most of all, as you work out and begin to feel better physically, we hope you will also begin to feel better mentally. You will stand taller, move effortlessly and most importantly, feel great.
In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference,
in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference,
in 30 sessions you’ll have a different body.
GYROTONIC® blends Tai Chi, Kundalini yoga, dance, and swimming moves. GYROTONIC® breathing is coordinated with movements that, like Pilates, originate in the inner core. However, unlike linear Pilates, the motions are 3-D circular, spiraling, arching, curling and undulating. Here, core stabilization is derived from oppositional movements.
The lengthening feature of GYROTONIC®, combined with the rotational movements it employs, makes it a great tool for people with scoliosis and disc herniations, by creating traction to aid in the elongation and realignment of the spine.
GYROTONIC® also is used by athletes for sports–specific training purposes, such as golf, tennis, swimming, and dressage. The benefits of this training can be used as a compliment to weight training and/or cardiovascular programs for those seeking to increase their level of fitness.
GYROTONIC® equipment can adjust to any bodily dimension and guides you through flowing, 3-dimensional, circular, spiral, twisting and undulating patterns which originate in the spine.
The Difference between Pilates and GYROTONIC®:
- Pilates focuses on alignment control (square); GYROTONIC® works on “releasing” and exploring the limits within a controlled range (circle).
- Pilates is mostly 2 dimensional, linear movements; GYROTONIC® is more 3 dimensional, with arcs, circles and rotation.
- Pilates requires more fine tuned control; GYROTONIC® requires more control through a larger range of motion.
Every BODY can benefit from both Pilates for alignment and GYROTONIC® for increasing range of motion. Activities involving broad movements and rotation over a larger range would especially benefit from GYROTONIC®.
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are great for all body types!
- Cross Training, for any sport
- People who sit at the computer all day