"The ultimate aim is to be at home in one's body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience."
- Juliu Horvath, creator of the GYROTONIC® method.
great inventions, the
GYROTONIC® method started as the answer
to an urgent need. Having ruptured his Achilles tendon and damaged a spinal disc, founder and ex-ballet dancer Juliu Horvath created his own movement
system, known as the
GYROTONIC® in the 1980s. This unique
movement method incorporates movement principles similar to yoga, dance,
gymnastics, swimming and tai-chi. The
GYROTONIC® system consists of
circular and fluid movements that stretch and strengthen muscles, as well as
mobilize joints of the body. One can enjoy increased strength, tone and range
of motion for daily activities and sports.
are typically done on a pulley tower designed to adapt to the needs of every
body type. Unlike conventional exercise equipment,
applies constant resistance; this eliminates the jarring at the start and end
of a movement, where most injuries occur. At The Moving Body Group, we offer
GYROTONIC® training for fitness and rehabilitation. We
are the first studio in Singapore to offer group classes for experienced users
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. We also offer private training on
the full suite of
GYROTONIC® specialized equipment which consist of
GYROTONER®, Archway, Jumping-Stretching Board and Leg Extension
GYROTONIC® Training and Pilates
An ordinary painter's ladder inspired GYROTONIC® creator,
Juliu Horvath to create the GYROTONIC® Archway. The unique qualities
of the Archway allows the use of gravity to stretch and strengthen the body in
ways that cannot be achieved on conventional exercise equipment.
On conventional equipment designed to strengthen the legs, a simple back
and forth motion on a pivot can cause injury in various muscles and ligaments,
such as the knee. Juliu Horvath designed the Leg Extension Unit so that, an
additional mechanism allows the leg to lengthen as it strengthens, thus
providing a more gentle, fluid environment in which the leg can move. Over 30
unique exercises can also be performed on this machine using the hand/foot
straps and various accessories.
The Jumping-Stretching Board
Over 60 unique exercises can be performed on the Jumping-Stretching Board. It is a versatile machine that allows one to perform exercises for fitness and rehabilitation. One of the main feature of the Jumping-Stretching Board includes a main track that can lay flat, parallel to the ground, or raised on an incline. Various accessories can slide along this track to enable movements that mimic various activities of everyday life.
Juliu Horvath developed the GYROTONER® based on the idea that
the spine is a key element in all movement. The GYROTONER® handles
can be adjusted in a variety of positions to teach users how to use the spine
better, in various activities in sitting and standing. Health professionals
have also achieved great results in using the GYROTONER® for
rehabilitation of the shoulder and hip.
The GYROTONIC® method
originates from exercises that were originally done on the mat called the GYROKINESIS® method.
It is a workout that takes the body through seven basic movements that can
improve fluidity, rhythm and coordination in movement. Expect an exercise
repertoire that is gentle on the joints and stimulates the muscles and internal
organs, positions are not held for long periods of time. Breath is taught with
the intention of cleansing and rejuvenating the entire body. A GYROKINESIS® class,
is typically done on low stools and a mat to help strengthen and release joints
and muscles throughout the body. GYROKINESIS® classes can
- Who spends hours sitting at work
- Looking to improve sports performance
- Looking to de-stress, improve strength
and overall energy levels
At the Moving Body Group we offer group GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® classes! These classes emphasize the principles of the GYROTONIC® method where spiralling, circular movements flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with each corresponding breath. These movements allow the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression and carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
GYROTONIC® 1, INT
GYROTONIC® 1 is a beginner group session on the Pulley Tower. Participants can look forward to stretching and strengthening their bodies with 3-dimensional movement. GYROTONIC® INT is an intermediate GYROTONIC® group class that has a greater focus on rhythm and fluidity of movements.
GYROTONIC® 1 pre-requisites: 5 private GYROTONIC® classes
GYROTONIC® INT pre-requisites: 10 GYROTONIC® 1 group classes
This is a mat based class that works on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement that encourages spine and joint mobility. GYROKINESIS® is done seated on low stools, and participants mobilize the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements.
GYROTONIC, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM, GYROKINESIS and GYROTONER are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.