Frequently Asked Questions
1) What is the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method?
Juliu Horvath developed this training system that offers similar benefits also derived from dance, swimming, yoga, and tai chi. During a session your trainer guides you through a series of exercises made up of spiraling and circular movements, progressing smoothly from one movement to the next. These full body exercises are often repeated in a rhythmic, synchronized pattern, while focusing on fluidity of motion and coordinating breath with movement. Read more here.
2) What’s the difference between GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise?
There are two methods within the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method: GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise.
GYROTONIC® sessions are often taught one-on-one or in a very small group using specialized machines created for the body’s natural pathways.
In a GYROKINESIS® session trainers teach a group without machines. Instead, you’ll use a mat and stool as your trainer guides the group through the circular, waving, spiraling and undulating movements.
3) What should I wear to my GYROTONIC® session?
Clothes that are comfortable and fit close to the body. Socks or bare feet are acceptable. Read more here.
4) Should I try the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method? Or am I too young/old/injured/out of shape for it?
You should try it! You’re not too anything for it. The movements used in a session are based on the natural movements of the spine, making this a beneficial training method for all ages and abilities. GYROTONIC® exercises move joints through their natural range of motion and are adaptable to individual needs and capabilities. This minimizes any pain or jarring sensation during the workout, even if you are recovering from illness or injury.