Gyrotonic is a form of exercise that incorporates the principles of dance, yoga, tai chi, gymnastics and swimming, and uses system-specific equipment that focuses on strength, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. Fluid movements and a focus on breathing are a key component in Gyrotonic exercise, which makes it popular with dancers, especially. But even if you’re not a classic ballerina, you too can reap the benefits of Gyrotonic. While the exercise focuses on the core, just like Pilates, Gyrotonic also incorporates musculature, as well as skeletal orientation with hands, feet, arms, legs, ribcage and pelvis assisting in the exercise, creating not only stability, but mobility. This makes Gyrotonic not only a fun and productive way to exercise, but an alternative form of physical therapy or rehabilitation for many as well. Read more for the ins and outs and the ups and downs of Gyrotonic.
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