“Gyro what?”, “Gin & Tonic?” accompanied by a quizzical expression are the usual responses when I say I am a GYROTONIC® instructor.
Not known widely in the U.K., unlike Germany and the U.S .A, the GYROTONIC® method has reached God’s Own Country. It allows you to exercise with low impact through the resistance and support of the Pulley Tower equipment that is made up of a bench with handle unit and pulleys with weights on the tower that can be attached to legs or arms, depending upon the exercise.
This unique system of exercises incorporates elements of yoga, ballet, tai chi and swimming; taught one to one, it is tailored to the individual’s needs. The rotational, spiralling nature of the movements, along with an emphasis on elevating from the feet through the spine, activating the abdominal muscles and beyond; improves core strength, suppleness, posture, co-ordination and body awareness. The fluid movements use the breath with either a gentle rhythm or more vigorously for greater cardio-vascular capacity.
Whether you sit at a desk all day, drive for hours, are a keen sportsman or even are older with a more sedentary way of life this movement system can bring benefits to all. Clients have described feeling more open after sessions and have seen improvement in hip mobility and shoulder movement.
If you like exercise and are the curious sort, come and try it for no other reason than to experience a new way to move and exercise. Not many folks have the opportunity to do this, and you might just get bitten by the ‘GYROTONIC®’ bug.
Contact Elizabeth Cowlishaw at Spiral Toning, Ilkley for more information on 07769 707 999
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