Gyrotonics & Pilates
“Best thing I have done for my body.
I was hesitant to try gyrotonics because it didn’t look like it would be that effective- I have never been one for exercising so I like to know the time that I do take will be effective. I tried the free demo class and less than ½ way thru started feeling my entire body waking up, like I had oxygen pumping thru me. After the class I felt completely energized as well as feeling like I achieved a really good work out. I have been hooked ever since! After a couple months of 2-3 classes a week I was more than thrilled to notice that I was toning and felt stronger in all of the areas that I wanted to see results in and the cellulite on the back of my thighs was gone!! I have also always had problems with my knee being aggravated after long periods of working out and not only do I not experience this after gyro but my knee has been problem free since I started this routine with gyro. I finally found a workout that I look forward to doing, is extremely effective, and totally energizing.
--Sharon's client Rose B.
Sharon was one of the first three NYC ballet dancers trained by the creator of Gyrotonics, Julio Horvath. She credits her ability to have a long competitive dance career to the Gyrotonic system.
The Gyrotonic method is an orginal, and unique movement practice which has roots in Yoga, Tai Chi, and dance. Gyrotonic exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. WIth Gyrotonic exercises, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports correct posture, and teaches to move with ease and grace. There is an increasing number of studies which are showing the benefits of Pilates in the rehab population. It is useful for improving balance, lumbar stabilization and flexibility, lower back pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
For further questions, or to schedule a session please e-mail Sharon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org