Weight Loss Trend For The New Year: Gyrotonic Fitness Studios

This year, honor your New Year's resolution to get in shape by trying a new fitness trend. The Gyrotonic brand's new archaic-looking fitness apparatus and Gyrokinesis classes combine the benefits of swimming, yoga, gymnastics, dance and more, to give fitness enthusiasts a full-body workout and spiritual-like healing experience.














The Gyrotonic may look like a medieval torture device, but it claims to have aerobic, cardiovascular and neuro-muscular benefits through its combination of strength training, stretching and deep breathing exercises. The bulk of the machine's resistance comes from the Professional Pulley Tower, which unlike ordinary exercise machines, stimulates the connective tissue around muscles and joints, as well as the major muscle groups. Another component of the machine incorporates circular, spiraling and undulating movements that increase the flexibility of the spine and balance the user's equilibrium.
















Gyrokinesis is an exercise class that utilizes fluid movements that often resemble a combination of swimming on land and contemporary dance. As with many exercise programs, check your self-consciousness at the door to get the most of the experience.












If you're ready to get a head start on the New Year by diving into this new exercise program, you'd better be independently wealthy; at least if you hope to setup your own home studio with their equipment. The Pulley Tower Combination Unit goes for $4,800 USD plus the cost of shipping, with additional add-ons available.

So, if you are looking for a more economical fitness routine; you're better off heading to one of their world-wide studios or fitness centers that carry Gyrotonic equipment and offer classes from certified instructors.

In case your New Year's resolution is not to enhance your fitness, but instruct others in their pursuits; the Gyrotonic brand does offer career opportunities for instructors, after the completion of one of their comprehensive training programs.

The greatest exercise routines are those that are interesting. The verdict is still out regarding Gyrotonic's public appeal, but the invention and business concept sure fit the bill.


Dec 5, 2008
by Anonymous


was on oprah right? :D

Dec 5, 2008
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Beth Graddon-Hodgson's picture

 I believe you're

 I believe you're right...there has been a bit of media surrounding it so far! And why not? It's an interesting conversation piece.

 Thanks for your comment.


Beth Hodgson
Innovative Business Writer