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
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
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
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.