The fundamentals of the Gyrotonic Expansion System® consists of
a totally new exercise system, using GYROKINESIS® as the basis to exercise the musculature while mobilizing and
articulating the joints. The uniqueness of the System is that
it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body with minimal
effort, while increasing range of motion and developing coordination.
Gyrotonic Expansion System® was specially conceived regarding key
principles of gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga through which
major muscle groups are worked interdependently and in an integrated
This "System" is served by a series of specially designed exercise
equipment, which is built around the human body with all regards
to total freedom in movement, no restriction to speed and versatility,
and enhances rather than distracts from coordination, strength and
Unlike most conventional exercise machines where linear or isolated
movement patterns are performed creating uncoordinated strength,
the patented Gyrotonic Expansion System® emphasizes multiple joint
articulations without compression, thus strengthening ligaments
and each attachment.
The motion patterns are natural, turbulence free and pure with no
interruption, creating a bridge between contraction and extension
through the rotating movement of the joints, resulting in a balanced
support system for the skeleton.
exercises are performed through spherical awareness and circularity
of movement, enabling the user to perform under permanent guidance,
variable controlled resistance, and real sports simulation with
no limitation to speed and impact.
Through uniform and permanent resistance meaning through all the
changes of directions and as well within the pivot axis, the concentric
and eccentric forces exerted by the involved muscle groups are maximized
and evenly distributed between agonist and antagonist (muscle groups).
Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern
and is performed with either a rhythm or melodic rhythmical expression,
creating a gentle or vigorous cardiovascular-aerobic stimulation,
depending on the intensity and speed of the execution.
Special attention is paid to increase the functional capacity of
the spine, resulting in a superior and well-proportioned body, which
is significantly less prone to injuries. It also reduces long
term accumulation of micro trauma the physique obtains, and extraordinary
flexibility and essential strength, culminating in an organic rejuvenation,
increased vitality and vigor.
Also in contrast to exercises that are performed under water, where
it is very difficult to regulate the exactness of the movement pattern
and the correctness of the position, the Gyrotonic® exercises
are performed with maximum adjustability to the range of motion
and controllability of the positioning. (And the same pleasurable,
healthy resistance like water.) All sporting activities demand
strength, flexibility, coordination and range of motion. The Gyrotonic
Expansion System® provides tomorrow and today's athletes not only
with the entire above, but also with greater degree of endurance,
versatility and gracefulness to all performed competitive skills
Aside from adults and professional sports people, it has enormous
educational value for young children who benefit tremendously from
the exercises at a time, when their glandular development, combined
with physical consciousness, dexterity and coordination are at such
a vital stage of growth.
Currently, the Gyrotonic Expansion System® is used worldwide with
great success amongst the circle of dancers, sports people, rehabilitation
facilities, as well as general conditioning amongst people of all
walks of life, from children to senior citizens.
The Gyrotonic Expansion System® equipment was awarded a medal at
the 7th International Invention Convention in Pittsburgh, 1991.