Fundamentals of the GYROTONIC® Expansion System (The Juliu Horvath Method)
This system works to exercise the musculature while mobilizing and articulating joints. The uniqueness of the system is that it stretches and strengthens at the same time thereby increasing range of motion and developing coordination.
The GYROTONIC® system served by a series of ingeniously designed exercise equipment (Pulley Tower, GYROTONER®, Archway, Jumping Stretching Board), was specially created to incorporate the key principles of gymnastics, swimming, yoga and dance through which major muscle groups are worked interdependently and in an integrated manner.
Unlike most conventional exercise machines where linear or isolated movement patterns are performed, creating uncoordinated strength, Gyrotonic® exercise emphasizes multiple joint articulation and the strengthening of the surrounding ligaments and tendons. The motion patterns are turbulent free and pure.
The exercises are performed through spherical awareness and a circularity of movement, enabling the user to perform under the prominent guidance of variable controlled resistance.
Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern creating a gentle or forceful cardiovascular aerobic stimulation depending on the intensity of execution.
The full range of Gyrotonic equipment (available at Iso Fit) is used worldwide with great success amongst athletes and sports people. It is also used for the rehabilitation of injuries as well as general body conditioning and fitness development amongst people of all walks of life, from children to senior citizens.