I want music in my body and poetry in my body, and I want to be skillful without struggle; it has to come without struggle.
Juliu Horvath, System Creator
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, created by Juliu Horvath, is a unique system of equipment and exercise that offers many of the same benefits as:
- taijiquan (tai chi chuan)
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® stretches and strengthens muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening the connective tissue in and around the joints of the body. Major muscle groups are worked both interdependently and in an integrated manner, increasing range of motion and improving coordination. Exercises, synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation.
Spiraling and undulating movements increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in total equilibrium. "It's like a spoon in a bucket full of water," says GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. "If you stir it, you get a whirlpool of energy. If you move it back and forth, you just get chaos."
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is used worldwide by people of all ages in rehabilitation centers, dance studios, and sports training and fitness facilities.