Elite Athletes, Celebrities And The GYROTONIC® Method
As you may have noticed in the last few months, GYROTONIC® exercise is making the headlines among celebrities like Lady Gaga, Andy Murray, and former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman. Acquiring ‘superstar’ status means working and working hard; going above and beyond the training within your chosen sport or occupation. Even the greatest and most naturally gifted athletes require a team of professionals to help achieve their goals and many of them include a certified Gyrotonic Trainer.
To attain greatness, elite athletes must sometimes continue to train with, or even through, an injury. Charles Tillman became a fan after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee two years ago. "After just one session, I saw significant transformation in my strength and flexibility," Tillman said. "As a professional athlete, this is by far one of my favorite workouts."
The yoga-like GYROTONIC® method was developed by former Romanian dancer Juliu Horvath in the 1970s and '80s and emphasizes fluid range of motion using specialized equipment and techniques to stretch and strengthen muscles.
Here are a few reasons why GYROTONIC® might continue to creep up on your news feed:
Rehabilitation- Proper care during the ‘road back to recovery’ requires personal training and very often includes additional strengthening to enhance performance and diminish the risk of further injury.
Optimal Movement- A performer’s movement or game may be choreographed or planned to a ‘tee’, however, there are times a performer or player have to expect the unexpected. By increasing range of motion (i.e. flexibility), the body is more prepared to take on improvisational skills and even unexpected happenings.
Cross-Training- Optimal performance and fitness comes from a good cross-training schedule. Due to the versatility of Gyrotonic exercise, there are many movements and sequences that are similar to a dance or sports movement, therefore this helps by enhancing performance quality and reducing the risk of injury.
Elegance- As Gyrotonic has a healthy emphasis on postural alignment, it’s ‘balletic’ reputation tends to add a graceful element to one’s presence. This method was not only developed by a dancer but is commonly used by dancers due to its relation to dance movements and technique. In this way, those who practice this method are essentially learning one of the best and most correct ways to sit, stand, walk, move, and, thus, dance. Elegance at its best.
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