Most conventional exercise machines employ linear and isolated movement patterns, which create uncoordinated strength. The GYROTONIC® Expansion System™ promotes multiple joint articulation, creating coordinated power in the muscles and strength around the ligaments. By moving in connected, natural patterns, the body flows smoothly between contraction and extension. This bridges that important gap between the action and recovery of the motion and (again, unlike conventional exercises) brings balanced support to the skeletal system. Once adept at the movements, GYROTONIC® can be a vigorous, challenging cardiovascular workout that leaves you strong and supple, not tight as many other workout methods do.
Extra muscle tension and imbalanced ways of moving strain the body, and may eventually cause injuries or pain. By teaching the muscles to support the joints in a balanced way, GYROTONIC® exercises can alleviate or prevent problems ranging from minor aches and pains to over-use injuries (sometimes called chronic injuries) to back pain and nerve compression. A single GYROTONIC® session can relieve muscle stress, and leave you feeling invigorated and more aware of your whole body. After a few weeks of training, you will likely feel a pronounced difference in strength, ease, efficiency of movement, and an overall sense of well being.
Physical therapists and other healing professionals increasingly recommend the program to their clients. The work-out can be gentle and very low impact (it actually takes pressure off the joints), so it is ideal for those recovering from injuries or restoring movement, as well as for older people, pregnant women and people with joint conditions like arthritis.