Never thought I’d write a “celebrity” post but it’s seems completely unavoidable these days. Although it’s in the best possible way as these well-known figures seem to be enjoying some of my favorite things in life: Cronuts and the GYROTONIC® Method.
So, why is GYROTONIC® exercise, once again, making the headlines amongst Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Andy Murray, and Tiger Woods, besides the fact they can afford it? Well, here my top reasons on why GYROTONIC® might continue to creep up on your news feed.
Key hints: awareness + strength + grace = ninja
All jokes aside, Gyrotonic exercise helps to enahance proprioception in movement where there’s ‘blind spots’, or problem areas. As a result, addressing problem areas can help with improving technique levels. You know those times when you think you’re doing something correctly and someone (or that lovely video) tells you differently? I’ll say no more.
When acquiring ‘superstar’ status, it usually means working and working hard. Sometimes this means working with and through injury. So to keep the fight going, you’ll need a team of professionals to help and with them often includes a certified Gyrotonic Trainer. Proper care during the ‘road back to recovery’ requires personal training and very often.
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. Moreover, by increasing range of motion (i.e. flexibility), the body is more prepared to take on improvisational skills and even unexpected happenings- like falling.
Optimal performance and fitness comes from a good cross-training schedule. Practice makes permanent, some say. Also, due to the versatility of Gyrotonic exercise, there are many movements and sequences that are similar to a dance or sports movement, for instance. Therefore this helps with enhancing performance quality and reducing injury.
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 class. In this way, those who practice this method are essentially learning one of the best and correct ways to sit, stand, walk, move, and, thus, dance. Elegance at its best, I’d say.
As it’s super unique, it procures an essential mixture of movement vocabulary. It also feels good and can provide a positive outlook on one’s body alignment and capabilities. It then allows breath and fluid, continuous movement to come into play. Or, maybe it’s like a secret weapon?
Kindall's a Contemporary Dancer, certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainer, Dance Teacher, and Stretch Therapist who's heavily fascinated with dance, fitness, well-being, research and travel. You can take Kindall's classes both in London and online.