Circle Studio

1231 NW 11th Avenue
503-235-3556

Gyrotonic®

GYROTONIC® is a powerful system of exercise for conditioning, stretching, strength, balance, and flexibility. The exercises build muscular strength and promote stability around the joints, enabling increased range of motion. People of all ages and all levels of fitness can participate.

GYROTONIC® was developed by Juliu Horvath, who patented his ideas and designed the ergonomically correct wood crafted machines that are used for GYROTONIC® exercise.

GYROTONIC® Benefits

  • Strong, lean muscles
  • Increased flexibility, coordination, and balance
  • Joint mobility and articulation
  • Release of pain and restrictions in the body
  • Increased circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy
  • Stronger nervous system
  • Complement to physical therapy and other rehabilitative bodywork
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Slowing of the aging process through mental and physical stimulation and regeneration
  • Better coordination due to major muscle groups working together as well as interdependently
  • Upright and elegant posture

 

GYROTONIC® at kinespirit Circle

  • Each GYROTONIC® teacher at Kinespirit Circle is professionally certified as a GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer or GYROTONIC® Trainer. We are experienced teachers, dedicated to designing a program for your specific needs.
  • We work with you one-on-one.
  • Our clients range in age from 15 to 85. Some are recovering from knee, back, neck, or other injuries and others are active people who want a balanced exercise regimen.
  • Clients experience enhanced physical confidence, increased physical and mental ability as a result of increased strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. In addition, they report relief from aches and pains they had thought they’d have to “learn to live with.”
  • It is always fun!

Ready to Experience GYROTONIC®?

Experience Gyrokinesis at Kinespirit Circle

Pilates

Pilates (pronounced “puh-LAH-teez”) is a non-impact system of physical fitness that focuses on strengthening the “core,” or abdominal muscles, lengthening the body, and aligning the spine.

Pilates Benefits

  • Improved mobility (and, for some, measurable improvements in painful conditions caused by old injuries)
  • Improved flexibility that reduces muscle soreness, enhances blood flow, and reduces risk of injury.
  • Stronger muscles due to a combination of dynamic and static strength training. No muscle group is left unworked.
  • Improved balance, centering and coordination
  • Stretching and lengthening muscles while increasing the range of motion in the joints
  • Stronger abdomen, lower back, and pelvic floor.
  • Improved physical state overall by strengthening muscles and joints and improving flexibility, making it much less likely to become injured during exercise or throughout day to day life.
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PILATES At Kinespirit Circle

  • Practice under the guidance of certified instructors that have extensive training and teaching experience
  • Experience a client-centered and individualized program that is continuously modified to ensure your growth and success.

Which Method Should You Choose?

GYROTONIC®

OVERALL

3-dimensional and circular form that works the whole body to move efficiently and results in fluid grace, strength and mobility.

FOCUS

Muscles, fascia, the skeletal system including your joints & spine, nervous system, and your energetic self.

EQUIPMENT

A weight and pulley system that gives the body both assistance and resistance promoting fluidity and elongation.

MOVEMENT STYLE

Continual motions and fluidity; the use of rhythm, repetition, and flow effects gentle, gradual and sustaining change.

Pilates

OVERALL

Predominantly 2-dimensional, linear technique that focuses on the strength and stability of the spine

FOCUS

Key alignment principles; muscular, skeletal and nervous system working together to re-educate movement patterns.

EQUIPMENT

A spring resistance system which is able to challenge the body in every plane.

MOVEMENT STYLE

Prescribed number of repetitions; the more precise the form, the fewer repetitions are required to effect change.

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OVERALL

  • Build core abdominal strength
  • Can be practiced with or without equipment, individually or in a class setting

FOCUS

  • Increase flexibility, coordination & balance
  • Adaptable for all skill levels and body needs, promoting injury-free and pain-free workouts

EQUIPMENT

Incorporate specialized equipment that allows you to work at a self-appropriate pace and comfort
zone, while achieving new goals.

MOVEMENT STYLE

Complement any other activity (cardio, dance, golf, skiing, swimming), increasing your performance while promoting longevity, injury prevention, quality of life, and fun.

Do You Need Help Choosing the Right Method for You?

We'll help you make the right decision!

Why you need it

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

GYROTONIC® and Pilates can either stand alone as the physical component of your healthy lifestyle or act as the perfect complement to your fitness cross-training program.

  • Gain peak strength while maintaining maximum flexibility
  • Develop optimal core and spine strength and mobility
  • Get longer, leaner, stronger, and toned muscles
  • Reduce your risk of injury
  • Enhance your athletic endeavors and day-to-day function
  • Experience an increase in wanting to exercise
Core and Full Body Fitness

Core and Full Body Fitness

These workouts are ideal for seniors or those seeking increased energy and vitality.

  • Minimize the impact of arthritis
  • Alleviate back or neck pain and stiffness
  • Maintain an upright and healthy posture
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Aid in prevention and management of osteoporosis
  • Build strength
  • Encourage a more focused and healthy mindset
Rehabilitation and Relief

Rehabilitation and Relief

Our modalities provide a natural bridge between rehabilitation and full recovery. Our experienced trainers can work alongside your physical therapist to ensure continuity as you transition to the more integrated full-body approach required to progress toward your goals.

  • Address your specific concerns with the individual attention you need 
  • Provide a holistic, integrated pathway from acute injury to full recovery
  • Become empowered as you actively participate and contribute to your healing process, and inspired as you progress to wellness
  • GYROTONIC® puts no stress on joints and it is beneficial for anyone suffering from joint pain because it allows movement without impact.
For Pre & Post Natal Women

For Pre & Post Natal Women

Pre and post natal Pilates strengthens stomach muscles which helps the body to better cope with the weight of your growing baby. Practicing Pilates will help to reduce back pain by exercising the deepest core muscles and stabilizing the back and pelvis.

Strengthening your pelvic floor will help to support the bowels, bladder and uterus that may prevent you from leaking small amounts of urine when you cough or sneeze. You’ll practice control of your breathing, which is important for pregnancy and labour.

With Gyrotonic you’ll strengthen your tummy muscles, which equips your body better to cope with the strains caused by the weight of your growing baby. Hormones make the tissues (ligaments) that connect your bones more pliable in pregnancy, making you more prone to injury.

For Dancers

For Dancers

Pilates found some of its first devotees among dancers and the GYROTONIC® method was originally designed for dancers.

  • Increased spinal flexibility and strength
  • Integrated movement for greater coordination and grace
  • Balanced and defined muscle development
  • Full articulation of every joint
  • Alignment correction
  • Relief and prevention of chronic injuries
  • career longevity
For Athletes

For Athletes

Pilates is a great for athletes of all type to improve sports performance. The exercises work to condition the whole body, even the weaker muscles of the ankles and feet.

Often athletes perform repetitive workouts each day which will make strong muscles stronger, but weak muscles will continue to become weaker. Pilates helps to prevent muscle imbalances by taking care of the body as a whole.

Adding GYROTONIC® into your training regime is ideal for developing a strong inner core, and enhancing performance by building stamina, coordination, and strength. Through GYROTONIC® the entire musculature becomes evenly balanced and conditioned, and becomes less prone to injury.


Contact Us To Discuss If GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® Or Pilates Is Right For You!