Understand how practicing GYROTONIC® in Dubai could result in a straighter back, a more supple body and bigger spaces between your joints.
All that allows for a greater range of motion, better posture and generally a fitter feeling all round. But is Gyrotonic exercise in Dubai for you?
READ ON for my honest experience and see what you think. I’m focusing on everything LONGEVITY related right now.
What is Gyrotonic exercise about
Gyrotonic exercise combines elements from yoga, tai chi and gymnastics all using very specialized, unique equipment.
The technique and equipment were both pioneered by a Romanian ballet dancer- Juliu Hovarth as a form of rehab for his own multiple injuries from dancing and gymnastics.
What kind of equipment is used to do Gyrotonic exercise
The equipment deployed in a GYROTONIC class is very unique and specialized. But it’s also highly customizable to accommodate different levels of strength and ability.
It’s aim is to provide support, resistance and feedback for every move.
I loved the fact that the equipment can be at raised up or lowered down depending on the length of your legs. Even minor adjustments can be made to accommodate different body shapes.
The jumping stretching board shown above has a variety of attachments. For example, it has a propeller with rotating discs.
The video below shows how you place your feet on the discs and again these can be placed closer together or wider apart depending on your range of motion.
Then as you progress you can move the discs further apart. So everyone can start gyrotonic regardless of their base fitness, strength or mobility.
In addition to the propeller there are also four sets of runners, two swivel discs and a horizontal, gliding platform that can be used at different inclines.
Each specific attachment allows for endless combinations of exercises that provide very full, varied and comprehensive movements. So no session is ever the same!
All the equipment works on different aspects of that space that’s being created between your joints, but I really liked the rotating discs that start your spiralling movements.
You use these for your hands, shoulders, feet and hips. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before despite attending reformer and pilates classes for years.
The uniqueness lies in you being in control of your range of how far you can twist and spiral.
There are also very few bits of equipment that can properly access and exercise your MID BACK for example. I love the versatility of the equipment.
That’s another specialism with GYROTONIC exercise.
Also unlike on a reformer bed, the leg extension unit has independent weights attached to EACH leg, so you’ll easily see which of your legs is stronger than the other!
Do you have to be fit and strong to do Gyrotonic exercise
No you don’t have to be fit, strong, supple or young to do Gyrotonic exercise. The equipment can be organized for all levels of fitness.
But you must go to a properly qualified and capable teacher.
My teacher even taught someone who was wheelchair bound!
You must also learn with the correct equipment. I learnt at the SPIRAL ENERGY STUDIO based in JBR in Dubai.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND CLICK CC TO GET THE SUBTITLES ON THE SCREEN.
How do you feel after a GYROTONIC CLASS
I’ve done a couple of one hour long GYROTONIC classes so far in Dubai and first of all, please note even quite fit people feel as though they have worked very hard and you do build up a sweat!
It’s strenuous even though the movements don’t look like they’re hefty, “big” or loud!
Without doubt I felt I had more space between my joints after each class and I was definitely walking with a straight back without any effort!
Consequently I feel more balanced when I’m standing on both feet. The GYROTONIC exercise has definitely informed and helped my other exercises too.
The space between the joints allows for a greater range of motion and helps with flexibility.
I think I’d like to do a series of classes as getting the rotation of the upper and mid back is something you have to practice but the benefits are so obvious so quickly.
Where can I try gyrotonic exercise in Dubai
It’s a light, bright space and perfect for trying all the equipment in the same area. You can do one to one or semi private classes.
Location of the Spiral Energy Studio – JBR Dubai
How much is a GYROTONIC class and how many do I have to do
I think doing a package of 3 classes either one to one or as a semi private with one other person would be a great way of getting all the benefits of the exercise.
Then you could decide how it’s working for you.
Contact either Elena or Alona of the:
Spiral Energy Studio
+971 54 326 6553
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These would be taught on a one to one basis.
CLICK the picture to watch this INSTAGRAM REEL – moving that MID BACK
note This post was written in conjunction with Elena and Alona of Spiral Energy Studio studio but the views are all my own.
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