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For Your Health: Gyrotonic Exercises

PrimeTime Article by Gail Rubin; March 2007

Jeanne Brummell has been athletic all her life – tennis, golf, running, and outdoor activities. After a bad accident several years ago, she wanted to get back to doing what she’s always been able to do. She pursued several therapeutic approaches before discovering Gyrotonic® exercises, which have made a world of difference.

“You know, when you get into your sixties, you’re not ever back to where you were before, but I can do almost anything that I really want to do,” said Brummell. “It’s one of the most fantastic ways to strengthen and bring flexibility to your body.”

Gyrotonic exercises feature gentle spiraling movements with weighted resistance, counterbalancing opposing forces, and coordinated breathing patterns. Specialized equipment supports these flowing movements that lengthen muscles, stimulate circulation, increase spine and joint mobility, and build core strength in a relaxing, rejuvenating workout. It is especially valuable for therapeutic rehabilitation and pain relief, often helping when other approaches have not.

In Albuquerque, Gyrotonic is available at Momentum Studio in the Northeast Heights. Husband and wife studio owners Bryan and Aline Alexander are both highly experienced movement teachers. Aline has been teaching for more than 25 years and Bryan has a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

“You don’t have to surrender to the thought that pain is a part of life. Keeping healthy or getting healthy is attainable. We see amazing progress made by our clients here every day,” said Dr. Alexander.

“It’s done more for me physically than anything else I’ve ever done,” said Brummell. “I just can’t believe where I was a year ago and where I am now.”
Gyrotonic is recognized as the fastest growing development in the fitness industry, embraced by celebrities such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Liv Tyler, Julianne Moore, and pro golfer Mark Wilson.

Gyrokinesis®, the basis for Gyrotonic exercises, was invented in the 1980s by Juliu Horvath, a former dancer, gymnast and swimmer who was sidelined by an Achilles tendon injury. Originally called “Yoga for Dancers,” Gyrokinesis incorporates yoga-like postures with fluid continuous movements focusing on breath and energy.

“I think it just makes such a difference to be able to feel stronger and know that your body will respond if you do the right things,” said Brummell. “To me, that’s amazing at any age.”

For more information about Gyrotonic, call Momentum Studio at 296-4080 or visit http://www.momentumstudio.com.

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