A Very Short History of GYROTONIC Exercise…

A Very Short History of GYROTONIC Exercise…

GYROTONIC Exercise, in it’s initial form, was invented in 1977 by the successful Hungarian ballet dancer Juliu Horvath, who initially developed the system—inspired by elements from dance, yoga, tai chi and swimming—to heal himself from a sudden, career-ending dance injury.

Brought to the United States in the early 1980s, the system was given its current name, GYROTONIC Exercise, to highlight its focus on using circular-based movements (“GYRO”) to improve the body’s circulation and overall tone (“TONIC”)


Juliu-HorvathInitially gaining popularity among elite dancers in New York City, now people of all ages and all walks of life are benefiting from Juliu’s GYROTONIC Expansion System®, as it’s officially called. More than two decades later, the popularity of this integrative fitness system has really taken off: it’s cutting-edge Pulley Tower exercise machine (shown here) and well-trained, certified instructors are currently found in over 3,500 rehabilitation centers, dance studios and fitness facilities all over the world.

Born and raised in South Korea, Kyung-sun’s successful career as a modern dancer in Korea and the Netherlands gave her a rich background for what she gradually discovered to be her deeper calling in life: helping women feel fit, free and empowered using the power of their whole body & mind. Certified in both Gyrotonic Exercise and The UZAZU Mind-body Method, Kyung-sun works individually with women in a uniquely holistic approach to whole-body/whole-person exercise to help them them quickly and easefully step into greater levels of energy, flow, strength and personal freedom.


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