The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a three-dimensional workout system that challenges your mind and body. A series of exercises are performed on a unique machine consisting of a bench and tower with a series of cables, pulleys and weights. Designed to work both sides of the body equally, the system places emphasis on the spine and creates a sense of space in the vertebrae to allow fluidity in movement.
A perfect complement to Pilates, GYROTONIC® exercises promote a full range of motion by using spiral and circular movements to create awareness in the body’s natural energy lines. The system improves posture, flexibility, suppleness of the spine and joints while elongating muscles and restoring the body’s own creative energies.
With GYROKINESIS® exercise, the system works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation.This methodology systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises.
Movement stimulates the body’s internal organs and different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated. Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like a dance than traditional yoga.
The beginner classes start with self-massage and simple breathing patterns to awaken the body. The next focus is on the spine and pelvis. Seated on low stools, the class mobilizes the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the hip, knee, hamstring, quadriceps and so on, in all possible directions: front, back, twisting and turning. The corresponding breathing patterns in every movement stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and oxygenate the blood.
The more advanced classes add endurance training to bodies prepared for more strenuous activities. The classes encompass not only sitting but also laying and standing positions.
Horvath’s methodology invigorates and re-educates the body to move with fluidity, relaxation and power.
Developed 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a fusion of stretching and strengthening exercises that engage the mind, invigorate the spirit, and condition the total body. The Pilates method incorporates a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training to improve posture, reduce stress and create long lean muscles.
Pilates conditions the body from head to toe with a no- to low-impact approach, promoting lower back and abdominal strength, lower torso stabilization and fluid motion. Smooth, rhythmic motions are used to concentrate on strengthening and stabilizing the core muscles, the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region, creating healthier joints and a balanced skeletal system.
The focus in Pilates is on quality of movement rather than quantity, as a result, you will feel invigorated rather than exhausted after a session. A balanced approach assures that no muscle group is overworked, enabling the body to work as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.
"LET THE BEAUTY OF WHAT YOU LOVE, BE WHAT YOU DO." ~ Wisdom of Rumi~
With the combination of her personal style and exceptional professional training, Kimberly is able to inform the client's kinesthetic sensibility. Enriching her clients by teaching them how to incorporate body awareness and an ability to move naturally in their daily lives.
Symmetry in Motion features state-of-the-art Pilates and GYROTONIC® Equipment and the environment in her studio is a unique calming refuge from the pressures of the everyday world and the perfect place in which to exercise, mind, body and spirit.
Kimberly is available to teach Private, Semi-Private and Group classes and is the ONLY studio in all of Central Oregon that offers Semi-Private training in the GYROTONIC® Method.
Kimberly also offers GYROKINESIS® classes at various locations around Bend, Oregon.
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