A gyro is what some Americans call a doner kebab. Much like its British cousin, the gyro, while wickedly delicious, is not usually part of many personal trainers’ health and fitness schedules. ‘Run a 10k, swim 5k and then scoff two gyros’ are commands which are seldom heard in athletic circles.
This makes a gyro very different from the Gyrotonic sessions offered at The Movement Studio. Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® are a family of exercise systems. The Gyrotonic Expansion system is a great way to relieve back pain and improve posture. A one to one session using the Gyrotonic exercise system helps to lengthen and stretch your spine, increase your flexibility and strengthen your musculature. As well as pain relief you can improve your posture, giving you a longer and leaner look. Gyrotonic allows you to move in a low impact environment, ensuring no stress being put on joints or injuries and allowing you to rebalance and strengthen your body.
The Gyrotonic system was originally developed by a dancer and gymnast. The dancers at Scottish Ballet use the system to help keep in shape. They look great and it seems fair to guess that this is because of their enthusiasm for the Gyrotonic system of exercise as opposed to a love of gyros.
We can’t promise that you’ll soon be starring in Swan Lake but at £10 for a one hour, one to one session on the Gyrotonic pulley tower at Glasgow’s Movement Studio, today’s Big Deal looks a great place to start.