Juliu Horvath created GYROTONIC® equipment and exercises after many years of intense study and self-exploration. This unique method offers the same benefits also acquired by practicing yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but is not derived from these exercises modalities.

GYROTONIC® methodology allows users to stretch and strengthen muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. These exercises are synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, thus enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promoting neuro-muscular rejuvenation.

GYROTONIC® exercises offer complete freedom of movement. Exercises are performed on the Professional Pulley Tower, and the system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. The even and constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower, (through the triple reduction in the pulleys), completely eliminates the jarring that takes place at the beginning and end of exercises performed on conventional exercise equipment, when many injuries occur. The circular, spiraling and undulating movements that characterize the GYROTONICEXPANSION SYSTEM® help to increase the functional capacity of the spine, contributing to a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in increased equilibrium.

GYROTONIC training is available at Willow Pilates Studio by appointment. Contact us today or call us at 615.297.7117 to schedule your session.


“I began GYROTONIC training a couple of years ago because of a chronic hand injury. Not only did my hand heal, but also I developed an increased awareness of my entire body, which has further improved my playing.”

Minda Cowen, violinist, New York, New York

“While recovering from a foot injury, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM has kept my body strongly connected to organic motion. Through the intense exploration of repeated movements I have developed a closer relationship with my body and I am better prepared to go back to rehearsal.”

Heather Berest, Paul Taylor Dance Company


“The ideal corrective for an office job. It releases my neck and lower back, dissolves pent-up frustration and anxiety, and leaves me feeling light, fit, loose and composed.”

Denis Johnston, Copy Editor, Sports Illustrated

“By far the most intelligent training system that I have encountered. Many sports require a sequential and integrated movement in the body through space. When the sequence is broken, the end result is affected. Whether throwing a baseball, or hitting a baseball, golfball or tennis ball, the principles are the same. GYROTONIC movements facilitate one to not “muscle” the body thru space, where many injuries occur, but to “release” the body thru space, in a connected and sequentially integrated matter. Training the muscles in an isolated way, as most other training systems do, actually inhibits sequential connections in the body rather than support it, as GYROTONIC training does.... and much, much more.”

Matt Aversa, Athlete and former Professional Pitching Coach

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