A Perfect Compliment to your existing Fitness Program

- Improve Balance, Strength, Coordination, Flexibility & Efficiency
- Enhance Mind-Body Connection and Movement Awareness
- Move your joints through their natural range of motion without jarring and compression

FREE one-on-one Private Gyrotonic Session with Karen Burka, Senior Gyrotonic Instructor and Certified Pre-Trainer (Trainer of Instructors) since 1995

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image title hereKaren Burka

Background: PMA Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor since 1995, Senior Gyrotonic Instructor & Certified Pretrainer (Trainer of Instructors), Active Isolated Stretching,Yoga; Santa Monica Dance Company, B.S. Phys Ed and Dance - San Diego State University

Interests: Travel, Dance, Music, Polo, Wardrobe Styling and Design, Ethnic Cuisine

Specialty: Working with Equestrians & Dancers

Philosophy: "Find a work out that you enjoy, and you will always do it!"

Contact: cellphone:(305) 439-5336

The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.

Gyrotonic exercises are performed on custom designed Gyrotonic equipment, whereas Gyrokinesis exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.

Since the thirty plus years since Horvath began developing the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods, the Gyrotonic Expansion System has grown to include a global community of over 7,800 Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainers teaching in 52 countries.

Gyrotonic is FOR EVERYONE!

The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are both highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis students live in many parts of the world, and come from all walks of life. Accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities - many have become devoted practicioners of Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise.

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