Developed by the renowned Romanian ballet dancer Julio Horvath, the Gyrotonic Expansion System® is a blend of yoga, gymnastics, swimming and dance. Gyrotonic® exercises are performed on specialized equipment with a unique arrangement of weights, straps, and pulleys. Unlike other conventional methods of exercise, which utilize linear and isolated muscle movements, Gyrotonic® motion patterns emphasize circular movements that improve joint mobility while simultaneously working major muscle groups interdependently. Gyrotonic® combines specialized movements with focused breathing patterns, resulting in heightened mind-body awareness. Gyrotonic® exercises increase strength, flexibility, neuromuscular coordination, balance and improves overall range of motion. Gyrotonic® training is appropriate for all fitness levels, ranging from those with injuries or beginners to the recreational or professional athlete.