A Spiraling Body Studio

Certified Pilates and Gyrotonic® Exercise


What is GYROTONIC® ?

Quoted in the Pilates Style Magazine as the "Next Big Thing", the Gyrotonic Expansion System® was envisioned by Juliu Horwath and is based on the principles of yoga, dance, swimming, gymnastics and Taichi.  The exercises involve circular movements with special attention paid to increasing the functional capacity of the spine in order to enhance body mechanics. Gyrotonic® Expansion System develops core strength, overall flexibility and coordination. The System is supported by specially designed equipment that uses weights and pulleys to provide resistance.  Currently, the Gyrotonic® Expansion System is used worldwide with great success amongst the circle of dancers, sports people, rehabilitation facilities, as well as general conditioning amongst people of all walks of life, from children to senior citizens. 


How is it different from Pilates? 

Pilates and Gyrotonic® Systems have very similar goals and can compliment each other.  Pilates uses small and linear movements to strengthen and stabilize the spine. On the other hand, the Gyrotonic® Method focuses
on larger circular movements radiating from the core strength out to the limbs.

Both Gyrotonic® Method and Pilates achieve core stability while engaging the muscle systems rather them isolating and bulking up individual muscle groups.

Who can benefit from Pilates and or Gyrotonic® Exercise?

Anyone can benefit from them. People who lack movement experience might find Pilates easier to understand initially. Those who suffer from tight shoulders, neck and hips might feel Gyrotonic® to be more soothing and at the same time challenging.

Fernanda Araujo * has experience using both Gyrotonic® and Pilates techniques with a variety of people, from competitive athletes seeking to complement their training to those just starting an exercise program.
A Spiraling Body, provides private and duet sessions on the Gyrotonic® Method , private sessions on the Jumping Stretching Board® and Gyrokinesis® Exercise classes. Fernanda also, periodically conduct Pre- training workshops for the Gyrotonic® Method certifications.

How do I start? 
Call us at (203) 224-8576.   

The studio is  located at 79 South Benson Road , ground floor
Fairfield, CT 06824

What do I wear?
Comfortable exercise clothes and no shoes are required.