What is The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method?
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique approach to movement which combines the strengthening of Pilates with the 3d movements of Yoga and the energy stimulation of Tai Chi.
Using a specially designed machine with adjustable friction and weight resistance, GYROTONIC® movements originate in the spine and direct energy outward to facilitate and strengthen greater range of motion in all areas of your body. GYROTONIC® gives you a complete body workout with rhythm and flow that harmonizes your nervous system and increases overall fitness and wellness.
All of the fluid movements are accompanied by specific breathing techniques. Movement, breath, and mental focus are key components for creating ease in the body and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation.
The spine is one of the main parts of your body responsible for all the movement functions and is also connected to your head and brain. GYROTONIC® is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person by opening energy pathways and focuses on the flexibility of the spine.
I believe in fitness for life!
Being active is not just about adding years to your life,
but adding life to your years.
Is an opera singer, actress, coach and the award winning author of “Body in Tune, 9 Keys in Quantum Living.”
She is a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC® EXPANSION SYSTEM has studied Yoga, The Alexander and Feldenkrais methods.
When I took my first GYROTONIC® lesson I knew I had found a corner piece in my personal puzzle. The GYROTONIC® program returned to me the joy I felt in my body as a child. In my early private sessions, my body felt 12 years old again and I laughed through them. I felt graceful and fluid (sometimes). Long constricted and congested areas of my body began to open and come alive again. My body is increasing in suppleness, strength and flexibility. Over time, the look of my body has changed. (CAVEAT – this is not a quick fix. It took time and consistent training to make THAT change.) I’m finally singing the music my voice has always wanted to sing better than I’ve ever sung - EVER.
I want Body in Tune LA to be an oasis of health and inspiration for people of all ages and abilities.
I currently offer PRIVATE SESSIONS in Westlake, California.
Personalized sessions adapt to fit the needs of all ages and abilities from seniors to highly skilled professional athletes. They are especially effective in fostering rehabilitation after injury or surgery. In addition, it helps:
• Back, Neck and Shoulder pain
• Bursitis and Frozen Shoulder
• TMJ Disorders
• Herniated and Degenerative Disc
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Scoliosis and Spinal Stenosis
• Post-surgical Weakness and Stiffness
• Chronic Pain Conditions
• Sports Injuries
• Neurological Disorders
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Pre-Surgical Strengthening
• and much more..
I have been working with Gretchen for one and a half years. She has been a wonderful inspiration. Through her patient and caring attitude, and her willingness to figure out what routines are best for me each week, I have made tremendous progress! I no longer have knee pain, and my shoulder pain is less each week. Through Gyrotonics, Gretchen has shown me how my muscular habits have inhibited my ability to move freely. Gyrotonics has literally opened me up, both physically and emotionally!
I am most grateful.
Paula O, Los Angeles, CA
Gretchen is a top level gyrotonics instructor and her intuitiveness matched with her skill makes her invaluable for growth and healing.
Elena B, Los Angeles CA
I have been doing gyrotonics for quite a few years and see Gretchen on a weekly basis. Gretchen is truly a top-notch trainer and great to work with.
She has an amazing eye and feel for detail. Every session, I have gotten something that I needed.
Sandy E. Los Angeles CA
Thank you Gretchen! My sister and I enjoyed the lessons we had with you. You pay attention, listen to questions, are knowledgeable and have a very good understanding of how the body works.
I'm still enjoying my loose hips!
Ileana, Los Angeles, CA
Gretchen, thank you for recommending that I practice the GYROTONIC® method. Have I told you how much I love it? During my career as a singer I could have used something like the GYROTONIC® method to keep my body balanced. There's nothing like standing on stage for three or more hours at a time to make your back and legs ache and tired. GYROTONIC® exercises have been the answer.
Don, Frankfurt, Germany,
member Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Hurray! I can kneel down and tie my shoes again! After several years of ever worsening back, hip and knee problems, I finally gave in to Gretchen's repeated advice and started going to GYROTONIC® classes. The results are spectacular. Thank you Gretchen for being so relentless and dedicated to what must be the best thing around to keep your body healthy and in shape. Such relentlessness makes you certainly a great teacher.
Marc Antoine, Frankfurt, Germany
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"I'm not re-educating the body. I'm bringing back the body to where it is supposed to be in natural state.
One can attain a natural aging without too much discomfort, indulging in the gift of life and in one's body and dance free in the spirit."
Juliu Horvath, Founder of
the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods
• $85 / 1 session
• $400 / 5 session pack
• $770 / 10 session pack
all sessions are 55 minutes
Did you know:
Self observation profoundly changes the way your brain acts?
Your body knows its purpose in life isn't only physical?
Your body is an intelligent co-creator in your life, designed
to interface with your higher wisdom?
Compassion is an anti-inflammatory?
"Body In Tune contains common sense tools and techniques to spur your own capacity for change when you engage yourself at the quantum level of interconnection with all creation to encourage all of us to be causative to our world minute by minute and second by second. "
Hazel Williams Carter, C.Ht. RRT
"One of my life’s goals has been sharing a common sense approach to health and well-being. As I continue on my creative path, I’m happy to welcome Gretchen and “Body In Tune” as a fellow traveler."
Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC® Method Creator and Founder