How is Pilates different from Gyrotonic®?
Both systems provide a mind-body experience and produce long lean muscles. Pilates is more linear, focused on core work and developing intrinsic stabilizing muscles that often need redevelopment. Playful in nature, Gyrotonic® movement is a more dimensional, circular system working from spiraling and wave-like motions. It also builds muscle strength, and focuses on fascia (connective tissue), joint mobility and the nervous system. Pilates and Gyrotonic® dovetail together beautifully.
How often should I do Pilates and/or a Gyrotonic® workout for maximum benefit?
In our experience, incorporating Pilates and/or Gyrotonic® to your routine 2-3 times a week will provide amazing results. Adding this to your yoga, barre, or Pilates mat practice along with some cardio is a recipe for looking and feeling your absolute best.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Socks are required on all equipment. Yoga socks (with grip) are highly recommended.
How do I get started?
Contact us at MACmindandMovement.com to tour the studio or set up your 3-class personal training intro pack. We use the personal training time to understand your goals and introduce you to the equipment and how it works. This is also our opportunity to assess your movement patterns, muscular imbalances and design a program based on any injury and/or surgical history. From there, clients decide if they would like to continue with 1:1 work or jump into a small group environment.