Developed and founded by Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC® is a holistic movement concept that regards the human body as a unit and the spine as its central support. Juliu Horvath let his experiences as a dancer, swimmer, gymnast and his deep engagement with yoga, acupuncture and Chinese medicine flow into his method.

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was created through careful observation of the body, its movement sequences and development opportunities. This led to the idea of constructing devices that are based on the dynamics of movement in three-dimensional space. These devices were designed in such a way that the energies of the body are released through a so-called "circular action".

With circular or spiral movements that follow the body's processes and at the same time expand them, strength, flexibility and performance can be increased. The entire movement system and the nervous system of the body are gradually activated.

The breath, which guides and controls the entire movement process, plays a special role. The breath creates movement and the movement awakens the breath; the combination of both achieves the increased effect. The body meridians are targeted in order to free blocked energy. Stress and tension are specifically reduced.