Like the framework of a mighty skyscraper, the core helps humans hold up the weight of the sky. Stay firm against the firmament with today's Groupon: for $45, you get six Gyrotonic tower classes at Body Evolution (a $132 value).
Students work out at Body Evolution under the tutelage of a passionate Gyrotonic trainer using the latest low-impact fitness machinery. Gyrotonics combines the basic kinetic principles from gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga to stretch limbs with an unrivaled range of motion while simultaneously building muscle and strengthening joints. The rhythmic body movements require a matched breathing beat, stimulating cardiovascular and aerobic exercise and sparking a calorie-fueled bonfire in the lungs to melt post-workout s'mores. With the Gyrotonic tower's pulley system, each exerciser can easily adjust his or her workout workload, and the gentle gliding of the stringed contraption eliminates the muscle-taxing strain of conventional fitness equipment.
Gyrotonic courses take place at Body Evolution seven days a week in a bright, well-maintained studio housing 11 tower units. Regular gyrators often report a boost in strength, energy, and flexibility, as well as a noted aroma of incense exuding from soothed souls.
For the past decade, founder Billy Macagnone has helmed Body Evolutions, New York’s largest Gyrotonic studio. Macagnone—one of the workout system’s authorized master trainers—personally schools many of his staffers in Gyrotonic movements, which combine elements of gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga to enhance strength and freedom of motion. Macagnone possesses firsthand knowledge of the novel regimen, as he learned its techniques directly from Gyrotonic creator Juliu Horvath.
Per Horvath’s vision, specialized equipment lines the walls of Body Evolutions' newly renovated studio. Machines range from a pulley tower that generates smooth and constant resistance to an archway whose ladder-like structure works otherwise difficult-to-access muscle groups. Athletes mount the equipment during classes and training sessions that span several levels, stretching their muscles in circular exercises that facilitate total freedom of movement, much like owning an invisible airplane.
266 E 10th St.
Manhattan, New York 10009