"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $125, you get four private Gyrotonic sessions and two Gyrokinesis classes at Center Gyrotonic on Killingsworth Street (a $310 value).
Center Gyrotonic's spin-savvy teachers whirl students through a sequence of workouts designed on creating circular and spherical movements with the body that loosen limbs and increase strength. Muscles, bones, and joints rotate and stretch during the supervised one-hour Gyrotonic sessions, which employ specially made equipment in order to increase the body's range of motion and tolerance for being shaken by giant children. Instructors tailor these private, machine-oriented sessions to each student's needs, whether to help with injuries or increase physical wellness. The pair of one-hour Gyrokinesis classes ditches the Gyrotonic equipment, perching students instead atop a stool and sending them through 100 stretches and bends designed to use the shape of the skeleton to give tissues a massage.
Center Gyrotonic has a naturally lit, windowed studio, providing a serene venue for clients to ship bad vibes back to the crater on the moon from which they originate. Consult the schedule for hours and class options or to set up a private appointment for machine use.
125 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211