The GyroGym allows the person riding to directly control the speed and movement by simply shifting their body weight. Since there are no motors involved, all of the movement is initiated by the rider. Therefore each individual can "tune" their workout to their own specific needs through dynamic interaction. You determine the pace and objective.
No two rides are ever alike. Even a single ride is constantly changing, ever evolving, spontaneous and new. You never have to worry about getting bored on a GyroGym because there are always new maneuvers you can try, other areas of the body you can focus on, and different motions that just happen naturally and sometimes unexpectedly. Its inherent harmonic design gives us the rare opportunity to move the body in three-dimensional space in an alternating rhythm of effort and relaxation.
"How can THAT be exercise?" you ask. Even though the rider does not appear to be exerting any effort while riding the GyroGym, they are actually performing an intense isometric exercise. Their body's position in space, relative to the pull of gravity, is constantly changing. Therefore the amount of resistance placed on various muscle groups is also constantly changing. The faster you ride and the more body mass you have to support, the greater the amount of energy you will have to expend (E=MC2). After riding the GyroGym, you will feel the same fatigue in your arms that you feel after doing pushups; the same "burn" in your stomach that you get after doing sit-ups; and the same shortness of breath that you have after doing the treadmill.
Three-dimensional movement serves all athletic conditioning programs designed to enhance performance. No matter what type of sport or activity you do, riding the GyroGym is one of the best ways of conditioning and balancing your body for peak performance.
The benefits of inversion therapy are many. Chief among them are the ability to reduce stress and minimize the effects of aging and gravity on an imbalanced posture. These are accomplished through the following:
Stimulates pituitary and thyroid glands causing the skin and tissues to be rejuvenated. All other glands under the control of the pituitary are also stimulated.
Provides lymphatic drainage by stimulating lymphatic flow. This helps to prevent toxic buildup and promotes a stronger, more responsive immune system.
Improves circulation by increasing the oxygenated blood supply to the brain. This reduces mental fatigue and headaches. (Yes, hangovers too)
Balances the posture with spontaneous, non-repetitive movement that integrates the structure naturally.
You already know that any form of exercise is going to help reduce stress. But did also know that repetitive daily activities and one-sided activities are also a major cause of stress on the body? The GyroGym allows you to stretch and exercise the body by "letting go" of familiar muscular holding patterns, while maintaining balance throughout the body.
Very few activities allow you to both stretch and strengthen muscles at the same time. The GyroGym is unique in that it is an intense muscular exercise that also elongates the spine and stretches muscles for a safer workout.