Thursday, October 9, 2008
Gretta's Got It: Gyrotonic
Have you always wanted an All Star body? Well, then you need to check out the Gyrotonic workout. Our style reporter Gretta Monahan tells us that it's not only the celebrity secret to looking and staying young. Anybody at any fitness level can do it, and Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "Looking to change up your workout? Well, you're in luck because this new routine is a celeb insider secret that keeps them looking hot."
It's called Gyrotonic, and it uses machines to buff, tighten and tone, and because of it, Hollywood's leading ladies like Madonna, Nicolette Sheritan and Kim Catrall are not even close to being passed their prime.
Kathy Vanpatten, Boston Body Works Studios: "It's a unique movement system, an exercise system that is based on elements of gymnastics, swimming, Tai-Chi, dance and yoga."
Anybody at any fitness level can do it.
Kathy Vanpatten: "People with joint replacements all the way to Olympic athletes and principal dancers."
But while it may look like a medieval torture device, these pulley-based exercises make up a total body workout without agony.
Kathy Vanpatten: "It reduces stress, increases your cardiovascular, improves posture, it's anti-aging."
Anti-aging? That's all I need to hear to give it a try. Kathy Van Patten is going to show me the ropes. Now it's my turn.
Gretta Monahan: "A few moves, and you feel it working instantly. It feels like a big stretch."
This workout focuses on your core and spine.
Kathy Vanpatten: "The spine, it's really all about the spine, and the more supple your spine is, the more youthful you are."
In about an hour, we hit every body part: arms, legs, back, belly and derriere. OK, not only is this unlike any workout I have every done, it's a blast! I like to think of it as a jungle gym for grown-ups.
Gretta Monahan: "So no matter what your favorite sport, this is the perfect workout for every age and every fitness level."
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