Welcome to Our Studio...

Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC® ...

Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC® is the only GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® exercise studio in the Foothill Corridor and Inland Empire.  


Our beautiful space is located within Om Sweet Om at 1120 Dewey Way, Suite E, Upland California. 


We are proud to feature: 

The Gyrotonic Pulley Tower/Handle Unit:

  • 3 GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower/Handle Units in our main studio space
  • 1 GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower/Handle Unit in our private training "Zen Room." 

The Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment:

  • 2 Ladders
  • The Leg Extension Unit
  • The Jumping Stretching Board 
  • The GYROTONER® 


With multiple Pulley Tower/Handle Units and the wide array of Specialized equipment, we have more tools to help you Unleash YOUR Potential™  in our private and semi-private lessons. 


In addition to Private and Semi-Private Lessons, we are happy to offer cost effective Trio group equipment-based classes,  GYROKINESIS® study and future teacher training in the GYROTONIC® method. 

What is Gyrotonic Exercise?

The Gyrotonic method is...

The GYROTONIC® method is an original and unique movement method performed on specialized equipment that enables simultaneous lengthening and strengthening of muscles, stimulates circulation and the nervous system, enhances joint mobility/range of motion, improves strength and movement efficiency along with  coordination which equals adaptability and resilience. With Gyrotonic exercise, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.  Gyrotonic exercise sequences are composed full-body movements which follow spiraling and circular pathways which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breathing patterns to create greater connection and harmony within the body. When you train in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method, you train your body to move in an organic, intelligent, efficient and fully expressed way - the way it is designed to move. 


  

Why arcs and spirals? 

The human body is designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arcing and spiraling paths of motion, and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly and efficiently. (Envision the fluidity of dance or swimming to the rigidity of a robot.) Gyrotonic Method creator, Juliu Horvath, designed his specialized line of equipment around these natural movement patterns. Because Gyrotonic equipment is highly adjustable, it can be customized to fit each person's unique physique and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm/leg length and range of motion. This unique specialized equipment guides, assists, and challenges the exerciser.


Who is Gyrotonic exercise for?

People from all walks of life take Gyrotonic classes, including fitness enthusiasts, senior citizens, accomplished athletes, and people recovering from an injury or dealing with a disability. Gyrotonic exercises help athletes improve their performance, and rehabilitation clients recover more quickly and fully post injury. Gyrotonic classes are designed to take the body beyond its current limitations. People come out of a Gyrotonic class with increased freedom of movement, greater strength, and more agility. Gyrotonic exercises are adapted to fit anyone’s ability, from those recovering from injury or living with a disability to elite athletes. The Gyrotonic Method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a qualified Gyrotonic Trainer.


There are two aspects to the work: The GYROTONIC® method - using specialized equipment exclusive to the exercise system - and The GYROKINESIS® method - with exercises performed on the floor, seated on a stool and standing.

Semi private instruction in the Gyrotonic Method

Semi private instruction in the Gyrotonic Method

Types of Gyrotonic Sessions available

Private instruction in the Gyrotonic Method

Private Lessons in The Gyrotonic Method

One student with one instructor. 55 mins

The quickest way to grow in your learning of this amazing system is to begin your journey with a series of Private Lessons. Private Lessons are custom tailored to your goals, needs, learning style, etc. Private Lessons are also THE choice when working with rehabilitating an injury.

 Private Lessons include work with the Pulley Tower/Handle Unit, the Ladder and our Specialized Equipment. Private Lessons may also include Manual Therapy.

Semi Private Gyrotonic Lessons

Semi Private Lessons in The Gyrotonic Method

Two students with one instructor. 55 mins

Bring a friend, a loved one or a workout buddy and start your Gyrotonic journey together! 

Semi Private lessons include work with the Pulley Tower/Handle Unit, the Ladders and our Specialized Equipment.

Main Studio space

Trio Group Classes in The Gyrotonic Method

Three students with one instructor. 50 mins

We recommend beginning your journey towards a Trio by starting with one of our Introductory Private Lesson packages. This helps set the foundation for your continued practice. You'll learn how to set the equipment up for yourself, you'll learn foundational exercises and concepts, and you'll feel confident in joining an existing Trio Group Class.

Would you (or you and a group of friends) like to start your Gyrotonic Trio and begin the journey together? We offer a wide variety of Trio classes. Can't find one that fits your ideal day or time? Let us know and let's see about creating that Trio for you. 

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 Group classes focus primarily on the Pulley Tower/Handle Unit. The use of our Specialized Equipment is also included once skill has been achieved.

The Zen Room for private lessons

Private lessons are offered in either our main studio room (pictured above) or in our our private "Zen Room" (pictured right) Will you be spiraling with us soon?

The Gyrotonic Ladder

Workshops

Introduction to The Gyrotonic Method:

We offer quarterly (or more often upon request) Introduction to The Gyrotonic Method workshops. These workshops are a great way to get a feel for Gyrotonic exercise.


Specialized Equipment Workshops:

Curious about the Ladder? Want to experience the Leg Extension Unit? Wonder what the Jump Stretching Board is all about?

These Specialized Equipment workshops are held on Saturday afternoons. We take a deep dive into working on a specific piece of specialized equipment. This allows our clients to experience more than simply the Pulley Tower/Handle Units. 

Aloha and Welcome!

Spiraling with the handles in Gyrotonic exercise

We're so happy you found us!

At Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC ® (formerly Kona Pilates) we are committed to creating a safe, friendly, and serene healing environment where you are able to restore, rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body and spirit. 

A more Intelligent way to exercise

We believe true health and vibrancy comes from the harmony of mind, body and spirit, and that exercise is a vehicle for self exploration, healing, wholeness, and joy.  


We believe that exercise is meant to be FUN, educational, inspiring, and life-changing.


We offer:

  • private and semi-private instruction and small group classes in The Gyrotonic Expansion System (as well as Stott Pilates through our sister studio Om Sweet Om); 
  • special workshops;
  • Manual Therapy sessions for Pain-Free Results that LAST.

  

Using the specially designed apparatus, mat or other complementary equipment you’ll learn to connect with your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without any stress on joints. You’ll soon develop greater poise and control, and a leaner, more resilient body.


Whether you’re recovering from a physical injury, looking for an alternative to traditional gym workouts or an accomplished athlete, sessions with Laura and Steve will both challenge you as well as provide rewards you hadn't even thought of with "exercise."


Put your mind back in touch with your body, and start experiencing what sessions with Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC ® can do for  YOU!

“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, experience greater freedom of movement, to feel unrestricted and uninhibited, to be free from pain, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.” 
~ Juliu Horvath

​(creator of  The Gyrotonic Method )

The Gyrotonic Method in the NEWS

Lady GaGa does Gyrotonic exercise to relieve pain

Lady Gaga & The GYROTONIC® Method: On TheMovementBlog.co.uk and Z Living Network

Pro athletes turn to Gyrotonic to improve their performance

Pro Athlete does GYROTONIC® exercise: WALL STREET JOURNAL, "Gyrotonic is a Workout That Helps Restore Mobility in the Spine"

Gyrotonic exercise is a great workout

SHAPE Magazine: "We Tried It: GYROTONIC® | The unique training method that works your body in ways that no other workout can"

more news and raving reviews for gyrotonic exercise

Athletes doing The Gyrotonic Method

THE GUARDIAN: "Murray's secret weapons: Gyrotonic exercise and cantaloupe melon"

Tennis players doing The Gyrotonic Method

THE TELEGRAPH: "How Pulleys, Levers, and a Former Dancer from Hungary Helped Andy Murray Climb to World No 1"

Shaq does Gyrotonic exercise

GYROTONIC® studio brings Shaq to the Heights

Gyrotonic exercise is for everyone

Dancers swear by cross training for injury prevention in the Gyrotonic Method of exercise

DANCE Magazine, "Star Quality Workouts"

Spiraling in Gyrotonic feels so good

Fitness Tech: What Is Gyrotonic? How It Works And Why You Should Do It

Find your inner peace

Will you be the next GYROTONIC® success story?

Book a session for yourself and experience what all of these athletes and more - for yourself!  Where will The GYROTONIC® Method help you go?

Client rave reviews

MaryLou's experience....

"Suffering from back pain for most of my life, I'm always looking for alternative methods to minimize my discomfort. Laura and Steve have made a major contribution to achieving that goal. Their knowledge of anatomy, sense of compassion, level of enthusiasm and personalized approach make every session rewarding. Doesn't matter if it's a class or a private, they seriously yet cheerfully provide you with the opportunity to learn how to re-educate your body to make it work the way it's supposed to. Gyrotonic exercise has been the only workout program whose hourly routine I look forward to and whose end comes too quickly. My doctors have watched my strength grow and my pain scale decline and fully credit my working with Steve and Laura on a regular basis for these accomplishments. I can't thank them enough for all they've done and continue to do to help me feel healthier, both physically and mentally. Thanks guys!"    -- Mary Lou S.

Ready to get started?

So are we! (And yay for you!!!)


Reach out to either Laura or Steve and we'll get your first session scheduled. Soon you'll be feeling and moving in a whole new way!

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