Getting to Know Gyrotonic Pilates

getting-to-know-gyrotonic-pilatesThis month, Cinde Carroll and GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, Elizabeth Holland, are offering an informal get-together to explore the similarities and differences between Pilates and Gyrotonic.

So what’s the big difference? “Pilates is two-dimensional and linear,” says Elizabeth. “It is an excellent modality for teaching people how the individual parts of their bodies work together. Gyrotonic is three-dimensional, which more realistically reflects our real-life movements in sports and everyday life.”

The Gyrotonic exercise method has been touted by celebrities including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Anniston. But despite the buzz, the exercise programs are relatively new in this area: “I find myself having to explain it a lot but I’m happy to say, Sarasota is catching on,” Cinde says.

As Cinde sees it, fitness begins inside the body; it only becomes complete when the mind is present: “My goal is to be a guide on this journey of fitness self-exploration and to support and inspire my clients to a new level of body awareness that leads to greater overall strength and conditioning. It’s celebrating physical transformation from the inside out.”

Join the exploration and discussion over wine and cheese, Thursday, April 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2886 Ringling Blvd, Suite D, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-203-8156 or visit