A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to be the model for the re-making of the GYROKINESIS® Japan DVD cover. There are 3 DVD’s that have been on sale here in Japan since 2007; a start-up 20 minutes program, a 40 minutes program and a 60 minutes program for people who want to get to know about, or practice GYROKINESIS® at home.
For the past few years, however, the DVD’s have been sold out, but are now available again starting May 23rd. You can now pre-order any of the 3 DVD’s, or the whole set. The content of the DVD’s are the same as before, showing follow-along exercises led by the only 2 Master trainers in Japan, Akemi Inoue, and Etsuko Yamazaki.
It was a new and fun experience for me to be a model for the cover photos. It was quite hard to be in the same position with my body for long periods of time as the photographers did little tweaks here and there to make sure they got the pictures that they wanted. I was really sore the day after!
As my athletic background is in soccer, not dance, I got interested in the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® methods because I wanted to become flexible, and be able to move better. The first course that I took was the Pre-training course for GYROKINESIS®, which is a 6-day course that focuses on teaching you all the exercises in detail. It is a very intensive course, and I felt exhausted every day after moving for about 6 hours straight! When I first entered the course I wasn’t all sure if I had made the right decision, but after the 6 days I was completely shocked about how much my body had changed, especially my legs. Being a soccer player all my life, I had become really inflexible, especially with my hips, and I had been thinking that this would be impossible to change. However, after those 6 days, I really started believing that I could become flexible, and since then, I have been totally in love with the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® exercise systems. They are helping to change my life!
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