Gyrotonic Expansion System

PRODUCT Exercise machine with pulleys and weights that strengthen and increase flexibility through fluid, dancelike moves

HOW IT STARTED Looking to build a machine to perfect the dancer's pirouette, creator Juliu Horvath stumbled on an exercise fad instead

JUDGMENT CALL A killer workout, yet too costly and complex for widespread use. But it might achieve a Pilates-type niche

Fitness buffs getting bored with StairMaster are discovering a new twist in exercise machines, the Gyrotonic Expansion System (GXS). Popular in Europe and used in some 150 exercise and dance studios in the U.S., the machine looks like a cross between a...

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