Why Andy Murray’s Secret Weapon Matters to You
I fully believe that everyone out there has a secret weapon. An activity, a mantra, a food, that makes you come alive, that makes you perform better, that supports your life positively. Tennis star, Andy Murray’s? It just so happens to be Gyrotonic and it just so happens to be what’s making him more successful this year than any other at the French Open. In his own words, “I had a Gyrotonics teacher come over from America. I feel physically much healthier with my back than I did at this time last year. It’s not just that – my tennis has been good as well – but it’s been a big, big factor for me.” With the basic principles of tension-free work, correct alignment and posture, and the healing power of breath, it’s no surprise to us that Gyrotonic has helped Mr. Murray reach new heights in a mentally and physically taxing tournament.
Developed by former Houston Ballet dancer, Juliu Horvath after tearing his Achilles tendon and herniating a disc, Gyrotonic is not just for dancers but for everyone. Like Pilates, Gyrotonic can be geared towards training in a specific sport. In the case of Andy Murray, that happens to be tennis. Gyrotonic draws from principles of Pilates, yoga, dance, and swimming. It focuses on circular motions and encouraging all body parts to work together rather than separately. Andy Murray’s open discussion about his cross-training with Gyrotonic led to some pretty unique experiences for one journalist and could lead to some amazing experiences for you too.
Even if Gyrotonic isn’t your personal secret weapon, get out there and try something new. You never know what might be your secret weapon to a pain-free, mobile, highly active life.