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  • Writer's pictureClaire Harrison

Stop thinking old, start feeling young

Virginia Holte and Megan McLaren are over 60 years old and both are involved in the Gyrotonic Method and the Gyrokinesis Method. They are Master Trainers and thoroughly believe that anti-aging starts on the inside.

"People are spending a fortune on anti-aging, yet they are neglecting the inner body," says Megan.

Megan explains that the Gyrotonic and Gyrokineis Methods are anti-aging because they start from the inside. These exercise methods keep your organs, your mind, your mobility and all of the things money can't buy, healthy.

Megan McLaren, age 63 – Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Master Trainer

Learning how to breathe is the key to feeling energised. The breath work that you learn during a Gyrotonic class helps to stimulate all the organs which plays such a huge part in anti-aging. And of course, mobility is also top of the list.

Aging usually starts with joint problems. It's important to keep moving and the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods allow you to do that in a gentle and safe environment.

Virginia totally agrees. Just a year ago, Virginia had to have a hip replacement and within three days of surgery was back on the Gyrotonic machine doing small arches and curls. Virginia's physio couldn't believe how fast she was recovering. Just a year on Virginia is completing her Gyrokinesis Level 2.

They were asking how I was doing it because they see people in rehab for months and months and not make this much progress. I told them they need to come see our Gyrotonic equipment!
Virginia Holte, age 61 – Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Master Trainer

The most important thing is to keep moving. It's great if you do an exercise class or have a personal trainer once a week, but really you need a system that you can maintain. One of the reasons Megan loves this system is because it's functional movement that you can apply to everyday life things, like being at the supermarket and reaching to get something off the top shelf, or bending down to get your handbag.

"The other thing that I must mention," she says "is that as one gets older, you start to lose touch with a bigger community. You get involved with one or two close friends who you have things in common with, and that’s about it. When I go away from a course, I’ve met people from all over the world. This, in itself, is so stimulating. How many people over 60 get to meet so many different people of all ages? Having that community, staying connected… this keeps you young."

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