The Gyrotonic Wingmaster Workshop

The GYROTONIC® Wingmaster Workshop

Make the Wingmaster an intrinsic part of your training.

Increase your vocabulary of exercises in the Wingmaster WorkshopThe Wingmaster is an excellent tool for training clients at every level. For clients who are in a rehabilitative or corrective setting, the Wingmaster is an excellent tool for increasing strength through all the spinal ranges of motion. The ergonomic shape helps people with shoulder or chest limitations to add resistance without strain. But that doesn't mean the Wingmaster's usefulness is limited to corrective work.

The Wingmaster is a brilliant and very underutilized piece of GYROTONIC® equipment that often spends more time as a fascinating decoration on a studio's wall than on our clients bodies... or in their hands.

  • Seated strengthening exercise with the Gyrotonic Wingmaster
  • A lunge with a side bend using the Gyrotonic Wingmaster
  • Lunging and rotating exercise with the Gyrotonic Wingmaster
  • Lunge and arch with the Gyrotonic Wingmaster
  • Squats with the Gyrotonic Wingmaster

What this workshop adds to training

Currently, how many exercises do you use the Wingmaster for on the Pulley Tower? I'm willing to guess 6 to 10.

Until now, the Wingmaster has been a great ergonomic stand-in for the straight pole that was all we had back in the day. But have you ever wondered, "Hey, why are there eye hooks on the back side of the Wingmaster?" I did wonder that. So I started exploring.

On the Leg Extension Unit, there are multiple exercises when we put the Wingmaster in our hands. Somehow, until now that hasn't translated over to the Pulley Tower. Putting the Wingmaster in your hands and connecting it to the pulleys allows you to use the Wingmaster for upper body strengthening, with both pulling and pushing options.

All your favorite and familiar Gyrotonic movements are in the Wingmaster Workshop, like arches, curl, side bends and spirals. But, very unlike the LEU, you can get the bench out of the way and stand up!  Once you stand up the possibilities for movement increase tremendously. Your movements become active total body exercises which can incorporate primal movements like squats and lunges.

A current Gyrotonic Level 1 Trainer certification is the prerequisite for enrollment in Gyrotonic Workshops. Workshops do not qualify for continuing education credit for Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis Trainers.

What trainers are saying

GYROTONIC Master Trainer Kathy Van Patten with the WingmasterIn this workshop you will be challenged through sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling and lunging exercises while holding the Wingmaster.  You will move in diagonals, circles;  and from two legs to one leg and back to two legs challenging coordination, stamina and balance.

This course is inspiring, challenging and fun!  I highly recommend it – you will come away with a lot of useful material for yourself and for your clients.

 

Master Trainer Kathy Van Patten

Trainer Kerri Affronti using the Gyrotonic Wingmaster in a standing seriesWorking with Michael Luque was an excellent experience. He has developed a thorough understanding of the way the Wingmaster assists in opening the body and how to gradually layer the exercises into planes of movement. I felt how the Wingmaster allowed the user a basic understanding of where the movement was coming from in order to accomplish the fullness of each positioning.
The overall experience of the three days was delightful.  I have come away with a plethora of new material for use in how to assist my clients learning how to move with an more open heart line, in grace and ease.  I am excited to work with my clients, especially with all the new exercises I have learned from Michael. It was such a fulfilling and energetic movement workshop.

Kerri Affronti

Upcoming Wingmaster Workshops

Jun 9 - 11 Movement Center LA (website)

145 Bay Street #17   Santa Monica, CA 90405   ph. (310) 963-0177

Course Fee: $350 | Studio Fee/Deposit: $150 | Limited to 9 participants

Contact Christina Stroh via email to RSVP

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