Gyrotonic Instructor Amanda ComitoBusiness — Professional services
~"The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted."
- Martha Graham
Amanda Comito offers excellent individualized instruction in Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods, body alignment, and body mechanics with over 20 years experience as an educator in health and fitness.
She began her passion for movement in ballet class at the age of three. By fifteen, she pursued her dream to become a ballerina by moving to Boston where she studied with Boston Ballet and graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts. At Boston Ballet she was first introduced to Pilates as part of her training as a dancer. She trained and danced professionally with such companies as Iowa Dance Theatre, Ballet Iowa, Boston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, San Diego Ballet, Masterpiece Dance Theatre, and she even took her career abroad to Florence, Italy.
In Italy, Amanda was introduced to a cross training system for professional dancers in Gyrotonic exercise by Pino Carbone creator of BodyCode System®, and Gyrotonic Master Trainer Alicia Fowler at Club Il Vortice. She returned to the United States at the age of twenty- one to continue her career as a professional dancer.
Amanda was trained under and became certified in the Gyrotonic method by the inventor and developer Juliu Horvath, who discovered the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis principles that form the foundation for this novel approach to maintaining health and well-being. After many years of study, Juliu not only tried and succeeded in repairing the bodily injuries that he sustained as a professional dancer using these new methodologies, but he also sought to create a system of exercises that anyone could perform, regardless of age or state of health.
Amanda was the first person to introduce The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® to both San Diego as well as Des Moines. She lived in Los Angeles for 13 years before she moved back to the Midwest to continue her passion for teaching and movement. Amanda has four certifications in the Gyrotonic method, one of which includes Level 2 advanced work on the Pulley Tower Combination Unit.
The Gyrotonic Expansion System is an exercise modality that guides users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged during the performance of the exercises, thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity. Amanda continues to study and explore as these systems evolve to challenge and rehabilitate movement.
These Exercises can help you...
-Relieve lower back pain
-Strengthen the immune system
-Gain neuro-muscular coordination
-Rehabilitate injury and increase endurance
Amanda's clientele consists of children and dancers as young as 6, to adults in their 80's. She has cross trained professional dancers and athletes such as NFL and MLB players. She enjoys working with all of her various clients and loves the variety and diversity in all body types and movement.
A few words from Amanda...
"My primary focus is on body mechanics and alignment with education in injury prevention for longevity, which is key in all movement but especially in dancers who go into extreme ranges of motion.”
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