First ‘Gyrotonic’ studio opens in Edwards
Edwards, CO Colorado
EDWARDS, Colorado ” Longtime local dance, Pilates and Gyrotonic trainer Colleen Downard recently announced she had opened her own studio in Edwards, Colorado.
The Movement Studio, located above Wells Fargo Bank in Edwards’ Riverwalk center, is the first dedicated Gyrotonic studio in the Vail Valley.-
Gyrotonic stretches and strengthens muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and- strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body, increasing range of motion and coordination. The system is mostly taught on Gyrotonic equipment.
Downard is a former dancer and has been a Pilates instructor, nordic ski instructor and hiking guide in the Vail Valley since 2001. She began studying Gyrotonic with former Vail resident and Master Pilates Teacher Barbara Huttner in 2002 and has gone on to study with various Gyrotonic Master Trainers. She has taught Gyrotonic in Boulder, Jackson, Wyo. and locally at the Vail Athletic Club.
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