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"My husband and I have been doing Gyro with Deb for about 5 years now and
I wanted to say how happy we are with the work she does with us. We are
in our 70ís now and have been doing Gyro for about ten years both here in
Colorado and other states. We have seen a number of teachers and we have
come to appreciate the skill it takes to have effective work done that is
safe. Deb's attention to the detail of the workout and the modifications
she makes for us are wonderful. We look forward to our sessions with Deb
and invariably come away feeling great.
Thanks, Deb, for what you do!"
- Carol Ponton & Brian Hill, Boulder, Colorado
"Gratitude and amazement are two words that come to mind when I think of
Gyrotonics and Deborah.
My 13 year old son was diagnosed last August with scoliosis. His X-ray
showed that he had a 24 degree curve. Deborah was very knowledgeable,
kind, and patient when working with both the physical and emotional
components of supporting my son. With her guidance and consistent
participation with the Gyro exercises, after 6 months at his follow up
X-ray, my son had reduced his curve by 9 degrees. He was at 15 degrees
after solely using Gyrotonic as his means of support!
As a mother wanting the best for my son, I am so grateful to have found
Deborah and Gyrotonic, and I want everyone to know that this alternative
practice to working with scoliosis can and has made a difference."
- Monica Heins, Louisville, Colorado
"I've been a client of Deb's for more than ten years, and have been
feeling the benefits of gyrotonics for a long time. Recently, Deb has begun
to incorporate foot work into our sessions and it's doing amazing things
for my alignment and posture! It has also helped to alleviate some very
chronic hip pain by suppling one of my ankles that hadn't been able to
fully flex for years.
As a dressage rider in her fifties with a strong desire to remain athletic
and active, I appreciate everything Deb is doing with me to keep me
flexible and strong!"
- Wendy, Boulder, Colorado
"I am a 76 year old male, formerly pretty active for many years. Arthritis
and fatigue have reduced my ability to move about, stooped my back ever
more and begun to interfere with my balance. Deb McBride with her amazing
Gyrotonics was recommended by my fiancee who has been Debís weekly client
Since starting with Debís gyro (and then returning to weekly sessions
after stubbornly trying to go without), my back is straighter, back pain
diminished, hip not as painful when walking, and my more upright posture
noticed by the people around me.
Deb is a very knowledgeable coach, always encouraging, watchful, careful,
and fun. I highly recommend gyrotonics by Deb McBride."
- Tom Burnett, Lafayette, Colorado
"I initially started working with Deb after shoulder surgery and post PT
to reintegrate my arm back into my body, and with hopes that I'd be
ready to get fully back to work sooner than later. Without a doubt,
Deb is a fantastic teacher with a great eye. She keenly observes my
habits and compensations and helps me unwind them. After a few
months of private Gryotonic sessions with Deb, I almost can't tell I
had surgery. Even my surgeon was amazed!
The changes I am feeling throughout my entire body are so welcome.
And the Applications for Dancers are amazing, especially for aging,
arthritic dancers like me. It's like the technique that's been buried in my
bones is joyfully reemerging. Even though my shoulder is essentially
better, I see no end in sight to continuing this work with Deb.
I'm totally hooked!"
- Julie Rothschild, Julie Rothschild Movement, Boulder, Colorado
"Deb McBride is an absolute pleasure to work with. I suffered a rotator
cuff injury and without having had effective treatment through more
traditional routes, I continued to injure the same shoulder. I signed up for
ten sessions with Deb once a week and very soon saw improvement in my
range of motion. It has been over a year since we have worked together
and I still feel the benefit of doing Gyrotonic with Deb. I enthusiastically
recommend working with her to improve over all health, mobility, and
grace. Not only is Deb phenomenal at what she does she also makes
the sessions fun!"
- Jane Harris, Boulder, Colorado
"Gyro has been a lifesaver! After a spinal disc injury, Gyrotonic
was key to increasing my range of motion and rebuilding my core
strength, and those have been the key to increased mobility.
I am now able to move in ways that I just couldn't before.
Thank you, Deb!"
- Eric, Boulder, Colorado
"Working with Deb has changed my life as it has dramatically
reduced the level of pain in my neck and back. Deb gives clear
and accurate cues so that I can easily understand how to adjust
my body in very precise ways. This precision has helped me
learn to tune into my body more and to engage certain muscles
over others, training my body in new ways. It is common for me
to arrive feeling very tense muscles in my back, shoulder and
neck and to leave feeling great and relaxed. When I began my
work with Deb, I had a forward head posture of 13 degrees.
After a few short months, my head is in more correct alignment
of 5 degrees. Prior to this, I had worked with many other
practitioners and had not felt any relief. Debís combination
of personal experience through dance, coupled with her
Gyrotonic training and attention to detail, make her the
perfect person for me. I am so grateful to feel
this good. I canít thank you enough!"
- Linda Wallace, Boulder, Colorado
"I highly recommend that you consider working with Deb McBride
and bodySpan Studio - it has done wonders for me. I am a 71
year old man and bodySpan has made my body younger, more
flexible, more balanced and more upright. Deb is a highly trained
professional in this work and her skill as a guide and coach are amazing.
She is clear in her directions, active in showing you how to do things and
personally encouraging as you make progress. I always feel supported
and more confident of what I am doing and the improvements I am achieving.
I wasn't aware of Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis until the past couple of years,
although it has been one of the physical training arts for quite some time.
At first it appeared to be a bit unusual and complicated because of the
scientifically designed equipment. But, it didn't take long, under Deb's
guidance, to get the hang of things and to begin to understand the wonderful
benefits of this approach to spinal, skeletal, muscular health. I am truly more
flexible and have a better posture than I have had for many years. When I first
came to Deb, I was struggling with balance. I could barely last a few seconds
on one leg without having to put the other leg down to catch myself. Now, I
can stand on one leg and even do exercises without losing my balance.
This has been so helpful for me that I do two session a week, one individually
with the machines (Gyrotonics), and one group session without the equipment
(Gyrokinesis). I never miss a session unless I am out of town. I was recommended
to Deb and bodySpan by a close friend and I am so glad I decided to check it out.
Deb is an accomplished master of this work and a deeply caring person."
- Dave Jenks, Boulder, Colorado
"I came to bodySpan a year ago and I have been seeing Deb
weekly since then. Deb is a fantastic teacher - she can describe
what the movements should look like very well, and is very
positive and encouraging. I have scoliosis and the
Gryrotonics has really helped my back and has decreased my neck
pain considerably. I have more balance, symmetry and flexibility.
I definitely have more body awareness and have incorporated
what I am learning into my daily life."
- Chris, Boulder, Colorado
"I highly recommend Deb McBride as a Gyrotonic and
Gyrokinesis instructor. Her expertise in addressing my
specific back concerns was excellent. She understood the
areas I needed to strengthen and increase my range of motion,
and expertly crafted a series of exercises to fit. I always
left both her individual sessions and the group Gyrokinesis
classes feeling rejuvenated! Deb always paid attention to
correct alignment, seeing details most would not. She also
instructed me on what I can do on my own to enhance my
sessions. If I live in Boulder again, I will definitely
continue my appointments with her!"
- Kathleen, Sydney, Australia
"Under Deb's keen eye, Gyrotonic has done wonders for me.
I'm more aware of my body movements and positions, I feel better,
and I move better. Probably the simplest sign of its benefits is
that I'm running again after having given up on it years ago
because of chronic hip and back pain. It is remarkable how
skilled Deb is at picking up what my problems are, identifying
the exercises and movements that work best for me, and
encouraging me through positive reinforcement. I'm fairly
traditional in my perspective on medicine, and for me Deb has
succeeded where traditional physical therapy failed. I highly
- Doug, Boulder, Colorado
"I have enjoyed the benefits of Gyrotonics for over a year now. I came
to Deb for an introductory session and during that time I suffered
from chronic pain in my hip to a point it was keeping my up at night.
I was impressed with the professionalism and caring Deb gave to me.
The diversity of movement during Gyrotonic sessions is never dull and
have yet to have two sessions be exactly the same. Deb helped me tap
into my core and add the much needed flexibility my body needed.
Our bodies are not meant to sit in front of a computer screen for long
periods of time; I feel Deb and her knowledge of Gyrotonics helps
counteract the bad patterns ones body gets into while sitting at a
computer screen. In this I mean the neck jutting forward, shoulders
slumped forward or up around the ears for us stressed persons. The
more you attend the deeper the connection you get with your body. You
get out of it what you put into it. The 1 on 1 attention Deb gives to
her students is great and delights in seeing us succeed.
As a volunteer fire fighter, we have a yearly fitness test for
wildland fire certification. This gruelling test has one carrying a 45
pound pack and walking 3 miles in less than 45 minute and 45 second in
order to pass. I no longer have the pain in my hip and I successfully
passed my pack test with the best time in 9 years! Thank you Deb!"
- Anne Reid, Jamestown, Colorado
"Deb has helped me with my balance and turns in ballet. She has also
helped me keep my muscles working smoothly and evenly. I definitely
- Evan Savage, age 11, Boulder, Colorado
"Gyrotonics quickly became the most effective aspect of my
training. Weekly, Deborah skillfully teaches me body awareness
and neuromuscular control and strengthening of the core while
integrating rotational movement. Every week I discover
improvements in how I can move my body. I know that Gyrotonics
is an investment for me because I am gaining so much. Deborah
has proven to me that fitness is more than how you look - it
is how you move your body."
- Lynn, Occupational Therapist, Boulder, Colorado
"Since doing Gyrotonic with Deb I have become more aware of my
body's alignment (and misalignments!) and where I hold tension.
This awareness has allowed me to be able to correct my posture
while engaging in other sports and activities. I feel great
after each Gyro session and look and feel about 6" taller."
- Livia Hall, L.Ac. acupunctureWorks, Boulder, Colorado
"As a dancer I knew of Gyrotonic and I always wanted to try it.
When I met Deborah I took the chance to start with it. And I
guess, I will never stop again. Gyrotonic gives me so much -
on all levels. After a session I have got a good workout for
my mucsles, I feel relaxed in my mind and well-balanced. I do
greatly appreciate the strengthening of my body in a
combination with stretch and circular movements. I strongly
believe that this has a huge positive impact on overall health.
Gyrotonic gives me strength for all my activities, dancing,
cycling, swimming. Since I strengthen my muscles with it I feel
like a power ball. I have much more power in my legs, torso and
upper body. Deborah has a sharp eye to give the right corrections
at the right time. Soon your body feels aligned like never before.
Also, she creates a setting where you can just let go and enjoy
yourself. Music in the background, good essences in the air...
I am returning to Europe and will miss bodySpan Studio and Deb
a lot! But Gyrotonic will accompaign me wherever I go! Thanks,
Deb, for a great time!"
- Andrea Schärli, London, England
"In the few short months that I have been doing weekly
Gyrotonic sessions, I have seen more effect on my body
(strength, flexibility and especially alignment) than
I felt in the entire 5 years I studied shao-lin kung
fu. Injuries that plagued me through all my kung fu
training, such as a weak ankle, have all but
- Zach Boyd-James, Boulder, Colorado
"Gyrotonic helps me live an active life without aches, pains and
injuries from sports and physical labor. Gyrotonic works because
it naturally develops greater range of motion using counter weighted
circular exercises. Deborah McBride, at bodySpan, is a highly
intelligent expert in teaching correct form of the exercises.
I totally enjoy the benefits of Gyro 100%!"
- David, Boulder, Colorado
"Gyrotonic has made a big difference in my day-to-day life.
I began it as cross-training for dressage and I soon saw a tremendous
improvement in my riding. However, after my horse sustained an
injury so that I stopped riding, I continued with Gyrotonic with Deb.
I have not only increased both awareness and strength in my body; I
have truly come to enjoy Gyrotonic. I feel that it has really helped
me in being more physically and mentally aware of myself."
- Marissa, Longmont, Colorado
"With Gyrotonic I finally found a form of movement that I enjoyed."
- Sandra, Boulder, Colorado
"Working with Deb is amazing! Her steady, enthusiastic, creative
personality coupled with an amazing awareness of my body's needs
ensures that each time I finish a session I feel fantastic."
- Roberta, Lyons, Colorado
"In Pilates I had something of a chronic problem of using just
my arms and legs and not engaging my core. Deb's system helps you
connect to the core and learn how to use it."
- Brooke, Boulder, Colorado
"My muscles always feel stretched and warm after doing Gyrotonic.
It has helped me with dancing and just everyday movements like
- Emily, Boulder, Colorado
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