Walking On Clouds

A unique exercise method that became a lifelong practice

Article by Deborah Zdobinski, Founder, Body Align Studio

Photography by Karin Davidson

Originally published in Media City Lifestyle

I’ve always loved to move and started off in life as a professional dancer with The San Francisco Ballet. After that, I enjoyed a 25+ year career as a corporate executive on Madison Avenue.

During that time, I started practicing GYROTONIC® Exercise to keep in shape. Sometimes when I’m doing it, I feel like I’m swimming. I’ve heard people say when they finish a session, they feel taller and lighter, like they’re walking on clouds.

Gyrotonic exercise kept me sane in the hyper-competitive corporate world and helped me regain full range of motion and flexibility after two total hip replacements. 

I decided to leave advertising in 2019 to become a licensed Gyrotonic Trainer.

In June 2020, after 40 years of living in NYC, I moved to Wallingford, PA to live with my sister. When I discovered nearby Media, I immediately knew it was the perfect location to open my own place, Body Align Studio.

I recently turned 70, and I’m more excited than ever to help others practice Gyrotonic exercise and experience the amazing feeling of walking on clouds.

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The GYROTONIC® METHOD addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength.

According to Juliu Horvath, the creator of the system, “The ultimate aim is to be at home with one's body and to experience exercise as creative and delightful." 

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