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Trainer Bio and Testimonials



Trainer Bio and Testimonials


I was a 10 year old ballet student when I was first introduced by Magali Messac to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. It has been an integral part of my life in and out the dance studio ever since. This work has made such a tremendous and lasting difference, I felt compelled to take the next step and become a teacher of the method. Throughout 2013, I completed my GYROTONIC® certification with Paige Barnes, Master Trainer Leda Franklin (England), and apprenticed at GYROTONIC® Seattle under the tutelage of Magali Messac. I was certified in November 2013.

I have been very fortunate to experience all of the insight and support from Magali Messac. I was also given the opportunity to participate in GYROKINESIS® classes with Juliu Horvath as a young dancer. In 2012, I began regularly attending Yoga for Dancers workshops with Hilary Cartwright, and was chosen to be a part of her mentorship program in 2015. I am honored to be part of the first group to teach her work. I am so excited to share all that I have learned and continue to explore with others.


  • GYROTONIC® Method 2013
  • GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment - Jumping Stretching Board, 2014
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2 (Progam 1) 2016
  • GYROTONIC® Specialized Equipment - Leg Extension Unit, 2016
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2 (Progam 2) 2017

Continued Education

  • GYROTONIC® Application for Shoulder Girdle with Uwe Herbstreit, 2014
  • GYROTONIC® Application for Lumbar-Pelvic Girdle with Uwe Herbstreit, 2014
  • GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles with Juergen Bamberger, 2016
  • GYROTONIC® Application for Scoliosis with Uwe Herbstreit, 2017

The GYROTONIC® Method not only dramatically improved my strength, coordination, and flexibility; it also helped prevent injuries and increased my physical awareness. After each workout, I find a sense of balance and am reminded that I am capable of much more than I previously thought. I love that this work continues to evolve so people with varied backgrounds can benefit. I work with a wide range of clients, and adapt my teaching approach to reach everyone and help find ways to overcome perceived limitations.





Miguele is amazing! I have been working with Miguele to learn the GYROTONIC Method for a little over a year. When I started training with Miguele, I was in rough shape, after years of living with the ups and downs of Crohn's disease. I came to her wanting to reconnect with my whole body/self and build my overall resilience in order to experience an ongoing freedom of movement.

I came to the GYROTONIC Method without any dance training and feeling a little intimidated by the equipment. Miguele put me at ease from the very first session. Her demeanor is incredibly warm and encouraging and she is able to easily translate sometimes complicated moves into understandable elements.

Miguele nurtures and challenges in tandem, and that gift has led to wonderful results in my life. I now move freely (more often than not), and feel a deeper sense of connection and strength throughout my body. Most notably, I have seen a significant increase in the range of movement in my torso, especially my back. In addition, the GYROTONIC Method, and Miguele's instruction, have helped put an end to my painful bouts of sciatica.

If you are considering exploring the GYROTONIC Method, I highly recommend you connect with Miguele. She will be your true partner, helping you take advantage of all that the GYROTONIC Method has to offer.

Melissa Turner


Radio interview on KKNW 1150AM show, Radiantly You! with Susie Hindle Kher. Original air date: 10/26/16, featuring a discussion of my background, the GYROTONIC® method, the machine, and ways the work can help others. Please tune in at the halfway mark:





I am delighted that I have been attending the GYROTONIC classes with Miguele as our instructor. While I have been doing aerobics and other types of exercises too, such the the elliptical and the bike, this class fills a completely new and different need in my exercise world. Here we focus on secondary muscle groups and learn to concentrate on little movements. Strengthening these muscles protects damage from over use of the major muscle groups.
I have noticed that my upper body is more toned as a result of these classes and I've even received compliments on my appearance. Each class is different and fun; Miguele answers our questions with patience and kindness and complements us when we are improving. She is a gift.

Valerie Albano

Hi Miguele,
It’s been over a year since I started your class, but it’s been an extraordinary experience for me.
Being a senior citizen in my early 70’s, my body sometimes feels a certain amount of stiffness and muscle soreness, but I find that the variety of stretches and training that you offer us helps to minimize those feelings. 
Most of the times after your class I have much more energy and move in an easier fashion, but there have also been times when I know that I’ve stretched  muscles that I haven’t used much, and your exercises allow me to notice that and understand why.  This comment prompts me to tell you what a gift you have to educate others on how our body works.  There isn’t a question that you haven’t been able to answer or explain, and always with much thought and an interesting example...
...Miguele, congratulations on your new studio!  We all look forward to taking more of your classes there and becoming the healthy, graceful seniors that we aspire to be.

Tanya Howard


I have been going to yoga for years and was recently introduced to GYROTONIC. The movements, stretching and energy has me hooked.  Working with Miguele was perfect as she was very knowledgeable about the body and personalized the sessions to my need and level. I loved how I walked away from the class feeling taller and refreshed. 

Shelley Ruggles