I have worked with Leslie for the past year. I’ve taken both online and in-person classes and found that she is very personable and concerned about the well being of her clients. I have some back issues and she considers those is designing my individual workouts. I love the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® methods. The methods remind me to stand up straighter and to check my posture. I walk out of classes feeling taller and stronger. Leslie is the best!
- Donna Reed
I had never heard of the GYROTONIC® method until Leslie showed up and brought it to my life. I have degenerative disc disease so finding ways to help improve my mobility and stay active is a challenge. A Gyrotonic session has become a weekly staple in my workout regime. The methods of movement help my pain and improve my posture. This can be performed at all levels of fitness and there is always a new movement to advance to so you’re never bored. I love the relaxing environment and learning new ways to move my body. I recommend trying Gyrotonic sessions to anyone wanting to improve their mobility and flexibility!
- Mallory Brehmer
Leslie’s GYROKINESIS® classes are like magic for me. I feel like a kid playing games, I become totally lost in what feels like body-mind puzzles. I forget where I am or that I exist. I feel so euphoric & free, floating in space somewhere. I have been addicted since my first class. She has a soothing voice and is very skilled at guiding us through this journey of movement, breath & rhythm. I feel so safe during her classes. This is her art. She seems to know exactly what to say to help us find the movements. I have danced most of my life, but had to stop because of injuries. Gyrokinesis class makes me feel like I’m dancing again! These classes are so exhilarating, but also calming at the same time - extremely healing, I forget any troubles - back & neck pain, or any pain, anxiety, stress, etc. I just disappear into this sort of psychedelic journey of sorts, and come out on the other side feeling completely blissed out.
- Deborah Barlow
I have been a studio owner and student of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods for over 16 years and have taken from many master trainers throughout my journey. I have always appreciated the master trainers who continue and strengthen their skills through yearly additional education.
Well, I must say that, Leslie Whitesell is one of the best trainers I have met. She is a extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable trainer, who loves to increase her skills through continuing Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis education. Her verbal cues and imagery are excellent and she is always changing up her Gyrokinesis class curriculum, so I’m always looking forward to her next class. Every class is choreographed beautifully allowing for full body movements to produce an elongated and healthy spine. I always feel so much taller and flexible after her classes. I highly recommend you taking a class or private session with Leslie. You will be in excellent hands!
- Miriam Resnick
I have been practicing the GYROKINESIS® method for over two years. To say this practice has changed my life, would be an understatement. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I have also lost 150 pounds in the last three years. When I first walked in I had no idea what to expect. I was promised fluid low impact movements. What I received has been an awakening of my senses, body, and confidence. I had the worst posture going in, I was used to hiding my body and after a few sessions I began to feel tall my body was moving with such grace. I am continually shocked that at the end of every class I feel taller and lighter like my body has been gently stretched. Having Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have various aches and pains and Gyrokinesis classes make my pain much more manageable. I have walked into class with specific stiffness and aches and after class I am pain free. This practice is so wonderful and it truly is for anyone at any age or level of fitness. Leslie is a wonderful and patient teacher, I felt from day one that I was in gentle and capable hands. I am forever grateful.
- Shelina Dunn
I have been taking private and group lessons with Leslie for years. I find each GYROTONIC® workout truly stimulates the entire body and Leslie’s upbeat personality only adds to the fun.
- JoAnn Humphrey
I love my GYROTONIC® classes with Leslie! She is knowledgeable and up to date with the Gyrotonic method, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I always feel refreshed after class, yet as if I have had a rigorous workout! It is low impact, focusing on the whole body, and therefore great for someone like me who is working through a shoulder injury. After a few short months my shoulder is much more mobile! I highly recommend Leslie’s classes, they are one of my favorite times of the week.
- Barb Bell