Jumping-Stretching Board Master Trainer GYROTONIC® Specialized Master Trainer GYROKINESIS®, and All Specialized Equipment


Don Friedewald

Don Friedewald is a Master GYROTONIC®  instructor with us at Manhattan Physio Group. Don is experienced in the Jum ping-Stretching Board, is certified in both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®, and is authorized to conduct Pre-trainings, the beginning of the educational process to become a teacher, in both systems. In addition, he studied Paul Horvath's Shoulder Girdle, Pelvic Girdle and Scoliosis therapeutic courses as well as applications with hip replacements. 


Don grew up in Miami, FL where he studied music and earned his B.A. in dance from Florida International University.  While in school he began dancing professionally with the Florida Grand Opera, and other local dance companies. His experience in dance attracted him to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, an intelligent movement system.  Since moving to NY in 2004, Don continued to both dance professionally and train in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.  For the past 4 years Don has been studying extensively with Juliu Horvarth, the founder of the method, by traveling 3 to 4 months out of the year to study and assist in the educational process.  Don enjoys sharing his knowledge with his clientele to strengthen and revitalize them. Treating clients from professional dancers and elite athletes to anyone wanting to feel at home in their bodies, Don individualizes his treatments to address each person’s physical wellness.  He has had great success helping clients recover from various injuries, ranging from disc herniations to everyday aches and pains. Don utilizes GYROTONIC®  in his personalized sessions to provide his clients with the freedom of movement. By integrating the playfulness of movement, Don hopes to bring the body closer back to a natural, relaxed state.