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The Tornado360 is the brainchild of Allan Menezes, the pioneer of the Pilates and Gyrotonic Methods in Australia and the southern hemisphere.
He is also the founder of the Pilates Institute of Australasia which conducts on-line and face-to-face training courses and workshops.
The Tornado has now received a Registered Design Patent Certificate and is patent pending worldwide.
The (patent-pending) Tornado360 was developed by Allan Menezes, Australia’s Pilates Pioneer, in during Sydney’s Covid lockdown of October 2021. It has since undergone various design adaptations to create a unique, portable device that rotates the spine, arms, legs and core while toning all these muscles at the same time.
It is perfect for home use by the stay-at-home mum or dad, as well as for athletes wishing to improve their athletic performance. As it is a NO-IMPACT item, it is also perfect for physical rehabilitation under correct supervision.
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The Basic Tornado100 includes circular, non-slip foot platforms. Once purchased, you will have free access to the Video Library for the first three months.
Currently only available for shipping in Australia. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your city name and postcode for a shipping quote, if not added at checkout
The toe/foot stoppers are handy when you are placing your feet on the tornado platforms so they don't slip off. They cannot be added later to the Tornado 100. Does NOT include Stirring Handles. For the Tornado with ALL attachments, purchase the Tornado360
The Stirring Handles ($75/pair) allow you to better use the arms for more challenging routines for a stronger core than pilates. Great to improve fitness levels. The top of the handle, which swivels 360 around the bottom section, has a soft pad for more comfort when holding it in the palm of your hand.
The Turnout Bands are attached the the stainless steel saddles to provide resistance for externally rotating the hips. This provides increased gluteal connection and ankle strength. See Demo Here
My clients absolutely love the Tornado because it moves their bodies in ways they have never moved before. The Tornado is very beneficial for my rehab clients, as it gives high quality stretch, rotation and movement to all areas of the body, especially the spine.
The Tornado360 and the Tornado240 (Wall Tornado) are both designed to mobilise all the joints of the spine. Your spine is made up of 24 Vertebrae (7 Cervical (neck), 12 Thoracic Mid Back) 5 Lumbar (Lower Back) and the Sacrum (4-5 fused vertebrae) at the base.
Your spinal column is just that – it is a column of vertebrae, discs and muscles that keep you upright.
The Famous Joe Pilates once said, “You are only as old as your spine”.
Keeping your spine supple also keeps the nerves, which emanate from your spine to all parts of your body, healthy. The Tornado360 is the PERFECT tool for this.
There are many conditions that may affect the spine and create discomfort and pain. Some of these minor ones include scoliosis, hyper-lordosis, kyphosis, etc that lead to poor posture. Simply tight muscles will also lead to poor posture such as rounded shoulders and sway back (constantly texting on phones or standing with the hands on the hips). This can create pain and ongoing discomfort especially in the neck and lower back. Most of these are formed from habits.
The solution to many of these is to seek treatment from physical therapists (physiotherapists) or other practitioners who will massage, manipulate, prod and poke to alleviate the issue. These treatments are great for the acute stages of the problem. But what about the ongoing ‘treatment’ post-acute?
Movement is the best solution to stiffness of the spine’s post-acute recovery. Linear movements are great as a starter (stomach crunches, back extensions) but too many of these create a muscle memory of that movement. In order to stay flexible and keep a healthy spine, rotation is far more important than linear movements. See This Article:
To move the spine in a rotational manner can involve any of the following: Lying on the floor taking the legs or torso side to side; Sitting upright and turning the torso by looking over the shoulders; Using a twister disc with limited range of motion; or even getting someone to twist you further that your body is capable (not recommended!)
This is where the NO-IMPACT Tornado360 is the best piece of equipment on the market today to manage this challenge, safely and effectively.
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What Happy Customers Are Saying About The Tornado360
After using the Tornado for only a few minutes I could feel a stretch in my lower back that I couldn't achieve with the reformer. Your range of motion goes way above and beyond what you can imagine. Using all of your muscles in a different way. This really compliments pilates and results can be felt right after your first use. I highly recommend this to everyone. (June 2022)
Pilates by Tracy
I’ve had back pain issues for a long time. I went to a physio who combined some massages and gave me a series of exercises. It worked but for a short time, hence more and more sessions. After using the Tornado exercises my back pain is gradually waning away. I highly recommend it. It is easy to use and the pain is relieved straight away.
Thank you for suggesting my trying the Tornado 101, I have to say it has been amazing, my lower back has stopped with the chronic pain, as well as my hips. It has also helped with my sleeping pattern, as I seem to be more relaxed if I use it before bed time. This has been an absolute game changer, thank you again.
Principal, Chic Model Management
The addition of the Tornado as part of my regular routine has helped significantly. Not only has it helped my overall fitness, mobility and strength, it has also markedly relieved tension in my neck and shoulders, subsequently alleviating (severe) migraine symptoms. The versatility of the Tornado means that I can attack postural issues at a variety of points: hips, core, upper back, shoulders and my neck. Highly recommended!.
Two years ago I started classes in the Menezes Method. At the start of this year Allan introduced me to his invention, the Tornado-360. I was so impressed that I bought one for home. The 'stirring handle' was added so I could work my shoulders for flexibility, mobility and strength, all of which have improved my golf swing. After 3 months I am now hitting the ball 10+ meters further. I've always had an ambition to win the President's Cup at my Golf Club and last week I was knocked out on the 18th hole by the Club Champion. Look out next year!! THANK YOU TORNADO and Allan!
I have severe scoliosis and suffer ongoing challenges with back pain. Allan Menezes has been helping me manage this condition for over twenty years and succeed in avoiding the ever-threatening surgery that hovers over me. His recent invention, The Tornado, has been of great help in freeing up the tendons and muscles in my strangely shaped back, and I’ve been amazed at how much my range of pain-free movement has increased with regular use of this unique piece of equipment.
My clients absolutely love the Tornado because it moves their bodies in ways they have never moved before. The Tornado is very beneficial for my rehab clients, as it gives high quality stretch, rotation and movement to all areas of the body, especially the spine, and they feel the benefits instantly. It also gives my advanced clients a fantastic challenge and has greatly improved their pilates gains. The Tornado is an integral part of my pilates sessions and my clients really look forward to using it.
Pilates Studio Owner
As an ex-athlete, I experienced different types of trainings that left you exhausted and in pain. That's why I was a bit sceptical when I tried Tornado for the first time because it felt easy and smooth. But I kept going and it was definitely worth it. My long term back pain has gradually diminished. The Tornado not only gives me an amazing stretch in my lower back and shoulders but also flexibility and strength. My favourite moves are stirring, lunges and core exercises. Highly recommended. Thank you Allan.
Ex Volleyball Player, 185cms
I am 67 years old and a keen golfer. Allan began to help improve my golf swing by freeing up my hips and back using a variety of exercises and more recently with his invention, the Tornado-360. The Tornado has really helped improve my swing, particularly my rotation through the ball. This has resulted in the extra distance and better accuracy off the tee. My hips no longer trouble me after a round as they once did. I have never felt so comfortable in my swing, thanks to the Tornado-360.