Gym Review: The Dailey Method

Monday we meet again! I visited The Dailey Method last week and I’m finally getting around to updating you guys on my experience. Have any of you tried any of their classes? Different from Pure Barre, Bar Method and other variations, The Dailey Method combines ballet barre work, core conditioning and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates and orthopedic exercise. The intrinsic focus on alignment and strength together results in better posture and movement.

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Here’s the story…

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I visited the SF, Marina district location last week and the girls there were super friendly and extremely helpful! Going into a class I’ve never taken before, I’m always a little nervous about not knowing what to expect. They were so welcoming, gave me a tour of the facility and got me ready for my first class. The class was on the small side (10-15 people) which I prefer over a larger class. The teacher was very informative and helpful with each movement being unfamiliar to me. So let’s weigh out the pro’s and con’s.

Pro’s- Loved the smaller group, giving you more access to 1:1 training from the teacher. The movements were all slow and in control, giving you much more focus on your muscles rather then just going through the movement. Although, I wasn’t sore the next day I felt like I was really working each muscle group to a point of failure. Focusing so heavily on movement and balance makes for a smarter workout.

Con’s- You guys know me, and I love to sweat! A great workout for me is being absolutely exhausted at the end, sweating like crazy and being extra sore the next day. So I am going to be completely honest with you guys, when I say that this particular workout may have not been for me…BUT it could be for YOU! I always make it a point to try new things, and find whats right for me, and I encourage you all to do the same. You could totally love this workout, loose a ton of weight or loose inches. There are many ways to do so, it’s important to find your ideal practices. I don’t want to discourage anyone from trying new classes though, it’s the only way to find what you like, I just prefer a faster pace and that’s my personal opinion.

Overall, I would definitely suggest you try The Dailey Method if you’re looking for a new form of exercise. My mom took it and loved it! I really think that this class is for all fitness levels, which is hard to find!

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The Dailey Method created a “Burn Bright Manifesto” which I absolutely love! Burn bright is a feeling created by you. When asked why people take The Dailey Method, many responded saying that the classes help you feel like you’re living life to the fullest and burning bright as a result. Share the hashtag #BurnBrightDailey on instagram and possibly win some free classes!

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I hope these “gym review” posts help to get you on a path towards reaching your fitness goals and trying new things! Do you have some favorite fitness classes? Please share in the comments!

Thank you so much for having me The Dailey Method team!

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4 thoughts on “Gym Review: The Dailey Method

  1. Hi Jenna! I agree that taking barre-style classes does not leave you as sweaty and beat as some other workouts. But I think the fact that you take muscles to failure goes to show that you’re getting major benefits from this work. I’ve done a ton of different barre classes, but never tried The Dailey Method. I’d love to check it out. Thanks for your review, and I hope you’re doing well! 🙂

  2. I’ve always liked the idea of group fitness. It seems as if (some more than others) serve as both an effective means of exercise while also creating the opportunity to make new friends. I like the fact that you focus more on the exercise aspect with the atmosphere being secondary.

  3. I’ve tried a few classes and am torn about continuing. The class goes fast and the music equally fast and louder, starting new this doesn’t help when trying to understand the instructor. Four classes later and I have lower back pains, I’ll keep going until the month trial has run out and hopefully things will improve.

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