After testing out a few barre studios, it’s definitely become evident to me that Dailey Method is the best. Although I don’t currently have a membership, I drop in from time to time to get my barre fix. This morning’s class was a great reminder of what I’ve been missing!
The Dailey Method instructors were in for a treat (and a lot of work) this past weekend with Jill Dailey, the Dailey Method founder, came down to San Diego to put on a 4 day training workshop. Continuing education and training is a core value of Dailey Method, as it strives to make its instructors experts in form.
This morning I was really reminded as to why TDM seems to be different than other barre classes and even different to most group workout classes I’ve been to. You won’t take a Dailey Method class without being aware of how your body is moving, especially when the instructor comes over and corrects you (no matter how long you’ve been going I guarantee you’ll get a correction!). Form is important above all in Dailey Method and that is what helps create leaner, stronger bodies that are free of injury. I admit, being in class takes some serious concentration at times, but that extreme focus is what keeps the correct muscles working at the right time. That focus is what creates results.
This morning in class, our instructor Allison busted out some new moves I hadn’t tried before which made it more challenging and exciting. Although the thigh work and seat work rotates day to day, there is definitely a pattern to the class that creates a nice consistent flow but doesn’t get boring. TDM works all body parts and also incorporates stretching for all body parts. When the instructors go through training, they come back with even more exercises and stretches and different ways to describe difficult moves to help assist us in our ever-important form.
Just before the wedding I dropped in on Dailey Method’s fairly new Dailey Interval class which is shorter (45 minutes) but more intense. The class aims to get heart rate up and the sweat flowing. It definitely succeeds! I blogged about the format of the class here . Even since the first time I had taken a Dailey Interval class in early June, it had evolved quite a bit. The flow was even better and it was even harder – if that’s possible! I left class with heavy, tired legs and was sore for days. To me, that is success.
If you’re ever in San Diego or live here and want a good butt kicking, let me know and I’ll join you for a Dailey Method class (1st class is free!)!
What is your barre of choice?