We believe in the importance of research, and appreciate that you do too. Below you will find some answers to questions we get asked a lot. We hope you won’t hesitate to let us know if you still have questions.
Non-impact, weight-bearing exercises are the most efficient movement for muscle strength. Physical results come quickly because muscles respond naturally to this approach. Added to our obsession with healthy neutral spine position, and our focus on education and individual attention, and The Dailey Method is like nothing else.
You will feel it on the very first class. Come three times per week, for six weeks and you will experience a significant increase in strength and flexibility and notice improved tone in your body. Greater results are achieved with more frequency per week and continuity over time.
Anyone interested in improving their fitness level; including increased strength, flexibility, stamina, better posture and body awareness are welcome. Our students range from 14 to 75 years old.
The Dailey Method provides deep, efficient muscle fitness—without a direct aerobic element. However, more advanced students keep their heart rate elevated as they participate more vigorously. Many of our studios offer Dailey Cycle, for those who want to add extra cardio to their fitness routine.
Yes, The Dailey Method is a very safe form of exercise. It is based on orthopedic movement and is devoted to the most current research. All of the exercises emphasize proper alignment and form. Through our careful instruction, the ankles, knees, hips and spine are strengthened and stabilized. Students who have come to us with previous injuries have been amazed at the speed of their recovery.
Yes, The Dailey Method is a very safe workout for pregnant and postpartum women. Many of our students, including Jill Dailey McIntosh, have attended classes throughout their pregnancies. A few minor modifications make this class a very thorough and effective workout to help you look and feel your best. Please note that a written consent from your doctor is required.
Your core is the powerhouse where all efficient movement begins. Regular conditioning of the core muscles is vital for supporting the back and preventing injuries. Correcting posture ensures the best functional movement patterns. The abdominal muscles are a primary part of the core, so The Dailey Method classes emphasize strengthening the abdominal muscles from start to finish.
The Dailey Method is a total body workout. It works you out from the end of your nose to the tip of your toes. After intentionally setting proper alignment every muscle group is taken account, strengthened, and stretched to give you the workout of a lifetime!
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Preferably not too loose or baggy so teachers are able to see your alignment/form. Socks are required.
“My Dailey practice has taught me that when you are preparing for something challenging inside and outside the studio you need to breathe to make space for it. This committed practice inside and outside the studio has taught me to have a strong foundation, align then move. It has become a way of life for me personally and professionally to be just as strong as I am flexible.”– Sara Provenzano, Elmhurst
“Open up your heart”…these are words spoken by the dedicated and energetic teachers during the Dailey Method class. This is a philosophy I try and practice in all aspects of my everyday life. What I also love about this statement is the thought of opening your heart to becoming a better person; physically, mentally and spiritually. The Dailey Method is a one hour class that has created a positive impact on my life, mind and body. My days are brighter and more energized after accomplishing a class. I feel stronger, leaner and happier. I have been attending the classes for over two months and I cannot believe the changes I see in myself. It is pure bliss! I am so blessed I have found a practice I genuinely love and look forward to each day…that is not an easy task! It is challenging and always exciting!
“I feel gratitude for the magnetic and positive teachers at the Dailey Method for connecting with each one of us to ensure we are doing our very best!”– C Swift & M Selke, Indianapolis
“Simply put, Dailey Method boosts my mood and strengthens my mind and body. Thank you, Dailey Method for continuing to provide challenging classes and motivating me to look and feel my best.”– Kim J., Chicago - Bucktown
Working out has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I used to think that the heavier and harder you go the faster you’ll see results. I was nervous for TDM to be my sole workout after having the baby, but after countless conversations with instructors, they assured me I would see results in a whole different way. I started to measure myself and I quickly noticed I was losing inches, everywhere! It’s exciting to see that my body has started to change in many ways. I’m feeling longer and leaner. I’m excited to see my arms getting toned with lighter weights rather than killing myself with huge heavy weights! No workout is the same and each one is a challenge. I can’t imagine my life without TDM. It is amazing for your mind and body and I feel as if I’m nurtured in every class. I am looking forward to seeing myself become stronger, leaner and hopefully more flexible!– Gina U., Northbrook
“If you are looking to take your workout routine up a notch or even just to get back into a routine, I highly recommend joining TDM!”– Michelle, Pittsburgh
I love feeling strong and connected to my body from going to The Dailey Method classes. The moves are invigorating without being jarring, the teachers are inspiring, and the music is great! The Dailey Method has a calm and centering effect on me…and, as a bonus, my husband loves my new body!– Vija S-T., Los Altos
“I am now conscience of my posture throughout the day and try to maintain a neutral spine position.”– Tonya Albright