• Have a question? The Dailey Method has the answer.
Have a question? The Dailey Method has the answer.

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.

How is The Dailey Method different from anything else out there?

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.

How often do I need to come to see results?

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.

Do students need to be at a certain fitness level or age to attend The Dailey Method?

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.

Is The Dailey Method an aerobic workout?

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.

Can The Dailey Method help me prevent or rehabilitate from injury?

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.

Can I attend class during pregnancy?

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.

Why does The Dailey Method have such a strong emphasis on core conditioning?

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.

Does The Dailey Method provide a full body workout?

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!

What should I wear to class?

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.

Customer Stories
  • “I first came to The Dailey Method two years ago kicking and screaming courtesy of my wife, Anne, on a date class. She had been attending for quite some time and thought I would enjoy it, plus it would be a workout we could do together. Not a chance I thought. After the first session I knew this form of exercise would be a benefit to me. At 6’9” and 64 years old (next month) my goals are to improve posture, balance and core strength.. I enjoy exercising with Anne and, for the most part, my goals are seeing some improvement. The staff is great, from front desk to each and every teacher to Michelle herself. I actually look forward to my workouts. I also feel I’m an inspiration to other people because they can take solace in knowing they aren’t the worst one in class as long as I’m present. Anne was correct as always, I do enjoy me some Dailey Method.”

    – Don Ford, former player in the NBA
  • “The isometric movements and breathing prepared my body for childbirth. Although my body changed dramatically from being pregnant I am toned in places that I never was before. I am so grateful to have found TDM when I did.”

    – Kelly Eshelman, Venice
  • “Classes are always filled with familiar faces from around the community, making it easy to share a laugh or two after a great workout.”

    – Tom Sandt, La Grange
  • “After “retiring” from national and collegiate athletics, I struggled to find a workout regime that kept me as toned as the hours I had spent in training. A co-worker introduced me to Dailey Method, and I was hooked after the first class.”

    – Janis, Calgary
  • Sara Provenzano, Elmhurst

    “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
  • “Today I was looking in the mirror at The Dailey Method Mission-Castro & I felt beautiful. The atmosphere of acceptance for who I am made me feel that way both inside & outside.”

    – Barbara L.M., SF - Mission Castro
  • “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