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Often imitated. Never duplicated.

Exploding onto the scene in 2000, ballet barre fitness has become one of the top workout practices in the world. Jill Dailey ignited the barre fitness boom when she opened The Dailey Method’s first studio in San Francisco. 63 Studios and  3 continents later, The Dailey Method is growing and innovating like never before.

When The Dailey Method first opened its doors in San Francisco’s Marina District, it changed the landscape of group fitness classes. The Dailey Method’s explosive combination of body toning exercises samples the best aspects of diverse disciplines such as dance, yoga, kinesiology, and pilates to create the world’s most efficient and effective full-body workout. The original Marina studio is still the longest-running barre fitness studio on The West Coast.

The Dailey Method is at the forefront of fitness research. Throughout our 17-year history, we have continually evolved and expanded to offer research-tested, exciting, and fulfilling group exercise classes around the world. We’ve created a phenomenon, a culture, and community based on sound principles and fueled by our passionate students.

What is the Dailey Method?

At the cutting edge of fitness research, The Dailey Method combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates, and orthopedic exercise. Unlike other group classes, The Dailey Method ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Our intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better you.

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
  • “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
  • “Barre” none The Dailey Method is the best overall body work out I have found. It’s part strength training, stretching, barre work, and core conditioning with aspects of Pilates and yoga in a setting that is both fun and energetic. You’ll find each session both personally challenging and satisfying in defining a new level of fitness.

    – Sue M., Los Gatos
  • “Nothing else I’ve tried comes close to feeling as healthy or as effective as the low impact, slow and controlled movements of TDM.  I love the instructors, the other clients, and the warm and encouraging atmosphere. The Dailey Method has become a staple in my life and I’m so grateful to have found it.”

    – Julia B., Calabasas
  • 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
  • “The instructors really care if you have correct form, which doesn’t always happen in other group exercise classes.”

    – Erin W., Santa Rosa
  • “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