“Doin’ It Dailey” with The Dailey Method


San Francisco’s original barre-based class has opened a studio in the 16th arrondissement and adapted their classes to the French lifestyle. Caroline and I had the privilege of attending a class yesterday morning and we cannot tell you how fun, energizing, balancing and absolutely wonderful this class was! We can’t contain ourselves and thought that we should share it with our readers.

Created in 2000 by Jill Dailey McIntosh, The Dailey Method® is an efficient mix of muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises with inspiration from Yoga, Pilates and Cardio Barre. The class focuses on alignment, balance and breathing exercises to strengthen the entire body.

Jill’s sister, Kelly Dailey Vinoche, founded The Dailey Method in France and has used her love for exercise and dance combined with her 20+ years of cultural experience to slightly adapt the Method to meet the needs of the French culture. Their studio in the 16th offers classes in French, English and Spanish taught by a dynamic international team. They also offer dance classes for children and adults.

Caroline and I were a little worried and embarrassed about how out of shape we both were but walking into The Dailey Method studio were were greeted warmly and the class was taught to target all levels. We fit in just fine, broke a sweat, and walked away with smiles on our faces.

Our favorite part was the extra 10 minutes of relaxation at the end of the class. While sitting in child’s pose and calming down from the class, the instructors go from person to person giving them a quick, but very effective, back massage and one last stretch before sending them on their way. The perfect way to start your day!

In addition, the week of October 14th-18th is “Dailey Donate” Week. The Dailey Method in Paris has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger and are offering a week of classes to promote Breast Cancer awareness.  Classes are donation based and 100% of all donations will go to Breast Health International’s FUND FOR LIVING. This is a great way to check out their classes, make a donation for Breast Cancer and get into shape!

Dailey Donate Donation-Based Classes
October 14th – 18th 2013
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 12:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30pm
Thursday: 7pm
The Dailey Method Studio
71 avenue Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris.
2nd courtyard, downstair ramp on the right.
Reservations : 33 (0)6 75 87 11 43


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