Ballet, Pilates, and yoga, much like cheese, apple pie, and motor oil, are great on their own but are even better when melted together. Amalgamate fitness with today's Groupon: for $22, you get two classes at The Dailey Method in Calabasas (a $44 value).
The Dailey Method, a challenging one-hour program developed by kinesiologist Jill Dailey McIntosh, fuses ballet-barre work, core conditioning, stretching, and orthopedic exercises to tone and lengthen bodies for cat-like sleekosity. The method, which focuses on overall physical wellness, helps to improve posture, endurance, and strength as muscles grow limber, firm, and self-sufficient enough to move without a system of pulleys. The safe, controlled exercises are led by experienced instructors who keep the entire body constantly moving and stretching, placing an emphasis on abdominal conditioning in order to enhance muscle control and prevent injuries.
The Dailey Method's busy schedule lines up classes seven days a week, and the just-built, light-filled studio includes free parking, onsite childcare, and a shower-equipped changing room where guests can use their newfound muscles to casually rearrange the rows of lockers.
The Dailey Method
The Dailey Method builds strength and flexibility through movements that engage entire physiques and focus on proper alignment, earning praise by publications such as InStyle magazine. Helmed by owners who trained under the eponymous founder of the method, Jill Dailey, certified instructors at the Calabasas studio lead 60-minute classes where students tighten up for bikini season or tone muscles to prep for the flexing portion of a job interview. A melding of yoga poses, core conditioning, and orthopedic exercises, the method tones muscles as instructors offer modifications to accommodate all skill levels. Moves on a ballet barre enhance balance and coordination, and floor work summons sweat with torso-tightening repetitions. Parents can drop their whippersnappers off in childcare, stash their jackets and inflatable muscle suits in lockers, and shower before heading home.
3840 Old Topanga Canyon Rd.
Calabasas, California 91302Get Directions