You've seen fitness deals for yoga, Pilates, dance classes, and whale riding, but today's Groupon lets you combine almost all of them into one ultimate übexersize: $20 buys you three classes at The Dailey Method, a $60 value. The Dailey Method is a challenging one-hour program developed by Jill Dailey McIntosh that combines ballet barre work, stretching, core conditioning, and orthopedic exercises to tone and lengthen your body to ultra sleekosity. Improve your posture, endurance, and strength as your muscles grow supple, your soft edges firm up, and your sense of physical well-being grows like a grinch heart at Christmas.
The Dailey Method takes a mindful approach to wellness: its workouts are safe and effective for people of any fitness level, including those recovering from an injury, starting a workout routine for the first time, or expecting a little bundle of joy (this could mean pregnancy, or a bunch of DVDs you ordered). The Dailey Method is located in Scottsdale and offers classes every day, with early morning and evening classes on weekdays. Check out the schedule (you may need to type Dailey Method into the client finder) for beginning and intermediate level class times. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement or obscure your alignment (no spacesuits or cardboard robot costumes). Locker rooms with showers are available to freshen up after your ultraworkout, so you can scrub off the old you.
People of ages and fitness levels around the country have felt trimmer and sprightlier thanks to The Dailey Method. Check out these testimonials from the website and some more from current Daily Method goers:
- Linda Nofer and all the instructors at The Dailey Method Scottsdale have managed to do what DOZENS of doctors and physical therapists failed to do: help heal an old injury. Through the strengthening and stretching orthopedic exercises at TDM Scottsdale, I am now pain-free for the first time in about ten years! – Laura S., Facebook
- I've been doing the Dailey Method for a little over 2 months now & I'm hooked. I saw results right away. I'm so much stronger, longer, leaner...and I couldn't be happier with what I see in the "rear view"! If you want to see your body transform THIS is the way to go. – Tracy G., Facebook
There aren't many reviews on the Scottsdale chapter of The Dailey Method yet, but San Francisco Yelpers can't get enough. More than 40 of them give it 4.5 stars:
- Incredible workout. I love how I always feel sore the next couple of days. I like that because I feel like I earned it! – Blair E., Yelp
- It is the most difficult class that I have ever taken in my life (by far) and you really get amazing results in a relatively short amount of time. – Carrie W., Yelp
Sweatin’ to the Goldies
There are many reasons to stay fit: maintaining your health, looking great in a stolen tuxedo, or entering a contest to kick a soccer ball onto the moon. But one reason for fitness trumps all others, and that’s treasure hunting. Fortunately, we’ve compiled this list of rare treasures and the obstacles you’ll need to overcome utilizing your new strength and endurance:
- The Jade Orb of Alt-Manache: This basketball-sized gemstone rests at the “top” of the fabled upside-down pyramid of Ganath-Karu.
You must overcome: Magma traps, poisoned walls, and the relentless self-doubt induced by the chamber of infinity mirrors.
- The Lawford Rubies: Named for, and buried with, actor and Rat Pack member Peter Lawford, these 12 flawless rubies were presented to Lawford as payment for appearing in the 1958 Balinese remake of 12 Angry Men, in which Lawford portrayed every part.
You must overcome: Westwood Village Memorial Park security, The Ghost of Sammy Davis Jr., and your sense of decency.
- The Crown of Seven Temples: This metallic man-tiara might appear to be made of worthless aluminum, but it’s actually constructed of far more worthless zinc. So why pursue it? To keep it out of the hands of your hated, treasure hunting rival, Benners.
You must overcome: Your rivalry with Benners, when circumstances dictate you must work together or else die separately.
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After earning a degree in kinesiology in 1991, Jill Dailey McIntosh gravitated toward Pilates. She began training other teachers and helped run a personal-training and Pilates business, but she wasn't completely satisfied. She wanted her clients to be able to shape their bodies more aggressively without losing the proper alignment and form in a classroom-like setting. After visiting New York several times and training under Lotte Berk instructors, Jill was inspired to create her own fitness modality. Combining her background in kinesiology, personal training, and dance, she developed The Dailey Method at Barfitness Ballet Bar Studio. Today, her method has spread to more than 40 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and France.
A blend of Pilates, ballet, and yoga, The Dailey Method helps students strengthen and stretch the body's major muscle groups. Jill designed the low-impact classes to challenge bodies, minds, and spirit alike as students build their cores, align their spines, and tone lean muscles. Instructors help students master the proper form for each motion, whether they're swinging dumbbells or bellying up to the barre to work their quadriceps.