Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today’s Groupon to The Dailey Method. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get two Dailey Method classes (a $40 value).
- For $39, you get four Dailey Method classes (an $80 value).
- For $49, you get 30 days of unlimited Dailey Method classes (a $100 value).
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Karen Bradshaw—a certified Dailey Method master instructor who trained under Jill Dailey—and her experienced staff oversee one-hour, full-body workouts—which place special emphasis on core work—in two Dailey Method studios. Students can attend each session to engage entire physiques in stretches, yoga poses, and orthopedic maneuvers choreographed to lengthen appendages and tone muscle. Instructors steer spines into the neutral position, an upright posture that aligns the vertebrae into a more solid stance than that of a palace guard waist-deep in cement. Limbs, meanwhile, balance atop ballet barres to fine-tune corporeal coordination while variants on splits and sit-ups tighten torsos. Instructors typically impart modifications to each step for newer trainees, always stressing proper form over the number of encyclopedias attendees can balance on their heads.
Guests should wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing and socks to classes, after which they can skip to the locker-room showers on re-energized legs. For an additional $5 per child, an onsite childcare staff will oversee youngsters during certain courses.
The Dailey Method
The Dailey Method builds strength and flexibility through movements that engage entire physiques and focuses on proper alignment, earning praise from publications like InStyle magazine. Helmed by owners who trained under the eponymous founder of the method, Jill Dailey, certified instructors at the Santa Barbara studio lead 60-minute classes that elongate and strengthen muscles in their correct positions. 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 in lockers, and shower before heading home.