This post is the third in a series about my experiences using The Dailey Method. To read Part 1 CLICK HERE, for Part 2 CLICK HERE.
After a few weeks of classes at The Dailey Method, there were some series of exercises that I would look forward to and some I began to dread. Something that surprised me most was discovering which areas were more challenging for my body.I’ve never been one with great upper-body strength but I found myself breezing through the exercises targeting the triceps and biceps. I noticed that my arms were more toned and defined after just a week or so of class.The exercises focusing on abdominals were a little more challenging. Incorporating plank pose throughout the hour long session really amped up the sweat factor.
After doing a variety of exercises, we would end up back in plank for holds of 60, 30, 15 seconds, depending on the series. I had a tough time holding my best position but at the urging of my instructor, I found myself pushing through it until (mercifully) we were allowed to sink into child’s pose. Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried sitting with your back flat against the wall and then raising your legs straight up so that your body forms a very narrow “V,” but if not, you should give it a try sometime. You may want to die, but your abs will thank you.For me, the most dreaded of series came with quad work. It starts off easy enough; standing at the barre, rising onto the balls of your feet, bending at the knees and then doing tiny presses up and down. However, once you are a few sets in and after a few modifications, your quad muscles begin to feel as though they are on fire and your legs start to tremble in a way that makes you fear buckling and landing on the ground in a heap.All in all, I found myself appreciating each series; the tough ones, for challenging me and pushing me to my limit and the easier ones, for providing some relief but still making me work. The culmination of a month’s work at The Dailey Method was noticeable. I began to see that my tummy was flatter (without having to suck it in), my legs were firmer and my arms were downright ripped. I even asked someone to feel my arm muscle. It’s true.
Looking back on my experience partaking in a month’s commitment, I wholeheartedly recommend The Dailey Methodfor those who are looking for real results in their workout. That being said, there is no sidestepping the fact that a commitment to The Dailey Method is an investment. Check out the website for info on new membership deals and returning second month deals. I truly believe you get what you pay for and a month commitment to The Dailey Method will negate the need for a regular gym membership. It is that good.Hopefully this information has been helpful to you and you are motivated to give The Dailey Methoda try. When you find yourself sinking low at the barre, just remember, I warned you. And you’re welcome : )