I’ve had a couple months at The Dailey Method fitness classes, mostly the cycle class as I crave the cardio; I am renewing my membership this weekend as I miss it so much. I thought I’d delve a little deeper into the method behind the “method”. I posed a few questions to Jey Wyder, Co-owner and Master Instructor at The Dailey Method.
Where did you first learn about The Dailey Method and what inspired you to bring it to Vancouver?
My sister Karen was opening Lululemon stores in the US and discovered The Dailey Method. She knew I would love it and flew me down to San Fran for a “girls weekend” to experience it. I fell in love and it was our dream to bring it to Vancouver and share it with everyone here.
How does The Dailey Method differ from other barre and cycle classes?
I hear it over and over again from our students, we are the best with alignment and that individualized attention to make sure you are in the correct position. We are passionate about alignment! We ignite awareness through hands on training and education. The result is better posture, better movement and a more complete workout. Also the friendly community – people say they feel better when they are in the space. There is no other cycle class that combines stretching and core conditioning at the barre. Dailey Cycle fuses the body sculpting and flexibility aspects of The Dailey Method with the cardiovascular benefits of indoor cycling. This format includes 40 minutes of heart pounding, beat driven cycling and 20 minutes of upper body toning, core strengthening and stretching off the bike. With The Dailey Method’s signature focus on alignment and form, the class delivers a balanced, full body workout resulting in a high-calorie burn.
What advice do you have for someone new to The Dailey Method?
Have fun! Come 3x a week for six weeks – go slow, listen to your body, take breaks when you need. You will feel the results after the first visit, you will see them after six weeks!
Any plans for another studio or new classes at your current studios? We’re really excited about Dailey Gentle which has been added and Dailey Plus which is coming soon. Dailey Gentle is ideal for those looking for a slower paced, nurturing, barre experience. It’s great for those recovering from surgery, illness or injury. Dailey Plus is a class for the experienced client who wants to go further into their practice and have an incredibly self-focused and challenged workout.
Well I’ve wrapped up another challenge as of Monday (Subway #committofit) and so I’ve been looking for something else to keep me moving in the right direction! We’ve teamed up with Dailey Method Studios where I’ll be working out at for the next few months and I’ll will be chatting about the studio and my progress here once a month so I am held to account! The great news for you is that Dailey Method Studios are providing one of Good Life Vancouver’s readers with a very cool prize to start the new year off right!
This giveaway will be a three-month unlimited pass to both studios in Kitsilano and Dunbar (value: $675), and as a sweetener, they’ve have added an extra one-month pass ($225) for a friend of the winner. We all know the buddy system encourages people to stick to their exercise programs so you’ll get to bring a friend for at least the first one! We will draw Dec. 15 so you can get planning for the new year.
The studio is also doing a 30-day and 60-day Challenge with a prize of a $1000 gift certificate to Vancouver’s new Nordstrom’s. Participants qualify if they come 3 x a week for 30 days, so they have until Nov 11 to sign up and participate for the grand prize.
More about Dailey Cycle –Dailey Cycle raises the barre among health-conscious Vancouverites
The Dailey Method’s Kitsilano studio has proven to be a hit with Vancouverites who love both the barre-based stretching and core-conditioning workout and the new Dailey Cycle, a hybrid class of cycling plus the studio’s signature workout.
Demand has been so strong since the second studio opened in April that Dailey Method Vancouver owners Jey and Karen Wyder (pictured above) have added more of its high-end Schwinn bicycles. There are seven more, bringing the total to 18. There are more classes and teachers, too.
The class has you spend 40 minutes on the bicycle, then 20 minutes doing upper-body toning, core conditioning and stretching that the Dailey Method is known for. With its focus on alignment and form, this class delivers a balanced, full-body workout.
Continuing GLV Spruces Up with The Dailey Method Studio
Well it’s been a week since I started Dailey Method Barre and Cycle Classes and I’ve now been five times and have the stickers to prove it! (I’m also in the photo above, but WAY, WAY in the back – I swear).
Keeping accountable is the way to go, as I’ve signed up for their 30 and 60 day contest to hit three classes a week! The prize is a $1000 Nordstrom GC, and YOU could still do the 30 day competition until the Dec. 11 start date. ALSO – Don’t forget the amazing giveaway I’ve got going for a 3 month pass to The Dailey Method AND a 1 month pass for a friend = one great prize worth over $900 dollars! ENTER HERE.
I did two Barre and three dailey method (cycle spin and floor work) classes and can’t say I loved every minute of them, because there were some damn difficult times out there, but I was always glad I’d done the class and am feeling way better physically and mood-wise.
I’ve discovered a few things. 1) Even a couple drinks the night before make it HARDER (duh) 2) If my belly gets any bigger I won’t be able to squeeze between the bikes to get to mine, so either I have to arrive early to get the outside bike or keep this fitness thing going 3) I can actually do some ab work and not completely die 4) 40 mins on the cylce sometimes feels like a lifetime 5) Nicer workout clothes make me stronger (I swear!) and 6) I can always keep going, but I sometimes have to go at my own pace and rest a LITTLE!
This week I’ve found I perform far better in a nice breathable top (see item 5) ) and I’ve managed to wash and dry my favourite once (laundry not being my forte) so I’ve had two good days in this crazy good purple one from Ice Breaker. They’ve got it in XL which is where I am at right now. Some of the other workout clothes I admire don’t quite fit….YET!
So my next class is Sunday (October 25) at 10:00 a.m. in Kitsilano on 4th just west of Burrard and there’s still some spots left as of now. I tell ya if I can do this, YOU CAN. Friends please come sweat with me, I promise there’s a towel in it for ya and a coffee after.
AND enter the giveaway for a chance of 3 months of your own.
GLV is helping spread the word about the free classes on Grand Opening Day April 11!
Take a studio tour and try a complimentary new Dailey Cycle class. I’m book for 2:30 pm so see you there!
Dailey Method Vancouver owners Jey and Karen Wyder warmly invite you to the Grand Opening of their second Vancouver studio in the city’s fitness mecca, Kitsilano, on Saturday, April 11 from 8 am to 5 pm.
The studio features a new offering – theDailey Cycle – which includes 30 minutes spent on high-performance Schwinn Carbon Blue bicycles, followed by 30 minutes of upper body toning, core strengthening and stretching. With The Dailey Method’s signature focus on alignment and form, this class delivers a balanced, full-body workout resulting in a high calorie burn.
Their studio is located at 1735 West 4th Avenue, just east of Burrard Street on the north side, upper level.
The 3000-square-foot location features two spacious studios, showers and an athletic-wear boutique.