After being contacted by 2 Moms Media to give Dailey Method a 30-day try, I was secretly happy for a couple of reasons:
1. I canceled my membership at Fitness Formula Clubs for a few reasons and it ended on June 30
2. I have been wanting to give this workout a try, but have not been sold on the fact that it can transform your body. Though a neighborhood friend and mom of two, claims it reshaped hers.
3. I need to do something else in my workouts. I love intense workouts that make me sweat and hate the exercises so much that I go back for more. This seems like the ideal way of getting some intensity and deep, inner strengthening.
4. I have neglected my core and have babied it for too long. Ok, I haven’t completely forgotten to work my core, I love doing my abs on the ball and BOSU, but I have not done any style of Pilates since before I became pregnant with my daughter, back in 2006…mostly because, well I know how strong I was back then (I taught some kick a$$ abs classes back in my day) but, I didn’t want someone else to teach me to be blunt honest.
The Dailey Method as I best understand it is a fusion of pilates, yoga and ballet. Here is a quick video that explains it more thoroughly:
Many know me for my nutrition detective skills, but I am a group fitness instructor and personal trainer with an undergrad degree in Exercise Science. This is how I started out on my weight loss journey back in college. So this form of exercise intrigues me to evaluate it from a personal and physiological perspective.
I started on Monday, July 2, um yeah, I was in for a rude awakening…I gave myself some slack not knowing what to expect I tried hard to keep up with the class (yes, even I teach my participants that it is ok to not keep up…I have an internal competitive side). The instructor was peppy and sweet. We had a nice conversation after the class about my “core” and I already felt it.
I went again the next day and despite my husband and I being kid-free on Monday night and having some spirits when going out to dinner…I was a little groggy going in, but came out feeling taller. Tami, the owner and mother of two was teaching the class. Super strong, sleek, she taught some ballet bar moves that helps tone the sides of your bottom and I liked the challenge. It brought me back to my dancing days. I was not able to last as long as I did the day before, I knew my limits and still had a nice workout.
I am bummed that I missed the rest of the week as we were going out of town, but plan on going almost every day until July 24th when we leave to go out of town again. I’ll get a total of three weeks, so we’ll see what happens in those days. Until then…