• Often imitated. Never duplicated.
    Align your body, mind, & spirit.
Often imitated. Never duplicated.

Exploding onto the scene in 2000, ballet barre fitness has become one of the top workout practices in the world. Jill Dailey ignited the barre fitness boom when she opened The Dailey Method’s first studio in San Francisco. Over 60 studios and 4 countries later, The Dailey Method is growing and innovating like never before.

When The Dailey Method first opened its doors in San Francisco’s Marina District, it changed the landscape of group fitness classes. The Dailey Method’s explosive combination of body toning exercises samples the best aspects of diverse disciplines such as dance, yoga, kinesiology, and pilates to create the world’s most efficient and effective full-body workout. The original Marina studio is still the longest-running barre fitness studio on The West Coast.

The Dailey Method is at the forefront of fitness research. Throughout our 17-year history, we have continually evolved and expanded to offer research-tested, exciting, and fulfilling group exercise classes around the world. We’ve created a phenomenon, a culture, and community based on sound principles and fueled by our passionate students.

What is the Dailey Method?

At the cutting edge of fitness research, The Dailey Method combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates, and orthopedic exercise. Unlike other group classes, The Dailey Method ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Our intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better you.

Customer Stories
  • “As challenging as it is during this 60-minute class, I always feel like I am floating on my way out the door, and each time I can’t wait to sign up for my next leg-shaking session (set to great music, of course).”

    – Lisa K., SF Mission Castro
  • “Simply put, Dailey Method boosts my mood and strengthens my mind and body. Thank you, Dailey Method for continuing to provide challenging classes and motivating me to look and feel my best.”

    – Kim J., Chicago - Bucktown
  • Working out has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I used to think that the heavier and harder you go the faster you’ll see results. I was nervous for TDM to be my sole workout after having the baby, but after countless conversations with instructors, they assured me I would see results in a whole different way. I started to measure myself and I quickly noticed I was losing inches, everywhere! It’s exciting to see that my body has started to change in many ways.  I’m feeling longer and leaner. I’m excited to see my arms getting toned with lighter weights rather than killing myself with huge heavy weights! No workout is the same and each one is a challenge. I can’t imagine my life without TDM. It is amazing for your mind and body and I feel as if I’m nurtured in every class. I am looking forward to seeing myself become stronger, leaner and hopefully more flexible!

    – Gina U., Northbrook
  • “Classes are always filled with familiar faces from around the community, making it easy to share a laugh or two after a great workout.”

    – Tom Sandt, La Grange
  • “I first came to The Dailey Method two years ago kicking and screaming courtesy of my wife, Anne, on a date class. She had been attending for quite some time and thought I would enjoy it, plus it would be a workout we could do together. Not a chance I thought. After the first session I knew this form of exercise would be a benefit to me. At 6’9” and 64 years old (next month) my goals are to improve posture, balance and core strength.. I enjoy exercising with Anne and, for the most part, my goals are seeing some improvement. The staff is great, from front desk to each and every teacher to Michelle herself. I actually look forward to my workouts. I also feel I’m an inspiration to other people because they can take solace in knowing they aren’t the worst one in class as long as I’m present. Anne was correct as always, I do enjoy me some Dailey Method.”

    – Don Ford, former player in the NBA
  • “Open up your heart”…these are words spoken by the dedicated and energetic teachers during the Dailey Method class. This is a philosophy I try and practice in all aspects of my everyday life. What I also love about this statement is the thought of opening your heart to becoming a better person; physically, mentally and spiritually. The Dailey Method is a one hour class that has created a positive impact on my life, mind and body. My days are brighter and more energized after accomplishing a class. I feel stronger, leaner and happier. I have been attending the classes for over two months and I cannot believe the changes I see in myself. It is pure bliss! I am so blessed I have found a practice I genuinely love and look forward to each day…that is not an easy task! It is challenging and always exciting!

    “I feel gratitude for the magnetic and positive teachers at the Dailey Method for connecting with each one of us to ensure we are doing our very best!”

    – C Swift & M Selke, Indianapolis
  • I found out about the Dailey Method early in 2013 as I was looking for a new exercise program – I tried a class and loved it from day 1. The instructors are upbeat, encouraging, positive and inspiring. My practice includes all 3 classes – Principles, Mixed and Interval – all are challenging and provide me a great workout, and it didn’t take long to see results.

    “I also love the mind-body connection and how I feel after attending a class. Thank you Dailey Method Vancouver!”

    – Kari M. Vancouver