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Winter can be a tricky time for the body. Once the cold settles into your bones you can be plagued by stiffness and sore joints. And perhaps the busyness of the holiday season means you aren’t working out as often as usual. But! Don’t despair, read on for ways to stay supple in winter! 


Movement is vital for the body. Staying still was never meant to be the human way and moving our body comes with a multitude of short-term and long-term benefits. The movement supports your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue- the skeletal system is much like a machine and it needs activity to keep it in tip-top form. 

Of course, daily living has a fair amount of stress and time constraints, and these may be felt more heavily as we move toward the end of 2021. The end of the year is a time of completion after all. In saying that, you can support your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing far more soundly if you can maintain an exercise regimen. Don’t even think of it as exercise, just say to yourself “today is a new day, and today I need to move!”. 


Here are 4 ways to stay supple in winter to help you! 

  1. First things first. Make some time. If you can manage just 20 minutes out of your day, then that will be enough if you make each movement count. Focus on your whole body; movements that utilize different muscles groups and joints simultaneously can be highly effective to promote strength and suppleness. Aim to work the lower and upper part of the body and across different planes of movement, for instance: side lunges, reverse lunges, forward raises for the shoulders and cross-body exercises that incorporate your core muscles. 

  2. Do something different. Over time your body will become accustomed to the same movements and movement patterns, and they won’t feel as much of a challenge anymore. The body needs a certain amount of weight-bearing and progression to maintain the prospect of benefits, such as strength, suppleness, improved muscle tone, and better posture. Try a new exercise, move in a different direction, add a new stretch or warm-up exercise. The possibilities are endless! 

  3. Always do a warm-up. The warm-up is just as important as the main exercises you want to complete. Without an adequate warm-up, you can end up injuring yourself. A good 5-7 minute warm-up gets your heart rate up gradually and prepares the muscles and joints for the movements to come. 

  4. Engage with what you enjoy. We are more likely to stick with something if we enjoy it. If you like to dance, dance, if you enjoy running, then run, if you prefer to walk, walk! Doing something that you can’t engage with will not encourage you or motivate you. The type of exercise you do should be something that challenges you, benefits you and your body, but that you ultimately look forward to doing. 

Have these pointers helped? If you are on the lookout for something new and engaging, we have found it for you! Barre classes can be incredibly beneficial for improving your suppleness, muscle tone, joint strength, and posture. They are also great calorie-burners as they involve so many different exercises and movements. 

Here’s your new favorite Barre class- It’s called The Dailey Method!

The Dailey Method Barre class
The Dailey Method is a one-of-a-kind barre practice that is based on alignment and balance to create the most efficient, effective, and safe full-body workout. 

The Dailey Method was founded by Jill Dailey, who is a true pioneer of the dance barre fitness revolution and the first barre studio on the West Coast. A degreed Kinesiologist, Jill soon found that her true passion was helping people transform their lives through fitness. Seeking the most advanced methods to sculpt the body, Jill became an early trainee of the famed Lotte Berke method. She opened her first studio in San Francisco in 2000 and never looked back. 

What is The Dailey Method?
Focusing on core conditioning, stretching, and full-body alignment to strengthen and condition, Jill’s classes soon built a buzz in San Francisco. Students love the strength, confidence, and sense of community that comes from The Dailey Method practice. Women and men were talking about the challenging, fresh, and evolving nature of classes. 

Classes range from a heart-pounding Interval class to Dailey Barre, as well as more restorative stretching and meditation classes. Students of The Dailey Method are never bored with formats and movements that keep them challenged and successful while always staying true to Barre practice and alignment. 



“There is a constant focus on how to improve as a teacher, provide full-body strength and alignment for all students, body types, and all stages of life. Empowering individuals to lead their best and healthiest life is a core value  that we truly take to heart”- The Dailey Method 

While The Dailey Method was built on the strength of group classes, the Dailey Online digital platform reached its peak during the pandemic. 

Dailey Online offers on-demand and live virtual classes with Jill Dailey and Master Teachers, covering all Dailey formats. 


The online service allows for students to strengthen and align their bodies on their schedule, as well as take part in small challenges. In addition, Jill has designed a variety of programs ranging from fundamentals to focused core strength to complement The Dailey Method practice to keep students engaged and motivated. 

Specifically, The Foundations of Barre program is designed for anyone that wants a gives a comprehensive and foundational overview of all things barre. 

It is great for aspiring instructors or anyone looking to expand their knowledge of alignment and/or hone their barre practice. After completing the foundational barre training, a licensee would move on to Level 1 training which is the proprietary Dailey Method teacher training. 


The success of Jill’s initial studio led to the expansion of The Dailey Method across the US, Canada, and Mexico. 

After almost 15 years of franchising locations, Jill and her team have decided to focus on a licensing program that will empower individuals to teach and share this amazing method with their community. 

Empowering individuals to find full-body strength, flexibility, confidence, and community, all while creating opportunities for individuals to launch their own business and bring that knowledge and passion to anyone, anywhere. A fully digital and interactive training program is available that allows for the coveted Dailey Method training without the constraints of a brick-and-mortar studio. 

After completing the foundational barre training, a licensee would move on to Level 1 training which is the proprietary Dailey Method teacher training. 


Here is an overview of the proprietary training! 

  • A thorough breakdown of The Dailey Method barre classes from warm-up to final stretch, along with modifications and anatomy. 

  • Includes all of the supplemental proprietary workshops given to help you perfect your teaching from cue format, creating dynamics, transitions, and many more. 

  • Along the way, you will submit videos so a mentor can track your progress and give you ongoing feedback to support your growth as a teacher. 

  • Once completed, an individual will be certified and licensed to teach The Dailey Method classes to their community. 

  • The licensing community is connected through a platform called Dailey Core which provides method and marketing support, discounts on aligned products with our preferred providers, as well as a way to interact and engage with other licensees. 



“The Dailey Method differs from other barre practices in that it's been 21 years in the making and is constantly evolving, not for change but from experience. Jill and the Master Teacher Trainers have over 80 years combined expertise  in training teachers and guiding  students”- The Dailey Method

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