Studio Review: The Dailey Method (U St.)
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We're kicking things off with The Dailey Method on U St. The Dailey Method was founded on the West Coast with barre classes and, since its founding, has expanded with locations across the country and added cycle and yoga classes to its studio offering. The Dailey Method sets itself apart by focusing on alignment so that you're working your muscles in the right way with each move.
Read ahead for our rundown of the studio including an exclusive discount for Sweat Smarter readers!
Studio: The Dailey Method - U St.
Location: DC - U St. (right above Archipelago tiki bar!)
Metro: Yes! Across the street from U St. Metro stop (13th & U exit) - Green/Yellow line
Bikeshare: Yes! There's a Bikeshare spot right across the street
Class Taken + Class Length: Dailey Barre (60 minutes) with Crysten
Other Classes Offered: Dailey Express (45 minute barre class), Dailey Cycle (combines cycle with additional floor work), and Dailey Cycle 45
Good for Beginners?: Yeah! The exercises go quickly and it's super easy to modify them based on your level. Plus, because the class isn't very cardio heavy, it's easy to quickly catch your breath between exercises. If you're new make sure to get the lowest set of weights.
Sweat Level: 1.5/3 - The class wasn't very cardio heavy so you could definitely freshen up quickly afterwards with a little dry shampoo.
Sore After: A little bit! I do barre all the time at Xtend Barre but the focus on core and slightly different arms exercises definitely had me feeling it (in the best way possible) the next day.
Vibe: I found Dailey Method to have a super approachable, friendly, and community-focused feel. The music in the class was upbeat pop - entertaining but not life changing. While barre studios tend to be mostly women, there was a man in the class so don't be afraid to join in, gents.
Amenities: They had two very nice-looking private showers and changing rooms, open storage areas, a couch to hang out on before classes, and a little shopping area with super cute clothes and accessories.
What To Wear: Most people were in leggings and an athletic top for the class.
What To Bring To Class: Bring socks for barre! They don't have to be barre socks specifically. You can also purchase socks at the studio. Bring a water bottle as well.
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New Member Special: YES! One month unlimited for $79 - includes barre, cycle, and yoga! More info here.
Drop-In Price: $27 Barre or Cycle, $18 Yoga
On ClassPass?: Yes
Try If You Like: If you like yoga and want to get in to barre, The Daily Method's focus on alignment make this barre class a great transition to barre for yoga lovers. Also great to try if you're a Pure Barre fan but don't have one nearby.
Would We Go Back?: 100%. If I lived nearby, I could totally see this being my go-to neighborhood studio with the welcoming feel, fair prices, and variety of classes. I want to go back next and try their Dailey Cycle class -- who wants to join??
Let me know if there’s a studio that you’d like to see reviewed or if you’re a studio and would like to have Sweat Smarter come out for a review!