Saturday, May 7, 2011

No Excuses

I am very happy that I can finally announce the arrival of The Dailey Method DVD. This project was a huge leap for me, but one I’m incredibly grateful I took.

I’m not sure if it was Eleanor Roosevelt or lululemon that first coined “do something every day that scares you” but I totally agree. (I really do know who first coined it but lululemon gets credit for it becoming mainstream!) When we do something we fear there’s a sense of accomplishment that helps us become braver, more confident and stronger whether it’s inside or out.

I chose the title “No Excuses” because I really made this for my clients who want their Dailey Method class while they’re traveling or on the days that the kids are sick or the car won’t start. Of course, the value of being in an actual class- the energy, camaraderie and hands-on personal corrections by instructors- is unbeatable, but sometimes that isn’t an option. Here’s the next best thing.

I have acknowledged that the title was relevant for me as well. For 10+ years I’ve had people constantly asking me to produce a video and WOW did I come up with excuses. I finally realized that the excuses were primarily to protect me from my own fears. This class and business have extended way beyond what I ever expected and I felt that I owed this video to the clients that have supported me for all these years and the incredible people that have taken this business on as their own and made it a part of their communities. I also did it for my Mom. She’s always wanted to be able to do the class at home by herself.

My goal was to make the classes and experience as close as possible to taking a Dailey Method class from me in the Studio. It wasn’t overly scripted and rehearsed so that the real environment of the class is portrayed. There are some imperfections but that’s what real life is. I also chose some long-time clients as my demos along with Instructors. Katina and Maggie, who are upfront, are my master teachers and trainers. Everyone involved is someone that has practiced the Dailey Method for years and has been empowered and changed by the workout and culture. In addition, each person in the video is someone that I love and receive tremendous support from in my life. That was exactly the environment I needed to create in order to push myself through this, and I am so glad I did!

I am excited for people to see what this Method really does for each body and that although we are all different, we can each have OUR best body: a body that is strong inside and out. I hope that this video will motivate each person that sees it, challenging them to reach new levels of fitness and focus, while becoming a little stronger, braver and more confident every day.



  1. Can't wait to purchase it! I always want something for when I am home and can't make it to the studio!

  2. Congratulations! Also, a humble request: In addition to the 600 other things you do every day, post more blogs, please! I am inspired by you to become a stronger student and more thoughtful instructor, and I don't get to come in contact with you half as much as I'd like to. Being able to gather tips and snippets of you from your blog would be fabulous. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for taking a leap of faith and making the video! I just ordered it and Im very excited to take a class from you in my living room :)

  4. Thank you, Jill for making this video. I tried it yesterday for the first time when I was away for the weekend and it was terrific. You are right that there is no substitute for the energy of a class, but this is a fabulous substitute.

  5. I love this video!!! I even wrote about it on my own blog. Thank you so much for allowing even the budget conscious friend an outlet to experience the Dailey Method. Hopefully, I will be able to check out your new studio in Novato, CA sometime in the near future!! LOVING IT!!!

    To read my own review go here:


  6. Hi Jill!
    Congrats on putting out the video. However, is there a way to purchase it? I remember getting an email back in May but things piled up and needless to say, I did not follow up and now I don't know where to get a copy!

  7. Sorry for the delay in response, I've been traveling. You can purchase it through our website or at any of our Studios.