If you haven’t heard, The Dailey Method, off East Joppa Road right by the Towson Place Shopping Center (Home Goods, Target, Dicks). A boutique studio that combines barre with cycling to give you strength, discipline and joy to find ultimate alignment, TDM is just one of a few new national fitness chains that has made its way to Baltimore!
Annie checked out their grand opening celebration this weekend…here’s the scoop:
When a close friend of mine asked me to accompany her to try on wedding dresses in Towson this past Friday morning, I immediately checked The Daily Method’s schedule and was pumped to see they were offering FREE classes all weekend long in celebration of their grand opening weekend! I decided on the 9:30AM Dailey Barre class with Deanna and made my way up to Towson to check out the studio, and so glad I did!
The studio itself is lovely and bright, with a large barre studio and a smaller cycle studio with 15 top of the line Schwinn bikes. The locker room area is spacious with a private changing/shower room, blow dry bar, and a cool chalkboard wall to help keep you updated on what’s coming up at the studio and to connect with TDM community. The studio owner, Melanie Pipkin Kozel, was behind the front desk checking clients in and giving tours of the space. Melanie is as sweet as can be, and made me feel very comfortable – despite arriving to the studio 5 minutes late!
The barre class was definitely a challenge, and I love that Deanna had us working both on & off the barre to change things up. There was also a 2nd instructor walking around to adjust form and make sure everyone felt the burn in JUST the right places, which was great since many clients were new to barre and it was quite a full class. Pro tip: make sure to bring socks, as the studio is carpeted!
Following class Melanie + her team had set up a parfait station, KIND bars, and Gundalow Juice (which is available for sale at the studio!) for students to enjoy, and also gave everyone a little goodie bag with custom The Dailey Method cookies from La Cakerie, a Dailey Method Towson water bottle, and offers from local Stella + Dot and Arbonne consultants.
I was so impressed by the barre class, that I stopped back in on Saturday morning after I wrapped up teaching my own class at REV to check out 10:45AM Cycle 45 with Bethany! The ride was similar to other cycle classes I’ve taken in Baltimore in that there was a mix of hills, a steep climb, and interval sprints, but I really enjoyed that we rode to beat of the music all class long, and that Bethany was very focused on alignment, and got out of the saddle herself to adjust my form several times throughout class. Since there are only 15 bikes in the studio the instructor is able to give more focused attention, but I have to admit I missed being able to zone out in a dark room and lose myself in the workout. I will definitely be back for barre, but feel like I’m spoiled by taking spin with Jami:)
Overall I really enjoyed my experience at The Dailey Method, and definitely encourage you to check it out when you’re in the Towson area! Currently the class schedule is limited to mornings & evenings during the week and weekend mornings, but more class times will be added soon. BONUS: for all our moms out there, TDM has a Kids Room, so for just the $6 rate you can drop the kiddos off and get in a worry-free sweat!
Many thanks to Melanie for hosting us, and welcome to Baltimore! So excited to see more studios discovering all that Charm City has to offer, and bringing more fitness options – next on my list is to try Yoga Sculpt at CorePower Yoga Fed Hill, which just opened Dec. 31st as well!