Raise the Barre! Head to Daileyfest 2015

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Those of you who familiar with barre classes know that you likely leave the workout with sore muscles for days. But what if that workout and sore muscles went hand-in-hand with family fun and benefits a local charity? That’s exactly what’s in store for you at Daileyfest on Sept. 13, put together by the three San Diego Dailey Method studios. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi, barre enthusiast or haven’t seen the inside of a gym in ages, this fitness festival has you covered! So pull on the yoga pants, grab the kids and read on to get your barre on!

daileyfest_2Photo Credit: Stephanie Firenze

What to Expect at Dailyfest
Daileyfest is a family friendly fitness festival created to celebrate health, wellness and positivity. This family-friendly event will feature three different barre classes, massages, a live DJ, healthy treats, a braid bar and two different sessions of kids programs and childcare. Kids will love the laser maze, obstacle course, dane programs, hula hooping and more. The entire event will benefit Heartlight San Diego, a non-profit organization that provides after school fitness programming for kids. The day will also be an entirely green event completely powered by solar.

The even begins with a 45 minute Dailey Interval class that combines low and high intensity movements, followed by another 45 minute Dailey Express class that will focus more on alignment and low intensity moves. Next, is a group meditation and then a Dailey baby barre class, which gives mothers of infants the opportunity to experience a barre class with their baby and actually incorporate him or her in the workout.

Attendees are welcome to try or attend any or all classes but there is absolutely no pressure or competition — just fun and encouragement. After the classes, there will be different performances to check out and plenty of health and wellness vendors to peruse.

daily fest 3Photo Credit: DAILEYFEST 2015 Facebook page

Fun for the Kids
Heartlight has put together two 90-minute dance program for kids ages 4-12 where they will learn the basics of jazz, hip-hop and aerobic dance. Participants will also be able to challenge their agility in an obstacle course, laser maze, lawn games and be treated to an amazing aerial yoga performance. For little ones aged 6 months to 3 years, there will be two 90-minute childcare sessions. This will allow for parents to partake in a Dailey Method class and enjoy the festival all while knowing their little ones is safe and close by.

daileyfest_4Photo Credit: Heartlight San Diego

What is Heartlight?
Heartlight San Diego is a non-profit organization that offers after school fitness programs for students. Their mission is to create an atmosphere that appeals to every kid whether they are a top athlete or ones who are not interested in sports. The organization focuses on non-competitive fitness activity where there is no “winner or loser” just an emphasis on individual achievement. The focus of Heartlight is to get all kids excited about fitness and moving and having fun! All net profits from Daileyfest will go to Heartlight to help keep our kids healthy and strong.

df3Photo Credit: The Dailey Method Facebook page

What is The Dailey Method?
The Dailey Method fitness studios offer a variety of classes that uniquely blend Pilates, yoga and strength training using ballet principles. While it may technically be a fitness studio, most members would agree the classes actually transform your body from the inside out. The focus of the studio and classes truly is health, well-being and learning to trust and honor your body. You will see women (and men) of all ages and fitness levels at each class. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and take as many breaks as needed, all while pushing yourself to feel successful so you leave the class centered and balanced. There are Dailey Method locations in Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad and Downtown San Diego. All three studios offer childcare for many classes so moms can get a workout in and enjoy the camaraderie of the studio.

Sept. 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92101

Price: $50/general admission; $20/Heartlight Kids Program, 90-minute session (ages 4-12); $10/daycare, 90-minute session (6 months – 3)
Online Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-daileyfest-2015-tickets-17787174919

Will you be attending Dailyfest this year?

—Shannon Reed

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