Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jill Dailey founder and CEO of The Dailey Method. Jill has a degree in kinesiology and is based in San Francisco, USA.
Tell us all about your business...
The Dailey Method is an alignment-based Barre and Cycle business. We aim to empower individuals to become their most vibrant and authentic selves through a mind-body transformation within a compassionate and supportive community. We do this through in-studio, live virtual, and on-demand classes. We are the top-tier Barre Instructor training program in North America.
What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?
Exploding onto the scene in 2000, ballet barre fitness has become one of the top workout practices in the world. I ignited the barre fitness boom when I opened The Dailey Method’s first studio in San Francisco in 2000. When The Dailey Method first opened its doors in San Francisco’s Marina District, it changed the landscape of group fitness classes. The Dailey Method’s explosive combination of body toning exercises samples the best aspects of diverse disciplines such as dance, yoga, kinesiology, and Pilates to create the world’s most efficient and effective full-body workout. The original Marina studio is still the longest-running barre fitness studio on The West Coast. I am a true innovator of the dance barre fitness revolution on the West Coast. A degreed Kinesiologist, I've found that my true passion is helping people transform their lives through fitness. Seeking the most advanced methods to sculpt the body, The Dailey Method focuses on micro-movements and stretches to strengthen and condition. Clients cannot get enough of the fresh, evolving workouts—and extreme results.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Empowering individuals to be both business owners and Instructors. To have careers that they are passionate about and are able truly to help people everywhere. To find better health, greater strength, and personal confidence, through their teachings and communities.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a solopreneur?
The onus of being responsible for other people's livelihoods. Especially in times of stress like the pandemic.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?
- To love what you do every day and be able to share that with others.
- To surround yourself with like-minded people and an incredible team- you don't know how to do everything, you can hire people that can support you.
- Don't be afraid to reevaluate your original plan to adapt to the current environment.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
Meditation, allow me space to take time for myself as needed. Exercise (practice what I preach), time in nature, but my family first.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
What I'm most excited about in our future is our ability to now offer a license for individuals. Now The Dailey Method practice can be taught by anyone anywhere in the world. We are the first all-digital comprehensive barre certification program.
Where can people find you online?
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