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5 Perfect Pups You Need to Follow on Instagram
Wellness
Published Thursday Aug 23, 2018 by Erica Arvanitis

5 Perfect Pups You Need to Follow on Instagram

Motivation

Scrolling through social media isn’t just about people taking their health seriously anymore. Whether Fido is all about fitness, wags his tail for wellness, or barks for beauty, these five pups are posting some *serious* inspo on our feeds. 

 

Cookie the dog

Cookie // @ps.ny 

A local New Yorker with an obsession for all things kale (or any snack, really), Cookie is the cutest Toy Poodle around. A feed full of pretty pinks and greens, his photographer mom features creative photos of Cookie—with the occasional snapshot of him begging for some healthy treats. 

 

 

mywhiskeygirl

Whiskey // @mywhiskeygirl 

Meet Whiskey, the venturing Vizsla whose adventures will give you some serious FOMO. From backpacking the Canadian mountains to hanging in a hammock, and hiking through the woods, it’s safe to say this pup is fit, fur sure. 

 

 

williecute

Willie // @williecute 

Okay, it’s official: we’re beyond envious of this pup’s luscious locks. If you scroll through her feed, Willie—short for Willamina—rocks the cutest braids, pigtails, and the trendiest topknots. With help from her San Diego-based photographer mom, this sassy Yorkie has over 60,000 followers… and Allure even wrote about her fantastic fur. Now that’s hair goals. 

 

 

ellabeanthedog

Ella Bean // @ellabeanthedog 

Weighing in at 4 pounds, this pretty pup has big expectations when it comes to self-care. A puppy mill survivor, Ella Bean now resides with the rest of her pack—Coconut Bean and FiFi von Bean—in Brooklyn where her favorite things include ceviche, rosé, and modeling for mom. 

 

 

samsonthedood

Samson // @samsonthedood

This curly-haired furball is always workin’ on his fitness. When he’s not at the gym, Samson enjoys lounging in a fancy robe, playing a round of golf, and eating at the trendiest spots in NYC. Do yourself a favor and follow this darling doodle—you won’t regret it. 

 

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Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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Fitness
Published Monday Feb 17, 2020 by The Dailey Method

How to Be Intentional with Your Workout: Tips from The Dailey Method

Fitness
Barre
Cycling

The intentions we set in our daily lives are often methods for healing wounds, whether they’re self-inflicted or have been passed down to us by others. Developing a conscious practice to get rid of negative thoughts or feelings we’re holding onto can help us move in a more positive direction toward letting go, healing, and being present. 

Moving intentionally within our bodies allows us to fully notice how they feel so we can acknowledge and target the right areas. Some days we struggle to work hard enough while others, we push ourselves too hard! We do this both in class and in other areas of our life. It's important to remember to understand our bodies’ rhythms or fatigue while making space for our humanness, feelings, or need to be vulnerable.  

Here are a few simple guidelines for following intentions during your workout:

 

The Dailey Method class stretching

Be intentional about the way you set up each exercise.  

Remember that just like in life, taking a moment to pause and build the appropriate foundation will undoubtedly support you to be 100% successful on your journey. At The Dailey Method, we refer to this kind of mindful exercise as a “meditation in movement” and begin our practice with intentions. During the warmup, instructors encourage students to set an intention for their workout, even if it’s just a focus on breath, and then revisit it during their final resting pose. Often, we associate these goals with our Word of the Month, a specific theme to help guide our practice each month. But there are so many intentions to choose from—moving with your breath, moving with grace, forgiving yourself, shining your light out, the options are limitless, and you can alter them each day depending on where you are right here and right now. 

“Personally, I am so grateful for this process being part of my Dailey practice,” says Jill Dailey, founder of The Dailey Method. “It is a built-in opportunity for me to stay in the present, and when I wander (because of course I do!) a tool to guide my presence back to the here and now.” 

 

The Dailey Method cycling class
Pause when it’s tough. 

When the workout gets challenging or you feel like giving up at any point during class, set an intention to pause and remember the fact that we are all on this same path, doing this exercise together. You have all the tools you need to be successful—even if it means taking a quick rest or resetting your alignment! Don’t compare yourself to others; just focus on yourself and your goals for the workout. Remember why you’re there.  

 

The Dailey Method class with resistance bands

Carry your intentions with you.  

As you leave class, move with deliberation and show up at your next appointment, event, family gathering, or grocery shopping excursion as the greatest version of you. You just rocked your class and brought effort, strength, perseverance, and commitment. Acknowledge that and bring it with you. Don't forget about the intentions you set during class; figure out how you can apply them to other areas of your life! 

Make moving with intention part of your next workout by taking a class at The Dailey Method near you today!  

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The Dailey Method
Barre & Cycle Fitness Studio
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The Dailey Method is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through fitness classes that pull from multiple disciplines. They ignite awareness through hands-on training and education, focusing on alignment and strength for a better posture, better movement, and better you.