North Hills native opening fitness center
By Mandy Fields Yokim
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Being connected to her community has always been important to McCandless native Joanna Amelio.
Now as she prepares to open Pittsburgh's first franchise of The Dailey Method in Pine Township, Amelio compares the camaraderie to what she felt growing up in Pittsburgh's close-knit communities. The workout incorporates elements of Pilates, ballet and yoga.
“Every experience I've had has led me to this,” said Amelio, 37, a graduate of North Allegheny School District.
After discovering The Dailey Method several years ago, Amelio was drawn to it for many of the same reasons she was drawn to the North Hills community growing up.
“The instructors were positive, extremely supportive and always encouraging,” she said.
Amelio appreciated that The Dailey Method focused on the mental aspect of exercise and what muscles were being developed during the workout.
“There was a general theme of complete mind, body and soul well-being,” she said.
Created in San Francisco in 2000, The Dailey Method has been featured in magazines such as InStyle, FitPregnancy and Self.
Amelio learned that although The Dailey Method had many locations in the U.S. and Canada, France and Mexico, there were none as far east as Pittsburgh.
Amelio, who had been successful in Chicago as the founder of her own wedding gown and accessories design business, became increasingly excited to bring The Dailey Method to her hometown.
The small class environment, she said, lends itself to cultivating the sense of community.
Amelio also said that mothers will appreciate the childcare area the facility will offer.
“I am a mom myself. I want moms to feel welcome at The Dailey Method,” she said.
A class is typically one hour long. The exercises condition the core as well as strengthen, tone and lengthen muscles.
The exercises can be modified to suit participants ranging from teens to senior citizens, Amelio said.
The studio in the Village at Pine Shopping Center in Wexford/Pine Township will hold a grand opening on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.
To learn more, visit http://www.thedaileymethod.com/pittsburgh.html or visit The Dailey Method - Pittsburgh/Wexford on Facebook.
Mandy Fields Yokim is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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