Can you do Standing Pretzel Seat Work?

I was inspired once again by ‘my friends’ ( i use the term friends loosely here) at The Dailey Method to draw what happens in one of our classes.

For those of you that actually haven’t heard me blabbing all over the place about The Dailey Method already, they are my new favorite workout and you can read more about them HERE.  In the meantime, I have dusted off my artistic skill for you to admire.

Facing the mirror doing Standing Pretzel 'Seat Work'


So, above you can see all of us doing this cute sounding workout.  They call it ‘Standing Pretzel Seat Work.’ Sounds sweet and innocent enough, right?  Maybe if you are a contortionist.  You’re basically working each side of your ass until it feels like it’s going to burn and fizzle off.  And that’s just to start.  They throw an extra four minutes on from there.

Clearly, that’s me in the middle.  With my hair all askew, sweat dripping, my reflection staring back at me with a dead behind the eyes expression.  That’s the darling instructor to my left.  All tiny and floating on air, smiling at me.  Laughing inside and announcing into her microphone, “SurferWife, now don’t stop.  I can tell you drank beer and ate brie cheese over the weekend. You can do this.”

So I do.  I decide to distract myself by looking at all of the stray eyebrow hairs I need to pluck and by counting my new wrinkles in the mirrored reflection in front of me.  Then I notice the random gal at the end to my right is doing the wrong leg and then I feel better about myself.  I may look like a whale in heat, but damn it I am working the correct leg.

So, this is about 8 of the 60 minutes of hell I put myself through almost daily.  You should come.  It’s way fun and I look like an asshole every time, so you’re guaranteed entertainment at my expense.

18 Responses to Can you do Standing Pretzel Seat Work?
  1. Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic
    January 17, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    whale in heat = best new quote ever! Keep it up momma!!!

  2. laura
    January 17, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    At least now I know what I’ll look like should I ever give it a try, since eating brie and drinking wine seems to be a nightly occurrence for me.

  3. Christina
    January 17, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    I thought that was Shelie… not your reflection! HAHAHAHA! 😉

    • surferwife
      January 17, 2012 | 2:51 pm

      The reflection really IS Shelie, but don’t tell her or she will literally take it out on my ‘seat’ tomorrow.

  4. MiMi
    January 17, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Nothin’ better than asshole watchin!

  5. allison elaone
    January 17, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    Haahaa. So true!-not only are ur buns burning, u walk away from the barre wanting a facial! Standing pretzel is actually one of my faves…second only to Back dancing of course! 😉

  6. Everyday Mama
    January 17, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    Oh, I did some pretzel today…I hate it while doing it but LOVE it after!! Can’t wait to do it with you soon!

    • SurferWife
      January 17, 2012 | 3:25 pm

      When are we gonna see your booty in there?

  7. Mary imms
    January 17, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Surely, there is another use for getting into a pretzel pose…..something to ponder.

  8. Galit Breen
    January 17, 2012 | 6:40 pm

    Go you! At least you’re doing the pretzel move! I, however, might fall as I try! {And then, probably on a kid. Or two!} xo

  9. Carri
    January 17, 2012 | 8:16 pm

    I don’t know what this pretzel stuff is, but I don’t like it. It reminds me of my 597 near drowning during waterpolo experiences.

  10. Laura
    January 17, 2012 | 8:26 pm

    Next week, you can draw a beached whale, flopping about on the ground. That will be me. And it will be all your fault.

    • laura
      January 18, 2012 | 1:15 pm

      Can someone video that?

  11. Kristin
    January 18, 2012 | 10:34 am

    That’s me working the wrong leg, then I hide in the bathroom for the rest of the class.

  12. Paula
    January 18, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    I ate some pretzels today…does that count? Keep it up girl!!!

  13. Ginger
    January 22, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    Dude, my ass hurts just reading about that. That should count for a workout, right?

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