Playlist of the Month: Suzanne Banker of The Barre
January 3, 2018
“Don’t let fear determine your future. You were created for freedom!”
It’s Suzanne Banker’s mantra for life as well as barre class. She’s the owner of The Barre in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville, and she knows just how to inspire and motivate her clients.
“I love BarreAmped because it’s so form focused. There are lots of great workouts out there, but unless you know proper form, technique, even how and when to breathe, you can end up injuring yourself. When I first started taking barre I quickly realised how little I thought about the muscle group I was targeting while working out. BarreAmped taught me what that mind-body connection is, and so many things clicked into place for me after that!”
Suzanne’s favorite BarreAmped class format to teach is Extreme Cardio Boot Camp – our form-focused cardio class utilizing high-intensity intervals. That’s why this month’s featured playlist is made for a BarreAmped Boot Camp class!
“I love the options BarreAmped offers. We have had so many clients join us because of the variety! Your body needs muscle confusion – cardio, strength, Tabata, stretching – to produce results, create muscle, and burn fat. It also keeps things interesting and somehow class just never gets easier, but you DO get stronger!”
“The other thing I love so much about BarreAmped is the ability to make each class your own through music! Nothing motivates me more than the perfect beat coming on at the perfect time! I love to have a class plan, but I’m flexible to let the song guide me into the next move. It helps the clients to connect to the move when they can flow with the beat. After all, we live in Music City so we have to BRING IT!” 😉
“With 19 instructors, we have a wide variety of genres, artists, and combinations so our clients never get bored. We like our music loud and pumped up during class, then the lights dim and we flow into acoustic covers or peaceful worship music for cool down. It’s that perfect time to breathe deeply, release the stress from your day, and take time for a little self-care. At that point, barre class becomes a sanctuary of peace, health, and community.”
“Women have lots of stressors and busyness in life, but I’ve never heard anyone walk out the doors saying, ‘I regret coming!’ They always feel like they took care of themselves so they can care for those they love better. BarreAmped is more than just a workout; it promotes mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well.”
Check out Suzanne’s inspiring BarreAmped Boot Camp Playlist on Spotify or stream below!