With years of experience and study to her name, Suzanne Bowen is the founder and creator of the cutting-edge and highly successful BarreAmped fitness method. Classically trained over 15 years ago at the prestigious Lotte Berk Method in NYC, America’s first barre studio, Suzanne’s roots are found in the original expression of barre in the U.S. BarreAmped is a fresh interpretation of a classic with a focus on precise form and alignment with a neutral spine. Certifications are offered year-round as the program continues to grow across the country and internationally under Suzanne’s tutelage. Students flock to Suzanne because of her encouraging, no-nonsense, straightforward teaching approach that provides targeted and overall results while guiding people to be the best they can be. She is also the creator of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (#SBF), an efficient mind-body technique that combines cutting-edge cardio, intelligent strengthening, and dynamic stretching. Suzanne is an expert in her field but feels she is also a constant student, desiring to learn and engage in the latest techniques as she continues to bring form, focus, and precision to her daily, balanced, full-body workouts. She works to see results in herself and others, not only physically, but emotionally as well.
Tina is a native to Wayzata, Minnesota where she is a studio owner and our Head Teacher Trainer and Manager. She was certified in BarreAmped through Suzanne Bowen, our method creator and former Lotte Berk Method instructor. Tina believes you must always be a student of the work first, teacher second.
Tina is an avid runner and has completed the Twin Cities marathon, multiple half marathons, and a few triathlons. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves time outdoors and quality time with her three dogs, The Girls.
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Beginning her BarreAmped journey as a student in Suzanne Bowen’s classes, Lori has continued to seek out training in the method. In 2011 she was certified in all levels as a BarreAmped instructor and added BarreAmped Teacher Trainer the next year. Having grown up in gymnastics and dance classes, and graduating college with a degree in Communications (Broadcasting & Theatre), teaching this mind-body fitness method was a natural fit.
She daily encourages, inspires, and instructs clients at BarreAmped Nashville in Nashville, TN, where she also helps manage the studio’s numerous locations.
Lori pursues self-study in the fields of anatomy, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and herbal remedies. She and her husband enjoy time at home together with their two rescue dogs just as much as they love a good adventure.
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Rebekah first encountered BarreAmped during an emotionally difficult season of life and remains committed to the method because of what it’s done for her on a personal level – mentally, emotionally, and physically. To this day she is amazed at how a BarreAmped class gets her head “straight” again. She leaves feeling rejuvenated and ready to face all other facets of life.
She chose to take on the BarreAmped Nashville studio in 2012 so others could have the opportunity to experience what a method like this can do for their life. The studio has grown to include four locations across a growing city and sees bodies and lives change every day.
Outside of BarreAmped, Rebekah also runs the Music City Spin Room and enjoys spending time with her husband and their Weimaraner rescue pups.
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Laura is a Teacher Trainer for the BarreAmped method. She trained under Suzanne Bowen in 2011 to become an instructor and instantly fell in love with the method. Laura is passionate about teaching and inspiring others. She has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and in 2010 became comprehensively certified thru Core Dynamics. Laura is also recognized as a PMA certified instructor. Along with many other certifications Laura has been a Personal Certified Trainer thru NASM since 2005. She enjoys sharing her passion for merging fitness with a mind- body connection and feels very lucky to be able to do what she loves. She has always enjoyed fitness and movement for as long as she can remember and is always looking for new ways to learn and grow. Laura grew up in Phoenix but now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.
Teacher Trainer / Manager, BarreAmped Asia
Mylene discovered Pilates as a college student in Boston and was introduced to barre at the Lotte Berk Studio while living in London. She describes it as “love at first movement.” After many years working internationally in luxury hotels, what was a healthy hobby soon developed into a passion for mind-body wellness and eventually a second career.
Eternally grateful for the opportunity to help people keep healthy through movement, she enjoys sharing with everyone the benefits of a regular practice and appreciates the inner strength and balance this brings to one’s life.
Apart from barre and Pilates, she is also a student of yoga and kung fu. She’s happiest on a sunny beach in the Philippines with family and friends.
Teacher Trainer / Manager, BarreAmped Asia
As a former finance professional and like many working in a high-stress environment, Karen suffered from lower back and shoulder issues. It was then that she was exposed to the amazing physical and mental benefits of barre and Pilates.
Initially, she took the teacher training courses for her own benefit – to deepen her knowledge and improve her practice. But she discovered that she enjoyed teaching and has not stopped since. She loves working with students and showing them how their bodies can benefit from proper alignment. She finds joy in seeing the positive change, not just in their bodies but also in their outlook, as they get stronger and more flexible with each class.
Each day she enjoys the blessings of wonderful family and friends. She also loves good food and wine, reading, baking, and hiking.
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