Created by international fitness celebrity and former Lotte Berk Method instructor Suzanne Bowen, BarreAmped® is the result of more than 13 years of physiological study and client observations by one of America’s top fitness talents. Precise form is essential to achieving optimal results in BarreAmped®; thus, instructors are highly trained to correct and refine your positioning during each workout. Setting BarreAmped® apart from other barre methods is its focus on work with a neutral spine.
BarreAmped® is an intensive body shaping experience designed to produce reliable results, no matter the client. The method is influenced by classical and modern dance (though it is not a dance class) and utilizes a barre to achieve optimal positioning. Insights from Pilates combined with active and orthopedic stretching also balance the method’s unique approach. The precision-oriented technique focuses mainly on small, isolated movements within deeply held and challenging postures. BarreAmped® is proven to increase metabolism, burn fat, and lengthen tight muscles. With commitment to the technique, you get recognizable results exactly where you want them.
What’s in a name?
A juxtaposition of calming and energizing, BarreAmped® is a method which takes classic barre moves and amps them up with power, precision, and focused intensity. This electrifying method deeply connects the mind to the body and clients leave BarreAmped® classes feeling plugged in and calmly energized while they shed pounds and lean out.
Why form first?
To get maximum amped up results and to stay safe, BarreAmped® classes are taught with an emphasis on form. From the foundation up, a client works at her (or his) own maximum in order to achieve both mental and physical benefits from the first class. From its inception, a neutral spine position has been paramount in the BarreAmped® method. With a team of experts in the fields of anatomy, biomechanics, and physical therapy, BarreAmped® continues to evolve and remain a forerunner in the fitness and movement world.
Who takes BarreAmped®?
BarreAmped® is for anyone and everyone looking to shed pounds, tone up, stretch out, and destress. No dance experience is required. BarreAmped is not a dance class, though we hope you find a dancer’s strength and grace throughout class!