Active Recovery Stretch

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Warm up for 5-10 minutes with a brisk walk or another workout. STANDING REACH TO CHAIR WITH CHEST OPENER   Standing tall with legs hip’s distance. Reach arms up and stretch fingertips to the ceiling on a deep inhale. Exhale and sit back into a chair position keeping knees over heels as you swing the…

Hydration Tips to Wake Up Your Metabolism

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It is the first day of the Shake In the Summer 6 Week Challenge, so let’s kick it off right by waking up the metabolism! I wanted to share a few of my quick tips to stay hydrated and boost your metabolism as we jump into the hot summer months. Hydration is an essential key in making…

Shake In the Summer 6 Week Challenge

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Only a few more days until we kick off the Shake In the Summer 6 Week Challenge! I am so excited to offer an Advanced and Beginner plan for this challenge. I want to note that if you have been following the Advanced plans it is very important to listen to your body and rest…

Wake Up Your Metabolism – 2 Week Challenge

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This two week challenge is designed to shake things up and boost your metabolism! If you have been working out with me for a while I want you to try the Advanced Schedule and if you are brand new to SBF or requiring a lower impact plan, then I encourage you to follow the Beginner Schedule. With…

Stopwatch Plank Challenge

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This workout will hit the arms, core, and even the lower body. Warmup for 5-10 minutes with a brisk walk or jog. You can also add this short plank challenge to the end of a cardio workout. You will need a mat and while you can count, as you get more advanced, a stopwatch can…

Classic Barre Thigh Work

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This classic barre thigh routine targets mainly the quads, the major muscle group of the legs. Warm up for five minutes before starting this workout by walking, jogging, or adding this on to another workout. I suggest combining this with the recently posted seat work routine or you can add it to your more traditional…

Lift the Booty & Back of Thigh with Barre

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This classic barre workout is an amazing butt and back thigh (aka, hamstrings) lifter. You will need a strong and stable support to hold onto for balance. A mirror may also come in handy to check your body positioning and form. Warmup for five minutes by walking, jogging, or doing some other form of cardiovascular exercise…

Look Who’s Talking about BarreAmped!

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We at SBF are so excited that our BarreAmped DVDs have been selected as “Top Picks” and “Best of” in many of the most acclaimed fitness and women’s publications recently. I am also honored be among incredible fitness professionals sharing their methods with the world. We put so much heart and soul into these DVDs…

A Very Merry Mat Workout

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This workout was designed to be done with intentional breath. In all these exercises we want to slow down and breathe purposefully. Breathe into your rib cage in all directions. On exhale, feel your abs and pelvic floor lift and close. Make sure not to move too fast or hold your breath through this. Some…

Holiday Challenge | From Gratitude to Giving

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The reason I thought of this Gratitude to Giving Challenge was because it’s the season of giving. I celebrate this season of giving in my heart because I believe God gave the ultimate gift of His Son, but no matter what your beliefs are and reasons for celebrating Christmas, I believe deep inside all of…