Meet Suzanne

Suzanne Bowen put her heart, soul, sweat and more than 16 years of fitness experience and training into SBF (Suzanne Bowen Fitness). SBF is a compilation of all the training she received and all the training she’s given over the years. Suzanne brings the form, focus and precision she learned from the Lotte Berk Method into general fitness with a balanced, full body workout. She is not a yeller. Who really wants to run bleachers or flip tires? SBF is a simple formula encompassing strength, cardio & flexibility in an effective way without the dread factor. Suzanne is on a mission with SBF to help someone build a foundation from which they can become not perfect, but their best, every day.

Under the SBF brand, Suzanne has created BarreAmped, an internationally taught barre technique which has been chosen by Fitness Magazine and Natural Health Magazine as the best of barre workouts in 2014-15. Suzanne is also the creator of numerous top selling fitness DVDs and online streaming barre and cardio classes. Suzanne does extensive training with posture and prenatal specialists, including her friend, Julie Wiebe, PT, to stay up to date on the latest scientific data as it relates to fitness.

Press

Weight Watchers
Jul-Aug 2011
Weight Watchers
May-Jun 2011
Fit Pregnancy
December 2009
Fitness Magazine
December 2008
Pilates Style
November 2008
Prevention
October 2007
Fitness Magazine
February 2007
19 Kids and Counting
Oct 2013
Martha Stewart Living Radio
January 2011
Better TV
January 2009
USA Today
December 2008
Martha Stewart Radio
July 2008

My Story

I used to be obsessed with being thin. I chased perfection. If I ate something I wasn’t supposed to, I had to run to the gym to burn off the calories. When I got married, I thought I had to be perfect for my husband to love me. Once I figured out he loved me for who I was, faults and all, it was a step toward freedom. When I got pregnant with our first child, I lost the body I had worked so hard on. Having children gave me incredible freedom and that’s when I learned life really is about pursuing authenticity, not perfection.

My Philosophy

"Your best, not perfection."

Too many women say, "If I lose 30 pounds, I'll wear that dress!" or "If I lose 5 pounds, I can find a boyfriend." I used to be one of them! SBF is for women who want to be excellent, but don't want to get stuck on that endless treadmill chasing perfection. No matter where you are physically, the SBF method pushes each person individually. I have workouts ranging from 10 mins to over an hour, so there's an effective workout for everyone!

I want SBF to meet people where they are. It's not always easy to get to the gym. Whether it's on your iPhone, iPad or in your living room, I want SBF to be there to help you become your best you on your schedule and on your budget!


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