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Old 11-06-17, 03:36 PM  
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Suzanne Bowen's Flat Belly Barre

I've been using these 3 routines for a few weeks now, and I must say, I'm really enjoying barre because of them. Years ago when I first tried barre, I jumped into The Bar Method, like so many others did and became overwhelmed by all the technique, form and flexibility needed to really feel this method.

I think FBB is great for those new to barre. It is very much a beginner due to the modifier, but also can be challenging, due to the advanced modifier. I love moving at a slower pace now and still benefit from the movement. All 3 routines are different, which is wonderful in itself. I can only be on my toes for so long. I think the 2nd routine doesn't even have you on your toes at all. Nice break.

I have since re-acquired some of The Bar Method dvds in hopes I will get to try them again, after mastering my form and becoming stronger. I have all of Suzanne's other BarreAmped dvd in the Set form and use them as well. Just thought this newest release needed 2 thumbs up.
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Old 11-06-17, 04:36 PM  
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I just finished working my way through these 3 workouts too. I'm glad to have it in my collection. I agree that the Bar Method gets to be too much, I also feel that most of the bar method workouts take much longer than really needed - too much chatting and set up. Suzanne explains things but gets right to the point.
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Old 11-06-17, 04:42 PM  
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I've also been using her 28 day rotation VERY loosely and it's been great.
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Old 11-06-17, 04:51 PM  
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...I also feel that most of the bar method workouts take much longer than really needed - too much chatting and set up.
ITA, which is why I got rid of my old TBM dvds. I will say, the classes on the on demand site are much better in that respect, but the dvds were incredibly frustrating!

Glad to hear people are learning to love barre!
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Old 11-07-17, 09:01 AM  
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I definitely am at a season in life where slowing down and taking my time with my body is important. I really do love how Suzanne talks about keeping your face relaxed. I didn't realize how much I was tensing up during the workout.

I don't know if I'll open The Bar Method dvds but since they were such a good price at their site, I couldn't pass them up.
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I don't know if I'll open The Bar Method dvds but since they were such a good price at their site, I couldn't pass them up.
the newer ones, like super sculpting are more challenging than the earlier ones and definitely well done.
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Old 11-07-17, 02:30 PM  
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eventmom ~ Thanks for letting me know. I'm adding in Callanetics with Suzanne for now. I like how calm both instructors are. I'm using Lacey's workouts for the first time and really like what I did.

The Bar Method is something to work up to for sure. But if I find myself passing them over, there is always someone else who would like to have them.
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Old 06-25-19, 09:35 AM  
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Link to clip of this: https://order.hearstproducts.com/sub...aign=_CD_64095

Amazon sells it too. Thinking of purchasing it as I am loving 30 minute workouts now
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Old 06-25-19, 12:38 PM  
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Link to clip of this: https://order.hearstproducts.com/sub...aign=_CD_64095

Amazon sells it too. Thinking of purchasing it as I am loving 30 minute workouts now
it's nice to see Prevention establishing a presence on Amazon - thanks for the head's up.

If you click on Prevention's name in the listing on Amazon, their other DVD sets are shown, not all, but some. A used copy of Chris Freytag's Get Your Body Back starts at $5.99 shipped. that is a 2-disc set too, with 100 min of original content and some premixes on the second disc.

https://www.amazon.com/Prevention/b/...bin=Prevention
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Itís a great dvd! Thanks for the reminder, I plan to pull it out again. I like short workouts so I can string a few things together. Iíve done a rotation with FBB & the shorter Barre3 dvds and really enjoyed it.
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