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Barre Body Method
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Deborah welcomes fitness experts Leah Sarago, creator of the Ballet Body Method, and Suzanne Bowen, creator of the Balance Method. Leah and Suzanne collaborated together on a private group fitness class, Barre Body Method, where they have merged similar training philosophies, methods, and beliefs dedicated to helping women achieve weight loss while developing a physique typical of a dancer.
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Suzanne & Leah
Suzanne Bowen & Lisa Sarago tell Deb a little bit about their backgrounds, how they got together, and how they developed their method. They also let us know what makes the Barre Body Method so unique, and how they are able to stay motivated.
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The 10 Minute Solution
Leah & Suzanne talk about their upcoming 10 minute solution DVDs, and share some behind-the-scenes stories from the filming. They also give a preview of the fitness DVDs theyll be working on next & help to give Deborah a better understanding of Pilates.
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The Barre Body Method Class
Leah & Suzanne what their class is all about, how personal it is, and how you can get involved. Deb also shares her experience from taking the class.
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Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the world, and this program offers its benefits in easy-to-do 10-minute segments. These versatile workouts offer a practical way to burn calories and drop pounds, leading to a beautiful, sculpted body. Featuring Suzanne Bowen!

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Suzanne Bowen
Suzanne Bowen is a Franklin, TN, based founder of The Balance Method, a comprehensive approach to body shaping designed for women. Formerly of The Lotte Berk Method, Bowen drew on the principles of modern and classical dance, pilates, yoga, orthopedic stretching and her own personal training experience to create the rigorous program. A naturally adept fitness enthusiast, Suzanneís early tumbling lead to a nationally competitive all-star high school cheerleading career. After attending art school in Atlanta, GA, Suzanne returned to her roots in the late 90ís by engrossing herself in her true passion: Fitness. She landed an apprenticeship position at New York Cityís prestigious Lotte Berk Method which gave her an ivy league education in fitness. In 2002, she choreographed and starred in the nationally released Lotte Berk Method Hip Hugger Abs exercise video. In spite of her burgeoning success in the New York studios, Bowen wanted to offer a more complete training regimen to her clients, thus designing The Balance Method.

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Leah Sarago
Leah Sarago is a fitness expert with experience as a fitness instructor, trainer, dancer, and choreographer. She has a strong background in dance including ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, Broadway and swing. Leah studied New York Jazz technique under the instruction of Dee Hillier. In addition to dance, Leah was involved in cheerleading from elementary through high school. Always having an interest for exercise and health, Leah wanted to intertwine her love of dance with her passion for fitness. In May 2003, Leah graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in New York with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Dance. Sh Carrying her training philosophies and methods over into the fitness industry, Leah combines various training principles to design exercises incorporating the art of dance and the physiology of exercise on the human body. She has created and developed Ballet Body Method for individuals seeking a long, lean physique resembling a dancerís body. The method is centered in dance, yoga, and pilates-inspired exercises.

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