“The whole point is that I want you to go inside you and find YOU. YOUR inner dancer is burning up inside you. I don’t want you to try to reach somewhere outside for what is already inside you. It’s already there! Unlock it. Turn the lights off, turn the music up and unlock it. I am not selling you a cookie cutter to fit into. I am calling you back to yourself. Who you know you are, but maybe you’ve forgotten.

And as you get stronger outside – you get stronger inside.

Last weekend a lady came up to me and said, “I just want to tell you, you saved my life.” and then asked “Do you hear that a lot?”

But I didn’t do it. SHE did it. SHE unlocked her life. In the studio. In there with the lights off with her determination and her desire. Her need to break free. She was ready. And she danced her way back to life.

Because she wasn’t in there trying to be me, or anyone else in the studio. She found herself in there.

And it saved her.

That’s what we’re doing with BANG and Freedom.”

– Amanda Strand, Co-Founder, Freedom Group Exercise
February, 2017