Welcome to Modern Barre, a boutique fitness studio offering barre classes for adults of all levels with locations in West Acton, Chestnut Hill and Brighton at NB Fitness Club. The Modern Barre approach offers a balanced and effective workout that will strengthen, lengthen, and tone your entire body. Clients will benefit from small class sizes allowing for individualized attention and personalized instruction. Our mission is to create a challenging yet supportive environment to leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and inspired. We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

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Classic Foundation | Modern Technique

Modern Barre classes are full body, low impact workouts inspired by the foundations of ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Classes utilize the ballet barre, light resistance, and body weight exercises to increase total body strength with minimal stress on joints. Each strength exercise is followed by a targeted stretching segment to increase flexibility and lengthen muscles. No dance experience is required and clients of all ages and fitness levels will benefit from this safe, yet challenging workout. Each class is set to upbeat music and ends with a calming cool down to leave you feeling centered and refreshed.




  • Improve posture
  • Increase core stability
  • Improve flexibility
  • Increase strength
  • Burn calories
  • Boost metabolism
  • Enhance weight loss
  • Reduce stress

Past | Present

Barre fitness has been adapted over the years from a system created in the 1950s by professional ballet dancer, Lotte Berk. After sustaining a back injury, Berk began rehabilitating her body using a combination of orthopedic stretches and ballet barre exercises, resulting in a unique workout program which is now known as barre fitness. Modern Barre has combined these classic foundations with modern technique to deliver a simple yet effective program with a multitude of benefits.


Beginner Modern Barre - 45 minutes

An introduction to the Modern Barre technique focusing on alignment, core stability, and flexibility. Classes work at a slower pace with fewer strength repetitions and increased stretching segments. A perfect choice if you are new to barre, haven’t worked out in a while, or are looking for a break between higher intensity workouts.

Signature Modern Barre - 60 minutes

Signature Express - 45 minutes

Our signature class offers an intense, low impact, total body workout utilizing the ballet barre, light resistance, and body weight exercises. Each exercise works muscles to fatigue and then stretches them to increase flexibility and create long, lean lines. Sessions end with our calming lavender cool down for total mind-body integration.

Cardio Modern Barre - 60 minutes

Everything you love about our Signature Modern Barre class, with the addition of an upbeat, aerobic workout. Cardio Modern Barre is the perfect choice for those looking for a dynamic cardio workout with all of the benefits of barre.

Cardio Core Fusion - 45 minutes

Burn and sculpt in this upbeat and energized dance aerobic workout. Enjoy all of your favorite routines from Cardio Barre Fusion with a focus on core strength and endurance. This is a non-barre class that includes additional cardio work, mat work, and finishes with a lengthening stretch

Ultimate Modern Barre - 60 minutes

Ultimate Express - 45 minutes

A focused and efficient full body workout that will fire up the muscles and kick start your metabolism. Ultimate Barre utilizes compound exercises and strategic cardio intervals to maximize caloric burn, build lean muscle and increase metabolic rate (aka you'll burn more calories throughout the day!). A high intensity, intermediate to advanced class - modification options will be offered.

HIIT THE MAT - 45 minutes

This high intensity, intermediate to advanced class takes us off the barre to the mat and focuses on endurance, balance, and strength-work. You will sweat and sculpt throughout class and continue to burn calories throughout the rest of the day.


We look forward to seeing you in the studio! Click to visit our online schedule and reserve your spot. If you have questions regarding potential times and classes please contact us at . We're happy to hear from you!


New Client Offersone month expiration

Introductory Three Pack $30
New Client Unlimited Month $100

Standard Packagesone year expiration

Single Class $22
Five Pack $100 ($20 ea)
Ten Pack $180 ($18 ea)
Twenty Pack $320 ($16 ea)

Loyalist Packagesone month expiration

Eight Pack $120 ($15 ea)
Twelve Pack $168 ($14 ea)
Fifteen Pack $180 ($12 ea)
Unlimited Month $200

Special Offers

Bridal Package - Six Weeks Unlimited $175
New Moms - Six Weeks Unlimited $175
Student Discount - Applies to Standard and Loyalist Packs only 10%
Customizable Gift Certificate

Reservation Policy

  • Online sign up is required to secure your spot for class. All class purchases are non-refundable.

Class Info

  • Equipment and mats are provided by the studio.
  • Socks are required for all classes - sticky socks are available for purchase. Shoes are not allowed in the studio.

Cancellation Policy

  • Please allow 15 hours for cancellations to avoid a full class charge.
  • When cancelling within 15 hours, please use the “Late Cancel” function to allow other clients to sign up for class.
  • Clients with Unlimited packages are subject to a $10 cancellation fee for late cancels and $15 for no-shows.
  • Access Mind Body Account

Expiration Policy

  • New Client and Loyalist Packages expire one month from date of first visit - extensions are not available.
  • Standard Packages expire one year from date of purchase unless otherwise specified.


Lead Instructor

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for experienced, committed, and motivated instructors to join our team! Canidates must have extensive dance training and will partake in an intensive training course prior to teaching. Training costs and details will be discussed during interviews.


  • Extensive dance experience and a fitness/athletic background.
  • Musicality and the ability to work seamlessly on an 8 count.
  • VERY comfortable leading a group fitness class.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate morning, afternoon, night, or weekend class times.
  • Impeccable form and fitness.
  • Highly motivated and energetic.
  • Ability to think on your feet.
  • Enthusiasm for the Modern Barre approach.
  • National certifications and prior teaching are a plus.

Please email with your experience and interest in becoming part of the team.


Chestnut Hill

242 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Free on-street parking is available on Commonwealth Ave and on the Commonwealth Ave Carriageway (please be careful crossing!)

Please enter through rear door.

1/2 mile from the Green line

Two blocks west of Boston College

West Acton

525 Massachusetts Ave.
West Acton, MA 01720


Free off-street parking is available behind and beneath Villageworks. Free on-street parking exists on both sides of Mass Ave, as well as side streets such as Spruce St, Windsor Ave, and parts of Central St and Arlington St.

Additional info about visiting Villageworks

located inside NB Fitness Club

25 Guest St.
Brighton, MA 02135


Free street parking and free garage parking with ticket validation inside NB Fitness Club.

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