Welcome to Modern Barre, a boutique fitness studio offering barre classes for adults of all levels with locations in Chestnut Hill and West Acton. 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!Schedule a Class
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.
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.
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.
Our signature class offers a 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 cool down for total mind-body integration. Clients of all levels are welcome and modifications will be offered.
Everything you love about our Signature Modern Barre class, with the addition of an upbeat, aerobic workout. Cardio Barre Fusion is the perfect choice for those looking for a dynamic, cardio workout with all of the benefits of barre.
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 and calming cooldown.
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.
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Please enter through rear door.
Free on-street parking is available on Commonwealth Ave and on the Commonwealth Ave Carriageway (please be careful crossing!)
1/2 mile from the Green line
Two blocks west of Boston College
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.
For evening and weekend events during non-business hours, event overflow parking is available in the municipal lot behind the West Acton Fire Station on Central St, and at Middlesex Savings Bank (accessed from Arlington St).Additional info about visiting Villageworks
Modern Barre virtual classes are LIVE classes taught to you by our instructors through Skype. Although we love to have you in the studio, these classes allow you to get all of the benefits of the Modern Barre workout without leaving the comfort of your own home, your hotel, or wherever you have a computer and an internet connection.
Since these classes are live and not video recordings, we can see you, you can see us, and you can see everyone else in class. This means we will be motivating you, correcting form, and providing modifications just like we do in the studio. Enjoy all of the benefits of the Modern Barre workout no matter where you live. Traffic, babysitters, and timezones are no longer an issue - we are coming to you!
Just roll out of bed... arrive home from work... or step away from the kids and simply sign into Skype 5-10 minutes before class time and we'll call you! It's really that easy!