Welcome!

Join Our Online Classes!

We invite you to join us in our Virtual Studio for online classes. We offer multiple LIVE classes per day and follow up with a recording of class which is available for 24 hours. Join us live or sign up for a recording to stay connected and centered during this time of social distancing.

How To Sign Up

Reserve your spot in class through MindBody (Chestnut Hill location)

Click on the name of the class for information on how to log into our Zoom meeting at the start of class.

What You Need For Class

  • Mat, towel or rug for mat work
  • Chair or countertop to act as a barre
  • Set of weights, soup cans, or water bottles (1lbs-3lbs)
  • Pilates ball, rolled towel or throw pillow
  • Band, belt or towel for stretching

Technique

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.

STRENGTHEN

LENGTHEN

TONE

  • 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.

Classes

Essential Modern Barre - 45 minutes

An introduction to the Modern Barre technique focusing on alignment, core stability, and flexibility. Classes are energized but work at a gentler pace with fewer strength repetitions and increased stretching segments. A great choice if you are new to barre or if you are a regular looking to perfect your form. With clear and simple exercises this class will give you all of the barre essentials.

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

Schedule

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!

Pricing

Virtual Studio Pricing

First Class $5
Single Class $15
Four Pack ($12/class) $48
Ten Pack ($9.50/class) $95

$5 from each Ten Pack is donated to the BIDMC Healthcare Heroes Fund.

Customizable Gift Certificate

Policies

  • Online sign up is required to secure your spot for class. All class purchases are non-refundable.
  • Virtual class credits expire one month from date of purchases unless otherwise specified.
  • Access Mind Body Account
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Team

Julia
Founder | Owner | Instructor
Julia
Amy
Instructor
Amy
Alyssa
Instructor
Alyssa
MaryRose
Instructor
MaryRose
Sarah
Instructor
Sarah
Kelly
Instructor
Kelly
Kara-Jane
Instructor
Kara-Jane
Ceili
Instructor
Ceili
Julia M.
Instructor
Julia M.
Sabrina
Instructor
Sabrina
Julianna
Instructor
Julianna
Christina
Instructor
Christina
Marissa
Instructor
Marissa
Marisa
Instructor
Marisa
Jen
Instructor
Jen
Mia
Instructor
Mia
Emma
Instructor
Emma
Paris
Instructor
Paris
Amy H.
Instructor
Amy H.
Amy B.
Instructor
Amy B.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Contact

Chestnut Hill
 

242 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Parking

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

Parking

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.

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