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!

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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 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.

Cardio Barre Fusion - 60 minutes

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.

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 and calming cooldown.

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.


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!


- Specials -

New Client 3 pack

30 day expiration*

New Client Unlimited Week

West Acton only*

New Client Unlimited Month

West Acton only*

Bridal Barre 6 Weeks Unlimited


(email to purchase)

West Acton only*

Gift Certificates


- In Studio Classes -

Single Studio Class


Studio 5 Pack

$100 ($20 per class)

Studio 10 Pack

$180 ($18 per class)

Studio 20 Pack

$320 ($16 per class)

Unlimited Month

West Acton only*

Reservation Policy

  • Online sign up is required to secure your spot for class.
  • Classes must be paid in full before attending.
  • All class purchases are non-refundable.
  • 10% student discount applies to standard pricing and cannot be combined with specials or other promotional offers (email info@modernbarre for details.)
  • Expecting moms, please bring a doctor’s release.
  • Clients under 18 years of age require parent/guardian permission.

Class Info

  • Please enter through the rear door behind the building.
  • Equipment and mats are provided by the studio.
  • Socks are required for all classes.
  • Sticky socks are available for purchase at the studio for $10.
  • 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.

Expiration Policy

  • Class credits expire 6 months from date of purchase.
  • New Client Special (3 classes for $30) expires one month after client’s first visit.
  • Unlimited packages expire one week/month after client’s initial reservation after purchase.
  • Bridal Barre packages expire 6 weeks after client’s initial visit after purchase.
  • We are not able to offer extensions.


Principal Instructor


Chestnut Hill

242 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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

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.

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

Brighton - 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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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!

It's time for class, what do I do?

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!

What you'll need for class

  1. A computer with a webcam - most laptops have built-in cameras.
    * Please note iPads are not compatible with this program.
  2. The latest version of Skype (it is Free! www.skype.com). Please email us at with your Skype name as soon as you sign up!
  3. A small space in your house for a mat or a large towel.
  4. The back of a chair/counter (to simulate a barre).
  5. 2-3lb set of hand weights (or 2 water bottles or large soup cans to use as weights).
  6. A rolled towel or throw pillow.

Ready to Try It?

  1. Download Skype (or check for updates www.skype.com/updateme) and use this speed test to make sure your computer is compatible with skype (minimum upload/download speed: 4Mbps / 128kbps - ideal speed: 8Mbps/512kbps).
  2. Register for class online via MindBody.
  3. Email with your Skype username at least 24 hours before your first class.
  4. Review the email we will send you with important details to ensure a great first experience!