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Welcome!

Join Us In the Studio, Online or Outdoors!

We offer music driven, full body, low impact workouts​ inspired by the foundations of ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Our classes are challenging, safe, and fun for clients of all ages and levels.

In-studio classes are held at our West Acton Studio and, coming soon, in the Newtown/Brighton area. We are also currently running outdoor classes at the Chestnut Hill Studio location through August.

 

Or join our Virtual Studio for daily LIVE online classes, and receive a recording that you can access for 24 hours. 

We hold the health and safety of our clients and instructors as our utmost priority. Please take the time to read our Safety Standards & Policies for details on the precautionary measures we will be taking to keep our studios clean and our community safe. See below for an overview of our in-studio policies & procedures.

In-Studio COVID-19 Safety Standards & Policies Overview

Deep cleaning of the studio & all shared surfaces will occur before and after every class with Force of Nature disinfectant.

Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class. Clients will enter directly to their spot at the barre with all their belongings, where they will have access to sanitizer and disinfectant.

Class sizes will be limited to 7 clients maximum & floor markings will indicate proper spacing of mats to maintain a minimum distance of 7 feet.

Pre-registration through MindBody is required to maintain class size limits (no drop-ins accepted). Cancellations must be made 12 hours in advance to avoid losing class credit.

Clients & instructors are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times in the studio & during class.

Clients must bring their own mats & set of light weights to class (1-3 lbs. or a substitute). No studio equipment will be available for use.

Clients & instructors showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC are asked to stay home and not attend class.

If you attend a class and later test positive for COVID-19, we ask to please inform us immediately (confidentiality will be upheld).

If you have attended class with a client who later tests positive for COVID-19, you will be informed immediately.

All clients returning to in-studio classes will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging our COVID-19 health check guidelines.

Want to know more about the cleaning products we are using?

We are using a non-toxic, hospital grade, EPA registered cleaner and disinfectant, Force of Nature. These products are on the EPA's list of Disinfectants for use against COVID-19. In addition to regularly cleaning our studio with this product, each client will have access to a bottle for use at their personal spot at the barre. Read more about Force of Nature products on their website here

 

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.

Modern Barre Flow - 60 Minutes

This class adapts the Modern Barre technique by concentrating on slower, controlled motions that will get your whole body moving. Each muscle group will be lengthened and strengthened, bringing you that same burn and muscle-shake that you look for in our Signature class.

Modern Barre Sculpt & Stretch - 45 Minutes

This class includes a 30-minute segment of low-impact, but high-intensity, strength exercises that will sculpt and define your muscles. The second 15-minute segment of active stretching will focus on lengthening the muscles and mobilizing the joints. This class is the perfect combination of challenge and relaxation that will leave you feeling strong and long!

Modern Barre Abs & Glutes - 45 Minutes

This class will  serve up 45 minutes of ab and glute burning exercises, focused on strengthening the core and toning the glutes. Each of these muscle groups will be individually targeted and worked to fatigue, before finishing off with a plank series to tie them both together. This class ends with our Signature stretch and cool down.

 

Schedule

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

Please note that our Virtual Studio schedule can be found under the Chestnut Hill Location on MindBody (service catefory Virtual Studio). All in-studio and outdoor classes are listed under the location where they are held. 

 

Virtual Studio

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, service category Virtual Studio). 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

 

Outdoor Classes

We are excited to be running a selection of outdoor classes at the Chestnut Hill and West Acton studios throughout the summer! Outdoor classes at Chestnut Hill will be located on the lawn next to the studio, and West Acton Outdoor classes will be held on the lawn area at Villageworks to the left of Twin Seafood.

 

To keep our community strong and safe, class sizes will be limited to 5 clients per class, and attendees will be appropriately spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart. Clients will be required to wear a mask before and after class, but may take their masks off for the duration of class, as long as proper social distancing guidelines are followed.

 

For more information about our policies and procedures for outdoor classes, please read our Modern Barre Outdoor Classes Policies & Procedures. We require all clients planning to enjoy these outdoor classes to take the time to read these thoroughly, and to reach out with any questions or concerns.

How To Sign Up

Pre-registration through MindBody is required at least one hour prior to class. If you have in-studio packages on your account from before the studios' closures in March, these credits must be used for outdoor classes before applying a new or virtual package. We would be happy to extend studio packages that expired after March 13th for use at our outdoor classes (email info@modernbarrestudio.com). If you do not have credits on your account from before the studio's closure, virtual credits can be applied, or you can purchase a CH or WA outdoor class or class pack (found under the Chestnut Hill or West Acton pull-down menu on our pricing page accordingly). 

In the case of weather cancellations, registered clients will be given a one-hour notice of the cancellation, and class credits will be returned.

What You Need For Class

  • Mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth 

  • Mat or beach towel

  • Set of weights, soup cans, or water bottles (1lbs-3lbs)

  • Water 

Please note that no equipment from the studios will be available for use, and the studios and bathrooms will not be open to the public.

 
 

Pricing

In-Studio Pricing

*Credits apply to in-studio classes only.

New Client 3 Pack                ($10/class)   $30

Single Class                                                   $20

Four Pack                                 ($17/class)  $68

Ten Pack                                 ($14/class)  $140

Please note that pricing is subject to change as we resume normal operations. 

Policies

  • Pre-registration online is required to secure your spot for class. All class purchases are non-refundable.

  • In-studio class credits expire THREE months from date of purchases unless otherwise specified.

  • New client packs have a ONE MONTH expiration date.

Virtual Studio Pricing

*Credits apply to virtual classes only.

New Client Single Class                               $5

Single Class                                                    $15

Four Pack                                 ($12/class)  $48

Ten Pack                               ($9.50/class)  $95

$5 from each Ten Pack is donated to Color of Change.

Policies

  • Pre-registration online is required to secure your spot for class. All class purchases are non-refundable.

  • Virtual class credits expire THREE months from date of purchases unless otherwise specified.

Combination Pricing

*Credits apply to both virtual & in-studio classes.

New Client 3 Pack                ($10/class)   $30

Five Pack                                 ($16/class)  $80 

Unlimited Month                                        $200

Please note that pricing is subject to change as we resume normal operations. 

Policies

  • Pre-registration online is required to secure your spot for class (both online & in-studio). All class purchases are non-refundable.

  • Combination class credits expire ONE month from date of purchases unless otherwise specified.

Team

Amy
Studio Owner | Instructor

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Julia
Founder | Instructor

MaryRose
Instructor

Julianna
Instructor

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Amy B.
Instructor

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Jen
Instructor

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Emma
Instructor

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Ceili
Instructor

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Alyssa
Instructor

Mia
Instructor

Kelly
Instructor

Marissa
Instructor

Kara-Jane
Instructor

Julia M.
Instructor

Christina
Instructor

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Sarah
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Paris
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Marisa
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Join Our Team!

We are always looking for experienced, committed, and motivated instructors to join our team! Candidates 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.

Please email info@modernbarrestudio.com with your experience and interest in becoming part of the team.

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.

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Contact

West Acton Studio

525 Massachusetts Avenue 

West Acton, MA 01720

info@modernbarrestudio.com

(978) 893-5224

 

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.

Chestnut Hill Studio (Outdoor Only)

242 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

(978) 893-5224
info@modernbarrestudio.com

Parking 

Free off-street parking is available on the side streets surrounding the studio.

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