barre n9ne studio, Danvers
Philosophy: Fitness should be empowering, motivating, safe, and, most of all, fun! Warmth. Acceptance. High energy. Hard work. Just some of the words that describe the community of instructors and clients at barre n9ne.
What’s New: Barre fitness is not a new fitness concept, but barre n9ne never stops innovating, be it through new class types, exercises, or ways to move your body each and every day. Fitness should not feel like a chore!
Standout Quality: Four locations, one owner. They are not a franchise but an independent, female-owned business.
Insider Tip: They offer an introductory three-class package for newbies and a variety of pricing options to fit any budget, ranging from single classes to monthly memberships. They offer barre, mat, and cardio classes at all locations, and classes are designed to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.
The Energy Barre, Stoneham
Philosophy: The Energy Barre has gone against the grain to create something that cannot be found anywhere else, and they encourage you to discover the fitness recipe that is right for you. That’s why they offer so many different classes: barre, matte, cardio, dance, HIIT, and yoga. Each class style is taught in a smart, powerful, and purposeful way to take you in the direction of your goals—and closer to balance.
What’s New: At the Stoneham location, one of their studio spaces has been updated with infrared heating panels and expanded class offerings that include yoga, Hott Matte, and Hott Barre classes. Many forms of heat can feel oppressive and overwhelming to the body and nervous system, but the infrared heating system is much like being outside on a beautiful sunny day. This therapeutic style of heat warms the body from within, providing a deeply penetrating, detoxifying warmth.