Best of Boston

2018 Best Barre Studio

Barre & Soul

You don’t need to be a ballerina (or even a fitness buff) to benefit from this studio’s proprietary barre method, led by cheery instructors who inspire, encourage, and never, ever judge. That doesn’t mean you won’t get a rigorous workout—just wait until you step into those resistance bands. When the going gets tough, the view down to Harvard Square from the tall windows provides a superb distraction. Multiple locations.

36 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, 617-902-0761,