Barre3 Is Opening in Needham

It will be the boutique barre studio's first Massachusetts location.

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a barre3 class in progress. photo provided to

Boston is undergoing a boutique fitness boom (again) with what seems like a new indoor cycling or barre studio opening every week. No complaints here. Next up is Barre3, an innovative barre method that was created in Oregon and now has more than 70 franchised locations across the country and abroad.

The studio’s first Massachusetts location will open in Needham October 20. “I fell in love with Barre3 when I was traveling for work and went into the Georgetown [D.C.] studio. I knew that this company was a company I wanted to be a part of, and to bring this lifestyle of whole-body health to the Boston area is a dream come true,” says Barre3 Needham owner, Liz Hay.

Barre3, like most barre classes uses isometric movements, stretching, yoga, and Pilates principles for a total body workout. Barre lovers know that many classes can feel similar, but the brand claims that it’s different than other barre methods by incorporating “larger, functional movements with low-impact cardio to jumpstart the metabolism and re-oxygenate the body.”

Still, Barre3 already has a large following because they’ve been offering online workouts for some time. That way, people are already familiar with the program before a studio even opens up in their neighborhood.

“In just five years, Barre3 has grown from a single studio in Portland, Oregon to [more than] 70 locations and streaming online,” says Sadie Lincoln, creator and founder of Barre3. “Our mission is to make barre3 accessible to anyone, anywhere with studios across the US and abroad. Partnering with passionate entrepreneurs and health advocates like Liz makes this possible. We are thrilled to make Needham a part of the barre3 family.”

996 Great Plain Avenue, Needham;

The needham barre3 team, with owner Tina fey in the middle.

The needham barre3 team, with owner Liz Hay in the middle.