Brookline Is Getting a New Barre Studio
Walk a few blocks down Newbury Street, and you’re almost guaranteed to see a barre studio. Leave the Back Bay, though, and you’ll have to work a little harder to find places to tuck and pulse.
Local mini chain Barre & Soul, however, is out to bring more barres to more places. Next up? It’s adding a studio at 171 Amory Street in Brookline, set to open on Saturday, September 10.
Brookline is already home to a small handful of barre studios, but owner and founder Andrea Isabelle Lucas says it’s an area that can benefit from Barre & Soul’s goal of spreading community-focused, mind-body fitness throughout the city and beyond.
“There are so many different groups of people in the Brookline area that can benefit from what we’re delivering to the community, from students, to staff at nearby hospitals, to local moms, and other residents,” Lucas says. “It’s high time to bring a transformative barre practice beyond Newbury Street.”
Unlike Barre & Soul’s other studios, which also offer yoga classes, the new branch will specialize in the brand’s signature 50-minute express class, which you can try for free during Saturday’s grand opening celebration. Founding memberships of $119 per month are available now, and they also grant access to Barre & Soul’s studios in Harvard Square, Melrose, Lexington, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
That list may soon be even longer. Lucas says she’s “in the final stages” of securing two new locations, which will be announced soon. It’s all part of a mission, Lucas says, to bring barre from niche fitness method to mainstream workout.
“We are obsessed with fostering empowering communities in diverse new locations,” she says. “We want to deliver an authentic barre workout to as many areas as possible.”