The Ultimate Guide to Barre Studios Around Philadelphia

Twenty-seven barre studios where you can feel the burn.

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Get fit at one of these 25 barre studios around Philadelphia. / Photograph courtesy of barre3

Barre is currently insanely popular in Philadelphia — and it’s easy to see why. The low-impact, high repetition nature of the exercise means you can get very shaky and very sore in a 45 or 60-minute class, sometimes without ever even breaking a sweat. And let’s face it — who doesn’t love getting in an intense workout that doesn’t leave you desperate for a shower, am I right?

But if you need more proof that barre is everywhere these days, look no further than our list of 27 (TWENTY! SEVEN!) barre studios around Philadelphia offering the workout.

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Aim High Studio

Where: 3025 West Germantown Pike (Collegeville)  

Drop in Price: $13

Socks: Optional

Showers: Yes

This studio is about way more than just barre; in addition to their wide range of classes, it also offers spa and nutrition services to take care of yourself after your workout and to help you keep up with a healthy lifestyle outside of the studio.

Allongée

Where: 232 Market Street (Old City) 

Drop in Price: $28

Socks: Grip socks required, available for purchase ($14 to $24 per pair)

Showers: Yes

The Allongée technique combines aspects of barre, ballet, and cardio for a fusion class like none other. Alongée, located in the heart of Old City, gives us major ballet studio vibes while simultaneously maintaining its no-nonsense fitness feel.

Amrita Yoga & Wellness

Where: 1204 Frankford Ave (Fishtown) 2306 South Street (Graduate Hospital)

Drop in Price: $20, $16 to seniors, students, and military members with a valid ID

Socks: Optional 

Showers: Yes 

Amrita’s barre classes blend elements from Pilates, yoga and fundamental training and will help to build core and stability using props to target major muscle groups.

Artists in Motion Dance and Fitness

Where: 1724 Marlton Pike East (Cherry Hill)

Drop in Price: $15

Socks: Optional

Showers: No

At AIM, dance is at the heart of everything the staff does. The owners brought different types of dance and barre classes to the studio as a way to bring dance to people of all ages and to share their love of the arts through fitness.

Barre3

Barre3 has multiple barre studios around Philadelphia. Photograph courtesy Barre3 Rittenhouse.

Where: 1500 Sansom Street (Rittenhouse), 579 Lancaster Avenue (Berwyn), 1721 South Easton Road (Doylestown), 2875 South Eagle Road (Newtown), 1149 East Lancaster Avenue (Rosemont), 970 Dekalb Pike (Blue Bell) 

Drop-in price: $27 at Rittenhouse, varies depending on location   

Socks: Optional

Showers: Available at select locations

Since the opening of its flagship location in 2008 in Portland, Barre3 has become one of the biggest names in boutique barre studios. There are two more locations coming soon in West Chester and Cherry Hill. Barre3’s workout uses a signature three-step approach featuring isometric holds and small-range movements, then finally working up to large dynamic movements to create a workout experience for all needs. What does that mean for you? As soon as you feel like you can’t handle one more pulse, you move into bigger, cardio-driven moves for some sweet, sweet relief. 

Barre Balanced

Where: 1o1 Applied Bank Blvd. (Glen Mills) 

Drop in Price: $19

Socks: Optional

Showers: No

Barre Balanced recently expanded to a bigger studio. Its classes feature ballet-inspired dance movements with a fitness twist. The focus is on strength training and cardio conditioning that works your entire body out. 

Barre Focus Fitness

Where: 510 West Lancaster Avenue (Haverford)

Drop in Price: $22

Socks: Any socks — grip or other kinds — required 

Showers: No

Here you can choose between a signature 60-minute class to focus on toning and sculpting all major muscle groups and a mixed-level 45-minute class. For those of you who are total barre fanatics, you can unlock the Level Two classes after your 10th visit to the studio. Bonus: Barre Focus also offers childcare.

BodyRide

Where: 196 West Ridge Pike (Limerick)

Drop in Price: $17

Socks: Grip socks required, on sale at the studio

Showers: No

BodyRide’s newly revamped barre schedule offers a range of classes from beginner to advanced. The instructors work with you during class to make adjustments for each and every student. While you’re killing your workout, your little ones can hang out at BodyRide’s Kid City.

Focus Barre and Yoga

Where: 1923 Chestnut Street 2nd floor (Rittenhouse)

Drop in Price: $18, $16 with a valid student ID

Socks: Any sock required

Showers: No

Focus Barre and Yoga brings its 60-minute “power packed” workout into the heart of the city. With an emphasis on stretching at the end of every class, these classes help to not only strengthen muscle groups but also work on posture and balance. Expect a number of different workouts, including barre, HIIT, yoga sculpt, power yoga, and core focus. 

La Belle Fit

Where: 219 Haddonfield Berlin Road (Cherry Hill)

Drop in Price: $20

Socks: Grip socks preferred, available in studio ($10 per pair)

Showers: Yes

This South Jersey barre studio is home to a 1,600-square-foot dance studio with three smaller rooms for barre, spin, and nutrition counseling.

Vibe Vault Fit 

Where: 633 Pottstown Pike (Exton) 

Drop in Price: $20

Socks: No 

Showers: Yes

This studio rebranded and came back stronger than ever. It’s fully equipped with a killer sound system and deejay lighting, workouts here always feel like a party. This tight-knit community of fitness dancers will offer you a fun workout.

Lumos Yoga and Barre

Lumos is one of the newer barre studios around Philadelphia. Photograph by Caroline Cunningham

Where: 2001 Green Street (Fairmount)

Drop In Price: $17 per class, $10 for first time students

Socks: Grip socks required, offered for purchase or rental ($1 per pair per class)

Showers: No, but the studio offers a number of environmentally friendly amenities such as biodegradable face wipes, hair ties, and hand towels to help you freshen up. 

This yoga and barre hybrid studio is so much more than your average neighborhood fitness studio. Co-founders Jessica Benhaim and Larkin Silverman wanted to create an open and welcoming space for everyone to foster a noncompetitive environment for all fitness lovers. With one yoga and one barre room, Lumos is also dedicated to promoting sustainability efforts, whether it’s a bottle-filling station or hand towels laundered by a local zero emissions laundry service.

Philly Dance Fitness 

Where: 1624 South Street (Center City) and 1301 Locust St., second floor (Center City) 

Drop in Price: $13 

Socks: Optional

Showers: No

Philadelphia Dance Fitness offers two types of barre classes, Barre Fit and BalletEXTREME. Barre Fit integrates controlled pulse movements, isometric lower body exercises, and dance moves that will help relax your muscles. BalletEXTREME features a mix of ballet exercises and body conditioning. While you may recognize some familiar ballet moves, this isn’t about perfecting your ballet skills. All levels are welcome for both programs and mats are provided at the studio. 

Pure Barre

Pure Empower is available at Pure Barre, one of the top barre studios around Philadelphia.

Where: Multiple area locations

Drop In Prices: $23 to $24, varies depending on location

Socks: Any sock required, can be purchased at any of their locations

Showers: Not at the Center City location. Contact your nearest location to confirm.

Pure Barre combines elements from Pilates, yoga, and ballet to create a full-body workout. With a number of traditional barre and beginner-friendly classes, there truly is something for everyone at Pure Barre, no matter what your fitness level may be. If you want to kick it up a notch, Pure Empower offers a more cardio-intensive class for veteran barre goers.

Pure Energy

Where: 21 Plank Avenue (Paoli)

Drop in Price: $20

Socks: Optional, available for purchase in studio  

Showers: Yes

Pure Energy offers not one but seven different types of barre classes for the total barre nut looking to spice up their routine. Whether you’re a cardio junkie or looking to tone up a specific area, Pure Energy has a class dedicated to you. It even offers a “sports barre” class for a more athletic approach to the ballet-based program. Or check out “air barre,” which utilizes the aerial hammock for a completely different spin on a barre class.

Remix Fitness

Remix Fitness is another one of the new-for-2018 barre studios around Philadelphia. Photograph courtesy Remix Fitness.

Where: 116 Welsh Road (Horsham)

Drop in Price: $20

Socks: Grip socks recommended

Showers: No

At Remix, you’ll have access to the well-rounded fitness program of a big box gym with a boutique community and feel. Its doors officially opened mid-September of 2018 to offer the Horsham area a variety of programs such as spin, boxing, kickboxing, bootcamp, HIIT, circuit, yoga,dance, cardio, sculpt, and of course, barre.

Ride Barre and TRX

Where: 225 2nd Street Pike (Southampton)

Drop in Price: $18 per class

Socks: Grip socks preferred, any sock is fine

Showers: Yes

This suburban studio offers a huge lineup of standard and fusion classes. Want a full 45 minutes of barre? Want your barre with a side of spin? Check and check. Ride also offers childcare during all classes so you can have a killer sweat sesh while the kids are safe and sound.

Rise Barre & Fitness

Where: 821 North Bethlehem Pike (Ambler)

Drop In Price: $20

Socks: Socks required; grip socks available for purchase.

Showers: No.

This studio blends cardio and resistance training in every class, but if you want a little extra burst of heart-friendly work, you can try Rise Cardio. Ready to turn it up a notch barre-wise? Try the 75-minute Rise Barre Plus. Strapped for time? Sign up for the 45-minute express class. Need childcare? That’s available, too — plus an in-house health coach to help you reach your wellness goals.

SoulBeat Studio

Where: 2828 Audubon Village Drive (Audubon)

Drop in Price: $17

Socks: Grip socks optional, available for purchase for $12 per pair

Showers: Yes

This rhythmic-based studio offers spin, barre, TRX, and HIIT, along with many other mixed workouts, including a 60-minute SoulFusion class. SoulFusion offers the best of both worlds with 30 minutes of high-intensity cardio in the spin studio and 30 minutes of toning and strengthening at the barre.

StRIDE Spin and Fitness

In addition to being one of several new barre studios around Philadelphia, Stride also offers many other workouts, like boxing. Photograph courtesy Stride Spin & Fitness.

Where: 420 Schuylkill Road (Phoenixville)

Drop in Price: $18

Socks: Optional

Showers: Yes

This suburban fitness studio offers nine different workouts to keep clients from hitting the dreaded “workout plateau.” Whether you’re interested in classic barre or one of StRIDE’s many barre fusion classes, these low-impact classes are here to give you big results. A variety of yoga classes are provided as well.

The Bar Method

Where: 107 North Aberdeen Avenue (Wayne) and 255 S. 17th Street (Rittenhouse)

Drop in Price: $27

Socks: Grip socks required, available for purchase at both locations

Showers: Yes

Most classes at the Bar Method will run about an hour, but the results last long beyond the duration of the class. The instructors work closely with physical therapists and undergo extensive training to ensure the safety of each and every student, regardless of physical limitation or injury. Can’t make it into a studio? The Bar Method offers online subscription allowing clients to take classes anytime anywhere.

The Wall Fitness

The Wall Fitness is one of the top barre studios around Philadelphia. Photograph courtesy Juliet Sabella.

Where: 107 Cotton Street (Manayunk)

Drop in Price: $18

Socks: Required

Showers: Yes

The Wall began as one of Manayunk’s first indoor spin studios and quickly evolved into one of the most diverse fitness centers in the area. From spin to barre to TRX to yoga to nearly every combination of the three imaginable, the Wall will always keep things interesting when it comes to barre.

Torque

Where: 328 North Lewis Road (Royersford)

Drop in Price: $17, $13 with a valid student ID

Socks: Optional

Showers: Yes

This is the place where physical meets mental in classes that have you sweating like crazy. With 45-minute standard barre classes as well as spin/barre and TRX/barre fusion classes, there is always something to push you further at Torque. Torque offers free classes for firsttime clients as well as onsite childcare.

TruBarre

Where: 651 Germantown Pike (Lafayette Hill)

Drop in Price: $20, with some cheaper drop in offers throughout the week

Socks: Any socks required; Tru Barre socks available for purchase ($12 per pair)

Showers: No, but there are changing rooms

Tru’s philosophy is grounded in the idea of creating one hour a day for women to dedicate to their health. The schedule is packed with options for women of all ages as well as expecting and post-natal mothers. With teen, bride, and mommy and me classes there is a Tru option for every stage of your life.

Tuck Barre and Yoga

Tuck Barre & Yoga, which has two barre studios around Philadelphia, hosts fun themed nights, like this disco barre class. Photograph by Bailey King.

Where: 1155 South 20th Street (Point Breeze), 3400 Lancaster Avenue (University City), 518 South 7th Street (Wash West), and 1100 North Front Street (Northern Liberties). 

Drop in Price: $15 to $20,  varies depending on location

Socks: Optional, available for purchase ($12 per pair)

Showers: No but offers changing rooms

This boutique neighborhood studio has expanded quickly over the past few years and now boasts four locations. With such close proximity to Drexel and Penn, all locations offer senior and student discounts and specials for their foundational barre and Barre Bounce (with trampolines!) classes.

Twisters Wellness Center

Where: 131 East Butler Avenue (Ambler) and 717 Bethlehem Pike (Erdenheim)

Drop in Price: $20

Socks: Grip or dance socks preferred

Showers: No

As a full-service wellness facility, Twisters is so much more than a full class schedule. For those of you who are new to barre, Twisters offers a private one-on-one session to help you get acquainted with the program before diving into one of the many group classes or workshops. There’s even a wellness advisor on staff to keep you motivated and help you accomplish your personalized goals.

Y2B Fit 

Where: 7101 Emlen Street (West Mount Airy)

Drop in Price: $18

Socks: Grip socks required, for sale at studio

Showers: No

Another Philly-area studio with a huge range of barre classes for all levels as well as virtual training for those constantly on the go. Y2B also offers private and personal training for both yoga and barre to focus on its mission of achieving a more holistic fitness program.