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Earn credits and transform with your friends!



Friday, March 17 -

Sunday, April 16th!

Keep your momentum going from the
January Back in Motion Challenge with some friendly team work,
building up to the Boston Marathon!

We were inspired by hearing you making plans to meet for class and we wanted to reward your community building spirit!

When you both attend the same class,
your team gets 3 points!
When you take class by yourself,
your team gets 1 point!

Post a picture of your team at the studio,
tag us
use the hashtag #StayTheCourseChallenge 


Register your team of 2 people (we can help team you up!)
at the Front Desk by
Thursday, March 16th
and keep encouraging each other to get into classes!

Prizes will be given out for the team that records the most points each week!

The team with the most points at the end of the challenge will receive a special prize!


Receive a $5 credit for every NEW guest you bring to class!

Receive another $5 when your guest buys a class pack, and they will get a 10% discount on their pack!

Members: use your credits towards your Membership!
Just let us know!


Strength. Flexibility.  Barre.


Come join us for class and see the transformative benefits of barre.


Who We Are

Motion Study Mind/Body Studio in Newton, MA was founded by Denise Griffin Crowe and Julie Chrzan, both highly trained with a combined 25+ years of experience in the barre industry.  Denise and Julie believe that exercise should empower you, enhance your life, and give you the energy and strength to accomplish everyday tasks.  We offer a well-balanced, varied program of classes that re-energize your every day and transform your life by allowing you to be the best version of yourself.

Class Formats

See our full Newton Barre Class schedule



Our signature 60-minute barre class builds strength, sculpts muscles, increases flexibility, and improves well-being using proper alignment and form.



This high energy 45-minute mat class flows seamlessly from one exercise to the next, with options for low and high impact movements and an emphasis on the gluteals and core. Done entirely on a yoga mat, class will use light and heavy weights and may also utilize Core Balls, gliders, and resistance bands. Sneakers, bare feet, or socks can be worn for class.



This Vinyasa based yoga class is designed to combine strength and flexibility to allow students to make a deep connection to their core. Expect to feel both strong and restored after moving to thoughtfully curated music.



Definitively the best teaching team of any barre studio in the Boston area, run by two of the best teachers in the city (Denise and Julie). The space is gorgeous and welcoming, and parking is a breeze (public lot across street, and plenty of street parking when I hit the lunch class). Highly recommend.

Courteney M.

Excellent place! My first ever barre class was challenging and exciting. Denise is an amazing instructor and she motivates you throughout the entire class, always making sure that you’re doing the exercises properly, correcting your posture.

Everyone should try this out, you’ll love it!

Aline D.

Are you a beginner to barre exercise who feels nervous about getting started? 

Here is a testimonial from our very first member Ann T., who felt the same before she tried our classes

Member Madeline T. talks about how wonderful it is to be back in the studio!

Hear about Member Jhilam B's physical and energetic transformation!

Motion Study classes are the best! They challenge, stretch (literally and figuratively!) and tone.  My posture, strength and mindset have greatly improved and I have access to expert instructors who make sure that form and alignment are priorities.  I highly recommend!

Hannah G.

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