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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 Class schedule



Our signature 60-minute barre class builds strength, sculpts muscles, increases flexibility, and improves well-being using proper alignment and form, using both isometric and full range movements.  Socks are required.


This high energy, 45-minute total body class combines cardio and strength intervals, designed to raise your heart rate and push you out of your comfort zone.  Super fun and customizable to all levels, with low and high impact options throughout.  Class will use light and heavy weights, and may also use Core Balls, gliders, and resistance bands. Sneakers, bare feet, or socks can be worn for class. 


Beginners Barre 50

Have you been wanting to try a Motion Study class but have never taken a barre class before? Are you nervous about jumping into a class because you do not know the exercises? Each week, we will explain the exercises in this 50 minute class with people that are new to Barre.


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Hear from Member Sharon, who felt nervous about getting started before she tried our classes

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Member Leslie talks about how wonderful it is to be back in the studio with this community!

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

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