The beauty of boutique fitness studios is undoubtedly the community. Your 7am class becomes a group of familiar faces and, over time, friends. It is not often that studios have the ability to expand and maintain their welcoming atmosphere, but we found the best. Click on to see who made our list of the best studios who’ve kept their down home feel as they expanded throughout the country!
Considered to be one of the benchmark studios that popularized boutique fitness, Exhale takes on a whole new meaning and significance when taking their barre or yoga class. Classes are an hour long and are taught by talented instructors, many of whom are performers or dancers who keep the workout lively and engaging.
Okay, so maybe Barry’s is not exactly popular for being “warm”, but their tough love approach to fitness has been transforming bodies since first hitting the scene back in 1998 with their flagship studio in Los Angeles. Classes are held every day of the week and each class concentrates on a specific muscle group, unless you opt for the full body workout, which works everything. With the potential to burn up to 1,000 calories a session, you know you’re in for a killer workout.
Bar Method leaves clients with a lean, long, and sculpted body through dance conditioning and interval training. The studio was first founded in 2001 by former journalist Burr Leonard with the goal to be the most targeted body-sculpting workout. To date, there are now more than 76 Bar Method Studios in 21 states across the U.S.
Locations: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, British Columbia and Canada.
The Flywheel experience was crafted by Ruth Zukerman, a legendary instructor and driving force behind the New York indoor cycling phenomenon. Since opening, the company has expanded substantially, opening several other locations in NYC, The Hamptons, and eight other states across the country. From coast to coast the flywheel trainers feel more like a familiar face than an untouchable instructor. And while they may be known for their spin classes, equally as popular and fat busting are their Fly Barre classes.
Owner Carrie Rezabek Dorr is a professional choreographer, fitness instructor, and Law degree earner extraordinaire who founded Pure Barre in Michigan in 2001. Since then the amazing technique has danced its way into the hearts of 33 states. There are over 20 studios in California alone! Firm up your core and help those trouble zones defy gravity no matter what town you are in!
Locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming