Secret Physique Studio | Boston's South Shore Home for Barre & POUND Classes


About Us

“You become what you think about most.. But you also attract what you think about most. (John Assaraf) ” 
― Rhonda ByrneThe Secret


Our Story

Secret Physique Barre Studio first opened in 2008 in Hanover, MA, being the first "barre" studio in Massachusetts.  The business name came from the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne, who's philosophy is based on thoughts become things.  Secret Physique has enjoyed sharing the concept with the staff, and clients.   

After the first year of introducing "barre" to the South Shore, the Hanover space was out grown.  They relocated to Pembroke to a larger space, and also added childcare.  In 2011 the Quincy studio opened and in 2012 the Hingham studio, continuing to offer strictly barre classes.  In 2013 POUND Rockout. Workout. was discovered by the owner, and they began introducing the South Shore again to a new trendy workout. The Plymouth studio then opened in 2014.  Secret Physique clients love the music selection, attention to detail, and the upbeat energy of the staff.  Secret Physique loves their clientele and make sure they have an enjoyable and beneficial experience at each class.


All of our instructors have been hand picked by the owner.  Each one of them began as a client, and once they became a stand out prodigy understanding the concepts, form, and growing a strong passion for barre and/or POUND, after at least 6 months to a year, they were asked to be a part of the team. 


Allison Junkins

Allison began dancing at the age of 3 and grew up dancing at The Gold School in Brockton, MA where she danced competitively and trained in all forms of dance for 15 years. From a young age, she was passionate about dance, music, and expressing yourself through movement. After graduating from the University of Tampa, she moved back home and began working at a well-known market research company. After trying her first barre class at Secret Physique she was immediately hooked. She loved the results and the full-body workout, and it became a part of her workout routine. She was thrilled to find a workout and studio that not only provided physical benefits and results, but mental clarity as well. Allison is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys motivating others and sharing her passion. The best hour of her day is at the studio!

Allison currently works at a clean energy market research firm in Boston. She is thrilled to be part of the team at Secret Physique and excited to share this amazing workout with others. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2016 and Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Prosince 2015.


Bridget Haglund

Bridget grew up on the south shore of MA where she enjoyed art, gymnastics and martial arts. After high school, Bridget attended cosmetology school to become a hairstylist and has had much success in the beauty industry since 2004.

Bridget resides in Kingston with her husband and two children. After having her second child she decided it was time for some "me time" and to get her body back. She was introduced to barre at Secret Physique and quickly became addicted. She saw quick results and soon after was introduced to POUND®. She has since become a licensed POUND PRO.

Bridget is passionate about both barre and POUND and believes that these workouts have helped her to get back to her authentic self. Being a lover of nutrition and fitness, she hopes to motivate and inspire people to step out of their comfort zones and to try something new and energizing.

Bridget strives to make people look and feel their very best with both the beauty industry and fitness. She believes that the relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Licensed POUND® Rockout Workout. Pro, Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2017.


Cassie Burke Martinson

Cassie grew up in Hingham, MA where she was very active as a child, playing different sports and dancing. However, when she began college, Cassie was forced to slow down after undergoing numerous injuries, specifically one that forced her into shoulder surgery. She then turned to yoga, which she loved both physically and mentally. Soon after, a good friend introduced her to "barre" and immediately she was hooked.

Secret Physique® Barre provided not only an intense workout with low impact, but it worked specifically to strengthen muscles around her weak joints. This workout instantly became a part of her weekly workout routine. Secret Physique® was the solution Cassie was looking for; it incorporated not only her dance and group fitness background, but also her newly found love of spiritual and mental practice from yoga. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Education and Psychology and is currently at Wheelock College obtaining her Masters Degree in Teacher of Reading.

Cassie is a Zumba® Fitness Instructor and a POUND® Master Pro/ICON. She also co-owns Funky Feet School of Dance where she teaches ballet, tap, and hip hop to preschool and elementary school children. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2012. lululemon Ambassador 2015-present.

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Eliz Anania LaVallee

Eliz grew up in East Bridgewater, MA where she had a passion for dance, especially ballet, and enjoyed playing softball and field hockey. Eliz attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She knew she had a passion to teach and inspire others, but wasn't sure elementary teaching was for her. She pursued a career in the investment industry and then went on to open her own small business. Eliz was also a New England Patriots Cheerleader, along side her sister Jenny, during the 2002 season.

Eliz heard her sister, Jenny, rant and rave about "barre" ever since she lived in LA in 2004. When her sister finally opened Secret Physique, she checked it out and fell in love with it. Eliz really wanted to be a part of this amazing studio, but she was living in RI and was a stay-at-home mom to her 2 children and it didn’t seem possible. But then in 2015 she relocated back to MA and got the opportunity to become an instructor at Secret Physique.. Eliz has a passion to teach, inspire, and help others. She truly wants to make a difference in people's lives. After hearing clients express how much "barre", and specifically this studio, has changed their lives, she knew she had to be a part of it. Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro, Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2015.



Grace Horvath

Grace grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts. At the age of three, she started taking gymnastics and dance lessons. She studied ballet at Marblehead School of Ballet, and was in numerous performances, including the Nutcracker. She continued with dance and competitive gymnastics for many years leading up to high school. Due to a gymnastics injury, Grace turned her focus to field hockey and lacrosse. Grace went on to study Nursing at both Fairfield University and Endicott College, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital and South Shore Medical Center.

In 2013, after researching to find a ballet studio, Grace heard about Secret Physique. It took her almost a year to finally try a class, but once she did, she was hooked. She knew immediately, that with barre, she had found the love and passion for dance that she remembered as a child. Grace is looking forward to sharing that passion as an instructor at Secret Physique. Grace currently lives in Plymouth with her husband and two boys. Licensed POUND® Rockout Workout. Pro, Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2014.


Jen Hughes

Jen has always been passionate about fitness and health. She grew up on Boston’s North Shore running and playing sports. A running injury in college forced her to pursue low impact exercise options, but she continued to strive to challenge herself and her body. After years of spinning and practicing yoga, Jen was thrilled to discover barre at Secret Physique. She loved the mind-body benefits of this unique and challenging workout, as well as the changes it made to her body. She has been a barre fanatic ever since!

Jen was also excited to find that she could continue with her barre workout throughout her pregnancy. She was actually in a class at Secret Physique the morning before her son was born! She is convinced that her barre workout helped her to have a quick and easy delivery, as well as give her more energy to manage the demands of her new role as a mom.

Jen has worked with clients to achieve their personal goals and live healthier lives for a long time as a psychotherapist in her private practice on the South Shore. She is excited to combine this expertise with her passion for fitness as a Secret Physique instructor. Jen holds a PhD in psychology and is a licensed psychologist in MA since 2006; Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2015.

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Jennifer Grondell

Jennifer grew up in Weymouth, MA where she was a competitive gymnast for 12 years. She has always been passionate about nutrition, health and fitness and she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Umass Dartmouth in 2006. Since graduation, Jennifer has been working full time as an intensive care/cardiac nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and she currently lives in Norwell with her husband.

During and after college, Jennifer tried every type of group fitness class including yoga, spinning and kickboxing; she loved them all, but was having difficulty finding an exercise regimen that was able to replace the intense workout and physical results that gymnastics had always provided her. A friend introduced her to Secret Physique in 2011 and she was instantly obsessed! After her first class, she immediately felt the effects of the work out in muscles she had not used in years, and the instant changes it made to her body motivated her to keep going. Secret Physique has helped her to completely reshape her body while boosting her overall physical and mental well being.

Jennifer loves how motivating and positive the instructors have been throughout her experience at Secret Physique and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the same kind of experience to others. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2013.


Jill DeBerardinis

While growing up, dance was always a huge part of Jill's life. Dancing was simply everything to her. Once Jill graduated from college, she started to focus on her professional career in nursing, and slowly drifted away from dance. She assumed dance was something she would always simply look back on with happy memories. Jill married her husband and had 3 beautiful children.. Shortly after having her third child, Jill started to look for something to help her get back into shape and wanted to start taking time focusing on taking care of herself.

After trying a class at Secret Physique, Jill was blown away. To stand at a ballet barre once again was an incredible feeling for her. She loved the music, the instructors, the motivating atmosphere, and the exercises and stretching at the barre. Both Secret physique barre classes and POUND Rockout Workout classes gave Jill the perfect mix of fitness and dance, as well as an amazing effect on her confidence and mental well being.

Having Secret Physique in Jill's life has been an incredible blessing to her. Jill is thrilled to be a part of the amazing Secret Physique team and hopes to help make your barre experience as fulfilling as hers! Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro, Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2014.

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Kerry Keene

Kerry grew up in East Bridgewater, MA, dancing, playing sports and riding horses. After graduating from college, a career in marketing was Kerry's main focus until she started her family. While taking some time off to raise her two children, Kerry decided upon returning to work, she would follow her passion for fitness. When her sister, Jenny, moved home from LA and introduced her to "barre", Kerry was immediately hooked. She was so impressed by how this mind-body workout gave her even more energy than her usual workouts, and loved the changes it made to her body. She even noticed enhanced strength and flexibility during her yoga practice. Kerry is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn, and now teach this method.

She enjoys sharing her love of health and fitness at Secret Physique®, and hopes to motivate and inspire others. In 2011, Kerry was honored to be chosen as a Lululemon athletica Ambassador for the Hingham store. Kerry holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach, and Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2009.


Layne Dunlap

Layne grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Growing up she enjoyed cheerleading, gymnastics, and horseback riding. Layne has always valued physical fitness, nutrition, and has practiced yoga for several years. Layne has worked in the real estate business for the past 14 years. She is also a busy mom of two, and was searching for a workout she could enjoy. After a friend told her about the barre workout, she found Secret Physique, and fell in love after the first class. She's been hooked ever since! Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro, Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2014.


Mallory Stafford

Mallory grew up in Western Massachusetts. It was there where she found her love for the outdoors, fitness, and nutrition. After graduating high school she moved to Northern California to attend the University of California at Chico, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition. While in college, Mallory became certified and instructed Mat Pilates, Spinning, and other group fitness classes. When returning back to MA, Mallory moved to the South Shore and continued her education in nursing and became a Registered Nurse.

Mallory was introduced to Secret Physique taking barre and POUND classes regularly. The results she saw from combining these two classes were amazing. Both classes helped with her mind, body and soul. Having a passion to help others and her love for fitness she decided to become a Licensed POUND® Rockout Workout Pro and joined the Secret Physique® team in 2017.


Megan Mahoney

Megan grew up in Quincy, MA and always had a love for movement through dancing, skating, and swimming. She discovered barre upon graduating high school and has not stopped since! With 15 years of dancing under her belt, she was eager to give Secret Physique a try and was instantly hooked. After just a few weeks, she could feel herself getting stronger physically and mentally, pushing past the shake and burn in class. She loved that barre incorporated her dance background with mental connection, and she had finally found a strengthening workout she enjoyed.

Megan is a registered dietitian, finishing up her master’s in health promotion at the University of Connecticut. She has a passion for both mindful eating and movement, with particular interests in helping women find a healthier relationship with food and her body, as well as sports nutrition and college health. She is so grateful that Secret Physique has remained the one constant along the way! Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2013.


Molly Heermans

Molly grew up in Upstate NY, passionate about animals and the outdoors. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science, Molly moved to Massachusetts. While she always dabbled in athletic endeavors, she never succeeded in finding consistency and experienced the cyclical yo-yoing pattern that so many face. While always being active with horse riding, playing polo, and the occasional road and bike races, she never felt committed to fitness. Like so many of the other instructors, Molly was introduced to Secret Physique and it was literally love at first class! Barre was the first workout she honestly truly enjoyed doing, that was as rewarding and challenging both mentally as it was physically. She loved the positive, supportive, and encouraging environment that was like no other fitness facility she had experienced, and found herself sticking with working out because for the first time- she loved what she was doing and looked forward to it- daily.

To her further surprise she fell in love with POUND just as much, the music lover in her finally unleashed. It's the most fun workout she had ever experienced. For Molly, the mix of Barre and POUND is the perfect fusion. She hopes to encourage and support others in their fitness journey, no matter what point they are at- hoping to instill that you can truly love working out, you just have to find your passions. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2018 and Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro since 2017.


Rhys Delaney

Rhys is originally from Lexington, KY where she grew up as a competitive gymnast. She moved to Massachusetts to attend Boston College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. After college, Rhys returned to Lexington where she was first introduced to "barre". Through her travels over the past five years, she has gained experience with this method at a variety of studios. Her commitment to "barre" training, consisting of muscle isolation, repetition, and stretching, has led to incredible flexibility and toning.

Rhys moved back to Boston in 2010, and shortly after was introduced to Secret Physique®. Jenny and the other instructors have inspired her to challenge herself to reach elevated fitness goals, and now to become an instructor.Soon after moving back to Boston, she was hired as a nurse at Mass General Hospital, where she currently works full time. Throughout her seven years as a nurse, Rhys has focused on the health and well being of her patients. She feels continually driven to motivate people to care for their body, mind and spirit - a passion she brings with her as an instructor here at Secret Physique®.

Rhys is extremely grateful for the opportunity to become an instructor, and is very excited to be a part of the Secret Physique® team. She hopes to make your experience as fulfilling as hers. Rhys currently lives in Norwell with her husband, her new baby boy Currie and their boxer Bailey. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2012.


Robin Black-Derbes

Robin grew up on the South Shore. She was a competitive gymnast which got her on the court performing at half time for the Boston Celtics. When not competing in gymnastic competitions she also enjoyed skiing, running, tennis and hiking. As a busy mom with three small children she found solace during her workouts at Secret Physique®. Barre challenged her to push herself mentally and physically. She quickly became addicted to the technique and the results. After seeing the transformation in her body, she wanted to help others feel as amazing as she did! Robin started training with the TRX Suspension system in 2011. She found combining Barre with TRX had improved her core stability, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and overall body mobility. Robin holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Certified in TRX Group Suspension Training, and is a certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor .Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro,. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2013.


Susan Carrigan

Susan grew up in South Central Pennsylvania studying classical ballet, modern dance and jazz beginning at the age of 4. She moved to Boston after high school as a part of Boston Ballet. After a back injury ended her career, she went to college ultimately earning her MBA in marketing and finance with Distinction at Bentley College. She is a member of the national honor society for graduate business programs. Even as she pursued her career in international business and traveled the globe for work, Susan continued to seek out the mind body connection in her workouts. She has completed many half marathons and studied Pilates. Tapping into her years of disciplined training and workouts Susan was able to recover from a critical illness following the birth of her twins. Through Pilates, intense heated power yoga workouts and distance running (ultimately completing the Boston Marathon), Susan finally regained her strength and quality of life.

She moved to the South Shore in 2005 and continued to run and participate in a combination of boot camp and small training group workouts. She was delighted to discover Secret Physique® in 2011, as it utilized her classical training and holistic approach to exercise. She currently lives on the South Shore where she is raising her 3 sons and works for Comcast Business Class Services. Licensed POUND® Rockout. Workout. Pro since 2017. Certified Secret Physique® Trainer since 2012.