From Cecile Oreste at danceDC
After 15 years of working in the magazine industry in Detroit, Linda Bachrack had a ‘mid-life crisis’ that led her to her current role as owner of b.fit studio on 14th Street NW. Realizing that there is no better time than now, Bachrack turned her passion for the Lotte Berk method of fitness into a successful business in the District.
But, with the fragile economic climate, Bachrack understood the importance of being cautious when starting a business. Shortly after moving to DC, she got in touch with a studio owner in Detroit who was interested in licensing the barre method of fitness in other markets.
Bachrack rented space from a yoga studio on U Street where she introduced residents of the District to this new, transformational exercise. After building a base of loyal students, Bachrack eventually broke off from her licensing partner and opened b.fit at its current location at 1339 14th Street NW, just south of Rhode Island Avenue.
The b.fit Exercise Method
Although based on the Lotte Berk method that started the barre fitness movement, b.fit has its own system of training for its teachers or ‘barre-tenders.’