Kim and David Hackett founded Body by Barre Fitness in Venice.  Their new studio, B Fitness and Smoothies, has opened in Jacaranda Square in Venice.  MATT HOUSTON / HERALD TRIBUNE

Home workouts were synonymous with blocking COVID-19 as early as bread crumbs and as synonymous with “Tiger King”.

When statewide closures were put in place and gyms and fitness rooms were ordered to close, it was possible that the industry would never be the same. Perhaps the gyms we knew at one time would become victims of a global health fear that forced people to self-isolate.

But for Kim and David Hackett, that hasn’t happened.

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Body by Barre Fitness, a Kim Venice business founded about five years ago, that definitely suffered during the COVID era. But when the studio was allowed to reopen after closing, customers returned. The limited capacity classes were quickly filled and it became clear that, as before the pandemic, there was room for growth.