Jane Brodsky | Bethesda Magazine

Women in Business Profiles


Jane Brodsky

Founder & Owner, Biker Barre

11325 Seven Locks Road, Suite 180






What woman inspires you and why?

My mom was one of 10 or so women who graduated from Columbia Law her year. Very few women in our community worked, let alone as lawyers. She had to take the bar exam in Florida wearing a dress. She took care of every single detail for my brother and me, and ran her own law firm, too.
I know how hard it is to run a business with two young daughters. My dad’s wonderful, but when we were kids he probably couldn’t name one of my teachers or where and when my tennis practices were. Mom was surrounded by women who devoted their lives to what kind of pocketbook they were carrying and where they vacationed.
Watching mom plow her own path helped me figure out what makes me happy. My daughters love that I’m not like everyone else, but I get what my daughter means when she cautiously asks me if I’m going to wear sequin sweats to a parent/teacher meeting.

How do you measure success?

It’s having a constant stream of customers who love coming to Biker Barre—that they benefit from our classes, fun and welcoming environment, and tell their friends. Being recognized as the Best Barre Studio in D.C. (Washington City Paper) is amazing and so rewarding for our team. I love hearing we’ve had a positive impact on someone’s life.

What are your top priorities?

I will always run a business that makes my two girls proud to tell their friends about. That means that I am kind and respectful, I produce a product that is the best in the business, and everyone who walks in the door feels welcome.

“I am a hostess at heart—I wake up every day and try to throw the best party you’ve ever attended.”

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