Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Morris County/ Somerset Hills area?
Gina: My family is from Basking Ridge, and I have lived in Chatham NJ for 20 years.
Melissa: My husband’s family grew up in Bernardsville and we currently live in Summit for the past 21 years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Gina: I have two children – Reed, 18 and CJ (Caroline Janet), 16
Melissa: I have three children – Lily, 18, Emma, 16 and Charlie, 13
Are you involved in a business venture or corporate world? Please Share!
We own and operate The Bar Method of Bernardsville.
When did you decide you wanted to open your own Barre Studio?
Melissa and I were the original teachers of the Summit Studio which opened in 2007. We were trained by Burr Leonard the founder of The Bar Method herself! We decided after teaching, to open our own studio in 2009 and then we finally opened The Bar Method of Bernardsville in Jan 2010.
If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
Stay focused on your mission, and do not worry about everyone around you. Do what you do and do it well. Stay persistent and surround yourself with positive energy.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Gina: I’m a Real Estate Agent, and I secretly want to be a rock star…
Melissa: I am from Connecticut and I secretly want to be a DJ!
Ok 10 Fun LOCAL favorites – ready, go!
1 – Favorite thing to do with your kids? Spend quality family time together
2 – Favorite coffee spot? Starbucks in our shopping center
3 – Favorite lunch place? Tsuki
4 – Favorite farm to go fruit picking? Wightmans
5 – Favorite date night restaurant? Restaurant MV
6 – Favorite boutique? August Design
7 – Favorite spot to grab a drink. The Claremont Tavern
8 – Who has the best bagels in town? Bagles 4 U
9 – Best slice of pizza in town? Chianti
10 – Favorite spot for a cookie or cupcake? Priscilla’s Pantry
Currently Gina & Melissa are offering FREE FRIDAYS in March at The Bar Method of Bernardsville! Register for your free class by calling the studio at (908) 766-4433. Be sure to follow along with The Bar Method of Bernardsville on social media below!