Meet Our Team.

Melissa White

Melissa White

Owner, Certified Bar Method and Bar Move Teacher, Favorite Exercise- Arm Dancing

Melissa White received her B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!), and an M.S. in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University (Go Mountaineers!). She spent 8 years as a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist both in the school systems and private practice, and still holds her national certification. Melissa also coached competitive cheerleading, of all ages, for almost ten years in North Carolina and Georgia. She followed her husband to Atlanta in 2001 and has lived there ever since. She is the proud mother of three daughters ages 16, 13, and 12. Teaching fitness has been a part of Melissa’s life since 1995. Once she discovered Bar Method, there was no looking back. She is thrilled to be a part of the Bar Method family, and feels blessed to introduce Atlanta to this amazing technique and the healthy lifestyle Bar Method creates for the community.

Carson Simonton

Carson Simonton

Director of Operations for the East Cobb and Lenox locations, Certified Bar Method and Bar Move Teacher, Favorite Exercise- Pretzel

From Gainesville, Florida to Athens, Georgia and now to Marietta, Georgia Carson typically defines her life as one fueled by health and wellness. At UGA her passion for fitness and nutrition was able to flourish as she majored in Public Heath, managed the university’s gym, and ventured on a food and nutrition study abroad to Ghana, Africa. Post college, Carson found The Bar Method Atlanta, on Facebook, for a Sales and Services position opening and was fortunate enough to score the job! Carson could not be more excited to grow even further with the company and teach others what the method is all about!

Mary Slocum

Mary Slocum

Certified Bar Method and Bar Move Teacher, Favorite Exercise- Pretzel

Mary is 25, the youngest of 5 and was married February of this year. She graduated from UGA‘s health promotion and behavior program sigma cum laude and worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for almost 2 years after. Mary has always been passionate about fitness and chose to pursue teaching the Bar Method because she appreciates the emphasis on safety as well as it’s personable interaction from its instructors. She is thrilled to join the Bar method team and hopes to inspire health into her clients as the other instructors have done for her.

Kathleen Riley

Kathleen Riley

Certified Master Teacher, Favorite Exercise- Pretzel

Kathleen is the proud wife and mother to her two step children and son, Matthew. She found Bar Method when Melissa and Ashley dropped flyers off in the Lucy Store for which she was managing. Kathleen always knew she wanted to teach something fitness related, but hadn’t landed on anything yet. Once she discovered The Bar Method, she knew she found her home! Kathleen has been with Bar Method Atlanta- East Cobb as a trainee before it even opened our doors, and has been a certified teacher since December of 2012 (our first ever!)

Stacey Henke

Stacey Henke

Certified Bar Method Teacher , Favorite Exercise- Leg Lifts

Stacey discovered The Bar Method when her fellow barre addict best friend took her to class on a buddy pass two years ago. Within a few short months, Stacey was a member herself with a drawer full of sticky socks!
Stacey‘s Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo helps her understand and truly appreciate The Bar Method‘s ’Discover the Difference’ slogan. After checking out barre classes all over the city, she was so grateful for the special attention that The Bar Method dedicates to setting up each person in the correct form. Now, she simply must be a part of the community of encouraging women who lead class!
Stacey grew up in a small town in Ohio playing team sports. She has lived in Atlanta since college graduation where you can find her at a concert, rollerblading around the city, or cuddling with her orange tabby cat! She works as a massage therapist in a rehab setting - her love for manipulating muscles should translate well to The Bar Method!

Glenda Elliott

Glenda Elliott

Certified Bar Method Teacher, Favorite Exercise- Leg Lifts

Favorite Exercise - Pretzel

Abby Johnston

Abby Johnston

Sales and Service team member, Favorite Exercise- Pretzel

Favorite Exercise - Pretzel