Over the past 9 years, Emma established eight bespoke and beautifully appointed Barre studios across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Byron Bay, and created an incredibly popular online studio, Barre Body Online. She has an enormous passion for all things relating to wellness and strives to lead a balanced life; eating well, living well, loving well and exercising well.

When Covid hit Emma and her husband did everything they could to keep the business alive when having to lockdown all their studios and refocus all their resources to the online platform to keep the business afloat.

As founder of both Barre Body and Bende, Emma Seibold is something of a force of nature. The pocket rocket blonde radiates the kind of glow that only comes from wholesome living; she clearly practices what her health-focused businesses preaches.

Opening in Feb 2012, Barre Body was born from two things: the birth of Emma’s first child, Xavier, in August 2011 and her subsequent desire to gently regain her pre-baby fitness; and the trend overseas (endorsed by many a celeb) for fitness classes incorporating barre conditioning work.

Barre Body offers signature barre, pilates, cardio, yoga and stretchclasses that focus on balancing the mental and physical benefits of exercise; all classes are strong and dynamic, offering physical results while clearing and calming the mind.

In nine years, Emma has also led countless international retreats and trained well over 1,000 teachers in Barre and Pilates via Barre Body’s certified in-person and online teacher training programs. Emma’s proudest achievement remains Barre Body’s philanthropic contributions to One Girl; funding the education of 50 girls in Sierra Leone, and extensive support to UN Women. 

We covered:

  • Pivoting and thriving through COVID even though they had to close all their physical studios.
  • The one thing they implemented that made all the difference
  • The ups and downs of managing staff
  • How to create a loving family culture that supports business growth
  • Taking calculating risks in business- Caring beyond the money 
  • Take care of your staff and they’ll take care of your customers.
  • And so much more…