Mumday Monday with Emma Seibold from Barre Body
I was so excited when I first heard about Body Barre a while back. And even more excited to interview the gorgeous Emma Seibold who developed it, and is now bringing this body toning technique to Sydney! Emma lives a wonderful holistic and healthy life with her family in Melbourne and share’s some of her health and lifestyle secrets with us in this interview. Enjoy!
Tell us a little about yourself.(family, work, etc)
I feel like I am leading a blessed life at the moment! I have a gorgeous two year old son, a beautiful partner, and two Barre Body studios. We seem to have created a pretty wonderful life, where I’m lucky enough to truly love what I do.
Tell us about your business Barre Body and what it’s about?
Barre Body is a fusion of yoga, pilates and ballet. It’s a total body toning exercise system that gets some pretty amazing results in a short time. I started incorporating ballet barre work into my yoga practice after Xavier was born and I got the most amazing results very quickly (body in better shape than before pregnancy!) so I decided to develop Barre Body and here we are! We have two gorgeous studios in Melbourne, with a Sydney studio coming very soon (but I can’t tell you much more than that at this stage).
What are some of the things you value most in life?
My family, freedom, travel, gratitude, friendship, living a healthy lifestyle with food and exercise, the beach, Barre Body.
What is your favourite quote?
“After the darkest night comes the brightest day”
This is a beautiful quote that gives hope during times of sadness and struggle. It’s a reminder that life is full of rich experiences and challenges and being able to make it through the hardest times gives you an appreciation that you wouldn’t necessarily have otherwise had, of the beauty and positive things in life that follow these times.
What are your tips to staying happy and healthy?
Eat well and mindfully.
Exercise almost every day in a way that brings you pleasure so you want to keep doing it.
Give more love and energy to your family than work.
Devote time to your self development.
Do more of the things that bring you joy.
Do you find time to nurture yourself? What does this involve?
Not as much as I’d like, but I am working on this right now! I would like to find more time for my yoga practice and more time to bake and more time to read books that expand my consciousness.
What does healthy eating mean for you?
I subscribe to Michael Pollan’s food philosophy. “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much”, which basically says, eat a wholefoods as close to their natural state as possible and don’t overeat.
What are 5 of your kitchen pantry essentials?
Quinoa, raw cacao, spinach, berries, coconut oil.
What do you indulge in?
Healthy baking! I love to bake healthy sweet treats.
What do you and your family like to do on the weekend?
Xavier is 2, so we have lots of little family adventures; to the zoo, to the park, to the beach, for bike rides. I just love spending time with my family and we devote pretty much the whole weekend to hanging out together.
Would you like to share one of your favourite healthy recipes?
My Famous Healthy Chocolate Brownie
1 cup wholemeal plain or spelt flour
1/2 cup raw caca
o 1/2 cup almond meal or LSA
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup milk of your choice
Mix dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients, except the raspberries. Spoon into a baking paper lined square baking tin and then press raspberries into the top.
Bake for 30 mins at 180 (fan forced).
I hope you enjoyed this interview. You can connect with Emma here: