winter. is. coming.

Our biggest ever Winter Challenge, that is. This year, we’ve raised the stakes.

twenty classes. four weeks of wellness.

Complete with recipes for a 28 day meal plan, mindfulness practices to transform your headspace, and clean beauty hacks for the healthiest of glow-ups.

Join us from Monday, June 3rd, for the Bende Winter Challenge – four weeks of wellness that will keep the heat rising. Set yourself up for the season with expert guidance from the Bende team and our wellness partners, Bare & Wilde.

what’s involved?


Commit to taking 20 Bende classes during the challenge. With the addition of special challenge masterclasses to the schedule, you’ll feel your body transform and your strength grow as your practice flourishes. With challenge cards to track your progress and keep you motivated, we’re here to push, support and empower you every step of the way.


We’ve partnered with Bare & Wilde to bring you our most in-depth challenge guide ever. Expert nutritionist Marika Day has compiled a month long meal plan to support your challenge journey with nourishing, nutrient-dense, and delicious recipes. You’ll focus on finding a healthy balance of macro and micro nutrients, with plenty of tasty treats – because deprivation is dead to us. Like to keep it casual? If meal plans aren’t for you, we’ve included handy general guidelines for healthy eating, so you can do it your way.


This challenge isn’t just for your bod. We’ll be dishing out the soul food with regular meditation, mindfulness and wellbeing practices you can incorporate into your daily life. Tuning into your self-talk and mindset can free you from negative cycles and help you to release stress, fear and emotional baggage. Simple techniques and gentle rituals from Emma Maidment will help you to find the sweetness and light. Clean beauty superstar Emmily Banks of Depths of Beauty shares her story and helps you make the switch from toxic to natural. Not to mention Zove Beauty on dermal rolling, Ayur Botanicals founder Lesley O’Brien on understanding your Dosha, plus health hacks and more. It’s all in your challenge e-book.

what’s included?

Your challenge pass bags you:

  • An incredible wellness box by Bare & Wilde, to kickstart your challenge like it’s your birthday (go shorty).
  • Over $200 worth of pressies by Miss Vitality, Toka Lab, Wellineux, Natio, Bondi Wash, ProPlenish, One Seed, and more, delivered right to your door. Yes please!
  • All the classes you like, including weekly challenge masterclasses to refine your technique and push your boundaries. Already a member? We have special member pricing for you.
  • A specialised e-book of tailored challenge content prepared by industry experts. A month of meal plans, recipes, tips and shopping lists, plus an introduction to Ayurveda, quizzes, and more.
  • Weekly emails from our founder Emma Seibold to guide you through the challenge and keep you motivated and connected.
  • Exclusive access to our incredible challenge event on Sunday, June 9th. Join us and the rest of the challenge tribe to dive deep, hear from some of our favourite women and fill your cup.
  • The chance to win a one year unlimited Bende membership. Complete your twenty in-studio classes during the challenge and you’ll be in the running for more Barre than you bargained for!


challenge package

$250 gets you the whole shebang (unlimited classes from June 3 – 30 included).

bende member?

If you’re already a member, you get special challenge pricing. Purchase your challenge package for $50.

got q’s? we’ve got a’s (and t’s. tee-hee.).

I’m away for some or all of the challenge. Can I start at a different time?

If you’re a Bende member, you’re welcome to purchase your challenge pass and wait to start it when it suits you. Your challenge box will arrive in time for our start date of June 3 and you’ll be able to download the ebook and keep it for whenever you’re ready. However, all challenge class passes are only valid June 3-30 and you’ll only be eligible for the prize if you complete your 20 classes during that time.

What’s in the box?

What ISN’T in the box? We’ve got goodies from Miss Vitality, Toka Lab, Wellineux, Natio, Bondi Wash, ProPlenish, One Seed, and more, delivered right to your door. The box is curated by Bare & Wilde, and valued at over $200.

I’m vegetarian/vegan/paleo/breastfeeding/only eat rainbows. Are the recipes suitable for me?

Our expert nutritionists have offered lots of ideas for substitutes and alternatives. However, if you have special circumstances, we recommend following the general food guidelines in the challenge e-book and consulting with your doctor, dietitian or care provider for tailored advice.

What if I can’t make the masterclasses?

No sweat! (But lots later). The masterclasses are an optional bonus but they’re not at all compulsory. Any 20 classes count towards the challenge.

I’ve never been to Bende before. Can I start with the challenge?

What a cracker of an idea! The challenge is the perfect way to launch your Bende journey. You don’t need any prior experience and all levels are welcome.

More Q’s? Consult the Bende oracle for answers.

stay cool, winter. we’re up for the challenge.