“They have a joy for life in Brazil unlike any country I’ve ever seen.”
- Morena Baccarin
At Brazily™ Fitness, we know that life is truly what you make it. But we also know that life can feel so overwhelming and busy and that it can be tough to slow down and really spend some time reconnecting with yourself and what makes you happy.
As a fitness Instructor, you have the power to impact people's lives in amazing ways that go far beyond your classes.
With our unique and authentic fitness and coaching programs based on the Brazily™ way of life, we give you all the tools you need to not only stand out in the market with exciting, new and effective programs but also to become a leader of your own tribe and add more joy and happiness into the lives of every single person who comes into contact with you!
By joining our movement, you will inspire your tribe to live their lives with more spontaneity, more faith, more love, more confidence in themselves and what they can achieve when they stay true to their heart’s desires. You'll be there to encourage them to slow down and appreciate the little things in life - because, in the end, the little things are actually the big things.
It’s about the sense of belonging. Being in a community of people all working towards living their best lives, while having as much fun as possible along the way!
Our “Viva a Vibe” ("Live the Vibe”) motto is all about following our simple Brazily™ Principles to live a life of more laughter, joy, happiness, smiles and fun - one Brazily™ class at a time!
And YOU get to be the one who leads your community to this incredible new way of life!
To us, sexy comes in all shapes, sizes and ages and our programs are all about highlighting what’s most important in your life - YOU! Because when you feel amazing, from the inside out, there’s no limit to how much love you can share with the world. And THAT is what it’s all about!
More Love. More Joy. More Fun. More Confidence. More Sexy. More Life!
This is our movement. This is the world we are creating. Are you in?
Connection, Community, Integrity.
To help Group Fitness Instructors advance their careers by building stronger connections so they can help more people every day.
People all over the world following the Brazilian approach to fitness and lifestyle so they can build their confidence in and out of the gym and live a life with more health, fun, love and joy.
Mariana & Andre Santos
Hi! I'm Mariana Santos. I was born and raised in Canada and grew up feeling very insecure about my body and really lacked confidence in myself.
I moved to Brazil, where my parents are from, as a teenager and was quickly hit with massive culture shock. I had to learn a new language, make new friends and I was suddenly in an environment where people took an extra amount of care when it came to their health, appearance and wellness.
At first, it was a huge struggle! My insecurities increased and I felt like I didn’t fit in at all.
Things started to change when I joined a gym and got introduced to Brazilian music and dance and the unique Brazilian approach to fitness and lifestyle. I started feeling more confident in my own skin, had more energy, became less shy and eventually decided to dive into the fitness industry as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer once I returned to Canada.
At 25, I decided to move back to Brazil again and further connected with my Brazilian roots and fell more and more in love with the Brazilian culture and vibe.
I also met the love of my life, my husband Andre, who had also worked as a Dance Fitness Instructor for years. Our mutual love for Brazilian music dance definitely created a very strong bond between us!
We eventually moved back to Canada to start a family and now have a beautiful daughter named Bella.
And we came back with a mission – to teach as many people as possible about the Brazilian approach to fitness, dance and overall lifestyle.
Because one thing became very clear to me while I was living in Brazil – that if you have as much fun as possible and enjoy the little things in life, there’s no limit to what you can achieve!
Also, that making yourself a priority by living a healthy lifestyle and doing things you love, is the furthest thing from selfish! This mindset shift was life changing for me and I now want to show people how amazing life can be when you learn to truly love yourself, from the inside out.
Brazily™ Fitness aims to get rid of the toxic "no pain, no gain" mentality and instead focus on taking care of yourself first, unapologetically, by using fitness and dance as tools to live a life you love. Oh, and by making sure you have as much FUN along the way as possible!
Brazily™ Dance unites all of Brazil’s best music and dance styles to bring you a unique dance fitness experience that you’ve never seen before! It’s all about getting in touch with your sensuality and making your body move in ways that make you feel sexy, while also getting an amazing cardio workout! The class format is a perfect blend of easy to follow steps, mixed in with more challenging moves that allow you to progress from class to class and build unstoppable confidence! We bring the Brazily™ Carnaval vibe to you and then you get to share that vibe with everyone around you!
Brazily™ Sculpt is a full body, complete workout program that sculpts your sexiest curves! It focuses on strength, power and endurance teaching you great form and challenges you through time under tension and progressive overload, so you see quick changes in your body. It will make you feel strong and powerful and we know there’s no limit to what you can achieve when you start to embrace your power!
Brazily™ Let’s Goal
Brazily™ Let’s Goal is the ultimate functional training soccer program that challenges your endurance, agility and speed so you can continuously progress in your soccer skills all year round. It’s the perfect blend of soccer drills and full body exercises to increase your stamina and become the best soccer player you can be! It will bring out the best in you and encourage you to chase all your goals - on and off the field!
Brazily™ DanceCamp is a full body functional training workout program mixed in with a whole lot of booty shaking! You will be so busy having fun that you won’t even see the time go by. If you’ve always had a hard time sticking to your workouts, Brazily™ DanceCamp will completely change how you view exercise. With a newfound commitment to yourself and your goals, we know there’s no stopping you, no matter what you’re trying to achieve!
What Are People Saying?
Samantha Moonsammy Gordon
“I absolutely love Brazily™ Dance classes! It's so energizing to be in Mariana’s presence whether in person or online. And what's even better is my toddler loves joining me in the virtual classes too so it's an activity we can do together.”
“I took a few Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana some years ago. It was magic! She is very professional and a very engaging instructor. I loved being in her class.”
“Sometimes fitness classes can be intimidating, but Mariana offers such an encouraging and fun environment in her Brazily™ Dance classes! She is energetic and light-hearted and helps you to let go of whatever is worrying you and only asks that you try your best. I dare you to leave one of her classes without a smile on your face! I worked with Mariana for many years and a lot of the lessons I learned from her STILL help me. She always went above and beyond to support me in many ways.”
“I feel like taking Brazily™ Dance classes is so unique and different because you get Mariana’s feminine moves along with Andre’s contagious energy, making it the perfect mix! The movements are clear and easy to follow and guide you to follow the choreography even if you’ve never even heard the song before. It’s PURE FUN, and you burn tons of calories too, which is a bonus!”
Ana Paula Segetto
“What can I say about this amazing couple and their incredible Brazily™ Dance classes? Energy, fun, and incredible choreography! I miss dancing with you guys and wish you all the best always!”
Iza Lazaro Pustilnik
“Andre is a wonderful instructor! He dances with the beautiful soul he has, with lots of grace and creativity in various rhythms. He transmits lightness and fun in his Brazily™ dance classes! He is the whole package and super professional!”
Guilhermina Alcaide Espresati
“When it comes to Brazily™ Dance classes, I think about excellence, prime choreography and fun!I love how it highlights all our beautiful and unique Brazilian rhythms.”
“Dance entered my life with Mariana and Andre and their Brazily™ Dance classes. I always tell everyone that it was a game changer in my life! Dance allowed me to free myself from taboos and I discovered a new version of myself! I felt lighter, more joyful and started to live my life the way I always wanted, without fear of judgment. I believe this pivotal moment couldn’t have happened with anyone besides Mariana and Andre. Andre shares his pure joy that just shines and Mariana shares her sensuality which I just LOVE! When you combine that with Brazilian music and their unique choreography that’s a perfect mix of their talent, you get the perfect combination!”
“Dance isn’t only great for your body. It’s also amazing for your soul and heart! It brings you freedom and a contagious energy for life. Taking Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana and Andre, besides being a pleasure, is an excellent way to exercise and move your whole body. This is because they think about each choreographed song with such attention to detail and in a way that fits the beat so perfectly! When you take Brazily™ Dance classes you will definitely have fun, relax, move your body and improve your self-esteem. And you’ll do this with people who love what they do, which is such an important, differentiating factor!”
Elisabete Zaed Gois
“Taking Brazily™ Dance is so unique and special because it’s not just about the steps and rhythms, but the passion that comes from Mariana and Andre’s soul through their classes. I took classes with Andre and Mariana for 3 years and it was so fun and easy to follow and the joy they spread in their classes really sets them apart.”
“Amazing instructors and classes! Brazily™ Dance is super high energy and Mariana and Andre always found a way to make them extra fun by planning out thematic classes which added to the overall experience. I absolutely LOVE their classes! With Brazily™ Dance, I learned that people who dance are truly happier!”
“Participating in Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana and Andre was a total game changer in my personal life. The choreography is fun and intuitive and they never make you feel like you have to dance “perfectly.” They truly make you feel like the most important part is to have fun, gain more body awareness, allow your own personal sensuality to reveal itself and interact with other amazing people in the class. This dynamic duo and their classes have made me so happy! I am forever grateful.”
“I have so many memories attending Brazily™ Dance classes on Saturday mornings, always making my weekends get off to an amazing start! Taking Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana and Andre is more than just dancing: it’s a celebration of life and friendship and always fills your heart with joy! Is the choreography incredible? YES! Is it pure fun? YES! Do we burn thousands of calories? YES! But, to me, the most important part is the legacy of friendship and love that they share no matter where they go! Mariana and Andre, I love you!”
“To me, Dance is synonymous with joy and enthusiasm! I had the opportunity of taking Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana and Andre. I learned to dance with these excellent professionals and they always provided me with that extra dose of motivation I needed! Throughout my journey, I gained confidence and lost my shyness because it was always such a friendly environment. And today, I just feel so grateful to them! There are some songs that I still remember the choreography to, almost 4 year later! And I believe that this is because of how much thought they put into their choreography and how perfectly the movements fit with the songs. I loved dancing to such a variety of Brazilian music styles such as “sertanejo,” “Brazilian Funk,” “Forro,” and so many others. Turn your life into an eternal dance! Thank you Mariana and Andre.”
“I look forward to dancing with Mariana every week. The classes are so much fun, easy to follow, but also challenging. Taking Brazily™ Dance classes with Mariana brings so much joy to my life!”
“I love Brazily™ Dance classes! During the lockdowns it was the perfect way to relieve stress and have something fun to look forward to! The choreography gives you the freedom to go at your own pace and never feel intimidated while still allowing you to learn and improve. The Brazily™ Dance instructors’ energy is contagious, making you forget time and just have fun!”
“Music is the flow of your soul while moving your body, expelling joy, even if just for a few moments in time. Dance and music shows us that when we understand it, we understand ourselves more and feel more beautiful because of it. This is the way Mariana and Andre dance and inspire us to dance! To abandon life’s problems and to completely surrender to your own special time during class. Simply by being happy! They encourage us to let this joy flow in our lives, in and out of their classes.”