Brazily Fitness in the Media

Brazily™ Fitness Founder & CEO, Mariana Santos, Interviewed on CBC Radio

Aired on January 4th, 2023
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Brazily Fitness Is Bringing the Best Group Fitness Instructors In The World Together To Transform Lives Through The Magic Of Brazilian Music, Dance, Fitness & Lifestyle

Published on December 30th, 2022
By Fox News

If there’s one thing that the pandemic taught us, it’s that fitness and wellness professionals are more essential than anyone ever thought or gave them credit for.

It is now more evident than ever that mental and physical health suffers greatly when people have decreased access to physical activity and the right professionals to help them implement healthier habits.

Despite the amazing work that fitness professionals do to change their clients’ lives, the common complaint among professionals in the industry has been that they still feel underappreciated, burnt out and undercompensated.

Brazily™ Fitness believes this needs to change.

They have made it their mission to not only provide instructors with dynamic and life changing dance and fitness programs to make them stand out in the market, but also provide them access to top professionals, tools and strategies to help them build a lucrative, sustainable business doing what they love.

Co-founder and CEO of Brazily™ Fitness says, “Fitness and wellness professionals spend so much time looking after their clients’ wellbeing, it’s only fair that they feel taken care of too. By working together as a team, we can create real change in the industry.”

The Brazily™ Fitness movement is all about connecting the most passionate fitness instructors in the world to help transform people’s lives, from the inside out, using the magic of Brazilian music, dance, fitness and lifestyle. It’s also about turning fitness instructors into wellness professionals so they can help people live healthier, more joyful lives by working with them outside of their classes, which also generates new income streams.

Brazily™ Dance, Brazily™ Fitness’ first Instructor certification program, has just been launched. It uses the hottest Brazilian music and dance moves for a dance fitness experience like no other that focuses on boosting confidence levels, getting in touch with your sensuality. letting loose and having fun. With each class, participants are reminded of their potential so they can feel unstoppable in all areas of their lives!

If you’re interested in joining the Brazily™ Fitness movement, you can check out their website to find out more about how you can become a Brazily™ Dance instructor and even be considered as a Master Trainer, Presenter, Choreographer and more as Brazily™ Fitness expands across the globe:

The Best Shoes to Wear for Dance Fitness Classes
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Published on: December 17, 2022

"It can also be helpful to have more than just one single pair of shoes to choose from. “I recommend having at least two to three different pairs of shoes and rotating between them for each of your dance fitness classes,” says Mariana Santos, creator of Brazily Dance, based in Canada. “This ensures that the shoes will last long and protect your joints through all the jumping, pivoting and twisting you do in dance fitness classes.” If you take anywhere from three to four classes per week, it is also recommended that you get new shoes every four to six months to make sure you have enough cushioning in your shoes and that they have enough integrity to protect your feet, ankles, hips and knees, explains Santos."

Become a Brazily™ Dance Instructor
Interview for GoSolo Magazine
Published on: December 13th, 2022


Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mariana Santos, Founder and CEO of Brazily Fitness Inc., located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We offer instructor certification programs to help instructors build stronger connections and transform people's lives from the inside out through Brazilian music, dance, fitness, and lifestyle.

Tell us about yourself

I was born and raised in Canada and grew up feeling very insecure about my body and really lacked confidence in myself. As a teenager, I moved to Brazil, where my parents are from, and was quickly hit with massive culture shock. I had to learn a new language and 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 and 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, making yourself a priority by living a healthy lifestyle and doing things you love is the furthest thing from selfishness! 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!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Since we are still in our launch phase, I'd say our biggest accomplishment so far has been our resourcefulness in order to get to this point. As a startup with no investors so far, we have managed to progress slowly but surely and have been successful at generating interest around our brand using a mix of organic and paid strategies and by building sincere relationships with other amazing professionals in the industry.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

I think the constant battle with your own fears and self-doubt! Just making sure you continue to build momentum, even on the days when you feel defeated.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

When you have a big dream, it can feel overwhelming and even impossible some days. I think that as long as you have absolute clarity on what it is you want to do and who you want to serve, the right doors start opening at the right time. Once you have that crystal clear clarity on what you want, don't let anything stop you! Because you will be challenged over and over again, and you will need to consistently prove to yourself that your goals are stronger than any momentary setbacks. And last but not least, make sure you're doing things for the right reason. If you're in it just to make a ton of money, people will sense that and won't be drawn to you and your brand.

Where can people find you and your business?


The 40 Best Fitness Gifts of 2022, according to Experts 
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Published on: December 5, 2022

"People still underestimate how increasing your daily step count can positively impact your mental and physical health, says Mariana Santos, the founder and CEO of Brazily Fitness. “With the FitBit tracker watches, you get an accurate count of how many steps you are taking every day and how restful your sleep is, among other awesome features,” she continues. “If someone you love needs to start on their fitness journey, but you know they need to start slow and keep things simple, this is the perfect gift! Bringing awareness to your current daily activity level is the first step towards adopting healthier habits.” 

Dance Can Actually Improve Every Part Of Your Life – Here’s How

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Published on July 21st, 2022

Brazily Fitness Is Bringing Back Passion, Joy & Purpose to the Fitness Industry

It’s no secret that the fitness industry has been hit hard during the pandemic and has had to pivot their marketing and business strategies drastically just to stay afloat. With the promise of quick fixes and miracle results spread all over social media, it can be tempting to follow the same path since it seems that is what people are looking for. Brazily Fitness believes it’s time to get rid of these unrealistic promises and bring back passion and purpose to the fitness industry. It's time to refocus on the intention every fitness professional had when they started their careers – to help people become happier, healthier versions of themselves!

Brazily Fitness has just launched their brand new and one of a kind dance fitness program – Brazily Dance.
Brazily Dance uses a variety of Brazilian music and dance styles to create a dance fitness experience like no other! By following the unique Brazily Dance Formula, participants will build their confidence levels to extraordinary heights and be inspired to live a life full of love, joy, happiness and fun!

To become a Brazily Dance Instructor, trainees will be tested on their dance abilities, musicality, cueing and leadership skills to ensure a high-quality experience for all participants who take a class.

“We’re looking for Instructors who understand that their impact goes far beyond their fitness classes.” said Mariana Santos, Brazily Fitness founder and CEO, “We’re looking for professionals who are passion driven and ready to step into their role as a leader in their community. Brazily Dance is not just another dance fitness class – it’s a dance fitness EXPERIENCE! We don’t believe in quick fixes. We believe in guiding people to build resiliency to deal with the ups and downs in life. Brazily Fitness instructors will inspire people to focus on their journey and not the destination. They will be role models on how to live a life with purpose, fun, love and joy!”

Fitness instructors are essential to creating a healthier and happier population and sometimes underestimate the real impact they can have on people’s lives. While other fitness programs focus primarily on offering class programming and choreography, Brazily Fitness will give their instructors all the tools they need to not only become licensed in their exclusive programs but become a coach who boldly leads their tribe to live a more fulfilling life. This means thinking outside the box to offer new ways for their participants to engage with them outside of their classes through workshops, accountability groups and special events to create a greater sense of community and a truly life changing experience.

The Brazily Fitness “Viva a Vibe” (Live the Vibe) motto is all about following the Brazilian approach to health, fitness and lifestyle so people can love their lives every single day! Because it’s not enough to just look forward to the big things in life. Learning to appreciate the little things in life is the secret to living an incredible life.

Brazily Dance is just the first of at least 4 unique fitness programs that will be launched within the next year. Watch the video below for more information about these programs.

Brazily Fitness’s mission is to empower fitness professionals to lead with passion and purpose by building their own tribes within their communities. By becoming licensed in Brazily Dance, instructors will have everything they need to offer something completely new and exciting to their participants and stand out in the market while also creating the life changing impact they’ve always wanted and generating unique income streams.

Brazily Fitness will also be selecting their first Brazily Dance Master Trainers during their upcoming instructor trainings, which is an excellent opportunity for those looking share their passion for dance and fitness on an even greater scale.


More Love. More Joy. More Fun. More Confidence. More Life!

This is the Brazily Fitness movement. This is the world they are creating.

Visit their website at to sign up for their mailing list and be among the first to hear about their upcoming instructor trainings!

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Published on July 11th, 2022


Society's Biggest Problem and How Dance & Fitness Can Fix It


While technological advances have contributed significantly to society, they have also caused tremendous harm. It has never been easier to have anything you want delivered to your doorstep or to distract yourself from responsibilities with social media. The entire world is now paying the price for these conveniences as we see a rise in obesity and an overall decrease in resiliency. People are quitting on their goals faster than ever before and are therefore living lives riddled with disease, stress, anxiety and depression. We believe the dance and fitness industry has the power to change this narrative, with the right strategies in place.

OTTAWA, ON, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazily™ Fitness, which offers fitness programs based on the unique Brazilian approach to lifestyle, health and fitness, announced today the launch of their signature dance fitness program, Brazily™ Dance in the United States and Canada. This program uses authentic Brazilian music and dance to inspire confidence, joy, love and fun into the lives of its participants. We are now looking to license instructors who embody our mission so we can make a greater impact on the world, one class at a time.

Fitness has always been the best way to build resilience and patience. However, over the past several years, with the rise in popularity of social media, the fitness industry has had a hard time staying true to these foundational principles in order to compete in an overly saturated market.

The industry has shifted their messaging and marketing in a way that promises quick and easy results which is extremely detrimental.

With this kind of messaging, people are becoming less capable of dealing with frustrations in life because they are brought to believe that life should be easy and that it requires little effort to achieve results they want.

Most dance fitness classes have also lost their dance essence since instructors feel the need to simplify their classes because people don't have enough patience to learn and progress.

As leaders, we need to be coaching people on the importance of doing hard things! It is through challenges that we grow and evolve. It is through challenges that we build confidence in ourselves to achieve great things. Dealing with the ups and downs in life with grace is essential to living a happier, more fulfilled life.

We are looking for instructors who understand that their impact goes beyond their fitness classes. We are looking for leaders to inspire people to live more confident lives following our unique Brazily™ Dance formula and principles.

Life isn't about making things as easy as possible. It's about rising to the challenges and becoming a stronger, healthier and happier version of yourself.

This is precisely the kind of impact Brazily™ Dance will have on the world.

For further information, please contact Mariana Santos, Brazily™ Fitness Founder at +1-873-288-5488 or [email protected] /