Born and raised in the Southern City of Curitiba, Eva Andressa started her fitness journey when she was 17 years old after feeling unsatisfied with her slender frame. Soon after she started training, Andressa met her husband-to-be, personal trainer Jardel Barros, who helped Eva to train and gave her the confidence she needed to compete. By the age of just 21, she entered her first competition, the 2005 NABBA Lobo Bravo Cup in Brazil, and gained the Figure Champion title. This quickly led to a series of impressive wins in body fitness competitions. Today, Andressa is a fitness model and has become a successful fitness guru in Brazil and the rest of the world over.
Fernando Luiz – aka Sardinha – is one of Brazil’s greatest and most famous bodybuilding athletes. Sardinha started working out at the tender age of 15 when he wanted to improve his physical condition to help better his performance in martial arts. It was during his workouts when Sardinha found his love for weights and bodybuilding. Having performed in several competitions and championships with excellent results, his blog and Instagram pages aim to inspire and educate fellow fitness enthusiasts about the golden rules of working out.
Felipe Franco is a well respected bodybuilder in Brazil and has achieved great success in his 35 years; including participating in several national competitions and competing in the famous Mr. Olympia. In addition to being a popular fitness guru, blogger and personal trainer, Franco is also a Physical Education teacher and even studied a post-graduation on the subject. His blog, website and Instagram pages are regularly updated with motivational tips and results-driven workout routines.
One of the most famous female bodybuilders in Brazil, Gracyanne Barbosa is a national inspiration. She started her career soon after leaving law school – due to financial difficulties – and became a dancer. Fast forward to present day and Barbosa is now a carnival dancer and fitness model. Gracyanne’s Instagram pages are loaded with inspirational tips, motivational pictures of her sculpted body, and fun workout routines. She has also starred on the cover of Brazilian Playboy magazine.
Gabriela Pugliese is one of Brazil’s most established bloggers and Instagrammers. She isn’t a bodybuilder per se – instead, she strives to keep a toned body with workouts, aerobics, and healthy eating. Gabriela’s claim to fame first came about when she started posting pictures of her early morning routines, at a time when fitness pages on Instagram weren’t such a big deal. After receiving a lot of positive feedback, Pugliesi decided to use her Instagram to motivate other people. Nowadays, she has over three million followers and a highly successful blog.
Brazilian fitness muse, Bella Falconi, has developed a strong following, with over 3 million followers on Instagram, and a thriving blog presence that includes online coaching sessions. Bella’s background focuses on nutrition, and she has a degree and Masters to show for it. Falconi’s blog is an inspirational combination of food tips, meal plans, healthy eating advice, and workouts that are accessible and practical for everyone. She currently lives in America and her blog is available to check out in both English and Portuguese languages.
Bernardo Wolf is a personal trainer who aims to develop a healthy body through correct eating and tailored workouts which are designed for optimal fat burn. His main focus is centered around HIT sessions – High-Intensity Training – and fat loss. He’s also the creator of PFB (Personal Fat Burn). If performed correctly, PFB will provide six-month results in just six weeks with a series of daily six minute, high-intensity workout sessions. Bernardo’s blog goes into greater detail about these personalized training sessions and offers realistic tips for healthy eating.