New Ms Fit Feature on the Booty-Beautiful, Kelly Brabants:

Kelly Brabants, fitness instructor and founder of the Boston based fitness and fashion brand, Booty By Brabants

Kelly Brabants, fitness instructor and founder of the Boston based fitness and fashion brand, Booty By Brabants.

 

Ms Fit for Society loves everything Fitness and Fashion, so when we heard about Kelly Brabants, we had to learn more! Kelly just embodies Fit-Fashion (literally). We love the fit-lifestyle brand she is creating and her glowy- healthy energy. Thank you so much for sharing with us Kelly!

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?

Busy would be an understatement when it comes to my life right now,  but I could not be happier! I am now working for my business full time as well as teaching my “Booty By Brabants” classes & boxing classes at BFX Back Bay, Equinox Franklin St, and The Club by George Foreman III. I am teaching 14-15 classes a week right now and I LOVE it! I am so grateful to be able to work at 3 of the most amazing fitness studios in the city! My classes are my passion, teaching and motivating others is what I love most about my job! When I’m not teaching I spend my time working on growing my business & my brand, whether it be through social media, trunk shows, fitness events, meetings, I am taking every opportunity I can to learn and grow as a business owner and fitness professional. I am very lucky to have my family working with me to keep the business running. my dad and my brother do all of the shipping and handling, and my mom is in charge of the inventory. The whole Brabants clan is involved and on board with the booty business!

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?

Right now I am loving the new BFX studio in Back Bay. I love the facility and the classes are killer! I also LOVE boxing, I try and take at least 2 boxing classes a week. Boxing is definitely a great stress reliever for me. Fashion wise, I love my Booty By Brabants apparel, of course. My go-to- outfit is usually a bright colored BBB legging, my  BBB sports bra and a tied up oversized tank. I’m also a huge sneaker junkie, I can never have enough Nikes! How I dress directly effects how I feel, so it’s super important for me to always look cute at the gym (hence why I started my BBB Workout line).

 

Kelly in Booty by Brabants

Kelly in Booty by Brabants

 

 

TELL US  ABOUT HOW YOU STARTED YOUR COMPANY AND A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?

I started my business with the intention of it just being a workout. When I decided to start my own brand, I had been personal training at Equinox on Franklin Street for 2.5 years. I also have 15 years of dance experience. I wanted to create and teach my own class that was 100% designed by me. When creating my brand, I was inspired by the Brazilian booty (my mom is from Rio de Janeiro), and I love the Brazilian culture! I designed a 60-minute high intensity booty-shaping workout with unique moves derived from my dance and fitness background. I wanted this class to be fun and innovative, and really give women real results! The class started growing rapidly.  I was constantly getting asked about my clothes/style– it took a couple of months before I realized the huge demand for fun and sexy fitness apparel in Boston. So I reached out to a designer and manufacturer in Brazil to see if they wanted to partner with me. In December 2014, I launched my legging line known on social media as #BBBleggings.

While my leggings are without a doubt flattering, the Booty by Brabants brand is still based off of working out, and keeps exercise in the forefront of all things. To get the booty you desire, you need to work out and put the time and effort in. In return, these leggings will showcase your hard work. When I teach classes now about 80% of the girls are wearing BBBleggings, I still can’t believe it sometimes! (side note/this happens all the time: I was in whole foods the other day and two girls were wearing my leggings and I almost stopped to take a picture, but then my boyfriend called me a creep so I walked away. I swear it will never get old!!!! (Hahaha)

 

BBB Leggings

BBB Leggings

 

HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

You can reach me via email @ info@bootybybrabants.com & shop on my website bootybybrabants.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bootybybrabants/

 

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Jessica’s Studio Style & Music for Barre and Boxing:

No matter where I’m going to workout, I’m somehow always layered. I love layering! I always have an easy-to-throw-on sweatshirt or tee over a workout tank, even in the summer. I also love layering because I usually have somewhere to be right after class and this allows for quick transitions between workout to day or evening wear.

Here is what I am wearing and listening to right now during my two favorite workouts:

 

TO THE BARRE:

 

1. The Modern Classic from Gwenyth~ I have one in every color! It is the perfect top to wear to Barre and really everywhere. I love the ballet style and adjustable fit. I love how I can tie the sides up while I am teaching and then pull the sides down post class and pair with a sweater or cardigan to meet friends for coffee or run errands. It’s effortless!

Gwenyth's Modern Classic in Ballet Pink

Gwenyth’s Modern Classic in ballet pink

2. Firedaughter Clothing’s off-the-shoulder Big Huge Heart Sweatshirt~ Anything off-the-shoulder is my favorite and Firedaughter has definitely perfected the off-the-shoulder look.  I have a collection of these types of inspirational tees and sweatshirts… and this is the perfect layer!

 

Firedaughter's Big Huge Heart off the wide shoulder sweathshirt.

Firedaughter’s Big Huge Heart off-the-shoulder sweatshirt

 

3. The perfect leggings~ For Barre, I’m usually wearing either the Splits Tendu grip tights or the Nova Capri legging from Splits59. I love the Tendu grip tights because of the grips on the bottom of the feet that work perfectly for helping hold that stretch at the Barre which means you don’t have to wear Barre socks. I also love the Nova Capri because they have the best fit of any legging I own.

 

Splits59 Nova Classic Capri

Splits59 Nova Capri

 

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

Splits59 Tendu Grip Tights

 

4. Nike Wedge sneakers~ I am so thankful for the wedge sneaker! I am obsessed! It is the perfect fit-fashion invention. Throw these on with your workout outfit and immediately you can carry your workout look through the rest of the day. I always feel like I look better with a little height and they’re perfect to wear to a Barre workout because you actually do the workout in socks or barefoot.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

Nike Dunk Sky High Sneaker.

5. Take your Barre look to dinner with Daniela Corte’s off the shoulder Ballet Top. As I said, I love everything off the shoulder. I just bought this top. I can throw it on with my workout leggings and I’m all ready for post Barre class fun.

Daniela Corte Ballet top

Daniela Corte Ballet top

TO KICKBOXING:

1. My prize possession. These were a limited edition item from Alexander Wang‘s Objects collection two years ago. They are 12 ounces of pure leather perfection!

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

Alexander Wang boxing gloves.

 

2. The “Edgy” Legging~ I love these Daniela Corte Tracy Capri leggings in Python. They are the perfect legging for looking cool while you’re kicking butt.

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

The Daniela Corte Tracy Capri

 

3. The Ashby Tank and Loren Bra~ If you know me, you know there is a 75% chance I’m wearing at least one item that’s Splits59 at all times. And for kickboxing, it’s often the Ashby tank. It fits perfectly and I find that in workouts where I am sweating more like boxing or spin, the Ashby doesn’t get uncomfortable.

 

Splits59 Ashby Tank

Splits59 Ashby Tank

 

 

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

Splits59 Loren Seamless Bra-Painted

4. Crane & Lion’s long sleeve tee. I love the fit of this and the tee has great ruching in the back for an even slimmer fit.

 

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

Crane&Lion Longsleeve Tee

5. Divert Jacket by Koral Activewear~ Perfect to complete the look and easy to throw on over everything.

 

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

Divert Love Sleeve Hooded Jacket

 

6. Liteweight sneakers~ For kickboxing, I like a very lightweight sneaker such as these Nike Free TR Breathe.

 

Nike Free Sneaker

Nike Free Sneaker

MUSIC:

Nothing motivates me like great music. Here’s my latest playlist for music I’m playing in my Barre classes and listening to while I workout on Spotify.

 ~J