Known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector and selected by Verywell.com as one of the top one hundred voices in wellness, Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert and Founder of Brace Life Studios, a luxury, boutique personal training studio in NYC. He Is a motivational speaker, former soloist ballet dancer, ordained pastor and star of the Food Network’s weight-loss reality show “Fat Chef.”
In 2008, he founded what is now known as Brace Life Studios (BLS), New York’s destination for mind-body transformation. As a visionary fitness expert, he has the innate ability and personal mission to help people connect the dots between mind, body and soul. Brace believes that true fitness begins within and that by infusing “inner work” with physical workouts, his clients are able to realize substantial and sustainable results. Brace’s 360-degree approach to fitness is based on his own journey and multifaceted background in dance and ministry.
While attending college on a dance scholarship, he experienced a terrible back injury. Facing the potential loss of his scholarship, Brace discovered a process to heal quickly and returned to peak performance. His personal transformation serves as the foundation for the principles used in his signature “28-Day Challenge” private training program. At the core of all of Brace’s teachings are innovative exercises that reinforce mindfulness, spiritual nutrition and intelligent body work. He is also the creator of the Ballet Burn Out workout and Brace Supermodel Ballet Body Workout which he launched with client and Victoria Secret Model, Alicia Rountree.
Robert is also an ordained minister and author of “The Magic” a celebration of the wellness journeys of women of color.
An accomplished motivational speaker, Brace has inspired thousands with his story and engaging workshops. Additionally, as an ordained minister, he has delivered Spirit-led health and wellness seminars to various non-profit organizations and congregations. Robert has shared his knowledge on media outlets such as the Good Morning America, The View, The Food Network, Shape Magazine, Self Magazine, New York Daily News, Bloomberg Business week, & B.E.T.com
When he’s not guiding clients toward whole body wellness, Brace enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters.