Bikini Project: Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips and Fun!


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Brazil is a paradise of soft, sandy beaches, sexy people, festive, costumed parties, booty-shaking music, amazing food, sports and history. And guess what? I’m going to show you everything about this country in my new video: Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips and Fun!

What’s more, as part of my Bikini Project series, I’m trying something completely different. (And a little bit scary…!)

For now on, I’ll be facing one physical or personal challenge — in every video.

Yeah, I’m going waaaay out of my comfort zone, here. So place your bets! I’ll either kick some butt or eat dirt!

My first new challenge is… the Brazilian Martial Arts known as Capoeira:

Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips

Photo: Daniel Zanini H, flickr, C/C

Beautiful, right? But don’t let the photo fool you. Capoeira is fierce and requires a lot of balance, fast moves, twists and high kicks.

According to legend, Capoeira was created over 500 years ago by former slaves in Brasil. In fact, it was once outlawed and had to be performed and practiced on the down-low, hidden from sight.

Historical print of Capoeira

For the slaves at the time, Caopeira was a sign of spiritual empowerment.  Luckily, they passed it on through Oral Tradition and today, it’s entrenched in Brazilian popular culture. As a result, it’s considered our national sport to many enthusiasts.

But don’t tell that to our futbol lovers…! After all, we’re pretty proud of our many champions (2014 shown below).  And we will never forget Pele, our national treasure.

Photo: Agencia de Noticias ANDES C/C

So what will I do aside from my challenge? In addition to that, starting December 19, you’ll also learn about:

  • Travel Info: Regional hot-spots and hidden gems
  • Fitness Tips: How to stay fit like the locals do — on the beach, dancing, and more
  • Unusual Foods: Some regional classics and specialties
  • Calorie Counts for local Food and Activities

Besides Brazil, all of my new Bikini Project vlogs and blog posts will showcase more facts and tips for every place I go. In fact, take notes, because in every new video…

You’ll have everything you need to plan your own trip!

For now, here are more adventures to expect in the next Bikini Project…

Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips, Fun

Capoeira is beloved and practiced around the world — from New Zealand to New York. And along with it comes Brazilian Drumming, also know as Batucada.

On the whole, it’s a great way to experience Brazilian culture and get a tremendous arm and core workout, too.

Pro-tip: Check out the drummer 0:20 seconds in. Aiiii! I want to try it now!

Likewise, where there’s music, there’s dancing…

So don’t be surprised if you see me shaking my booty amongst these local lovelies! Can you picture me in this outfit? 😉

Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips

Photo: Carnaval.com Studios

Not only is Brazilian dance sexy and fun, you’ll easily burn 1000 calories in a few hours. And because it’s so flirty, you might end up dancing the night away with an admirer, later. 😉

Moreover, Brazil is famous for relaxation. The beaches (and beautiful peaches on the beaches) are perfect for the morning after a big night-out. Take a nap, get a tan, or walk the shoreline. It’s all good.

And to top it off, Brazil has the best comfort food! Sweet plantains, freshly caught grilled fish, and so many home-grown vegetables.

That’s why on this trip, I’ll pay special attention to my diet and fitness schedule. And I’ll show you how, too, with these handy  “PINK CARDS”.

In each new video and blog post, these Pink Cards will show you how to fit fitness into your busy schedule. PLUS you’ll get diet plans featuring delicious regional foods.

Here’s an example for Brazil. Of course, once I’m there, I’ll update it. I have a feeling I’ll burn even more calories than listed here. After all,  I’ll be dancing, drumming, and kicking some butt (or at least trying)! 😉

Brazil, Travel, Fitness Tips

Are you planning a trip to Brazil? I want to see you try these adventures for yourself!

Drop me a note below. I’d be happy to answer any of your travel, diet or fitness questions.

Already been to Brazil? Share what you tasted, tried and enjoyed in my home country!

To see more travel tips and adventures around the world, subscribe to Bikini Project on Youtube.

Until then, Stay Fit, Wherever Life Takes You… and enjoy this demonstration of Capoeira with its traditional music.

xoxox Isa

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