Brenda Vongova’s love for fitness began at the age of four years, when she raced in Canada’s “Oakville 1-km Run”.  Her outstanding performance drew comments from several people, but made the deepest impression on Brenda herself.   That moment marked the birth of her drive to realize her physical and mental potential through physical fitness.  From an early age, Vongova immersed herself in the study of nutrition, exercise, holistic medicine and psychology.  Her vocation of inspiring people to reach their full physical, emotional and mental potential began at the age of sixteen years.  Since then, she has forged her unique path in the world of fitness and wellness education.  Vongova was the first personal trainer from Equinox Fitness / West Hollywood to receive press: In 2004, she was featured on the front cover of the Health Section of the Los Angeles Times for fusing life coaching into personal training. 

Body by Vongova was created by Brenda Vongova through the insistence of her predominant Brazilian clientele based in New York.  Since Brazil offers a culture that celebrates the beautiful and perfect body, her signature treatments such as, the "Vongova Body Lift", the “Vongova Bumbum Lift” and the "Vongova Tummy Tuck" have become a fitness demand among the Brazilian community, including the clients of Brazil’s world-famous Clinica Ivo Pitanguy. 

Armed with a love for giving health and fitness to anyone who comes to her for help, she holds a true love for the human body in its ultimate holistic dimension.  Vongova was educated at the University of California, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Harvard University.

International Work in Fitness & Wellness

CAMBRIDGE, USA Fitness Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor, Harvard Business School | Dance Instructor, Harvard Business School Dance Club
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Guest Fitness Instructor of the “Hollywood Bum Lift and Tummy Tuck”, World Class Fitness Center
SHAOLIN TEMPLE, CHINA Shaolin Temple “Cultural Delegate”, Harvard Kung-Fu Club
LOS ANGELES, USA Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Equinox Fitness / West Hollywood | Dancer, Soul Train Television, Paramount Studios, Hollywood | Retail Account Trainer, Swiss Masai Barefoot Technology – MBT | Director, 2004 Jeff Galloway Injury-Free Marathon Training Program / LA | Nordic Walking Instructor, Pacific Palisades & UCLA | Nutritional Consultant & Personal Trainer, LA Fitness
TORONTO, CANADA Aquatics Water Safety & Swimming Instructor | Competitive Synchronized Swimmer, Synchro Canada


Vongova’s exclusive clientele list includes not only the fitness-obsessed Brazilian community and clients of Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, but also leaders from some of the world’s leading beauty and fashion brands, such as Victoria’s Secret, Avon, Estée Lauder and Clarins.  At the same time, her clientele list also extends outside the beauty and fashion universe to include leaders from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, BBC News, Tom Todoroff Actors Studio, Hollywood, and professional athletes members.  With great passion, Vongova is devoted to help beautify the bodies of people from all walks of life, including everyday working professionals to pre and post natal women.

Clarins, the beauty leader in body and cellulite control, has invited Vongova to teach her special program in the institute’s well-being workshops.

Brenda Vongova is a multitalented caring, holistic professional.  I hired her as a trainer but I got a life coach instead. Working with my time limitations, high level of stress and sometimes little determination, Brenda slowly adapted the exercises to my needs, made them fun, memorable, relatable to my "ballerina" days and to other passions of mine. Brenda diligently researched about my health history, modifying exercises accordingly even without my noticing.
Brenda, thank you so much for making exercising so easy, portable, enjoyable, part of my everyday life now.

~ Priscilla Zogbi
Global Fragrance Marketing Director, AVON