This week’s Badass Chick is Kelly Brabants, creator of Booty by Brabants.
Kelly’s got a pretty cool story; she’s built an empire off of a good workout and some amazing leggings! Four years ago, after having been a personal training coach for quite some time, Kelly decided she wanted to work for herself and build her own brand, so she created her own fitness class.
Her empire began soaring to higher heights after she created workout leggings inspired by Brazil, the country that her mother is from. Kelly teamed up with a designer in Rio to manufacture the leggings, and they were so popular that all 100 pairs sold out the first day she offered them for sale. Fast forward just a handful of years, and Kelly’s got her own full line of workout gear and swimwear.
Kelly also spends much of her time teaching fundraising classes to give back to causes that are close to her heart. She’s raised over $70,000 for breast cancer, and is doing a really great fundraiser tomorrow in memory of a fellow Boston-Brazilian named Karina. Karina was a beauty blogger who passed away at the age of 16 from cancer a few years ago. Kelly followed Karina’s story via social media for years, and coincidentally met Karina’s mother at one of her very own Booty by Brabants classes. She’s fundraising for the Chic by Karina Foundation, which grants wishes to children undergoing treatment.
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I love that Kelly’s been able to build her own empire in just four years and use her passion to help others along the way – imagine where she’ll go in the years to come!
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