About Robert Brace

Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert, motivational speaker, former soloist ballet dancer, and star of the Food Network’s weight-loss reality show “Fat Chef.” Robert is also an ordained minister and author of “The Magic” a celebration of the wellness journeys of women of color.

Robert Brace is known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector. 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 bodywork.

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 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, &

When he’s not guiding clients toward whole-body wellness, Brace enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters.

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Speaking & Wellness Events

Our mission is to transform people’s relationships with their mind and body by bridging the gap of inner and outer wellness. We believe in working out and working in. Through personal training, group classes, events, conversations, and workshops we strive to help every client achieve The Brace Life is a state of mind-body-soul connection.

The Reboot

At The Brace Life we believe an integral part of self-care is learning when to nourish your soul. We all need regular breaks where we unplug from the grind and reconnect to our power supply. This invigorating and immersive Wellness Retreat or workshop is designed to restore, refuel and reset your mind, body and soul. Broken into three-parts, our wildly popular REBOOT retreat is a boost for the body and soul.

Part I: Powerful talk about celebrating your essence, presence and inner self

Part II: A panel discussion with friends of The Brace Life (optional)

Part III: A fun, interactive movement session with group meditations & affirmations

Wellness Retreats are a minimum of 90 minutes. Programs and timing are customized to your group needs.

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Corporate Events

What is the mind, body, soul connection? During this insightful presentation, Robert will define the mind, body and soul, and reveal the powerful, practical connections between them and how they show up in your daily life. This signature presentation demystifies the concept and leaves the audience empowered with the knowledge and inspiration to live a life of elevated wellbeing.

Workshop version of this presentation includes:

  • An insightful motivating talk exploring the mind, body, soul connection
  • Fun, interactive, team-building exercises
  • Breathing exercises
  • Meditations and affirmations

Programs and timing are customized to your groups needs.

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Wellness Workshops

Expand your definition of mindfulness as you discover how to create harmony between your mental, physical and spiritual states. Learn how to connect your mind, body, and soul through meditation, movement, and mantras. Great for:

  • Stress Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Small Groups

Wellness Workshops are 60-90 Minutes. Programs and timing are customized to your group needs.

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Faith-Based Wellness | The Spirit-Led Body

The Spirit-Led Body is a step-by-step path to weight loss, holistic health, and mental peace that draws inspiration from the ancient wisdom found in the bible, worldwide faith traditions, and the latest advances in behavioral science and exercise physiology. Using insightful, humorous, and powerful transformation stories, Robert guides audience members on an inspirational, transformational journey. Robert is an ordained minister to was pastor of a church in Harlem with his wife for six years.

  • Spiritual Needs-Based Eating: Discover the unmet spiritual needs driving our unhealthy food choices and how to meet those needs in a healthy way.
  • Living The Shalom Lifestyle. How to find peace in all situations. Overcoming emotional eating and combating cravings.
  • How to live without shame in regard to your body image and physicality.
  • Created by love and with love. How to embrace your strength and beauty NOW!
  • Weight Release vs Weight Loss: How to release weight forever instead of consistently losing weight and finding it again.

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