Spotlight: Bruna Brito
She is a Jiu Jitsu champion, and is certified by Strongfirst instructor. Bruna is a fitness instructor at FTR and can often be seen at the gym with her tiny toy poodle, Nina, in tow.
"What did you bring with you from Jiu Jitsu into the gym?"
"I learned everything in Jiu Jitsu. I learned values like respect, and determination, We had respect for our Master. We would bow every time we would fight, every time we would leave the mat."
Bruna recently celebrated a personal record by pressing a 28 kg. kettlebell! That is .42% of her body weight and a fierce accomplishment. In her playful way, she high-fived everyone and danced on her tip-toes.
When asked why she picked FTR to call home, she said it is unlike any other gym. Upon arrival in Salt Lake from Brazil, Bruna began touring Crossfit gyms in the valley. At Fit to Recover she found a friendliness and a genuine caring among the people. She also appreciates the level of vulnerability and the connection it affords. At the other gyms, "nobody smiled." It was so serious. At FTR people talk to each other and support each other. They hav
Bruna is currently studying psychology at the University of Utah, and hopes to bring together her passion for helping people grow strong both mentally and physically as a therapist and fitness instructor. She earned her SUDC (Substance Use Disorder Counselor) certification this summer. We are privileged to have such an ambitious and compassionate woman on our team.