Brazil Butt Lift vs. Popular Workouts – Supermodel Secret for a Booty Transformation

While searching the Beachbody website for a new workout program, I came across this Brazilian Butt Lift workout by Team BeachBody.  I was actually looking for some type of fun cardiovascular workout to replace one of my old Beachbody fitness programs;however, this one actually caught my attention.  It does have cardiovascular routines, but with an emphasis on lower body sculpting moves.

I noticed another booty transformation plan while I was doing some research on the Beachbody Brazilian dance cardio workout.  My sister-in-law also told me about Zumba.  Since I only want to buy one at this time, I decided to do a comparison between these three dance cardio workouts.

If you want an in depth review of only the brazil butt lift workout I’d recommend this post on home exercises.

Comparison Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews vs Zumba vs Booty Slide

Features Brazil Butt Lift Zumba Booty Slide
Concept Tri-Angle Training Latin Dance Fitness Various
Creator Leandro Carvalho Alberto Perez Rebecca Kordecki
Program Length Continual Continual Continual
# of Workouts 6 6 4
Nutrition Plan Yes No Yes (additional purchase)
Fitness Guide Yes No No
Equipment Strength band, resistance bands, ankle weights Toning Sticks Booties, knee/hand pads
Cost $59.85 (+s/h) $120 (+s/h) $19.95 (+s/h)
Money Back Guarantee 60 days 30 days 30 days

Brazil Butt Lift Review

Brazil Butt LiftThis lower body sculpting workout is designed to reduce your hips, slim your thighs, and lift your booty without the bulk.  Many butt lift workouts tend to bulk up your thighs.  This Leandro Carvalho workout uses the Tri-Angle Training method.  This proven Tri-angle Training technique consists of signature lower body moves.  World famous supermodels have taken on the challenge and received personalized booty transformation training with excellent results.

Tri-Angle Training involves working the three major muscles (medius, maximus, and minimus) of your buttocks.  The muscles are worked from many different angles, which is the basis for the entire technique.  Working these three major muscles  actually works the heads of the muscles that are attached to your pelvic bone and your hamstrings.  This is how it lifts and shapes your buttocks.

This booty transformation plan provides a unique fat-burning guide filled with easy to follow Brazilian recipes.  This meal plan was created by a nutritionist allowing you to experience the Brazilian flavors without sacrificing your weight management goals.

Carvalho combines Brazilian dance cardio with these signature lower body moves to create a complete booty transformation.  There are six workouts, which include:

  • Basics (20 minutes)
  • Bum Bum (35 minutes)
  • High & Tight  (35 minutes)
  • Sculpt  (50 minutes)
  • Cardio Axe (30 minutes)
  • Tummy Tuck (20 minutes)

Bum Bum is actually pronounced as boom boom and is a nickname for butt.  The program also includes a bonus DVD Bum Bum Rapido (10 minutes).  In the High & Tight workout program, you will need ankle weights and resistance bands for this particular workout routine.  These items are not included in the program.

Visit the official Brazil Butt Lift page here.

Brazil Butt Lift Schedule

The BBL workout  has four schedules that varies based upon your body type and goals. Each of them are 5 or 6 days a week and designed specifically to meet your needs.

  1. The Lift and Shape Schedule will help you lift and shape your booty!
  2. The Slim and Lift Schedule is setup to help those lose weight and also lift your booty.
  3. The Slim and Shape Schedule is for those be slim, get toned  and add some shape to your booty!
  4. The Classic Schedule will lift, slim and shape! Most people who do this workout will be on this schedule.

Brazil Butt Lift vs. Zumba

I was excited to compare these two, as I was actually planning on purchasing Zumba until I came across the Beachbody website.   Both are cardio conditioning workouts and both do have an emphasis on your booty; however, Zumba does not have a proven technique designed specifically as a booty transformation plan.

While they both have the same amount of dance cardio workouts, it appears that Brazil Butt Lift has a more solid program designed specifically to tone, firm, and lift your buttocks.  Zumba does not come with a nutrition plan or fitness guide, while Brazil Butt Lift does provide both.  I firmly believe that it takes an effective exercise plan combined with a healthy eating plan to achieve optimal health.

I really believe both of these fitness programs will be fun to actually complete;however, Brazil Butt Lift does seem to be the better choice if you are expecting a booty transformation.  However, if all you want is a fun workout that will likely help in weight loss, Zumba could be a possibility for you.  Both are energetic and have some amazing music that will keep you motivated.

Brazil Butt Lift vs. Booty Slide

I was particularly interested in comparing these two because they are more similar.  Both focus on lower body sculpting moves through dance cardio.  However, they have different techniques used to create that booty transformation.

While Brazil Butt Lift uses the Tri-Angle Training Method, Booty Slide uses a number of concepts combined to create a unique dance cardio workout program.  Both provide total body conditioning with an emphasis on the lower body.

The Booty Slide concepts used are supposed to have zero impact, which can be beneficial to arthritis sufferers.  These concepts include body weight resistance, yoga, Pilates, slide training, aerobics, dance, and high intensity interval training.

While Booty Slide is significantly lower priced than Brazil Butt Lift, there are only four workouts included in this fitness program.  It also does not include a nutrition plan or fitness guide with the program;however, you can choose to purchase a nutrition guide as an add-on.

Booty Slide has unique equipment.  You will be wearing special high performance booties along with knee and hand slider pads.  These pads are designed to shape and tone your legs.  You can purchase intermediate and advanced resistance bands, which leads me to believe you may need them for the workout at some point.

Final Thoughts

This was a very close decision.  In the beginning, I intended on purchasing Zumba basically because my sister-in-law loves it and has seen some results.  However, when I was considering Zumba, I was not really thinking about a booty transformation.  I was just in the market for a fun dance cardio workout program that would help me lose weight and tone up some areas.

In fact, I did not realize there was such a thing as a booty transformation plan.  I was actually intrigued by the Tri-Angle Training Method.  While Booty Slide and Brazil Butt Lift are very similar, I like the fact that Brazil Butt Lift has signature body sculpting moves with a proven technique.  I also like that it comes with a meal plan filled with Brazilian inspired recipes.  So, I have decided to try the Brazil Butt Lift.  I am excited to try it and see if it works for me!

Visit the official Brazil Butt Lift page here.

68 Responses

  1. Dona Stevens
    Dona Stevens November 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm |

    My cousin just got BBL and I’d love to do the workouts with her. I want to give 100% and lose 14 pounds before my winter school break as we are going to Daytona! What is the average weight you lose in a month? How many inches would that be?

  2. Karin Betrue
    Karin Betrue November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm |

    I am 24 and have plenty of size but not fat. I just have muscle. I don’t want my thighs, calf or butt to get any bigger. If anything I want to get it smaller. Will the brazil butt lift workout help me?

    1. Jacquelyn Gowmbight
      Jacquelyn Gowmbight November 29, 2012 at 5:56 am |

      Hey Karin,
      I am 23 and have been doing brazil butt lift for about a month now. I was in shape to begin with and have a large muscular butt just wanted to shape it up. This was the perfect workout for it. I haven’t gotten bigger or bulky I’ve slimmed down the outside of my thighs and lifted my butt completely. I was not following any meal plans just workouts to a T. You will see excellent results if you’re willing to put in the work. I can’t wait to see my body after 2 months.

      1. Karin Betrue
        Karin Betrue November 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm |

        Thanks so much Jacquelyn! This sounds perfect for me and going to order today.

  3. Sharon
    Sharon December 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm |

    Hey everyone,
    I am 20 and recently had a baby. before the baby my weight was 95 lbs and am 5’4. i had a very small body which i liked. i didnt gain much after the baby but now i weigh 106 and most of the weight went to my stomach, i now have love handles, and well my butt n thighs also have gotten slighty bigger. i was wondering if BBL would help me get bak to my old body? i would like to lose my tummy n love handles and tone my legs n butt…

    1. Talitha
      Talitha June 24, 2014 at 8:00 am |

      Hi Sharon! Late reply, but your description of yourself is the exact same as me! Did you end up buying BBL? Of you did, how has it been? I have been following the fitness guide for a week now, and it’s been great!!

  4. Brittany Worthy
    Brittany Worthy December 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm |

    Hey, im 17 years old. I have, a flat Bum. How long would it take for The Brazilian Butt Lift to show results on me.

  5. Janelle
    Janelle December 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm |

    Would it help lose “saddle bags?” Which exercise works best on this problem area?

    1. AmberCalifornia
      AmberCalifornia January 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm |

      Hi Janelle. “Admin” offered solid general advice on fitness & it is correct that you have to be committed to the program in order to see results. BUT I would answer you by saying a resounding YES! Following this program will definitely zap off those saddlebags since it is specifically designed for this as well as targeting booty issues. And with the 6 day slimdown pgm, you are guaranteed to lose at least 6 pounds in 6 days. On average, a commited female loses at least 10% but usually 20% of her body weights within 60 days. So, if you are 150 lbs, you will likely lose about 30 lbs. If you are only 110 lbs, you’re more likely to lose about 11 – 15 pounds. Drink PLENTY of water to see fastest results. Be sure to eat properly & good luck!

  6. Sandy
    Sandy January 9, 2013 at 2:45 am |

    How much time each day do you devote to the bbl work outs?

    1. AmberCalifornia
      AmberCalifornia January 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm |

      I only do 35 to 45 minutes a day (that’s one workout) plus eat right & drink water & i am astounded by my results. I can’t wait to show off my new rockhard booty next beach season! (Of course, i imagine you would see results faster the more you exercise provided you do NOT overdo it & make your muscles so sore that you can’t use them the next day!) It doesn’t take a lot, just at least one or 2 workouts a day plus healthy food & water. The water really helps your muscles stretch further & washes the calories out fast! Buena suerte! (Good luck! But you won’t need luck, just daily commitment! :-)

  7. Brenda
    Brenda January 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm |

    I have a flat butt and would like some shape. I bought Zumba, unfortunately I don’t have a lot of room to dance around and I stick to the carpet trying to do the moves. Do I need a lot of room or a smooth surface (not carpeted) for BBL??

    1. h
      h April 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm |

      I also do Zumba on carpet, if your wearing sneakers during the workout, amazon sells a product called “sneaker socks” you could try, or try working out in bare feet, which works the best for me!

  8. Kei
    Kei January 13, 2013 at 6:44 am |

    Hay, im from Indonesia, and how can i get this BBL?

  9. jumm
    jumm January 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm |

    hi, is there any possible way that maybe you could post the diet plan or just tell me the types of food i should eat ? i would really appreciate it <3 thank u anyways

  10. Tamara
    Tamara January 18, 2013 at 12:18 am |

    I just started BBL this week (just finished day 3) and am wondering about your results since you’re ahead of me timewise. (I’m 51, fit, slender, and doing the same Lift & Shape program you are. My goal is adding a little volume and shape. Keeping things firm takes a bit more effort at my age!) Are you seeing results? If so, when was a change noticeable to you? Is it what you hoped for? So far, I’m really enjoying BBL. The workout is fun and the right amount of tiring. I’m optimistic that it will deliver results so hope your experience has been positive. Thanks for posting your review.

  11. lynn
    lynn January 22, 2013 at 12:04 am |

    do you ship to australia?

  12. Kyro'sMommy!
    Kyro'sMommy! January 22, 2013 at 8:51 am |

    Hello everyone. I am 21. Just had a baby 8 moths ago and I’m barely ready to get into shape. I’ve wasted a long time and I regret it. I’ve never really been small before my son I was about 180 now I’m 195. When I was in high school I was 150. I’m not fat just really thick. And I have a huge saggy belly that just looks awful now! It’s never been this bad. I’m wondering if brazil butt-lift will work for me. Slim and tone my lower body and help me loose my belly while toning it as well. Is this possible? Or is it just wishful thinking. I have the workout, I tell myself to use it but idk if its rite for me. I’m scared if I commit that the end results will be the same…tears when I look in the mirror :(

  13. brittney
    brittney January 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm |

    How much dancing does this program have? I am about a year after knee surgery due to a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus and was told not to do zumba and other “dance workouts.” I would not do the cardio workout they include, instead I would most likely just substitute that day with cycling or the elliptical. I figured BBL may be good to purchase since some of the exercises on the dvd I do in PT and I can do in a modified form and work my way up. what do you think? I just don’t want to waste my money on a program that I can’t do.

  14. LaceyFace
    LaceyFace February 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm |

    Purchased today! Can’t wait!!!

  15. Lyria
    Lyria February 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm |

    I just started my third week of BBL, but because I had such a hard time keeping up with the first week, I did week one twice, so on the schedule I’m actually on week 2 of Lift and Shape. I’ve definitely already seen a difference in the way I look, and even though I feel like I’m dying when I’m working out, lol, I can’t wait to keep up with this program to see how I turn out after 4-6 weeks. My question is—if after I complete lift and shape, can I continue with only lift and shape to maintain? Or is it absolutely neccesary to move on to the classic routine?

  16. Cat
    Cat February 7, 2013 at 3:06 am |

    I am pretty thin 5’4 and 103 pounds and i would like to gain 5 pounds as well as tone my entire body and get a bigger butt, will this help me?

  17. brittany
    brittany February 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm |

    hi everyone i was thinkin about this i have a bit of pudge on the front of my stomach an sides love handle area does the brazil butt life workouts also help with that?

  18. Julie
    Julie February 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm |

    Is this really a legitimite review or just an ad for the program?

  19. Juanita
    Juanita February 13, 2013 at 1:57 am |

    I have been interested in this program for some while but I have been a little hesitant because I am 5’8 and weigh 205 lbs so I guess what I am asking is can this program help lose a significant amount of weight off my abdomen as well as my butt?

    1. h
      h April 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm |

      Program is intended to slim and lift butt, and thighs. Also works tummy, however, everyone loses weight from different areas, and you cant controlwhere you are loseing from, but you can point your body in the right direction!

  20. Justtrying
    Justtrying February 21, 2013 at 1:18 am |

    Ok…. I am 35 yo with 2 small kids. Is this really going to work for an older mother of two that is pear shaped? All the reviews I’ve seen are twenty-somethings and they look great. I completed the insanity workout twice and did not lose a single pound. 5’8 165 lbs.

  21. Sonja
    Sonja February 20, 2014 at 4:14 am |

    Hello, I read the comments back and forth end feel this offers hope. There are a lot of questions on whether this program will also help with shaping the tummy area and outer thighs but didn’t see any comments or response on whether this may help with shaping of hamstring muscles too? I not only have a saggy flabby butt with some cellulite but also have cellulite on my outer thighs/hamstrings. I know I can’t get rid of this but can tone through exercise. Do you feel this workout will help with hamstrings too? Many thanks, Sonja

    1. h
      h April 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm |

      Tones and thins every part of your legs! Inner and outer, there are specific workouts for your outer thighs/saddlebags. If/when you buy this product, dont get discouraged if you cant do every move the first day. They arent necessarily hard, but they do take some time to get used to moveing in that way. Good luck!

  22. Tiffany
    Tiffany March 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm |


    Brazil Butt lift will definitely help with the cellulite. I am on my 3rd month with Brazil Butt Lift and let me tell you I had the worst cellulite. I’ve had cellulite since I was 12 and thin! So it just got worse as I gained weight. Now it is virtually gone thanks to BBL!

    It’s all about nutrition and drinking water as well. i don’t follow the nutrition plan to a tee, but I did get a lot of good ideas to eat healthier. So no more junk food, fresh fruits and veggies with every meal, and protein smoothies/juice. I also drink a gallon of water a day.

    I will say that I don’t use all of the dvds though. I use Zumba for my cardio days and then do BBL for my weight training. The sculpting dvd is awesome to tone your back and arms. And the tummy tuck is a killer workout for your abs. I do pretty much every dvd except the cardio axe because I find it boring.

    I have lost a total of 30 lbs in 60 days! And dropped 3 dress sizes. My thighs have become so slim and tight and toned, but not bulky, which is super important. My butt has lifted 1 and a half inches, and gotten rounder. My saddle bags are gone, and I have a gap between my thighs now which I never had. I’ve also gotten a tight trimmed waist and flat stomach.

    I have never been in such good shape. And my butt and thighs have never looked better, with no dimples, all thanks to eating right, drinking water and sticking to BBL.

  23. h
    h April 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm |

    Hi. I own both Zumba, and BBL, and love both of them. They BOTH! Come with a meal plan. They BOTH! Come with a fitness guide. And they BOTH! Work your lower body and core! Zumba comes with 2 pound weights called toning sticks, because they are styled after a marrocca so when you shake them, you are not only getting a weight benefit, but a resistance benefit as well. BBL comes with a resistance band, however requests that you also go out and buy your own hand and ankle weights to achieve the maximum benefits. They are both extremly fun and challenging! Zumba is more like what it claims, a dance party, where if it easnt for Beto and Tanyas remarks, you wouldnt realize it was anything more than danceing and haveing fun! BBL, basically you stand in one spot, and do callistenics and things of that nature specifically targetteing your thighs, and butt, is much slower paced than Zumba. Zumba works alot of calfs, because you have to stay with your heels lifted to agile, while BBL you pretty much stand on one leg, and work the other, then switch.BBl has no breaks for water, while Zumba dvds are designed so that when you change rhythms/countries, theres a 15 second break where it introduces the rhythm and country. BBL just has a ticker that shows you how long that particular workout will last. And as for the butt slide or w/e its called.. ive never heard of it. And THAT! My friends, is an accurate review of both products by somebody that has honestly USED BOTH products!

  24. khaliunaa
    khaliunaa May 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm |

    hi i’m 5 feet 136lb i’m fat everywhere,i’m just wondering if it’s gonna help my belly fat.sorry about my english.please help me

  25. lux
    lux May 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm |

    Hi, I am 30yrs old and my height is 5.4″ and weigh 147 pounds. I am pear shaped person. I have a small upper body and large lower body. I really want to loss weight on my thighs and butt. I read all the reviews and I am more inclined to buy BBL. But what worries me is, I already have a huge butt and after using BBL will it become even more big and prominent. All my life i have been very conscious of my butt and don’t want to make it bigger. I actual want to loss inches on my butt. Can anyone guide me?

  26. Liz
    Liz September 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm |

    I am reading over the reviews and have heard about this. I am planning to buy it at the end of this month and start at the beginning of October. I like my thighs and my legs thick but my belly hangs from my c-section. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 142 pounds and I am size 8. I want to lift my butt and tone it since I do not have too much. I want to weigh 130 and lose my little love handles as well. What butt lift schedule should I even go for that won’t slim down my thiighs or legs but tone them up, especially lift my butt and tone it? Will I be able to lose 12 pounds at the end of November with results if I follow these workouts? What is your advice?

    1. Liz
      Liz September 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm |

      By the way I am 29 and had two c-sections before but my kids are already 4 and 8. Hope somebody can tell me also what butt lift schedule would fit for me.

  27. Rhiannon
    Rhiannon October 16, 2014 at 7:45 am |

    I have read all your reviews back and forth.
    I am very curious about the Brazilian Butt Lift.
    I have had numerous personal trainers over the years, who i find do not listen to what i am asking for in a fitness routine. And this has caused numerous issues for me. I have a body with larger calf muscles. Not enormous.. just slightly larger than i would like. It has not helped having a personal trainer that gave me exercises that have increased the size of them. I have since stopped this routine and no longer see this trainer. I was wondering if anyone has had results where their legs particularly calves have slimmed a little?

    1. Cheri
      Cheri November 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm |

      Yes, Brazil Butt Lift works. Our yoga class took the BBL challenge. I was amazed after three weeks of faithfully following the plan. The first two weeks are very hard but then as it gets easier it isn’t so bad and feels so good after the workout. I lost more inches than weight. But then I didn’t faithfully keep doing it. If you do it you won’t be sorry.

  28. Brandy
    Brandy November 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm |

    Not sure if someone already commented with is, but Zumba actually does come with a nutrition plan and even a workout schedule in their booklet. I have their seven DVD set for Zumba exhilarate. I love it, but I’m wanting to try something a little different. Should be purchasing BBL soon.

  29. Lori Martin
    Lori Martin February 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm |

    I am very thin and have a flat butt. I am 5’5 and a 110lbs. I don’t want to loose any weight. However I would like a butt. What part of the program would you recommend. I have the CDs and have tried Bum Bum Rapido. I am working on keeping up, I am not much of a dancer. Will that work to lift and firm my flat behind. I also have a concern about my legs they are very thin and I don’t want them any thinner. Thanks, Lori

  30. Emma
    Emma March 2, 2015 at 3:32 am |

    Hi! I just recently purchased BBL and so far I have loved it. All the reviews I have read on it make me feel that much better about it. So far I’ve been doing it for a week! I’ve been sore in places I didn’t know i could be. Im 18, 5’5 & 115 lbs. I’m not in bad shape at all and most of my friends think I’m crazy for doing it but I just want my butt to look better. It sags a little, but not to bad, just feel as if it could look better!! I choose to do the classic schedule because I felt the other ones didn’t apply to me. I also just started zumba twice a week. I was wondering with me being in pretty good shape if it would take longer for me to see results??

  31. chelsey
    chelsey March 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm |

    I haven’t worked it out since high school when I was in sports and that was freshman year! I used to weigh 135 i looked very good! Now I am 20 with 2 kids weighing 220 i was wanting to know if I can loose enough by this summer???? Or how much can I loose in 3-4 months??

  32. Tiffany
    Tiffany March 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm |

    I was considering the BBL but I dont what to lose my butt and thighs. If anything I want them thicker. I am looking for a program that will flatten my tummy, sculpt my back and arms and make my booty more bootylicious. Any ideas. ..

  33. Paola
    Paola January 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm |

    sorry, I’m talking about the Brazil BUtt-lift programme

  34. Petals
    Petals February 6, 2013 at 1:03 am |

    Hi all
    I just completed week 4, and let me tell you, Braxillian Butt Lift truly works! I am 5’8″ and 200 pounds. I have actually been following Weight Watchers while doing this program. I only dropped seven pounds, but I dropped a whole pant size in one month!!! I am amazed at the results! And what I truly love about this program and think is key for continuing results is that Leandro mixes up the routine every week. It doesn’t seem to get much easier, but also your body doesn’t get used to it. I can’t wait to see what happens after month two!


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