Our History

Engenharia do Corpo

Engenharia do Corpo was founded in 2012, based on the extensive experience of its founding partners Alexandre and Diego Zanella. The academy has a totally professional management, wide physical structure and various modalities. Based on the low price business model meaning “low price”, the customer pays a relatively low amount for a mega structure, with quality equipment, ample spaces, changing rooms and parking within a basic service plan. Understanding the moment we are living, our great differential and what becomes pioneering in our market is the ease of hiring our services via bank slip. We are people who think of people and want to opportunistize a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the basic packages, we offer additional services to customers providing a better quality of life, health and well-being.

Already elevated to the condition of one of the largest networks of academies in Brazil, The Engineering Body has more than 100 units in operation and, with the results presented so far, it is estimated the inauguration of 5 to 10 units per month by the end of the year.


2012 – Inauguration of the first Unit Engenharia do Corpo (headquarters);

2018 – First franchise of the Network in the city of Caxias do Sul (RS);

2019 – Start of operations outside the region of Caxias do Sul (RS);

2020/1 – First units outside Rio Grande do Sul, more specifically in SC;

2020/2 – First units inaugurated in model BGT30;

2021/1 – Inauguration of the units in Porto Alegre, capital RS;

2021/1 – Inaugurations of units in other regions of the country, such as RJ and PE;

2021/1 – Start of operations in several Brazilian states: PR, SP, MS, MT, RN, GO, TO and SE;

2022/1 – Start of operations in other regions of the country: ES, ES and DF.


Testimony Alexandre Zanella, CEO.

Engenharia do Corpo was born in 2012, conceived by me and my brother, Diego Zanella. The first franchise opened in 2018 and since then, our unit card is always growing. Currently, we have more than 100 units in operation and approximately 270 contracts signed to open new units throughout Brazil. Our goal is to arrive in 2024 with 500 units in the country.