My name is Monica Melendez and I was born April 26 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. I moved to the United States when I was 15 years old. Realizing I loved to dance and have a passion for music, my sister Melissa and I decided to check out Zumba after we saw some infomercials on Univision. Not long after we both decided to go and obtain our licenses to teach the format. I currently have the certificates for B1, B2, Zumba Toning and ZumbAtomic. I started teaching the classes along with my sister in various places, we did not stop there, and in 2011 we decided to open our own studio, Body Rhythms Life Fitness. The studio has been a hit, featuring our own original Latin beat. I love what I do and to me Zumba is my stress reliever. But most importantly I love our students, we are a family. Viva Zumba!!!!