It all started at a Zumba class when the instructor and a loyal participant got together and decided to launch their own fitness studio that is a step above the competition.
2012 saw the opening of DanceFit. Tell us about it.
Chelsea (L): We took the formula of Zumba, an infectious blend of dance and fitness, and applied it to other styles of dance like hip-hop and burlesque. Women love it and we are also offering other popular fitness routines.
How did you two meet?
Monica (R): I’d been teaching Zumba classes for about three years in various venues across Dubai and Chelsea was my most loyal client. One day she approached me and asked why I didn’t have a venue of my own. The seed was sown.
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