In 2016, a car accident left me with a badly injured back. Thankfully I recovered, but was unable to live life like I had before. Exercise fell by the wayside, and over time, I grew unhappy with the way I felt and the way I looked; nothing I wore made me feel good.
Hi, I’m Monica i’m a bookworm. i’m a bookworm.
and everything changed.
they felt &
Even on my worst days – which encouraged me to get out into the world and move my body. And as I grew stronger and healthier and started to lose weight, the leggings compressed and still looked amazing. Not only were they the catalyst for my change; they changed with me!
Since then, I knew I wanted to help every woman get into a pair. I spent two years on research and development to start my own line, and committed to social impact in the local community. In Brazil, we found one where our products are made by women heads of households. More recently we expanded our product lines and are working with more manufacturers around the world.
Three years later, I’m proud to offer a tested and perfected product for women who want it all, both in life and leggings!
fun facts about me
What’s the theme song of your life?
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
What’s your sign?
Leo. I’m very passionate and affectionate, but if you make me a promise you better keep it… or else! :)
What’s your go-to fix for a bad day?
I love taking a nice bath with salts and essential oils and then watching a funny feel-good movie or series.
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
My mom’s traditional Colombian dish “Bandeja Paisa,” with red beans, rice, pork, chorizo, fried egg, plantain, avocado, ground beef and corn cakes!
What’s your drink of choice?
In the morning I love a cup of cappuccino sprinkled with cinnamon powder. After work, I enjoy a glass of Italian red wine.
Strangest place you’ve worn leggings to?
Are you happy with where you
are in your career?
Yes! I’m learning and growing so
much every day. I look forward to what
the future holds!
If you had the whole world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
Try to be more present in the moment; put your phone away when you’re around your loved ones; make time for a coffee date with a friend instead of a text message;
and be kinder to each other and our planet.
What’s one thing you want to accomplish one day?
I would like to travel for a few years. Explore remote and beautiful locations to surf, snorkel, paddle board, mountain bike, and have conversations with strangers around the world. Really immerse myself in nature and different cultures.
Where would you most love to
travel in the world?
The Great Barrier Reef.
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