The 10% Principle!

I’ve decided it’s time to push you that little bit harder!! You may be in routine .. A plateau with your Zumba workout…your body has adjusted to your exercise schedule & level of intensity ….

Now I’m going to push you to reach in for 10% extra tonight!!! Till you really feel the burn… Jump higher, squat deeper, make your arms longer …well you know what I mean !

10% Challenge Starts tonight ….because we all know results happen when we push past our comfort zone!

You can do it !!!!



Lovely friends, be a part of this amazing spectacle as we celebrate with a symbolic whale migration along The Esplanade. Glowing, shining, beaming and sparkling for a cause!!! Let us come together for the much loved Illumination Parade.

CALLING ALL FITNESS LOVERS to light up the sky with colourful, amazing and crazy creations. Our dancing spectacular shimmering along the Esplanade represents the migration trail of the famed Humpback Whales that return to the Bay’s pristine shores to rest and play.

It attracts thousands of spectators to cheer the entrants as they vie for fantastic festival prizes.
LETS DO IT!!! Join us 4:30pm opp Heritage Village Zephyr St Sat 17th October !!

Love to see you for yet another fantastic year and great cause!

Katie Joy xx


DietBet – a fun way to lose weight !!


Starting after the school holidays bet US$15 (AU$21) to loose 4% of your body weight! All contestants entries go into a POT & the total is divided by the WINNERS!! I’m the only entry so far!!! Hope you join me on the challenge !

I have always hovered on the “overweight” side of the spectrum, rather than “underweight”. I think I’m like most people when it comes to food & believe our biggest problem is likely to be portion size. I’ve never been into fizzy drink or potato chips, but rather the bread, chocolate, milk, cheese type 😉

The best shape I’ve been in was 56kgs (163cm in height) when I lived in Bolivia and practiced Capoeria, a Brasilain Martial Art, for over 2 hours a day. I admit!! I was obsessed !!

Exercise is what keeps me in shape and I know if I stop, I would put on a few kilos. My biggest hurdle was after pregnancy when I would have well over 20kgs to loose! I know, I know!!! My body just loves to store fat! I think because it’s hard to monitor how much weight we put on during pregnancy versus how much is baby… Add the fact that exercise intensity generally decreases, it dosnt make a good combination. I’ve had 3 pregnancies and every time I have been faced with a MASSIVE weight loss to feel like myself again.

Sometimes a few kilos creep back on…. So I thought this DietBet would be a Fun and Social way to stay focused and drop those creepy kilos. I think we all really kind of “know” what to do, but we just don’t feel motivated to do it. Eat vegetables and fruit, stay away from sugar, processed foods and monitor carbs.

So if you would like to shed a few kilos in a social and fun way….please join me on the DietBet! You will be made accountable over the 4 weeks and it might be the kick up the booty you need, just before Christmas 😉

Just remember how great it feels to squeeze into that dress or jeans we always look longingly at in the cupboard 😉

love, bubbles and smiles,

Katie Joy xxx


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So proud of the ZCLUB AWESOME TEAM! Everybody has their strengths & we are so lucky to have the healing Cheryl Virgo who conducts our monthly team massage & works to keep us glued together as an evolving ZCLUB spirit. THE HEALER
Wendy Rivera who drives us with energy and passion, as a former aerobics instructor & formal Latin dancer she specialises in cardio-fitness, incredible stretching & technical Latin dancing..she is also a bit crazy :-)..making for a very entertaining workout! THE FITNESS GURU
Bronwyn Heyworth who is a master of choreo, always creating her own new choreographies, always up-to-date with the latest songs & movements in the Zumba World.. Her passion & love for Zumba dazzles me everyday. THE CHOREO QUEEN.
Anita McCutcheon who is just so amazingly incredible in so many ways. She embodies the true spirit of freedom & really you just cant help but let go of all your inhibitions & just be YOU! A delight to see, radiating energy & joy. THE GOLDEN STAR
Katie Joy, well you know…hahaha the one who shoots for the moon & gets banged up by falling meteors along the way…dreams for superman to save her, but realises a heart full of meteor dust means she can jump slowly but steadily from star to star….

Cut the cr#p! You can be ANYBODY you want to BE!

I have something deeply personal to share…. But quite remarkable !!

7 years ago Nov 1, 2008 I lost my first baby at 6 weeks of age. This diary entry highlights that I was still suffering deep pain still 6 mths later! If you know someone who has lost somebody close to them….the real pain and isolation occurs WAY AFTER the funeral….when apparently your are supposed to be “over it”.


The second Diary entry shows that within the pain there is always HOPE. It’s a roller coaster ….of highs and lows.

The remarkable thing is that I was about 20kgs overweight. Had nothing to do with fitness apart from a walk or random visit to a gym. Had NEVER ever envisioned a fitness career, was unable to do any form of PUBLIC SPEAKING, was petrified of being the centre of attention, was barely able to find joy in my own life, let alone others… But this depressed 30 year old…. Had a deep rooted desire to instigate change in the world. Even at my lowest. Even not knowing what!

Why am I sharing this…..? Because you can be ANYBODY you want to be! Cut the cr#p ! You are NOT that shy person you think u are, if that’s not who you wish to be!

Any traits you admire in others is your higher self telling you that is YOU, although you may not have developed those traits yet!

The times when I have been the most SCARED, have been pivotal in my life! I can’t even express the fear I felt when I was forced to teach Zumba classes, when all my instructors moved on.

Forced – no, I had a choice to give up and move back to my parents house in Rockhampton or attempt teaching the few participants that remained.. Scared they would all leave and I would be a failure. I remember the people who banded with me. I remember calling out for help to a lady I barely new and has turned out to be my guiding Angel.


Share with us what you deeply desire to build within yourself and we will help you get there!

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