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July 28, 2016

Embrace your beautiful BODY – Movie Interview with Christie Kearney

I recently received a lovely message from a friend of mine about helping spread the word about screening a movie in Hervey Bay. The movie is called Embrace – One woman’s journey to inspire everyBody.

I was instantly excited as  I see my role in society to inspire joy, love, happiness, health and fitness (no matter what your body shape).

The fitness industry places a lot of pressure on women to have abs and little body fat. If that is important to you and you are willing to put in the sacrifice and dedication to achieve it, great, but if not, you can STILL be FIT and HEALTHY even at bigger sizes.

I believe we need to EMBRACE our body and enjoy the JOURNEY to FITNESS. Your journey may be up and down! You may lose weight and put it all on again, WHO CARES! Just evaluate your life, be kind and ensure you eat healthy food, with plenty of vegetables, and exercise regularly.

“I am not just a fitness instructor…

….I am a woman’s empowerment professional”.

For 7 years we at ZCLUB Dance Fitness, have been providing a fun way to get fit through Zumba Fitness. Now we are expanding with new programs, such as PILOXING that focuses more on toning. We are also bringing in High Intensity Interval Training, called Zumba STRONG. Our focus is on fun and empowerment . Our goal is to make you feel wonderful and enjoy your fitness journey with us.

I truly believe that we don’t have to look like a “supermodel” and be really skinny to be fit and healthy. We all have different body shapes and my job is to help woman LOVE their body and achieve a feeling of FITNESS and HEALTH.


When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.

EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

This is photo that Taryn posted:


I interviewed Christie Kearney about what the movie meant to her and why she decided to host a session in Hervey Bay.

Christie helps women of all shapes and sizes to love their body and feel fantastic with gorgeous comfy underwear.



Christie Kearney


What inspired you to host the movie?

I have been a body image movement ambassador for over a year, helping women on a daily basis love and appreciate their body.

What does a woman’s body mean to you?

Beauty, life, love and so much more.

What do you hope to gain by watching the movie?

I have had the pleasure of seeing it already. There were tears and goosebumps and smiles, I left with a full heart. I hope others see themselves in a kinder light and that they are not alone. To help change the average and the norm that we see everywhere. Times are changing and it is about time.

You sell women’s undergarments but I sense it’s not about the practicalities, it means more to you. Can you please tell us more about that?

Oh yes absolutely. I have had a love/hate relationship with my body most of my life. Over the past 6 years this body of mine has created, grown and given birth to 2 gorgeous sons. I have learnt to love this body of mine, to love and respect, to be kind and caring towards myself and others. I have met many women who are at battle on a daily basis with themselves through my business. Love the skin you are in!

If you could leave one take home message for women what would it be?

Be kind to yourself, you are beautiful and can acheive anything you want!

Thank you Christie for such a wonderful insight and for giving women on the Fraser Coast a chance to see this wonderful film.

The screening is set for August 31st and we need 70 people going to be able to run this movie.

If you would like to attend this event please visit the Facebook events page.

It is very IMPORTANT that you click “GOING” on the events page so the event reaches 70 people.

Embrace – One Woman’s Journey to Inspire EveryBody

The offical movie trailer is below.



Love, peace, smiles and bubbles,

Katie Joy


May 8, 2016


Happy Mothers Day!!! Let’s love Mums Days 💞💞
who loves to have FUN 🎊

You ROCK⭐️
COZ you dance around the CLOCK ⏲

YOU take care of your BODY 👙
and don’t listen to NOBODY👪

YOU just feel the MUSIC inside YOU U 🎧🎧
Pulsing out the BLUE 😰

YOU unite for PURPOSE 🌎
and make the sweat & aches WORTH IT 🏋🏼

YOU know your body will feel GOOD🏆
BUT it’s what’s under the HOOD 🏡

and that’s the way you were born to BE!! 🎈

May 13, 2015


Watch this interview about the KEY aspects of the ZUMBA GOLD Program! As you age your metabolism slows down, but you CAN do something about it & achieve more health & vitality! ZUMBA also helps with strength & conditioning & it a marvellous stress reliever !!

Mon & Thurs 10am @ The Hervey Bay Boat Club!


May 8, 2015



Fantastic Class!!! Huge Thanks to Karan from LORNA JANE giving us all GIFT VOUCHERS!! Spunky mums we are going to be one fully decked out crew! Pimp my Shirt with ZCLUB for Only $5 on any LORNA. JANE WEAR!! Massive thanks to our Superstar Instructors Bronwyn Heyworth Anita McCutcheon Wendy Rivera & Cheryl Virgo for going that Xtra mile! Maurice from Physique Fitness for your commitment to empowering others with the knowledge to live a fit & fabulous LIFE!

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