Karratha fitness event to fundraise for mental health

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Kristy Day will be holding a Konga mega class in June to raise awareness for mental health.
Camera IconKristy Day will be holding a Konga mega class in June to raise awareness for mental health. Credit: Shannon Beattie

Dancing queens will bring their best Beyonce moves to the the Red Earth Arts Precinct in June when a Konga mega class for mental health hits the Shelf.

Kristy Day from Konga with Kristy and Kylianne Farrell from The Movement Room have teamed up for the Konga for Mental Health fundraiser which will see a DJ, professional lighting and a stage set up on REAP’s rooftop.

Ms Day said Konga was a dance-based fitness class that was created for the unco-ordinated to boost women’s confidence.

“The lights are out and the party lights are on, so we appeal to the self-conscious, which unfortunately a lot of women are,” she said. “I call them the Konga queens, they come in here often timid but slowly and surely their confidence grows and that’s the magic of Konga.”

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The mega class, on June 7, will be raising funds for the Gidget Foundation Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Ms Day said it was a way to shine a light on an issues that sometimes goes unseen.

“Konga is all about inclusion, endorphins building, sweating, moving and belonging,” she said.

“But it’s not just about Konga, it’s about movement and raising awareness for postnatal depression which is a bit of an unspoken and confusing subject for people to talk about.”

The mega class will cost $50 and include a 50-minute Konga class, 30-minute R’n’B yoga class with Dee Juskov from The Space, raffles, door prizes, goodie bags and a juice shot.

“Belonging, laughter, music and moving your body are all things we can do to be happier and healthier,” Ms Day said.

Tickets at themovementroom.com.au.

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