September 12, 2022

Meet Kath: Our Dance Cardio Master Trainer!

Want to know more about Dance Cardio and get to know your new Dance Cardio Master Trainer?

Check out this Q&A with Kath, who is here to help you move, groove and boost your mood! 

What inspired you to get into dancing and why do you love dance as a form of exercise?

I did my first dance class when I was 3 and never stopped. I love it, I love everything about it. Using your body to tell a story, the importance of music and the way it makes me feel. I love it as a tool to get your daily movement in as its fun, and soul giving. You don’t even know you’re exercising half the time which is so healing, especially for those who might not have the greatest relationship to exercise. 

Why did you choose to become a KIC master trainer? What is it about KIC that you love?

You best believe I am a committed KIC community member myself. I’ve been using the app now for more than 2 years and love the diversity of training styles and shortness of workouts. I’m also a big fan of both Steph and Laura so being a part of the community they have created is so very special. 

Can you tell us a little bit about what we can expect from a KIC Dance masterclass with you?

Expect to have some fun and get your sweat on. It’s honestly organised chaos in the best way possible! Lots of jumping paired with some resistance work in your longer workouts to get a whole body sweat on.

Why do you think dance and music is so powerful for our mental health?

It ignites our soul. I mean music has the ability to change your whole mood, that’s powerful! I believe humans are creative, it’s what reminds us we are alive and free. Dance does that for me. Moving my body to music gives me a moment to play, be free and get into my body. Something a lot of us lose in the restrictiveness of the world as we know it. 

What would you say to someone who thinks they're too uncoordinated to complete your dance masterclasses?

Firstly, I can understand feeling that way. I suffer with anxiety around embarrassment or fear of not being “good” at something. So know your feelings are valid and okay. I would say start slow with a 10 minute class, maybe go solo first so you don’t feel like people are watching you and go from there.
Also have it be very know I designed the workouts so EVERYONE can do them, I want the KIC community to feel comfortable and like they are able to access the classes with ease, that was my gaol when designing the program. 

How do you feel after completing a dance routine, even if it's just for 10 minutes?

Honestly, ready to take on the world!

What is your 'dance like nobody's watching' song?

Oooo it changes all the time but at the moment it’s ‘Hear the Music’ from the soundtrack of The Boy from Oz. It has this great dance break 2 minutes in that I am VIBING. 

Which tunes / go-to playlist would you recommend we get pumping when completing one of your masterclasses?

I love to get my groove on to some Kylie and George Micheal! You can also listen to my Dance Cardio playlist here

Do you mix up your movements and music depending on whether you're feeling anxious, low, stressed?

Yes absolutely. If I’m really anxious/stressed I will just play joyful music and dance around the house with no structure at all. It’s that age old saying, listen to your body!