Goddard took up classes in the high-intensity dance workout technique, which fuses boxing, cardio, dancehall, hip-hop and pilates moves, in desperation after the birth of her second child.
‘I had two babies 11-and-a-half months apart,’ she said.
‘I had gained 23kg, I felt frumpy and fat, my confidence plummeted and my clothes didn’t fit.’
She approached her first Konga class feeling apprehensive.
‘I wasn’t a dancer, I wasn’t good at anything, but the instructor was so friendly and easy to follow and it was so much fun,’ she said.
‘There are others around you who inspire you to keep going.
‘You come out drenched in sweat but you feel so good.’
Goddard said the workouts had a mix of low and high-impact moves and were easy to follow, with only about four moves per track.
‘We have amazing music, really recent, and it inspires you,’ she said.
Goddard lost 25kg in 10 months and said she was now feeling better than ever before.
‘I’m enjoying life, I’m thinking clearly and I’m not so tired all the time,’ she said. ‘My kids love it and dance along with me and I am much more physical with them; I get on the floor, on the trampoline, I go out and get dirty with them now.’
Goddard now teaches Konga at Kenwick Community Centre each Wednesday at 7.15pm.
The first class is free.
Just turn up or call her on 0439 523 634.