The Biggest Loser’s celeb trainer, Shannan Ponton, leads a heart-starting, heart-warming fitness extravaganza next month, as the second Bust a Move event hits Brisbane. And you can join in.


Bust a Move raises vital funds for breast cancer patients and research at Mater hospitals. Held on 30 May at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Bust a Move is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with dance, yoga, stretches and resistance workouts on offer. Structured as six energising and fun sessions, it’s a full scale body blitz. Get your sweat on, then indulge in some pampering with massages, manicures, delicious food and chill-out time between sessions. All while raising money for breast cancer support and research.


In Australia, almost 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. And seven of those women die from breast cancer every single day.


“Cancer is such an insidious, indiscriminant disease that will affect one in two of us,” says Bust a Move Ambassador, Shannon Ponton. “Our mums, wives, grandmothers, sisters and aunties are the traditional care providers in any family, so when faced with the battle against breast cancer we need to provide them with the highest level of care, comfort and dignity.”


Mater Foundation Fundraising Director Lesley Ray says, “We’re excited to offer Bust a Move for the second year running to women and men of all ages to help us celebrate with those who have won the battle, support those whose journey has just begun, remember loved ones that have lost their fight with breast cancer and support ground-breaking research and innovative programs such as art and yoga therapy at Mater through Mater chicks in pink.”


Chicks in pink support women through art therapy, counselling, financial support, gift packs, chick flick movies during treatment,  providing specially fitted mastectomy bras, yoga therapy and helping terminally ill patients to create “mum, memories and me” memory boxes for their children with the support of a qualified counsellor.


This year’s Bust a Move target is $250 000. Sign up or get a team together to sweat for charity at www.bustamove.org.au.


Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.