The CHANGE Project activities

Mum and bub class

Our award winning CHANGE Project provides residents of the Toowoomba Region with a wide range of low-cost activities to encourage everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The program provides activities to suit a wide variety of fitness levels. Bookings are required. Click on the blue headings to find activities of interest.

Win a 10 CHANGE Project class pass

Join our e-newsletter to go into the draw (drawn monthly) to win a 10 CHANGE Project class pass. To join, register online here or email

Printable CHANGE Project activity schedule

Download the full activity schedule here:  The CHANGE Project - Healthy & Active Directory

captureThe next free 6-week Healthy habits online program is an introduction to mindfulness course, starting from 5 June 2017. The course will cover the science behind mindfulness, benefits of regular practice, and easy-to-follow ways to fit mindfulness into your everyday life.

The course includes:

  • 6 weeks of introduction to the foundations of mindfulness
  • Tips for leading a more mindful life
  • Ways to reduce stress and introduce more 'presence' to your life
  • Using mindfulness to observe your conditioned (automatic) reactions and responses
  • How to use mindfulness to stop judging yourself and your actions
  • New practices and lessons each week
  • Links and tools to help keep you on track

At the beginning of the course you’ll receive an online health check, followed by regular emails with fun challenges, and blogs, videos and podcasts from professionals across the country to help you start and build your mindfulness meditation practice. For each blog you read, podcast you listen to, video you watch, and mindfulness meditation practice you try, you’ll earn points to go into the draw to win a Healthy & Active pack valued at $250!

How to register

To register as a course participant contact us on 131 872 or email us.

Seed to Feed workshops

gardeningCome along to a half day workshop by local horticulturist Brian Sams to learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables in backyard gardens, patches and pots. 

Workshops topics include

  • Plant and seed propagation
  • Seed saving
  • Creating your own mini greenhouse
  • Soil testing

Workshops cost, time and bookings

Workshops cost $5 and are held 9am to 12pm on Saturdays throughout the year. Bookings are essential. To book contact us on 131 872 or book online here.

Full 2017-18 workshop schedule available soon.  Next workshop:

  • Goombungee - 26 August 2017 (Goombungee Hall, Edward St, Goombungee). Bookings for this workshop will open soon.

All workshops are the same and aimed at beginners wishing to learn how to start growing their own backyard fruit and vegetables. Workshops are designed for adults, however participants 12 years and over are welcome to join in. Participants must wear enclosed shoes.

Everyone who attends a Seed to Feed workshop over 2016-17 will go into the draw to win a session with Brian Sams to boost their veggie patch! The winner of the Brian Sams veggie patch boost from the 2015-16 workshops will be drawn soon.

Become a Seed to Feed volunteer

If you have gardening expertise or an interest in gardening and would like to help others in learning how to grow fruit and vegetables please contact us to find out more about how to become a volunteer.

Social gardening at the Toowoomba community organic gardens

Head down to the Toowoomba community organic gardens' weekly social gardening sessions (Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am) and get your hands dirty in the communal gardening area while learning about organic gardening, permaculture, composting, worm farming, growing your own fruit and vegetables, plus much more.  Meet at the tool shed and ask to speak to a committee representative.

The cost of attending the gardening sessions is only $10 for an entire year.  This also includes complimentary newsletter subscription, social event invitations, as well as the opportunity to hire a plot or just help out in the common areas. No previous experience with gardening is required.

For more information please visit the Toowoomba community organic gardens website or Facebook page.


Family Foodies

Come along to a free workshop by a nutritionist to learn about healthy eating and developing cooking skills together with your family members.


Workshop topics include

  • Importance of healthy eating and food groups
  • Energy and nutrient needs
  • Hunger in children (mindful eating)
  • Food choices and healthy habits
  • Making a healthy snack together

Workshops bookings

To book contact us on 131 872 or book online here.

Remaining 2016-17 workshops schedule (2017/18 schedule coming soon):

  • Toowoomba - Thursday 29 June 2017, 9.30am to 10.30am (Level 3, Toowoomba City Library, Victoria St, Toowoomba)

Workshops are designed for families with primary-school aged children.  A parent or guardian is required to accompany their child/children.  

All participants receive a free Family Foodies Healthy Eating booklet containing healthy recipes and hints and tips for encouraging healthy eating. Participants can also join the free Family Foodies online community to connect with others and a nutritionist. 


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foodcentsgoombungeegroup2015spreadoffoodThis is a free Australian Red Cross course which runs over six weeks. Learn about basic nutrition, ways to shop on a limited budget and how to prepare tasty, easy to make, healthy foods. Courses are fun and social and include an interactive information session followed by cooking a healthy meal.

Courses will be conducted if there is sufficient community interest. If you are interested contact Christine Steel on 0467 773 328 or via email at

For more information on what the course is all about please watch the following video:

Classes and events

The Works Bootcamp

Where: USQ Works, 20 Baker St, Darling Heights 
When: Wednesdays, 5.30 pm
Contact: USQ Works, 07) 4688 0700,
Details:  $5

Circuit fit class

Where: Indoor Sports Centre, 35 York St, Oakey
When: Monday, 5pm to 6pm
Contact: Cass, 0429 888 892,
Details: $5 each

Fit class

Location: Indoor Sports Centre (35 York Street, Oakey)
When: Wednesdays 6.45pm, Fridays 5.30pm & Saturdays 8am
Contact: Renee 07) 4691 1700 or 0408 452 094, 
Details: $3 

Group fitness at Ministry of Movement Pittsworth (free)

Location: Ministry of Movement, 16 Evans St, Pittsworth
When: Pump class - Tuesdays, 6pm  
Contact: Nicole, 4693 3773, 
Details: Free. This 60-minute strength-training class is suitable for all fitness levels, especially beginners.

Beginners Bootcamp

When & Where:  Queens Park, Mondays, 5pm; Middle Ridge Park, Fridays, 4:30pm & 5pm
Contact: Vicky, 0457 617 481,
Details: $3 each, bookings essential  

Get Fit & Give Back

Where: Captain Cook Reserve & Newtown Park, Toowoomba (alternate locations each fortnight)
When: Saturdays, 8.30am
Contact: Buggy, 0431 293 994, 
Details: Gold Coin Donation.  All funds raised go to local charities.  Bookings essential.

HIIT Class (for beginners)

Where: Auditorium, Queens Park, Margaret St, Toowoomba 
When: Saturdays, 9am
Contact: Rebecca, 0400 257 782,
Details: $3 each, bookings essential

Ladies Fitness Class

Where: Victory Life Building, 8 Hume St, Northlands Shopping Centre, Toowoomba
 Thursdays, 5.30pm
Contact: Ruth, 0401 301 038,  
 Free, bookings essential


Where: Frogs Hollow, Queens Park, Toowoomba
When: Thursdays, 9am
Contact: Sammy, 0499 911 556,   
Details:  $3

FREE PLC Rise N Grind

Where: Queens Park, Lindsay St, Toowoomba
When: Saturdays, 8am
Contact: Jess, 0437 813 889,   
Details:  Free


Learn to run

Where: Picnic Point, Toowoomba
When: Saturday, 4pm to 5pm
Contact: Jenny, 0430 284 409,
Details: $3, bookings essential

Running fitness

Where: Body By U, 1/23 Evans St, Pittsworth
When: Mondays 5pm
Contact: Lindy, 4693 1199,
Details: $5, bookings essential


Join a weekly, free 5km walk/run. Perfect for people of all fitness abilities, parkrun is suitable for beginners and experienced runners. Participants are able to walk or run the course. Each week, runs are coordinated by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers and everyone is welcome to stick around for a coffee and chat afterwards.  To help measure your progress towards achieving your health and running goals, parkrun also provides the option for your runs to be timed each week.

Location, times and registration information is included below:


Where: Queens Park (off Lindsay St)
When: Saturdays from 7am - 8am
Contact: Margaret, 0407 645 656,
Register: Toowoomba parkrun website


Where: Starting at the canteen area at the Pittsworth Showgrounds
When: Saturdays from 7am - 8am
Contact: Jamie, 0437 210 572,
Register: Pittsworth parkrun website


Where: Kratzke Oval, Kratzke Rd, Highfields
When: Saturdays from 7am - 8am
Contact: Ian, 0428 796 160,
Register: Highfields parkrun website


Bjma Muay Thai (martial arts) $5

Location: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall (Cnr Phillip & James Streets), Toowoomba
When: Monday 5pm-6pm, Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm & Thursdays 5pm-6pm
Details: Bookings required. First lesson is free.
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132,

Location: Westbrook Hall (114 Main Street), Westbrook
When: Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm, Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm
Details: Bookings required. First lesson is free.
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132,

Location: Sacred Heart School Hall (Cnr Tor and North Streets), Wilsonton
When: Tuesday 6pm-7pm, Thursdays 6pm-7pm
Details: Bookings required. First lesson is free.
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132,

Ladies introduction to self defence (Martial Arts)

Where: Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Toowoomba
When: Mondays 4:15 - 5pm
Contact: Sherrilyn, 0431 012 048,

Flexibility & mobility

Location: Indoor Sports Centre, 35 York Street, Oakey
When: Saturdays 7am 
Contact: Renee, 0408 452 094,
Details: $3 


Details: Pilates class suitable for beginners
Where & When: Saturdays 7am, Lake Annand, Bright St, Toowoomba & Tuesdays 5:15am, Emmerson Park, Flinders St, Centenary Heights 
Cost: $3
Contact: Beth, 0408 000 503,

Group fitness at Ministry of Movement Pittsworth (free) 

Location: Ministry of Movement, 16 Evans St, Pittsworth
When: Saturdays 9.30am
Contact: Nicole, 07 4693 3773,
Details: Balance class. FREE. This 60-minute class is a mixture of yoga, pilates and meditation and is suitable for all fitness levels, especially beginners.  Bookings are essential.

Active seniors

Location: Brodribb Retirement Village, 13 Goggs St, Newtown
When: Tuesdays, 11am to 11:45am
Contact: Jan, 0400 270 334,
Details: $5

Turn back time (over 55's) - boxing

Where: The Fridge, 59 Brook St, Toowoomba
When: 9am - Mondays (Boxing)
Contact: Shelley, 0409 581 616,
Details: $5

Turn back time (over 55's) - restorative stretch & meditation

Where: The Fridge, 59 Brook St, Toowoomba
When: 9am - Tuesdays & 7am - Saturdays
Contact: Shelley, 0409 581 616,
Details: $5

Turn back time (over 55's) - circuit

Where: The Fridge, 59 Brook St, Toowoomba
When: 11am - Thursdays (Circuit)
Contact: Shelley, 0409 581 616,
Details: $5

Revitalise it

Details: Monthly sessions supporting seniors in maintaining healthy and happy bodies and minds
Where: The Fridge, 59 Brook St, Toowoomba 
When: Once a month
Cost: $5
Contact: Shelley, 0409 581 616,


The Energise classes are tailored for all fitness levels. For information on what the Energise classes are all about watch the following video:

Location:  Ministry of Movement (16 Evans St, Pittsworth) 
When:  Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 6.30pm 
Contact:  Nicole, 07 4693 3773,
Details: $3 
Location: St Monica's Parish Hall, 73 Lorrimer Street, Oakey
When: Fridays, 7.30am to 8.30am
Contact: Cass, 0429 888 892,  
Details: $5

Location: Clubhouse Highfields Sport & Recreation Park, Cabarlah Park Road, Highfields
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 8am to 9am
Contact: Jan, 0400 270 334,
Details: $3

Location: Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Newtown
When: Friday, 8am to 9am
Contact: Jody, 0402 144 527,
Details: $3

Location: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba
When: Monday and Wednesday, 8am to 9am
Contact: Jody, 0402 144 527,
Details: $3

Location: Shapes Women's Gym, Central Plaza, Highfields (opposite Coles)
When: Wednesday and Friday (9.30am - 10.30am)
Contact: Jan, 0400 270 334, 
Details: $5

Location: Brownesholme Village, Highfields Rd, Highfields
When: Tuesday, 9.30am to 10.15am
Contact: Jan, 0400 270 334, 
Details: $5

Location: Willows Health & Lifestyle Centre, 55-57 Kitchener St, Toowoomba
When: Monday 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Wednesday 11am to 12pm & Friday 11.15am to 12.15pm
Contact: Ashley, 07 4638 3777,
Details: $3

Location: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre,William St, Crows Nest
When: Monday, 11am to 11.45am
Contact: Jan, 0400 270 334, 
Details: $3

Hatha Yoga

Location: Zama Yoga, Southtown Shopping Centre, 140 South Street, Toowoomba
When: Saturday, 4.15pm to 5.15pm
Contact: Bridget or Nicole, 07 3162 1652,
Details: No bookings required. Please bring a mat and towel (mats also available to hire for $2).
Cost: $5

Kids Yoga

Where: Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Toowoomba
When: Tuesdays, 4pm to 4:30pm
Contact: Aleea, 0412 792 563,
Details: $3 

Heart Foundation walking groups

Heart Foundation Walking Groups are led by volunteer walk organisers. Joining a walking group is a free, fun, social and easy way to be active. There are many Heart Foundation walking programs in our region that you can join.


If you’re interested in joining or finding out more about the below walking groups please contact the Walk Organiser on the contact details provided below.

Cambooya Ladies Walking group: Post office, Cambooya
When: Thursday, 6am (60 minute walk)
Contact: Alecia, 0401 033 348,

Pittsworth Walkers: Steele Street, Pittsworth
When: Thursday, 3.30pm (60 minute walk) 
Contact: Merle, 0416 013 020

Highfields Hoofers: Rotunda, Peacehaven Park (Kuhls Rd), Highfields
When: Monday and Thursday, 5pm (60 minute walk)
Contact: Jan, 0447 710 441,
Click here to join the Highfields Hoofers online

Goombungee Women out Walking group: Goombungee Public Hall, Edward St, Goombungee
When: Thursday, 5pm (60 minute walk)
Contact: Cecily, 0400 538 373,
Click here to join the Goombungee Women Out Walking Group online

Crows Nest Flat Landers: Post Office, Crows Nest
When: Monday to Friday, 5.45am
Details: 60 minute walk
Contact: Evelyn, 07 4698 1274
Click here to join the Crows Nest Flat Landers Group online

Heart Care: Toowoomba Hospital, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 7am
Details: 30 minute walk
Contact: Jo, 0439 071 108,
Click here to join the Heart Care Group online

Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers: Corner Crotty and Hume Sts, Centenary Heights
When: Monday to Friday, 6am
Details: 30 minute walk
Contact: Judy, 07 4635 9059
Click here to join the Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers Group online

Harlo Walkers: Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre, Harlaxton
When: Tuesday (times vary)
Details: 30 minute walk
Contact: Matt, 07 4639 2868,

East Creek OPAP Walkers: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener St, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 8.45am
Details: 60 minute walk
Contact: Sally-Ann Fischer, 07 4639 2755,
Click here to join the East Creek OPAP Walkers Group online

Wyreema Walkers: Front of Wyreema State High School, 12 High Street, Wyreema
When: Wednesday, 4:30pm
Details: 60 minute walk 
Contact: Sandy, 0418 714 758, 

Toowoomba Central Walkers: Laurel Bank Park, Hill St, Toowoomba  
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 6.30am
Details: 30 minute walk
Contact: Barry Herrmann, 0410 217 855,
Click here to join the Toowoomba Central Walkers Group online

The Sunday Strollers: Corner Shop, Cnr Ramsay & Alderley Sts, Toowoomba
When: Sundays, 10am
Details: 60 minute walk
Contact: Kym, 0422 421 278

Walk, Scooter & Play (Family Walking Group): Newtown Park (near flag pole), Holberton St, Toowoomba
When: Mondays, 5pm
Details: 30 minute walking group for families
Contact: Susan, 0404 544 260,

USQ Walking Group: USQ Quad, USQ Toowoomba Campus (West / Baker Sts)
When: Wednesdays 12pm & Fridays 7:30am
Details: 30-45 minute walking group
Contact: USQ Student Services, 07) 4631 2372,

Wilsonton Walkers: Heights Community Centre, 16 Wine Dr, Wilsonton Heights
When: Wednesdays 7am
Details: 30 minute walking group
Contact: Dorothy, 0499 773 454,

Oakey Pavement Pounders: Busiko's Pharmacy, Oakey
When: Thursday 4.45pm
Details: 30 minute walk
Contact: Tamara, 07 4691 1062,
Click here to join the Oakey Pavement Pounders Group online

For more information on the Heart Foundation walking groups please watch the following video:

If there isn't a walking group in your area you can start your own group - for more information about starting a walking group contact us.  If you would like to walk on your own you can still join as a 'virtual walker' and track your progress online (and be rewarded for achieving walking milestones the same way as in a group). Become a virtual walker.

More information can be found on the Heart Foundation website.

FREE Magical Parks (June/July school holidays)


  • Queens Park, Toowoomba (near the playground off Margaret St)
  • Newtown Park, Toowoomba (at the kick about field near the carpark off Pottinger St)
  • Gordon Park, Oakey (at the kick about field off Lorrimer St)  

When: 24 June to 9 July 2017
Contact: or  
Details: Download the free Magical Park app and bring your smartphone or tablet to one of the parks listed above and discover a digital fantasyland for children and families to explore.

Kids soccer - 2-5 yrs

Where and when: Queens Park, Lindsay Street (Thursdays, 1.00pm-1.30pm), Wilsonton Heights Park, (Wednesdays, 12.30am - 1pm for 2-3yrs and 1pm - 1:30pm for 3-4yrs)
Contact: Ginger Sport, 07 3890 3338,
Details: $3, bookings essential

Rugbytots - 2-7 yrs

Where & When: Queens Park, Lindsay St, Toowoomba (Mon, 9-9:30am) & Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Mon, 10-10:30am)
Contact: Bec, 0429 351 662,
Details: $3, bookings required

GETT Fit Kids - 6-15yrs

Where: Lake Annand Park, Long St, South Toowoomba
When: Thursdays, 4.30pm to 5.15pm 
Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801,
Details: $3, bookings essential 

Under 12's boxing

Where: Body By U, 1/23 Evans St, Pittsworth
When: Wednesdays, 4.30pm
Contact: Lindy, 07 4693 1199,
Details: $5, bookings essential

Kids Fitness

Where: Ministry of Movement, 16 Evans St, Pittsworth
When: Mondays, 3.30pm
Contact: Nicole, 07 4693 3773
Details: $5

STR8T Edge Crew (Kids & Teens Fitness)

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park
When: Wednesdays 5:45pm
Contact: Amanda, 0400 670 730,
Details: $3 each, bookings essential

Where: Civic Square, Toowoomba
When: Mondays 5:30pm
Contact: Amanda, 0400 670 730,
Details: $3 each, bookings essential

Little Legends

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill St, Toowoomba
When: Saturdays 9am 
Contact: Alan, 0468 935 648,
$3 each, bookings essential 

Walk, Scooter & Play

Where: Newtown Park (near flag pole), Holberton St, Toowoomba
When: Mondays, 5pm
Contact: Susan, 0404 544 260,
Details:  FREE

Kids Yoga

Where: Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Toowoomba
When: Tuesdays, 4pm to 4:30pm
Contact: Aleea, 0412 792 563,
Details: $3 

Kids Hula Hooping

Where: Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Toowoomba
When: Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5pm 
Contact: Aleea, 0412 792 563,
Details: $3 

YouthConnect activities

Get together with friends and join upcoming YouthConnect activities, such as skateboarding workshops, pool parties, movie nights and much more! For more information please visit our YouthConnect page.  


Mums & Bubs Fitness

Where: Kylie's Fitness, Produce Lane, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday (10am)
Contact: Kylie, 0468 921 595, 

Zumba Gold

Location: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (Club House)
When: Tuesdays 9.30am 
Contact: Di, 0435 120 548,
Cost: $3
 The design of this class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Perfect for active older adults, absolute beginners & people with injuries or disabilities who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original move you love at a low-intensity.  Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.


Laser skirmish fitness

Where: Tobruk Memorial Drive Park, Toowoomba
When: Thursdays, 4pm - 4.45pm (fortnightly) - starting from July
Contact: Barry, 0421 750 877,
Details: $3, suitable for children 7yrs+ and adults, bookings essential


Location: Toowoomba City Library (meeting room 2)
When: Intermediate class: Tuesdays 9.30am to 11am; beginners class: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Details: For more information visit or call 1300 724 252
Cost: Free

 1E Bernoth Centre, 663 Ruthven St, Toowoomba (below Toyworld) 
When: Wednesdays 7.15pm 
Contact: Lesleigh, 07 4633 3701,
Cost: Free

Location: CUA Community Hub, 470 Ruthven St, Toowoomba
When: Thursdays 7pm
Details: Bookings required
Contact:  Dr Uma,
Cost: Free

Gratitude walks

Location: Meet at Kingsthorpe & District War Memorial Hall
When: Tuesdays 5.45pm
Cost: $3 (plus gold coin donation to charity)
Contact: Marilyn, 0427 886 285, 

Health warning: You should satisfy yourself that you have a suitable fitness level, ability and skill before you undertake an activity.  If you have concerns in this regard, it is recommended that you seek appropriate independent advice, including medical advice.  You should not expect to receive such advice from Toowoomba Regional Council’s members, staff, contractors or agents, nor should you rely on any opinions expressed by them in relation to your fitness level, ability or skill to undertake an activity.

Healthy & Active Directory: Toowoomba Regional Council (“Council”} published the Healthy & Active Directory (“Directory”) and is not a provider of the services offered in the Directory, or a partner, contractor or agent of the listed providers.  Council does not make any warranty as to the services offered in the Directory.  Council has no control or responsibility as to if and when the services listed in the Directory are provided.  Council accepts no responsibility or liability for any dispute, damage lost, cost, expense, liability, demand, action, proceeding, injury, death or claim due to or arising out of, directly or indirectly, the actions or omissions (whether willful, negligent or otherwise) of Council (including any of Council’s members, employees, contractors or agents) or participant (including yourself) or any provider.  Information contained in the Directory is subject to change.

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