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Our State (Heart Foundation) and National (Parks & Leisure Australia) award-winning Change Project provides residents of Toowoomba Region with a wide range of low-cost activities, encouraging everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The program provides activities to suit a wide variety of fitness levels. Click on the headings below to explore activities.
Due to coronavirus, bookings are required for all Change Project activities. Please adhere to all public health directives when attending activities.
Application are now closed for regional (outside of Toowoomba and Highfields but within the Toowoomba Regional Council boundaries) community members who are interested in receiving fully-funded training to become a yoga teacher or fitness instructor.
If successful, the applicant will receive:
In return, the applicant will be required to meet all terms and conditions set by Council. Some of which include:
Note: there may be a requirement to pay back the funding received if the applicant cannot fulfill the agreed conditions.
For any questions, please contact Council on 131 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and feel you can meet the above-mentioned requirements, please complete the INVIGOR8 Upskill Initiative Application Form and return by email to email@example.com by 5pm, Friday 17 September 2021.
This funding has been made possible through the Active Kit Grant Program through the Queensland Government. The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport is working in collaboration with Health and Wellbeing Queensland on this initiative, with co-investment across agencies to support more Queenslanders to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
The Everyone’s Game (sport done differently) Initiative will fund 8 already suitably qualified coaches to trial a social sports program that will allow for members of the community to participate in a program where no uniforms or skills are required, they can pay as they go, meet new people while learning a new sport and most importantly have bucket loads of fun.
The Initial 12 session program can be designed based on each individual sport in partnership with Council. All sports are welcome to apply if they can meet the criteria. The intent behind the funding is to get more people trialling different sports that would otherwise see competitive sports as a barrier to exercise (ie cost, feeling that they don’t fit in, having to wear a uniform, commit to a full season, lack of experience etc)
If you feel passionate about this opportunity and feel you can meet the above-mentioned requirements, please complete the ActiveKIT INVIGOR8 Everyone's Game Application Form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding has been secured through the Active Kit Grant Program through the Queensland Government. The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport is working in collaboration with Health and Wellbeing Queensland on this initiative, with co-investment across agencies to support more Queenslanders lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Two editions of the Healthy & Active Directory are released each year - the spring/summer edition and the autumn/winter edition.
The Change Project Healthy & Active Directory Spring/Summer 2021/22 [PDF]
Strengthen and tone your whole body through gentle Pilates style movements. This class incorporates bodyweight exercises but resistance bands are also utilised to increase the intensity and add variety. Dynamic and static stretching is built into each workout to increase flexibility and range of motion thus improving the overall function of your body.
Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park (netball courts), HighfieldsWhen: Friday 9am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Amy via phone 0427 696 100 or email email@example.com
Boxercise is a total body workout, allowing you to directly stimulate all of your muscles in a fun, energetic and inclusive environment surrounded by like-minded people. The benefits of this class can go far beyond the physical, allowing you to improve your hand-eye coordination, motor skills, reaction times and agility, therefore, increasing your overall fitness and health.
Boxercise will involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs & core exercises. This class is open to all fitness levels and you can participate at your own pace as you build confidence and strength. Classes are open for children from the age of seven right through to seniors. This class is run by an experienced trainer who has seen and experienced life as an autistic person and father and is empowering others to not let life hold them back.
Where: Picnic Point Park, Toowoomba When: Monday 20 September 9am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Isaac phone 0400 075 003 email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.autisticangels.com.au
Please note this class is NDIS approved
Boogie Bounce is a complete exercise programme performed on a mini trampoline with a patented 'T-Bar' handle. The program uses High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques and core stability exercises to engage and tone more of the deep core muscles. Where: Queens Park (Sports field corner of Margaret and Lindsay Streets)When: Sundays from 9.30am to 10.30am (kicking off on the 10th of October)Cost: $5 per personContact: Nadia via phone 0439 518 503 or email email@example.com Details: Bookings are essential due to limited number of trampolines available. Note classes are suitable for both men and women of any ages and can be modified to suit fitness levels, socks can be purchased at your first class from Nadia for $12 or you can bring your own (they must have the grip dots on the bottom).
Boxing for fitness will give you a high-intensity workout at the same time as utilising bodyweight resistance training methods for a full-body cardio and strength session. This form of exercise is easy to learn and suitable for all fitness levels. Ian is an experienced trainer with a military background and values exercise for both positive physical health and more importantly mental health and enjoys being a positive role model for others. Where: Lions Park, OakeyWhen: Tuesday and Thursday, 6.15am to 7am (commencement date to be confirmed due to instructor moving interstate) Cost: $5Contact: Ian via phone 0408 997 467
Come along and join fitness instructors Jo and Majenta for CAN class. This class is calling teens to retirees and all exercises can be modified for intensity to suit individual needs. Every class will have a different focus whether it be cardio, strength, balance or flexibility.
Where: Clifton Aquatic Centre When: Wednesday 4.30pm (commencing 23rd June) Cost: $4 per person, per session Contact: Jo via phone 0490 831 636
To supercharge your body for the weekend be sure to head down to Chelsea’s 30-minute bodyweight HIIT class at Queens Park. This class is beginner and family-friendly and can be modified to suit individual needs but most of all is jam-packed with a lot of fun! Where: Queens Park (via Godsall Street) When: Friday 1.45pm Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Chelsea via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0411 227 819 (bookings essential)
Where: Captain Cook Park, McGregor Street, WilsontonWhen: Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pmCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Sara via phone 0416 323 656 or email email@example.com
When: Tuesday 4pmWhere: Lilyvale Sports Oval, 581 Yalangur-Lilyvale Road, Lilyvale Cost: $5Contact: Natalie via phone 0400 023 299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. BYO exercise mat and hat.
A circuit-style session comprising low impact, cardio, strength/resistance exercises. Suitable for all ages and stages of fitness.
Where: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, Toowoomba When: Tuesday 9.30am to 10.15am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email email@example.com
This class has ceased in Crows Nest but is now open for expressions of interest in Goombungee to launch in September.
This circuit style session is a great way to move your body through low impact and strength/resistance exercises. Suitable for all ages and stages of fitness. Will be run by an experienced and qualified senior Fitness Instructor wanting to give back to the community. Minimum number of people required for class to commence. Express your interest and preferable day and time to Council.
Where: Goombungee location TBC When: Wed or Friday mornings Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Council via phone 131 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aimed at building muscle strength and mass and preserving bone density.
Where: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, Toowoomba When: Friday 9.30am to 10.15am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email email@example.com
Where: Bridgman Oval, PittsworthWhen: Every second Thursday (1st & 3rd of every month) 9amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Nola via phone 0428118836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road, ToowoombaWhen: Monday 5.30pmCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Coach Dan via phone 0429 770 196 or email email@example.com
Where: 3 Cherry Street, OakeyWhen: Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pmCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Renee via phone 0408 452 094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Centenary Park, WestbrookWhen: Saturday 7am to 7.30amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Paul and Coralee via phone 0458 600 001 or email email@example.com
LIFESTEPS is designed as a fun seniors program to maintain and improve cardiac function, general strength, joint mobility and falls prevention. Exercises can be modified to individually cater for each participants' capabilities.
When: Wednesday 3.30pm to 4.30pm (due to warmer weather and facility considerations, class will be changing to Thursday 7am to 8am from 7 October 2021) Where: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre, 40-48 Commens Street, MillmerranCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre via phone 07 4695 1036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Monday 9amWhere: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling HeightsCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email email@example.com
When: Tuesday 9amWhere: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling HeightsCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Wednesday 9amWhere: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling HeightsCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email email@example.com
When: Thursday 9.15amWhere: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling HeightsCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Friday 9amWhere: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling HeightsCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email email@example.com
Where: Brodribb Retirement Village, 13 Goggs Street, NewtownWhen: Tuesday 11am to 11.45amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street, YarramanWhen: Wednesday 9am to 10amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Helen via phone 0434 243 085 or email email@example.com
The Energise classes are tailored for all fitness levels. Watch the video below to find out what Energise classes are all about.
Energise Crows Nest
Where: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre, William Street, Crows NestWhen: Monday 11am to 12noon Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, Highfields When: Tuesday & Thursday 8am to 9am and Friday 9.30am to 10.30am (class will be changing to 9am to 10am from 8 Oct) Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email email@example.com
Where: Brownesholme Village, Highfields Road, HighfieldsWhen: Tuesday 9.30am to 10.15am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Newtown When: Friday 8am to 9amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email email@example.com
Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, ToowoombaWhen: Monday & Wednesday 8am to 9amCost: $3 per person, per sessionContact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street, PittsworthWhen: Tuesday 2pm to 2.30pmCost $5 per person, per sessionContact: Lindy via phone 07 4693 1199 email email@example.com
Where: Oakey Aquatic Centre, 26 Campbell Street, OakeyWhen: Thursday 10.30amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Oakey Aquatic Centre via phone 07 4691 1038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets, ToowoombaWhen: Monday & Thursday 5pm to 7pmCost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per per person for each future session, bookings requiredContact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email email@example.com
Where: Westbrook Hall, 114 Main St, WestbrookWhen: Wednesday 6pm to 7.30pmCost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per per person for each future session, bookings requiredContact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy to follow steps played to fun modern music, slightly higher intensity.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Monday 6.30pm Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email email@example.com
Easy to follow steps played to music from the 60's to the 90's, lower intensity.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Thursday 9.20amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Wednesday 6.15pm - 7.00pmCost: $4 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email email@example.com
Where: Redeemer Lutheran Hall, Annand Street, ToowoombaWhen: Friday 7.30am - 8.15amCost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These sessions fuse cardio interval training with drumming for a challenging, heart-pumping workout.
Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth When: Tuesday 5.30pm to 6pm Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Lindy via phone 07 4693 1199 or email email@example.com
The design of this class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. It's perfect for active older adults, beginners and people with injuries or disabilities who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a low-intensity. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, HighfieldsWhen: Tuesday 9.30am Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes have now ceased due to low numbers. Contact Council via email: email@example.com to be placed on a waiting list if you are interested in attending future classes or to provide feedback.
Do you want more quality family time and for your family to be able to build the skills to centre themselves? If so this class is the perfect opportunity to connect with your loved ones and your breath. Participants will develop connection, calm, capabilities and confidence from the experience of practising yoga, including meditation, in a safe and welcoming space with an experienced and inclusive teacher, Miranda Mitchell. All ages are welcome
Where: Canvas Coworking 1/625 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba
When: 3:45pm to 4:30pm on the following dates -
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Bookings are essential and can be made via www.kickstartmartialartsandyoga.ptminder.com or contact Miranda on phone 0488 609 966 or message Kickstart Martial Arts and Yoga on Facebook.
Chair Zumba Toowoomba
Chair Zumba incorporates some movements and music from Latin dances like the merengue, salsa, and cha cha to create an exhilarating program that aims to improve overall energy, core stability, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and motor skills while seated. Where: Toowoomba Library, Level 3, Seminar Room Single, 155 Herries Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 10.45am to 11.15am (from 3 August) Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginners can be seated or standing. Beneficial for those looking for a gentle introduction or if recovering from illness/injury.
Where: Toowoomba Library, Level 3, Seminar Room Single, 155 Herries Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 9.45am to 10:15am (Term 3: 20 July to 7 September, Term 4: 12 October to 30 November) Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Louise via phone 0419 786 502
Where: 6 Tooth Street, NobbyWhen: Thursday 9.00am to 10:15am (Term 3: 22nd July to 9 September, Term 4: 14 October to 2 December) Cost: $5 per person, per sessionContact: Louise via phone 0419 786 502
Where: Currently online via Zoom. In person classes will return soon.When: Beginner class Wednesday 5.45pm to 6.45pmCost: FreeContact: Dr Uma via email email@example.com or view www.heartfulness.org
Where: 1E Bernoth Centre (below Toyworld), 663 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba When: Wednesday 7.15pm Cost: FreeContact: Lesleigh via phone 07 4633 3701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room 1, 155 Herries Street, ToowoombaWhen: Meditation held Sundays 10am to 11.30am
Cost: FreeContact: Saras via phone 1300 724 252 or view www.freemeditation.com.au
Where: IDance Studio, 65 Campbell Street, Oakey When: Tuesday 10am to 11amCost: FreeContact: Vinda Yoga by Christy via phone 0422 553 225Note: This class may cease at the end of 2021 based on funding available
Where: IDance Studio, 65 Campbell Street When: Monday 1pm to 2pm & Wednesday 10am to 11am (seniors)Cost: FreeContact: Vinda Yoga by Christy via phone 0422 553 225Note: This class may cease at the end of 2021 based on funding available
Where: Oakey Community Centre (located beside the library), Campbell Street, OakeyWhen: Tuesday 8.30am to 9.30amCost: FreeContact: Kim Nalder via phone 0417 759 803Note: This class may cease at the end of 2021 based on funding available
Where: IDance Studio, 65 Campbell StreetWhen: Thursday 5.45pm-7pmCost: Gold coin donation encouraged Contact: Roy Blenkin via phone 0414 256 930Note: This class may cease at the end of 2021 based on funding available
Billy’s Buddies is a well-structured non-contact ball sports program designed for kids aged between 2 and 6 years. The program emphasises having fun and encouraging children to develop their social skills and learn the fundamentals of not only rugby league but ball sports in general. Teamwork is the cornerstone of the activities. All sessions are run by Toowoomba Billy's Buddies Coach - Brianna.
Where: Skelly Recreation Reserve, Showground Terrace, Crows NestWhen: Wed 29 September to 20 October, 2021 (4 weeks) Wednesday 4pm sessionWednesday 4.30pm session
Where: Obst Oval (Wyreema Park), Umbiram Road, Wyreema When: 26 September to 17 October, 2021 (4 weeks) Sunday 9am session Sunday 9.30am session
Where: Lilyvale Sports Oval, 581 Yalangur-Lilyvale Road (near Meringandan West) When: 20 October to 10 November, 2021 (4 weeks) Wednesday 4pm session Wednesday 4.30pm session
Where: Centenary Park, Barwick Street, Westbrook When: 24 October to 14 November, 2021 (4 weeks) Sunday 9am session Sunday 9.30am session
Where: Queens Park (corner of Margaret Street and Lindsay St) Football Field, Toowoomba When: 23 February to 27 April, 2022 (10 weeks) Wednesday 4pm session Wednesday 4.30pm session Sunday 9am session Sunday 9.30am session
Cost: $5 per child, per session. Bookings are essential and can be made by clicking on the link above for the relevant session time. Contact: Council 131 872 or email email@example.com
Where: Lake Annand Park, Long Street, South ToowoombaWhen: Thursday 4.15pm to 5pm Cost: $5 per child, per session. Bookings essential Contact: Tash via phone 0451 438 801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Generation POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music! By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace creativity and rock out.
Where: Healthy by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, ToowoombaWhen: Monday 4pm to 4.30pmCost: $5 per child, per session. (minimum numbers required for session to run).Contact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email email@example.com
Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse) When: Wednesday 3.30pm to 4.15pm Cost: $3 per child, per session Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 2 Mann Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 6.15pm to 7pmCost $5 per child, per session Contact: Jodie via 0429 465 316 or email email@example.com
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.
Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, 147a Taylor Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 9am and Sunday 4pm Other times also available, please contact for more informationCost: First 4 sessions FREEContact: Joy (West Toowoomba Croquet Club) via phone 4633 0911 or visit the West Toowoomba Croquet Facebook page
Joining a walking group is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's FREE!
If you’re interested in joining or finding out more about the walking groups listed below, please contact the walk organiser.
Where: Post Office, 19 Curnow Street, Crows NestWhen: Monday to Friday, 5.45am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Evelyn via phone 0409 645 640Join the Crows Nest Flat Landers walkers group online
Where: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener Street, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 8.45am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Sally-Ann via phone 07 4639 2755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join the East Creek OPAP walkers group online
Where: Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre, HarlaxtonWhen: Wednesday 10am. Contact organiser for times as they can vary (30 minute walk) Cost: FreeContact: Matt via phone 07 4639 2868 or email email@example.comJoin the Harlo Walkers walking group online
Where: Peacehaven Park (rotunda), Kuhls Road, Highfields When: Monday & Thursday 4pm (60 minute walk) Cost: FreeContact: Jan via phone 0447 710 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join the Highfields Hoofers group online
Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba When: Tuesday & Thursday 6.30am (30 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Barry via phone 0497 425 155 or email email@example.comJoin the Toowoomba Central walkers group online
Where: 8 Mylne Street, Toowoomba CityWhen: Wednesday 8amCost: FreeContact: Katrina via phone 07 4637 1888Join the Discount Drug Store walkers group online
Where: Corner Crotty and Hume Streets, Centenary HeightsWhen: Monday to Friday, 6am (30 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Judy via phone 07 4635 9059 Join the Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers group online
Where: Heights Community Centre, 16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton HeightsWhen: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6.30am (60 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Gail via phone 0451 448 902 Join the Wilsonton Walkers group online(Wilsonton Walkers also participate in Parkrun on Saturdays. Transport available)
Where: Customer Service Desk, Level 1 (near Mecca Maxima)When: Wednesday 7.30am (45 minute walk)Cost: FreeContact: Warwick via phone 0408 875 928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: The best parking option is Hill Street, level 1 entranceJoin the Grand Central Shopping Centre Walking Group online
For more information on the Heart Foundation walking groups, 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 here.
The Heart Foundation walking app is a great way to help you track your steps, connect to health information, take part in events and campaigns, and stay motivated to take up and keep walking.
Heart Foundation walking app.
Ready to go from the couch to 5km? Parkuns are a free, weekly community event where everyone is welcome to come along for a 5km walk, jog or run. Perfect for people of all fitness abilities, there is no time limit and no one finishes last! 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 fitness goals, parkrun also provides the option for your runs to be timed each week and to keep track of your number of parkruns completed.
Location, times and registration information for parkruns in the Toowoomba Region are included below.
Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, 220 Barracks Road, HighfieldsWhen: Saturday 7am to 8am Cost: FreeContact: Marty via phone 0409 566 497 or Janeen via phone 0427 063 521 or email email@example.com Register: Highfields parkrun website
Where: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street, OakeyWhen: Saturday 7am to 8amCost: FreeContact: Helen via phone 0418 794 565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Register: Oakey parkrun website
Where: Pittsworth Showground (canteen area), Pittsworth When: Saturday 7am to 8am Cost: FreeContact: Jaime via phone 0437 210 572 or email email@example.com Register: Pittsworth parkrun website
Where: Middle Ridge Park, Stenner Street, ToowoombaWhen: Saturday 7am to 8amCost: FreeContact: Robbie via phone 0419 023 487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Register: South Toowoomba parkrun website
Where: Queens Park (off Lindsay St), ToowoombaWhen: Saturday 7am to 8amCost: FreeContact: Margaret via phone 0407 645 656 or email email@example.comRegister: Toowoomba parkrun website
Get together with friends and family and join in the annual Peak2Park fundraiser run/walk held on the first Sunday in March each year! Free and low-cost training sessions are available in the lead-up to this event.
Visit the Peak2Park website.
Qualified biomechanist and sports podiatrist, Renea Reich, has opened her running clinic to the wider Toowoomba community! She is passionate about helping you improve your running technique and ability by adjusting your body to be in the most biomechanically efficient running position.
When: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30 to 7.30am and every second Sunday (2nd and 4th of the month) 11am to 12pmWhere: Glynnis Nunn-Cearns Oval, O'Quinn Street, ToowoombaCost: $5 per person, per session Contact: Renea via 0402 576 461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A walking/running group for all abilities and fitness levels.
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6.30amWhere: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road, ToowoombaCost: FreeContact: Coach Dan via phone 0429 770 196 or email email@example.com
Want to ride to places but don't know how? Get together with a volunteer bike buddy for one-on-one coaching.
To join or find out more, contact Bicycle Queensland by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Bikeline, 13 Railway Street, ToowoombaWhen: Wednesday 5.30am to 6.30amCost: FreeContact: Bikeline via phone 0407 674 034 or visit the Bikeline website
Where: Park next to Toowoomba Art Gallery, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba When:
Cost: FreeContact: Toowoomba Region Bicycle Users Group Inc. via phone 0402 676 578 or email email@example.com
Practice your riding skills in a free off-road environment on beginner to advanced loops. The Peter Watts Criterium Trak is located on Harvey Road, Glenvale.
The Toowoomba City Library Cycle Hub offers riders secure parking and amenities. For membership details visit our Cycle Hub webpage.
Ride for Toowoomba this August by signing up for the 100km, 300km or 500km Pedal Queensland challenge. You can ride where you like, when you like and you have the whole month of August to complete. With $10,000 worth of prizes to be won and a pannier full of rewards just for riding, why not join in Queensland’s biggest ride this year?
For more information, visit the Pedal QLD webpage.
Do you want to learn how to be healthy, reach your goals and get the most out of the nutrients in your food? If so, this course is for you! Join accredited Nutritionist Lyn for her four week ‘Food as Medicine’ nutrition course coming soon late 2021 (if enough interest is shown). This course will provide tips on how to make food work for you and have all nutrition your questions answered.
Topics previously covered were:How the body digests food, why it is important to eat fruit and vegetables and why you need those eight glasses of water a dayCooking with pantry staples, meal planning and understanding portion sizes Label reading, what to shop for, hidden nastiesImmune health, using food to keep you healthy
When: Expressions of Interest are now open for a class late 2021, please express your interest with your preferred class time of day or evening sessions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Classes previously held at Community RSL Hall, 28-30 William Street, Crows Nest (this may change based on interest received)Cost: $5 per person, per session Contact: Lyn via 0411 054 366 or email email@example.com
The Change Project has pioneered a new way of delivering the ‘A Better Choice’ healthy eating initiative. This initiative is designed to make it easier for our community to make healthy choices when dining out at cafes, restaurants, vans, takeaway, vending machines and other food outlets across the Region. Based on Queensland Health’s ‘A Better Choice’ guidelines' traffic light system (green – choose mostly, amber – choose carefully and red – choose rarely), the initiative aims to empower food outlet operators to put health on their menu and contribute to community health and wellbeing.
Make a difference to community health and wellbeing while boosting your bottom-line with the ‘A Better Choice’ initiative!
What you receive completely free:
Taking small steps towards creating a healthy food environment are easy to make with A Better Choice! Why you should get involved in the 'A Better Choice' initiative:
If you would like to express your interest to lead the way in creating healthy food environments contact us via phone 131 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about organic gardening, permaculture, composting, worm farming, growing your own fruit and vegetables, plus much more. No previous experience with gardening is required.
Where: 22a Goggs Street, ToowoombaWhen: Wednesday, 9am to 11amCost: $10 per annum - fee includes a complimentary newsletter subscription, social event invitations, and the opportunity to hire a plot, or to help out in the common areasContact: Wendy via phone 0430 175 880, email TCOGA.Info@gmail.com, visit the Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens website or check out the Facebook page.
Meet at the tool shed and ask to speak to a committee representative.
Where: St Andrews Church Grounds, Hume Street, PittsworthWhen:
Contact: Carol via phone 0427 237 767 or email email@example.com
Where: 16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton HeightsContact: Phone 07 4634 7672, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Heights Community Centre Community Garden website
Where: 100 Glenvale Road, ToowoombaWhen: Tuesday 9am to 11am during school term for community gardening. The garden is open for people to pick vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit for free during daylight hours, 7 days per week.Contact: Danielle via phone 0435 418 646, email email@example.com or visit the Flourish PYO website
Keep active while doing your part to help the environment. Friends of the Escarpment Parks offers an eight week Eco Gym program which consists of bushland conservation activities designed to introduce new volunteers to techniques that help native plants and animals to thrive in their natural environment. A variety of activities are available to suit people of various ages, fitness levels, abilities and interests.Where: Hartmann Bushland Reserve, 4 Alderley Street, RangevilleWhen: Wednesday 9am to 11.30amCost: $10 booking per family - fee includes a book about native plantsContact: Greg via 0428 288 077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor gyms are a fantastic way to get active while enjoying the great outdoors.
Check out an outdoor gym at a park near you:
Look for the QR Code on the equipment at East Creek (Kitchener Street) and Black Gully parks and scan with your smartphone to watch an instructional workout video (videos also available below):
The benefits of walking are well-documented. Walking provides an active way to enjoy the natural environment and can help improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce stress. Fortunately, our scenic region offers spectacular opportunities for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, with nearby national parks as well as regional parks and gardens catering for all fitness levels.
Download the Walks and trails booklet and start exploring our Region today!
Visit the Walks and trails webpage for more information.
The Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club provided a terrific program offering local residents the opportunity to give bushwalking a go in their free beginner friendly program run under the Change Project. Although the program has finished now, if this is something you would love to see run again please get in touch with the Toowoomba Bushwalking Club direct on the details listed on their website: www.toowoomba.bwq.org.au
Play the world's first mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover, map and ultimately help protect life on our planet (think nature-based treasure hunt!). Your sightings contribute to real research and conservation and it is completely free. This mobile gaming challenge allows competitors to submit sightings of insects, birds, reptiles and other wildlife they encounter and gain points to verse other players.
For more information visit https://questagame.com/
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 wilful, negligent or otherwise) of Council (including any of Council’s members, employees, contractors or agents) or participant (including yourself) or any provider. The information contained in the Directory is subject to change.