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Our 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. 

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Healthy Community Survey 

We are about to launch a Healthy Community Survey as part of our evaluation of The Change Project. A third-party formal evaluation will assess the programs effectiveness and benefit to the community. This will be undertaken by Enable Health Consulting who will present their findings and help inform the future planning of healthy living for the Toowoomba Region.

Complete the survey from Tuesday 16 July to share what healthy living means to you, your experiences with The Change Project, and what may have limited your involvement. You can provide feedback before Monday 26 August by visiting Council’s YourSay page. You will also be eligible to go in the draw to win a $150 Coles gift card.

Enquiries relating to the survey can be emailed to Enable Health Consulting admin@enablehc.com.au. For all other enquiries you can contact Council or yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au.

This competition is being run by Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd who have been engaged as a consultant by Toowoomba Regional Council to facilitate the 2024 Change Project Evaluation. All responses will be treated confidentially and will not be identifiable.

Entry

  1. Terms and conditions set out below.
  2. The organiser of this competition is Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd, trading as Enable Health Consulting ABN 46 630 429 015, Level 2, 470 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
  3. A person who enters the competition is called an ‘Entrant’.
  4. Submitting an entry in this Competition will be taken to mean that the Entrant has read, and agrees to be bound by, the terms and conditions of this Competition, warrants that any entry which is submitted complies with all legal obligations including but not limited to obligations arising out of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and is eligible to enter the Competition.
  5. This Competition commences on Monday the 1 July 2024 and closes at midnight on Monday 26 August 2024.
  6. Winners will be drawn in September 2024.

Prize

1 x AU$150 Coles Gift Card

The winner will be drawn at random using automated software.  

Entry Eligibility

To be eligible to enter this Competition, and Entrant must:

  1. Be an individual who is a resident of Australia with an Australian mailing address
  2. Be a current resident of Toowoomba Regional Council area
  3. Be aged 18 years and over
  4. Not be a councillor of Toowoomba Regional Council
  5. Not be an employee of Toowoomba Regional Council or their immediate family members

An entry must:

  1. Not be distasteful offensive, obscene, potentially defamatory or discriminatory. Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd has the right to remove or exclude any entries at its sole discretion if they are deemed to be non-compliant with this requirement.
  2. Comply with all laws in relations to all matters associate with entering this competition including but not limited to any obligations arising out of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Intellectual Property Rights

The Toowoomba Regional Council takes no responsibility for any breach of copyright or moral rights by an Entrant or any other party.

Costs, Liability and Indemnity

Entry to this Competition is free.

Toowoomba Regional Council and Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd:

  1. reserves its right to limit entry or amend the terms and conditions of this Competition if considered necessary at its sole discretion without notice - no liability shall attach to the Toowoomba Regional Council or Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd a result of such action; and
  2. to the fullest extent permitted by law, excludes any liability to Entrants for any loss, damage, claim and/or expense that Entrants suffer or incur in relation to or in connection to the Healthy Community Survey Competition, whether the loss is suffered either directly or indirectly; and
  3. accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries due to technical disruptions, network congestion or otherwise.

The Entrant is solely liable for and hereby indemnifies Toowoomba Regional Council and Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd (including employees and agents) from and against all liability, actions, proceedings, claims, demands, penalties, losses, damage and expense which may be incurred by, brought against or made upon Toowoomba Regional Council and Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd or its employees and agents arising out of, or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, the Healthy Community Survey Competition including but not limited to:

  1. any breach of these Terms and Conditions of this Healthy Community Survey Competition.

Judging Entries, Prizes and Winners

  • If an Entrant does not comply with any of the Competition Terms and Conditions, the judges may without giving reasons, and in their sole discretion, reject or disqualify an entry. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner will be notified by email, by 30 September 2024.
  • Prize 1: AU$150 Coles Gift Card
  • Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd staff member will arrange with the Entrant to collect the prize. The prize is non-transferable. If the Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd staff member cannot get in touch with the Entrant (within 6 attempts of contact) within 10 business days then the prize will be redrawn.
  • Any Grievance will be investigated in accordance with Toowoomba Regional Council’s Policy 2.52 Complaint Policy and Management framework.

Information Privacy

The Toowoomba Regional Council and Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd will protect the Entrant’s right to privacy of its personal information under the Information Privacy Act 2009 and other laws. The information obtained from the Entry Form and any other associated document may be provided to agents and licensees of Toowoomba Regional Council and Enable Health Strategies Pty Ltd for the purpose of the administration and to conduct this Healthy Community Survey, or the publicity, promotion and exhibition of the Toowoomba Regional Council or Toowoomba Regional Council area, or this Competition or any future Competition.

Governing Law

This Competition, including the Competition Terms and Conditions is governed by the laws of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia. The Entrant submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland and federal courts of Australia.

Contact Details

Enable Health Consulting

Brianna Fjeldsoe

Director, Enable Health Consulting

admin@enablehc.com.au  

0402 025 964



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Disability friendly fitness

Group fitness

Fierce Fitness

Where: Fierce Fitness. 175 Hursley Road Glenvale
When: Mondays 5:30pm 
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Dan 0429 770 196 | daniellegardiner5@gmail.com


Make the Change Social Sports

Where: Middle Ridge Park Stenner St Middle Ridge
When: Tuesdays 3:30pm
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Macca 0413 966 976 | macca@makethechangehw.com.au

Gentle Exercise and Low Impact

Active and Strong Seniors

Where: 17 Healy Street, South Toowoomba
When: Wednesdays 8:00am
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Miranda 0488 609 966 | Kickstart Martial Arts and Yoga (ptminder.com)
Bookings essential


Social Croquet

Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, Taylor Street, Newtown
When: Tuesdays 9:00am, Wednesdays 5:00pm and Sunday 4:00pm
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: David 0405 886 627 | westtoowoomba@croquetqld.org


Chair One Fitness

Where: St Pauls Lutheran Church Hall, Cnr Phillip and James Street, East Toowoomba
When: Wednesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Casey 0448 171 577 | peachbombfitness@outlook.com
No need to book

 

Seated SOSA

This class is the perfect fit for older adults, disabled participants, participants with long term health conditions or for those recovering from an injury or health condition. It is fully inclusive and tonnes of fun, think happy dance in a chair. 

Where: St Thomas More's Parish Hall, 71a Ramsay Street, Toowoomba
When: Mondays 10.15am
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com  



Chair Stretch, Group Strength, Cardio Fit, Bootcamp

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Please view timetable at www.studentguild.com.au
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 |theworks@studentguild.com.au


Energise

Where: Newtown Park, Taylor Street, Newtown
When: Fridays 8:00amCost: $3 per person, per session
Contact: Jody 0402 144 527 | resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

or

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba City
When: Monday & Wednesday 8:00am
Cost: $3 per person, per session
Contact: Jody 0402 144 527 | resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com


Happy Movers

Where: Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre, 55-57 Kitchener Street, South Toowoomba
When: Fridays 10:15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Peak Performance Sports Physiotherapy 07 4639 4249 | admin@peaksportsphysio.com.au


Parkrun

Where:
• Queens Park, Lindsay Street, East Toowoomba
• Middle Ridge Park, Stenner Street, South Toowoomba
• Picnic Point Parklands, Tourist Road, Rangeville
When: All events on Saturdays 7:00am
Cost: Free
Contact:
• Margaret 0407 645 656 | toowoombaoffice@parkrun.com,
• Robbie 0419 023 487 |southtoowoombaoffice@parkrun.com
• Lisa picnicpointparklands@parkrun.com


GYROKINESIS Exercise Method

Where: Demolay House Community Hall, 90 Margaret Street, East Toowoomba
When: Contact provider to be added to the waitlist. 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Adolfo 0412 105 303 | adolfo.garciapro@gmail.com

Wellbeing activities

Pilates

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Mondays 12:00pm & 5:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 |theworks@studentguild.com.au


Various Yoga classes

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Please view timetable at www.studentguild.com.au
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 |theworks@studentguild.com.au

 

Tai Chi

Where: Toowoomba Library, Level 3, Community Rooms, Toowoomba City
When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am until 6 June
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am (02 July-29 August)
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Petra, 0428 534 451, pdoerfling@gmail.com


Meditation

Where: Redeemer Lutheran Hall, 77 Neil Street, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesdays 7:15pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Lesleigh 07 4633 3701 | lesyoga@icr.com.au


Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room, Toowoomba City
When: Saturdays 10:00am until 29 June 2024
Cost: Free
Contact: Peter 0438 781 413 | www.freemeditation.com.au


Heartfulness Meditation (available online via Zoom)

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room, Toowoomba City
When:
• Wednesdays 5:45pm
• Sundays 10:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma | toowoomba@heartfulness.org


Rally4ever Program

Where: Toowoomba Tennis Association, 186 James Street, South Toowoomba
When: Thursdays 9:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Adolfo 0412 105 303 | coach@southqldtennisacademy.com.au


Social Tennis

Where: Toowoomba Tennis Association, 186 James Street, South Toowoomba
When: Tuesdays 8:30am
Cost: $5 (1st session), $10 (thereafter)
Contact: Adolfo 0412 105 303 | coach@southqldtennisacademy.com.au


Bush Kids

Where: JE Duggan Park, Leslie Street, Rangeville
When: First Monday of each month 9:30am
Cost: $5 per child, per session
Contact: Tiffany at hello@sowandnurtured.com.au 

Gentle Exercise and Low Impact

Energise

Where: Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre, Crows Nest
When: Mondays 10:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com

also

Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, Cronin Road, Highfields
When:
• Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am
• Fridays 9:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com

also

Where: Brownesholme Village, Highfields Road, Highfields
When: Tuesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com


Senior Chair Strength

Where: Goombungee St Matthews Lutheran Church Hall
When: Thursdays 10:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Melissa 0427 915 768 | makfitnessandpt@gmail.com


Beginner Yoga

Where: Gowrie Junction Progress Hall, Old Homebush Road
When: Wednesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie 0412 792 017 | healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au


Jungle Body Burn / Konga (Low impact)

Where: Soccer Clubhouse, Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Thursdays 9:20am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Jungle Body Get Low (Low impact)

Where: Soccer Clubhouse, Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Wednesdays 6:15pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Active Seniors

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street Yarraman
When: Wednesdays 9:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Helen 0434 243 085 | helenrw@outlook.com

 

Wellbeing activities

Everybody Yoga with Jane

Where: Cooyar and District Community Hall, New England Highway, Cooyar
When: Tuesdays 9:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jane 0408 988 100 | everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com

and

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street, Yarraman
When:
• Wednesdays 6:30pm
• Thursdays 9:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jane 0408 988 100 | everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com

 

Zumba and dance classes

BollyX LIT

BollyX Low Impact is a Bollywood-inspired, cardio dance fitness program that is high in energy, but not in impact! Your heart will be pumping and you’ll be sweating all while dancing to the top hits from India. You can modify to suit you current fitness levels.

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road in Highfields
When: Wednesdays 9.30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

 

Zumba gold

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 in Highfields
When: Tuesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Jungle body (burn/konga)

Easy to follow steps played to fun modern music, slightly higher intensity. 

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road
When: Mondays 6:30pm 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Jungle body (burn/konga) low impact

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
When:  Thursdays 9:20am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse), access off Cronin Road
When: Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $4:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Park Run

Where: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street Oakey
When: Saturdays 7:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: oakeyoffice@parkrun.com


Pittsworth Heart Foundation Walking Group

Where: Pittsworth Showground (canteen area)
When: Saturdays 7:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: pittsworth@parkrun.com

Gentle Exercise and Low Impact

Heartfulness meditation

Where: Online via Zoom
When: Wednesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Dr Uma | toowoomba@heartfulness.org

Chair Yoga

Where: Oakey Uniting Church, 16 John St Oakey
When: Wednesdays 11:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie 0412 792 017

 

Group fitness

Bootcamps and Circuit classes


HIIT the grass

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 Field 9 (near the looped carpark off Lindsay Street) East Toowoomba
When: Fridays 2:30pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Chelsea 0411 227 819 | fitnesswithchelsea247@gmail.com 
Bookings: Essential


Resistance/Weights Circuit

A circuit-style session comprising low impact, cardio, strength/resistance exercises. Aimed at building muscle strength and mass and preserving bone density. It is suitable for all ages and stages of fitness.

Where: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, South Toowoomba 
When: 
• Tuesdays 9:30am
• Fridays  9:30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie 0412 792 017

Dance classes

Seated SOSA

This class is the perfect fit for older adults, disabled participants, participants with long term health conditions or for those recovering from an injury or health condition. It is fully inclusive and tonnes of fun, think happy dance in a chair. 

Where: St Thomas More's Parish Hall, 71a Ramsay Street, Toowoomba
When: Mondays 10.15am
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com  

Zumba gold TM 

Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class, with all the fun Latin beats, just at a slower pace, no jumping, twisting or high impact moves. Perfect if you are nursing an injury or disability, a beginner looking for a low impact workout or an active older adult wanting to move more & socialise.

Zumba Gold focuses on cardio, toning and balance with a little cheekiness. 

Where: St Thomas More's Hall, 71a Ramsay Street Centenary Heights
When: Tuesdays 9:30am - 10:15am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Casey PeachBombFitness@outlook.com


Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, 28 Phillip Street Toowoomba City
When: Fridays 7:30am - 8:15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com


Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: St Lukes Anglican Church Hall (located next to the Church), 152 Herries Street Toowoomba City
When: Tuesdays 6:25pm - 7:10pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Muay thai

BJMA Muay thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets East Toowoomba
When: Mondays and Thursdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5.00 per person for each future session
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132 | kb_kaz@hotmail.com
Bookings: Essential


Kids' BJMA Muay thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets East Toowoomba
When: Mondays 5:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5.00 per person for each future session
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132 | kb_kaz@hotmail.com
Bookings: Essential

 

Gentle exercise and low impact

Chair Dance 

Chair Dance 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: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street South Toowoomba
When: Tuesdays 10:45am - 11:15am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie 0412 792 017 

Chair One Fitness

Chair One Fitness is a chair-based dance fitness program designed for individuals with complications standing during a fitness regimen. This includes senior citizens, people with balance deficits, injuries, disabilities, or suffering from obesity. 

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Cnr Phillip & James St Toowoomba City
When: Wednesday 9:30am - 10:15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session 
Contact: Casey 0448 171 577 | PeachBombFitness@outlook.com | Chair One Fitness 
No booking required

Pietra Fitness Chair Exercise

Pietra fitness chair exercises are an excellent way to move your body, lengthen and strengthen your muscles, lower blood pressure, improve balance and circulation. All of this is done while sitting in a chair or using the chair for support. Pietra Fitness combines stretching and strengthening exercises with Christian prayer and meditation.

Where: Newtown Park, 147 Taylor Street, Newtown. Meet at the centre gazebo in the rose garden.
When: Mondays 7:30am - 8:30am
Cost: $5 per person , per session 
Contact: Fiona 0487 396 718 | fiona.renewedwellness@gmail.com | www.pietrafitness.com

Mums and Bubs Fitness 

Class is intended to support pelvic floor, strengthen your core, restore balance to your body or an opportunity to just meet like minded mums or mums to be and build a sense of belonging and community. 

Where: Centenary Heights Studio (address will be provided upon booking)
When: Last Friday of each month 9:15am - 10:00am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session 
Contact: Sarah 0407 200 305 | hello@groundedcollective.com.au (antenatal and postnatal specialty)

Active & Strong Seniors 

Active and Strong seniors is a low impact fitness, strength and motility class focusing on precision of movement for strong technique and safety. Classes incorporate stretches, a circuit component with body weight and resistance training options and experienced shadow boxing instruction. Modifications and alternatives are chosen for injuries, disabilities and experience so that everyone can move in the strongest and safest way they can. Class is designed for over 60’s but all ages welcome. 

Where: Kickstart Martial Arts and Yoga Studio, 17 Healy Street, South Toowoomba (near mini golf)
When: Wednesdays 8:00am - 8:45am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Miranda 0488 609 966| 
Bookings: Bookings are essential call Miranda or visit Kickstart Martial Arts and Yoga Online Bookings

Happy Movers

A low to moderate intensity level program consisting of resistance and cardiovascular exercises that are aimed at promoting improved strength, mobility and general freedom of movement. Classes are also specifically designed to be safe for people with chronic conditions, including movement restrictions, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and hypertension and are run by an accredited exercise physiologist. 

Where: Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre, 55-57 Kitchener Street South Toowoomba 
When: Fridays 10.15am - 11:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Peak Performance Sports Physiotherapy 07 4639 4249 | admin@peaksportsphysio.com.au
Bookings: Bookings are essential as space is limited. A small medical history will be required to be completed prior to participation.

Chair stretch (low impact) 

Improve your flexibility & mobility from the comfort of your own chair. Using a combination of a yoga and pilates style class.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Mondays 9:00am 
Cost: $5:00per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Group strength (low impact)

Time to muscle up and strengthen up in this high energy full body strengthening sessions. This session is suitable for beginners, seniors, and those with injuries. This class will have you working harder for longer by utilising a wide range of training techniques aimed at maximizing your overall strength and fitness.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Tuesdays 9:00am 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Cardio fit (low impact)

For beginners, seniors, and those with injuries. This high intensity class helps with body conditioning, strength, and muscular endurance. 

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Wednesdays 9:00am 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Bootcamp (low impact)

A fun and friendly team-based group workout conducted either indoors or outdoors using a variety of calisthenics, strength training, cardio and agility exercises in the form of circuits or challenges. This session is suitable for beginners, seniors and those with injuries.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Friday 9am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Energise 

Where: Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Newtown 
When: Fridays 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Jody 0402 144 527 | resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Where: Laurel Bank Park, 50 Hill Street, Toowoomba City
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Jody 0402 144 527 | resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

 

Group Fitness

Jungle body (burn/konga) 

Easy to follow steps played to fun modern music, slightly higher intensity. 

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (soccer clubhouse), access off Cronin Road
When: Mondays 6:30pm 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Jungle body (burn/konga) low impact

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
When:  Thursdays 9:20am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse), access off Cronin Road
When: Wednesdays 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $4:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Zumba gold zumbaclass

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 Highfields
When: Tuesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

BollyX LIT

BollyX Low Impact is a Bollywood-inspired, cardio dance fitness program that is high in energy, but not in impact! Your heart will be pumping and you’ll be sweating all while dancing to the top hits from India. You can modify to suit you current fitness levels.

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Wednesdays 9.30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Di 0435 120 548 | fitfix@gmx.com

Bootcamp and circuit

Transformation Tuesday

A whole body workout aiming to increase cardio fitness and strength. Exercises will comprise of cardio, body weight, hiit, circuit or bootcamp style exercises, with every week being something different. Suitable for all levels of fitness and ages as modifications will be given. 
Bring your own mat and prepare to get fit and healthy with Petrina. 

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park - Clubhouse F. Access is off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Tuesdays 6:00pm 
Cost: $5 per person. per session
Contact: Petrina 0419 773 964 | petrinaoakleyfitness@gmail.com


Weimer Workouts 4 Wonder Women

Where: Lilyvale Sports Oval, 581 Yalangur-Lilyvale Road Lilyvale
When: Tuesdays 4:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per  session
Contact: Natalie 0400 023 299 | weimerworkouts4ww@gmail.com 
Bring: An exercise mat and hat. 

Gentle exercise and low impact

Energise

Where: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre, William Street Crows Nest
When: Mondays 10:30am - 11:30am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am - 9:00am and Fridays 9:00am - 10:00am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com

Where: Brownesholme Village, Highfields Road
When: Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:15am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan 0400 270 334 | janifer.harland@gmail.com

Senior Chair Strength

Low impact and fun seniors class programmed for those looking for exercises to improve their strength, mobility, posture, fall prevention, co-ordination and general well-being.  Beginner fitness level.  Bring a water bottle & wear enclosed comfy shoes.

All exercises can modified to be performed seated in a chair or holding onto the chair for balance.

Where: St Matthews Lutheran Church Hall, Goombungee
When: Thursdays 10:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Melissa 0427 915 768 | makfitnessandpt@gmail.com

Energise

Watch the video below to find out what Energise classes are all about.

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The Energise classes are tailored for all fitness levels.


Active seniors 

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street Yarraman
When: Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:00am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Helen 0434 243 085 l helenrw@outlook.com

Bootcamp and circuit

Boxing

A 30-minute session based on boxing techniques and designed to improve fitness and co-ordination.  Suitable for all ages, including children.  

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street
When: Wednesdays 4:30pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Lindy 07 4693 1199 | lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

Pittsworth bootcamp

This bootcamp caters to all levels of fitness and focuses on a bodyweight exercise routine for duration of 30 minutes. Ideal for mature & motivated individuals and parents/guardians after their morning school drop off. 

Where: Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month 9:00am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Nola 0428 118 836 | nolaallen827@gmail.com
Bring: Own mat, towel, water bottle & exercise mat.

Millmerran Gym Stick

Gym Stick classes involve a physical gym stick tool which is an effective way to add resistance to a variety of exercises giving a full body workout. Gym stick classes combine cardiovascular training, muscular endurance, strength and flexibility. Benefits may include improvements in core strength, balance, posture, coordination, muscle strength and endurance. The gym stick is small, light, easy and safe to use for all levels of fitness and capabilities and can be adapted to suit individual needs.  

Where: Millmerran Uniting Church, 41 Florence Street Millmerran. 
When: Friday 6am to 6.45am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Leona 0428 956 048 | leonastubbin@gmail.com

Millmerran Functional Fitness

Circuit style that differs each week, targets different muscle groups. Uses small equipment and varies from ladder runs, wall balls, squats, etc to suit all fitness levels. Beginner friendly, music is fresh and motivating and class can be customised to suit participants needs.

Where: Millmerran Uniting Church, 41 Florence Street Millmerran. 
When: Monday 9am to 10am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jazzmin 0490 109 608 | jazzmincollier@gmail.com

Gentle exercise and low impact

Live Active (low impact)

Live Active (previously Life Steps) 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.    

Where: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre, 40-48 Commens Street Millmerran
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30am - 8:15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre  07 4695 1036 | millmerran@belgravialeisure.com.au


Energise

A low intensity, low impact class programmed for those looking for exercises to improve their strength, mobility, reflexes, fall prevention, co-ordination and general well-being. 

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street Pittsworth 
When: Tuesdays 11:00am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Lindy 07 4693 1199 | lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

The Energise classes are tailored for all fitness levels. Watch the video below to find out what Energise classes are all about.

 



Wellbeing activities

Cooyar

Beginner Yoga

A balanced practice, for those who like a gentler type of yoga. This class introduces basic yoga postures and is ideal for beginners. 

Where: Cooyar and District Community Hall
When: Tuesdays 9:00am (recommencing 5 September) 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Jane 0408 988 100 | everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com 

 

Gowrie Junction

Beginner Yoga

Yoga is for every body! This beginner class with teach you the foundations of yoga so that you can begin to experience its transformational effects. You will practice body alignment and breathwork while developing strength, flexibility, and balance in a supportive environment. This class is designed for the brand new student, however experienced students are more than welcome to attend to reinforce the basics. 

Where: Gowrie Junction Hall
When: Wednesdays 9:30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie 0412 792 017 

 

Highfields 

Mat and Core Strength 

A series of targeted full body exercises aimed at improving coordination, strength, balance and posture with a focus on building a strong core. Suitable for all levels of fitness and ages. Bring your own mat.

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Redbacks Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Wednesdays 9:00am - 9:45am 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Petrina 0419 773 964 | petrinaoakleyfitness@gmail.com
Bookings: Bookings essential

 

Kingsthorpe

Beginner Yoga 

Where: Kingsthorpe War Memorial Hall
When: Tuesdays 6:00pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jason | 0427 016 864

 

Oakey

Chair Yoga

Due to popular demand Chair Yoga is back! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga where participants perform yoga poses while seated or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. Chair-based yoga offers the same benefits as traditional yoga, like boosting strength, flexibility and mental well-being. Bookings are essential. 

Where: Oakey Uniting Church, 16 John Street
When: Wednesdays 11:30am to 12:15pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie  0412 792 017 | Health by Numbers

Toowoomba

Weekender Flow

This class is perfect to come and slow down at the end of your busy week and enjoy all the benefits of Vinyasa Yoga allowing a seamless transition of poses paired with your breath. This class will allow you to tune inwards and improve flexibility, strength and mindfulness. Everyone is welcome to come along, slow down and honour the art of yoga in this restorative practice.

Where: Bloom Holistic Collective, 24 Water Street, Toowoomba City
When:  Saturdays 2:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session. Payment via cash upon entry
Contact: 07 4599 9058 | hello@bloomholistic.com.au 
Bookings: Bookings are essential and can be made online.

Beginners Yoga 

This class is perfect for beginners to learn the fundamentals of yoga and bring an inner peace and heightened awareness of the breath and body to improve flexibility, reduce stress and overall wellbeing. Class is suitable for everybody and all ages and stages of fitness. 

Where: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, South Toowoomba
When: Thursdays 10:00am 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie  0412 792 017 | Health by Numbers

Pilates 

Using a wide range of specific muscle activation techniques and controlled contractions. A complete mind and body experience.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Mondays 12:00pm & 5:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit | 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Yoga 

Balances strength and flexibility to achieve perfect harmony between mind and body. Yoga can help with breathing, posture and calming the mind.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Tuesdays 5:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit | 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Restorative Yoga 

A practice of deep gentle stretches supported by props such as blankets and bolsters to allow you to rest completely, relax and surrender.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Wednesdays 5:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit | 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Hatha Yoga 

Suitable for beginners to learn the foundations. Balances strength and flexibility to achieve perfect harmony between mind and body. Yoga can help with breathing, posture and calming the mind.

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Thursdays 5:00pm
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: SGFit | 07 4688 0700 | SGFit@studentguild.com.au | www.studentguild.com.au 

Tai chi

Tai Chi encompasses slow, deliberate, gentle movements and breathing exercises to help calm the mind and body and support recovery and wellness.  Tai Chi classes can be done seated or standing and are 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, Toowoomba City
When: 9.30am - 10:15am 
Term 2, 2024: Tuesdays until 4 June & Thursdays until 6 June
Term 3, 2024: Tuesday 2 July to 27 August & Thursday 4 July to 29 August 
Term 4, 2024: Tuesday 24 September to 19 November & Thursday 26 September to 21 November
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Petra 0428 534 451  pdoerfling@gmail.com 
Bookings: Bookings are essential with limited spots available. Spots are filling up fast! 

Meditation

Where: Redeemer Lutheran Hall, 77 Neil Street, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesdays 7:15pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Shannon 0428 540 739, | Joanne 0408 755 269, or lesyoga@icr.com.au

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Come along and join Saras to learn through doing with videos, talks from the founder of Sahaja Yoga Mediation & simple follow along exercises. Saras supports participants to develop a growth mindset through self-realisation and creating an internal calm regardless of what may be going on in ones lifeAwaken your inner energy and enjoy inner silence. 

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba City
When: Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am until 25 May 2024.
Cost: Free
Contact: Sahaja Yoga Meditation 1300 724 252 | www.freemeditation.com.au 

Heartfulness meditation  

Heartfulness is a heart-centered approach to life, where you will ideally be able to live each moment by the heart. During the sessions there will be a trainer who will take you through a guided relaxation that leads into a silent meditation. You may wish to bring a cushion to make it more comfortable.

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room 1, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba City
When: Sundays 10:00am - 11:00am and Wednesdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm. Please come at least 5 minutes earlier and be prepared for a 1-hour session. Classes are also available online. 
Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma | toowoomba@heartfulness.org | www.heartfulness.org

 

Yarraman

Yoga with Jane 

A balanced practice, for those who like a gentler type of yoga. This class introduces basic yoga postures and is ideal for beginners.

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall
When: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm and Thursdays 9:00am 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session 
Contact: Jane 0408 988 100 | everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com

 

Online

Heartfulness meditation

Where: Online via zoom
When: Sundays 10:00 - 11:00am and Wednesdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma | toowoomba@heartfulness.org

 

Kids

Kids' BJMA Muay thai

Fun, safe and instructed kids kick boxing with benefits including increased focus, assertiveness, self-confidence, cooperation, motor skills, self defence and much more. 

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets, East Toowoomba
When: Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5.00 per per person for each future session
Contact: Ron 0408 004 132 | kb_kaz@hotmail.com
Bookings: Essential

Pietra kids!

Physical exercise paired with Christian prayer and meditation.

Where: Newtown Park, Corner of Pottinger and Tor Streets, Newtown (near the playground)
When: Beginning Thursdays from 2 May 2024, at 4:00pm
Recommended age: 5 to 12 years
Cost: $5.00 per child, per session
Contact: Fiona | 0487 396 718 | fiona.renewedwellness@gmail.com
Bring a water bottle, exercise mat, a hat, a warm jacket and a towel.

Playful Kids 

This monthly Playful Kids session will vary each time, but you can expect outdoor learning, sensory activities, nature play, rope and water play, nature crafts, stories and rhymes, mindfulness and nature appreciation. 

Where: Peacehaven Botanic Park, 56 Kuhls Road, Highfields 
When: Last Friday of the month 9:30am - 10:30am
Cost: $5:00 per child, per session
Contact: Chrissie from Playful by Nature email chrissie@playfulbynature.com.au or book online

Bush Kids

Come gather amongst nature along the east escarpment of Toowoomba for families to sit together in a yarn circle sharing a story read by Tiff and a connection to Country. The session will be finished with a short bushwalk (bushwalks are pram and wheelchair accessible). Kids aged 0-12 years welcome but tailored to the younger ages. Please bring a water bottle, healthy snack, enclosed shoes, hat and long pants highly recommended. This is a non-drop off session.

Where: JE Duggan Park, Leslie Street, Rangeville
When: First Monday of the month 9:30am - 10.30am
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session($10:00 for parent and child)
Contact: Tiffany hello@sowandnurtured.com.au | Sow and Nurture online bookingss



YouthConnect activities

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

Social sport

Toowoomba

Social croquet

Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, 147a Taylor Street, Newtown
When: Tuesdays 9:00am, Wednesdays 5:00pm and Sunday 4:00pm. 
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: David 0405 886 627 | westtoowoomba@croquetqld.org 

Toowoomba

Make the Change 

This is a sports program designed for disability participants and their carers to develop sporting skills, become more active and engage with the community through sports and fun activities. Offering soccer and T-Ball, these sessions will be fun for all. 

Where: Middle Ridge Park, Stenner Street, Middle Ridge
When: Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Please arrive 15mins prior to the session to meet the team.
Cost: $5:00 per person, per session
Contact: Macca 0413 966 976 | macca@makethechangehw.com.au 
Bookings: Essential

Toowoomba

Enjoy structured training to upskill or learn to play soccer, ending with a fun match. Suitable for any level of experience, no boots or uniforms required, shirts and equipment will be provided so just turn up and have fun.  This program is targeted for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community. 

Where: Newtown Park 
When: School Term Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00 (12-18 years) and School Term Fridays 4:00pm - 6:00pm (6-12 years)
Cost: Free
Contact: Nestor 07 4617 7600 | nestor.kangudia@mercycs.org.au.

Toowoomba

Social Tennis

Come along to social tennis that will allow you to learn new skills, practice those skills, focus on injury prevention, build confidence, overall movement and wellbeing and meet new people who also share in a love and enjoyment of tennis.  Sessions can be tailored to all skill & fitness levels and are held in a supportive environment by Coach Adolfo who brings a wealth of knowledge, passion for not only tennis but social connectedness and his unique energy to the court.

Where: Toowoomba Tennis Association, 186 James Street, Toowoomba City
When: Tuesdays 8:30am to 10:00am
Cost: First session $5:00, then $10:00 a session
Contact: Adolfo 0412 105 303 | coach@southqldtennisacademy.com.au

RALLY4EVER

A FREE opportunity that connects Tennis and positive mental health outcomes for the community going though challenging times or just overwhelmed with life's responsibilities. The mission at RALLY4EVER is to help a diverse range of people with their mental health by providing access to tennis and an incredible community. No tennis experience is necessary

Where: Toowoomba Tennis Association, 186 James Street, Toowoomba City
When: Thursdays 9:00am to 10:00am 
Cost: FREE
Contact: Adolfo 0412 105 303 | coach@southqldtennisacademy.com.au

 

Running and walking

heart foundation walking group photo of members in the park cheering with hands up in the air

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. 

If you are a passionate community member living in a regional township and would like to see a walking group start up, we would LOVE to hear from you. Please contact change@tr.qld.gov.au or call Council 131 872. 


Pittsworth

Pittsworth Heart Foundation Walking Group

Where: Pittsworth Lions Park, cnr Briggs & Hume Streets
When: Contact the organiser as times vary
Cost: Free
Contact: Amanda 0484 919 510
Join the Pittsworth Heart Foundation Walking Group online

 

Toowoomba

Toowoomba Central Walkers

Where: Laurel Bank Park, 50 hill Street, Toowoomba (meet beside the main hall in the carpark)
When: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am - 7.00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Ian iannjenny1971@bigpond.com | Join the Toowoomba Central Walkers group online

East Creek OPAP Walkers

Where: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener Street South Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 8.45am - 9:45am
Cost: Free
Contact: Sally-Ann 07 4639 2755 | info@eastcreek.com.au | Join the East Creek OPAP walkers group online

Grand Central Shopping Centre

Where: Grand Central Shopping Centre, Customer Service Desk, Level 1 (near Mecca Maxima)
When: Wednesdays 7:30am - 8:15am
Cost: Free
Contact: Warwick 0408 875 928 | warwick_alderton@msn.com 
Please note: The best parking option is Hill Street, Level 1 entrance | Join the Grand Central Shopping Centre Walking Group online 

Pharmacy 777 Store Walkers

Where: 8 Mylne Street, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesdays 8:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Megan megan.stevens@pharmacy777.com.au | Join the Discount Drug Store walkers group online

 

Virtual walker

If you would like to walk on your own and want to track your progress online, visit The Heart Foundation to set up your own Personal Walking Plan.

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. Go to your app store and search Heart Foundation Walking.

parkrun family with child in pram high fiving two parkun volunteers

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! 

Highfields 

Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, 220 Barracks Road
When: Saturdays 7:00am - 8:00am 
Cost: Free
Contact: Marty 0409 566 497 | Janeen 0427 063 521 | highfieldsoffice@parkrun.com 
Register: Highfields parkrun website

 

Oakey

Where: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley Street
When: Saturdays 7:00am - 8:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Helen 0418 794 565 | oakeyoffice@parkrun.com 
Register: Oakey parkrun website

 

Pittsworth

Where: Pittsworth Showground (canteen area)
When: Saturdays 7:00am - 8:00am 
Cost: Free
Contact: Jaime 0437 210 572 or pittsworth@parkrun.com 
Register: Pittsworth parkrun website

 

South Toowoomba

Where: Middle Ridge Park, Stenner Street
When: Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Robbie 0419 023 487 | southtoowoombaoffice@parkrun.com 
Register: South Toowoomba parkrun website 

 

Toowoomba

Where: Queens Park (off Lindsay St)
When: Saturday 7:00 - 8:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: Margaret 0407 645 656 | toowoombaoffice@parkrun.com
Register: Toowoomba parkrun website

 

Picnic Point Parklands (Toowoomba)

Where: Picnic Point (Tourist Road, to the left of the first speedbump entering the ring road, bottom of waterfall)
When: Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00am
Cost: Free
Contact: picnicpointparklands@parkrun.com
Register: Picnic Point Parklands 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.  

Toowoomba

Run Club 

Dr Renea Reich is a Biomechanist, Sports Podiatrist and running technique specialist. Her teachings are memorable and fun. All are welcome from 9 years and above. Beginner (no idea, never run) to National standard. The sessions are heavily modified to suit your running needs. You will not be "running laps". You can expect to be closely monitored with user-friendly instruction to get the best out of your running technique. All runners are exposed to The Reich Method®.

This is a program created by Renea for all runners wanting to run faster, longer and injury free. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00am - 7:00am 
Where: Glynnis Nunn-Cearns Oval, O'Quinn Street, Harristown (meet near the long jump pit) 
Cost: $5 per person, per session 
Contact: Renea via sign up link on Podiatry Coach Facebook pagewww.podiatrycoach.com

Fierce Trudge Club 

A walking/running group for all abilities and fitness levels. 

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30am
Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road,Glenvale
Cost: Free
Contact: Dan 0429 770 196 | daniellegardiner5@gmail.com



Cycling

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 bikebuddies@bq.org.au.

Toowoomba

Beginners group ride (25kms)

Where: Bikeline, 13 Railway Street, Toowoomba
When: Wednesdays 5:30am - 6:30am
Cost: Free
Contact: Bikeline 0407 674 034 | Bikeline website

TRBUG social ride (minimum 25kms)

Where: Park next to Toowoomba Art Gallery, Ruthven Street
When:

  • Sundays: 7:00am (Autumn) | 7:30am (Winter) | 7:30am Spring) | 6:30am (Summer)
  • Fridays 9:30am

Cost: Free
Contact: Toowoomba Region Bicycle Users Group Inc.0402 676 578 | info@trbug.org.au

Peter Watts Criterium Track

Practise 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.

Ride to work in the CBD?

The Toowoomba City Library Cycle Hub offers riders secure parking and amenities. For membership details visit our Cycle Hub webpage.



 Food, healthy eating & gardening

Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens

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, Toowoomba City. Meet at the tool shed and ask to speak to a committee representative.
When: Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $30:00 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 areas
Contact: TCOGA.secretary@gmail.com | Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens website | Facebook page.

 

Pittsworth Landcare Community Garden

Where: St Andrews Church Grounds, Hume Street, Pittsworth
When: In September Sundays 3:00pm and in October to March: Sundays 4:00pm
Contact: Carol 0427 237 767 | caroljb55@hotmail.com 

Heights Community Centre Community Garden

Where: 16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton Heights
Contact: 07 4634 7672 | hccreception@bigpond.com | Heights Community Centre Community Garden website 

Flourish PYO

Where: 100 Glenvale Road, Harristown
When: School term on Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am
Contact: Hannah 0439 447 814 | flourishpyo@outlook.com | Flourish PYO website

 

 community garden rhubarb compost mulch garden bed. Silverbeet growing in garden.

 


Getting outdoors

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, Rangeville
When: Wednesdays 9:00am - 11:30am
Cost: $10 (4 weeks) booking per person or family 
Contact: Friends of the Escarpment Parks, Greg 0428 288 077 | glukes@bigpond.com

Outdoor gyms are a fantastic way to get active while enjoying the great outdoors.

Check out an outdoor gym at a park near you:

Instructional workout videos

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):  

Black Gully gym - aerobic walker

 

Black Gully gym - bench sit-ups

 

Black Gully gym - butterfly press

 

 

Black Gully gym - leg press

 

Black Gully gym - leg raises

 

Black Gully Park gym - modified push-ups

 

Black Gully Park gym - shoulder press

 

 

Black Gully Park gym - step-ups

 

 

Black Gully Park gym - stretch station and pull up bar

 

 

Black Gully Park gym - upright dips

 

 

East Creek Park (Kitchener St) gym - sit-ups

 

East Creek Park (Kitchener St) gym - cross trainer

 

 

East Creek Park (Kitchener St) gym - free runner

 

 

East Creek Park (Kitchener St) gym - chin-ups

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.

 

Free community bushwalking program 

The Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club provided a terrific program offering 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.

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

 

Disclaimer:

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 loss, 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.