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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 to encourage everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The program provides activities to suit a wide variety of fitness levels. Click on the blue headings to find activities of interest. 

Due to coronavirus, bookings are required for all CHANGE Project activities. Please adhere to all public health directives when attending activities.


Our latest directory 

Two editions of the Healthy & Active Directory are released each year - the spring/summer edition and the autumn/winter edition.  

Download the current edition here: The CHANGE Project - Healthy & Active Directory Spring/Summer 2020-21

 

Group fitness

Restorative Circuit

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 St, Toowoomba 
When: Tuesday, 9.30am - 10.15am 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Annemarie - phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au

Set 'n Reps

Aimed at building muscle strength and mass and preserving bone density

Where: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter St, Toowoomba 
When: Friday, 9.30am - 10.15am 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Annemarie - phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au

Pittsworth Bootcamp

Where: Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth
When: Every second Thursday (1st & 3rd of every month) 9.15am
Cost: $3  
Contact: Nola, phone 0428118836 or email nolaallen827@gmail.com

Fierce Fitness Group Training

Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road
When: Monday, 5.30pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Coach Dan - phone 0429 770 196 or email daniellegardiner5@gmail.com

Fit Class in Oakey

Where: 3 Cherry St, Oakey
When: Tuesday & Wednesday, 6.30pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Renee - phone 0408 452 094 or email reneegraham24@gmail.com 

Flex & Flow Bootcamps

Where: Centenary Park, Westbrook
When: Saturday 7am - 7.30am
Cost: $3
Contact: Paul and Coralee - phone 0458 600 001 or email flexflowpt@gmail.com

Tennis Group Fitness 

A group fitness class inspired by tennis training techniques.

Where: Wyreema Tennis Court
When: Thursday- 4-5pm, Saturday 10am-12.15pm
Cost: $3 per/person
Contact: Stuart, phone 0408 491 896 or email stuart.percy.tennis@gmail.com

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Active Seniors

Where: Brodribb Retirement Village, 13 Goggs St, Newtown
When: Tuesday, 11am - 11.45am
Cost: $5
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@gmail.com

Active Seniors Yarraman

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne St Yarraman
When: Wednesday 9am-10am
Cost: $3
Contact: Helen- phone 0434 243 085 or email helenrw@outlook.com

*Active Seniors Yarraman will be taking a short break from 07/10/20. Classes recommence 28/10/20

Active Seniors Cooyar

Where: Cooyar & District Memorial Hall, New England Highway Cooyar
When: Wednesday 11am-12pm
Cost: $3
Contact: Helen- phone 0434 243 085 or email helenrw@outlook.com

*Active Seniors Cooyar will be taking a short break from 07/10/20. Classes recommence 28/10/20

Energise

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

 

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Rd, Highfields
When: Tuesday & Thursday, 8am - 9am
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@gmail.com

Where: Newtown Park, Holberton St, Newtown 
When: Friday, 8am - 9am
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jody - phone 0402 144 527 or email resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill St, Toowoomba
When: Monday & Wednesday, 8am - 9am
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jody - phone 0402 144 527 or email resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Rd, Highfields
When: Friday, 9.30am - 10.30am* 
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@gmail.com 

Where: Brownesholme Village, Highfields Rd, Highfields
When: Tuesday, 9.30am - 10.15am
Cost: $5 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@gmail.com 

Where: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre, William St, Crows Nest
When: Monday, 11am - 12noon
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@qmail.com 

Aqua Aerobics - currently not operating

Where: Oakey Aquatic Centre, 26 Campbell Street, Oakey
When: Thursday, 10.30am
Cost: $5
Contact: Oakey Aquatic Centre - phone 4691 1038 or email oakey@belgravialeisure.com.au

Aqua Zumba - currently not operating

Where: Darren Lange Swimming Academy, 30 Erin St, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 1.30pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Tim - phone 0434 372 540 or email funkedupfitness@hotmail.com

BJMA Muay Thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, cnr. Phillip & James Sts, Toowoomba
When: 

  • Monday, 5pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, 5pm - 7pm

Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per future session, bookings required 
Contact: Ron - phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

Where: Westbrook Hall, 114 Main St, Westbrook
When: 

  • Wednesday, 6pm - 7.30pm

Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per future session, bookings required 
Contact: Ron - phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

Muay Thai Kickboxing- currently not operating 

Where: Oakey Cultural Centre, Campbell St, Oakey
When: Monday & Wednesday, 5.30pm - 6.15pm
Cost: Adult $5, child $4
Contact: Jody - phone 0439 913 254 or email rickymead@dr.com 

Jungle Body (Burn/Konga) low impact

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse) 
When: 

  • Monday, 6.30pm
  • Thursday, 9.15am

Cost: $3
Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email distiller1@hotmail.com

Jungle Body Get Low (low impact)

When: 

  • Wednesday, 6.15pm- Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse). $3
  • Friday, 7.30am- Redeemer Lutheran Hall, Annand St Toowoomba, $5

Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email distiller1@hotmail.com

Pound

These sessions fuse cardio interval training with drumming for a challenging, heart-pumping workout.

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla St, Pittsworth 
When: Tuesday, 5.30pm - 6pm 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Lindy - phone 07 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

Energise (low impact)

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla St, Pittsworth 
When: Tuesday, 2pm - 2.30pm 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Lindy - phone 07 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

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), Highfields
When: Tuesday, 9.30am 
Cost: $3
Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email distiller1@hotmail.com

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Wellbeing activities

Meditation and Gentle Movement

Where: Peacehaven Park (main field), Kuhls Rd Highfields
When: Tuesday 8.30am-9am
Cost: $3 per session
Contact: Brittany- phone 0432 801 553 or email brittany@risingember.com

Chair Yoga

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), Cabarlah Park Rd, Highfields
When: Wednesday, 10.30am - 11.30am

Where: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre,William St, Crows Nest
When: Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $5
Contact: Tanya - phone 0407 766 604 or email tanyazen@outlook.com

Stretch and Recovery

Where: Queens Park (Godsall St), Toowoomba
When: Friday, 6.15am
Cost: $3
Contact: Georgie - phone 0417 645 924 or email georgieovett@hotmail.com

Tai Chi - commencing 27/10/20

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
When: Tuesday, 9.30am- 10:15am (Disability All Access Class), Tuesday, 10:30-11:15am (Community access)
Cost: $5
Contact: Louise - phone 0419 786 502

Yoga in Yarraman - recommencing 09/10/20

Where: Yarraman Bowls Club, Margaret Street Yarraman 
When: Friday 9am-10am
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jan - phone 0424 260 574 or email jgbag1950@yahoo.com.au

Heartfulness meditation

Where: Currently online via Zoom. Classes will return to in person soon.

  • Beginner class: Wednesday, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma - email toowoomba@heartfulness.org or view www.heartfulness.org

Meditation

Where: 1E Bernoth Centre (below Toyworld), 663 Ruthven St, Toowoomba 
When: Wednesday, 7.15pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lesleigh - phone 07 4633 3701 or email lesyoga@icr.com.au

Sahaja yoga meditation

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room 1, Toowoomba
When: 

  • Introductory Meditation: Tuesday, 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Advanced Meditation: Saturday, 9.30am- 11am
  • Introductory Meditation: Saturday, 11am-12pm

Cost: free
Contact: Saras - phone 1300 724 252 or view www.freemeditation.com.au

Yoga in Oakey

Where: Oakey Uniting Church. 16 John Street Oakey
When: Tuesday 10am-11am
Cost: free
Contact: Christy Blenkin 0422 553 225

Chair Yoga in Oakey

Where: Oakey Uniting Church. 16 John Street Oakey
When: Wednesday 10am-11am
Cost: free
Contact: Christy Blenkin 0422 553 225

Tai Chi in Oakey

Where: Oakey Community Centre (beside the library) 
When: Tuesday 8.30am-9.30am
Cost: free
Contact: Kim Nalder 0417 759 803

Mind, Body, Motion Classes

Where: Oakey Uniting Church, 16 John Street Oakey
When: Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm
Cost: free
Contact: Roy Blenkin 0414 256 930

 

 

Kids

GETT Fit Kids (6-12 years) - recommencing 08/10/20

Where: Lake Annand Park, Long St, South Toowoomba
When: Thursday, 4.15pm - 5pm 
Cost: $3, bookings essential 
Contact: Tash - phone 0451 438 801 or email enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Generation Pound® (Prep- Grade 6)

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.  Come and have LOUD, inclusive fun with the only Generation POUND® instructor in Toowoomba.

*Bookings essential, minimum numbers required.

Where: Healthy by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, Toowoomba
When: Monday 4.00-4.30pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Annemarie- phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au

Jungle Body Konga Kids

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse)  
When: Wednesday, 3.30pm - 4.15pm 
Cost: $3 (suitable for 6-16yrs)
Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email distiller1@hotmail.com

Kids Mindfulness - currently not operating

Where: 2 Mann Street, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 6.15pm - 7pm
Cost $5 (suitable for ages 8-14 years)
Contact: Jodie - 0429 465 316 or email empoweringourkidslifecoaching@gmail.com

Teenage Bootcamp

When: Friday 4pm
Where: Middle Ridge Park
Cost: $3
Contact: Tania- info@elev8hfl.com or call 0409 531 352

YouthConnect activities

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

 

Social sport

Social Croquet

Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, 147a Taylor St, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 9am*
Cost: $3
Contact: Joy (West Toowoomba Croquet Club) - phone 4633 0911 or visit www.facebook.com/westtoowoombacroquet

*Other times are also available, please contact for more information

Sunday Funday (Squash)- Recommencing 18/10/20

Where: Toowoomba Squash Inc, 242 James Street, Toowoomba
When: Sunday 2pm-4pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Toowoomba Squash Inc- phone 07 4632 3437 or visit www.toowoombasquash.com.au

 

Running and walking

Joining a walking group is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's FREE! 

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If you’re interested in joining or finding out more about the walking groups listed below, please contact the walk organiser. 

Crows Nest Flat Landers

Where: Post Office, 19 Curnow St, Crows Nest
When: Monday - Friday, 5.45am (60 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Evelyn - phone 0409 645 640
Click here to join the Crows Nest Flat Landers Group online

Queen of Hearts Walking Group

Where: Queens Park, meet in the carpark
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am (60 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Michael - phone 0434 584 492
Click here to join the Queen of Hearts Group online

East Creek OPAP Walkers

Where: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener St, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 8.45am (60 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Sally-Ann - phone 07 4639 2755 or email info@eastcreek.com.au 
Click here to join the East Creek OPAP Walkers Group online

Harlo Walkers

Where: Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre, Harlaxton
When: Wednesday 10am, contact organiser for times as they vary (30 min walk) 
Cost: Free
Contact: Matt - phone 07 4639 2868 or email harlaxtonnc@bigpond.com
Click here to join the Harlo Walkers Walking Group online

Highfields Hoofers

Where: Peacehaven Park (rotunda), Kuhls Rd, Highfields 
When: Monday & Thursday, 4pm (60 min walk) 
Cost: Free 
Contact: Jan - phone 0447 710 441 or email janeric54@bigpond.com 
Click here to join the Highfields Hoofers online

Oakey Pavement Pounders

Where: Busiko's Pharmacy, Campbell St, Oakey
When: Thursday, 4.45pm (30 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Tamara - phone 07 4691 1062 or email pharmacy@busikos.com 
Click here to join the Oakey Pavement Pounders Group online

Pittsworth Walkers

Where: Steele St, Pittsworth 
When: Thursday, 3.30pm (60 min walk)  
Cost: Free 
Contact: Merle - phone 0416 013 020
Click here to join the Pittsworth Walkers Walking Group online

Toowoomba Central Walkers

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill St, Toowoomba  
When: Tuesday & Thursday, 6.30am (30 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Barry - phone 0497 425 155 or email bm_herrmann@westnet.com.au
Click here to join the Toowoomba Central Walkers Group online

Toowoomba Discount Drug Store Walkers

Where: 8 Mylne St, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesday, 8am
Cost: Free
Contact: Katrina - 4637 1888
Click here to join the Discount Drug Store Walkers Group online

Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers

Where: Corner Crotty and Hume Sts, Centenary Heights
When: Monday - Friday, 6am (30 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Judy - phone 07 4635 9059 
Click here to join the Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers Group online

Wilsonton Walkers

Where: Heights Community Centre, 16 Wine Dr, Wilsonton Heights
When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6.30am (60 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Dorothy - phone 0499 773 454 or email Dorothy.soper@gmail.com
Click here to join the Wilsonton Walkers Walking Group online
(Wilsonton Walkers also participate in Parkrun on Saturdays.Transport available)

Grand Central Shopping Centre

Where: Customer Service Desk, Level 1 (near Mecca Maxima)
When: Wednesday, 7.30am (45 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Warwick - phone 0408 875 928 or email warwick_alderton@msn.com 
Please note: The best parking option is Hill St, level 1 entrance
Click here to join the Grand Central Shopping Centre Walking Group online 

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

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

Like to walk solo?

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.

Read more about the Heart Foundation walking app.

Ready to go from the couch to 5km? Start pounding the pavement with a friendly and welcoming running activity - parkrun. Parkrun is perfect for people of all fitness abilities, from beginners to experienced runners as participants are able to walk or run the course. Each week, runs are coordinated by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers and everyone is welcome to stick around for a coffee and chat afterwards. To help measure your progress towards achieving your health and running goals, parkrun also provides the option for your runs to be timed each week.

Location, times and registration information is included below.

PARKRUN is currently not operating due to Coronavirus

Highfields parkrun

Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park, off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Saturday, 7am - 8am 
Cost: Free 
Contact: Marty - phone 0409 566 497 or Janeen - phone 0427 063 521 or email highfields@parkrun.com 
Register: parkrun website

Oakey parkrun

Where: Arthur Shooter Park, Stanley St, Oakey
When: Saturday, 7am - 8am
Cost: Free
Contact: Helen - phone 0418 794 565 or email oakeyoffice@parkrun.com  
Register: parkrun website

Pittsworth parkrun

Where: Pittsworth Showground (canteen area), Pittsworth 
When: Saturday, 7am - 8am 
Cost: Free
Contact: Jaime - phone 0437 210 572 or email jfing21@eq.edu.au 
Register: parkrun website

South Toowoomba parkrun

Where: Middle Ridge Park, Stenner St, Toowoomba
When: Saturday, 7am - 8am
Cost: Free
Contact: Robbie - phone 0419 023 487 or email southtoowoombaoffice@parkrun.com 
Register: parkrun website 

Toowoomba parkrun

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

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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.

For details visit the Peak2Park website.  

Running Technique Clinic

Qualified Biomechanist and Sports Podiatrist Renea is opening her running clinic to the wider Toowoomba Community! She is passionate about helping you to improve your running technique and ability by adjusting your body to be in the most biomechanically efficient position. 

When: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:30am, every second Sunday (2nd and 4th of the month) 11am-12pm
Where: Glynnis Nunn-Cearns Oval, O'Quinn Street, Toowoomba
Cost: $5 for weekday classes, $3 for Sunday classes
Contact: Renea- 0402 576 461, or email hello@podiatrycoach.com

Fierce Trudge Club 

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

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6.30am
Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road
Cost: Free
Contact: Coach Dan- phone 0429 770 196 or email 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

Beginners group ride (25kms)

Where: Bikeline, 13 Railway St, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday, 5.30am - 6.30am
Cost: Free
Contact: Bikeline - phone 0407 674 034 or view www.bikeline.com.au

TRBUG social ride (minimum 25kms)

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

  • Sunday, 6.30am (Summer), 7am (Autumn & Spring) & 7.30am (Winter)
  • Friday, 9.30am

Cost: Free
Contact: Toowoomba Region Bicycle Users Group Inc. - phone 0402 676 578 or email info@trbug.org.au

Peter Watts Criterium Track

Practice your riding skills in an off-road environment on beginner to advanced loops (Harvey Rd, 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.

Pedal QLD

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 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.


 

Food and healthy eating

Healthy Living on a Budget- next course commencing 13/10/20

AH Diabetes is hosting this free program in Toowoomba which covers topics such as:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Keeping a vegetable garden
  • Goal setting and motivation
  • Supermarket shopping and budgeting.

Course details to be confirmed. Please contact AH Diabetes for more information on 4646 2350 or email admin@ahdiabetes.com.au

Early Life Nutrition Workshop

Nutrition Australia is hosting a FREE workshop on early life nutrition- from first foods to family meals for children aged 6 months-3 years. Hosted by a qualified dietitian/nutritionist this workshop is part of the INSPIRE project, proudly funded and supported by the QLD Government. Topics in the course will cover: 

  • Transitioning from first foods to family meals
  • Creating positive mealtimes
  • Mealtime methods to reduce picky eating

When: Thursday 29/10/20 
Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3 Community Rooms
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free
RSVP: By Friday 23rd October to: foodfoundations@naqld.org or phone: (07) 3257 4393

Places are limited so get in fast! Bookings are essential. 

Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens

Where: 22a Goggs St, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday, 9am - 11am
Cost: $10 per annum
Contact: Wendy - phone 0430 175 880, email TCOGA.Info@gmail.com, visit TCOGardens.wordpress.com or check the Facebook page

Learn about organic gardening, permaculture, composting, worm farming, growing your own fruit and vegetables, plus much more. Meet at the tool shed and ask to speak to a committee representative.

The $10 annual fee includes a complimentary newsletter subscription, social event invitations, and the opportunity to hire a plot, or to help out in the common areas. No previous experience with gardening is required.

Pittsworth Landcare Community Garden

Where: St Andrews Church Grounds, Hume St, Pittsworth
When:

  • September - Sundays, 3pm
  • October to March - Sundays, 4pm

Contact: Carol - phone 0427 237 767 or email pittsworthcommunitygarden@outlook.com.au 

Heights Community Centre Community Garden

Where: 16 Wine Dr, Wilsonton Heights
Contact: Phone 07 4634 7672, email hccreception@bigpond.com or visit www.heightscommunitycentre.wordpress.com

Flourish PYO

Where: 100 Glenvale Rd, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 9am - 11am during school term for community gardening 
Is is open during daylight hours, 7 days per week, for people to pick vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit for free
Contact: Danielle phone 0435 418 646, email flourishpyo@outlook.com or visit www.flourishpyo.org.au

 

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Mad Food Science Program

The Mad Food Science Program is a fun and interactive program designed to address today’s food culture in children, and kick-start behavioural change around food choices. The 90-minute workshops are fun and interactive using science experiments to engage the children and relate back to key health messages throughout the program.

The Program is a family event aimed at children aged 5 years and over. During the activity you will all discover:

  • Why the ‘food rainbow’ is so important
  • What to do about fussy eaters
  • Which foods help your child’s concentration, behaviour and academic performance
  • How to avoid lunchbox stress each morning
  • How to understand the tiny print on food labels

When: During school holidays. Dates to be confirmed.
Cost: $5
Contact: Victoria – phone 0457 184 513 or email victoria.byrnes@TheRootCause.com.au


 

Getting outdoors

Friends of the Escarpment Parks offers an 8 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. Now you can keep active while doing your part to help the environment.

Where: Hartmann Bushland Reserve, 4 Alderley St, Rangeville
When: Wednesday, 9am - 11.30am
Cost: $10 booking per family, which includes a book about native plants
Contact: Greg - 0428 288 077 or glukes@bigpond.com

Outdoor gyms are a great 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 (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 and regional parks and gardens catering for all fitness levels.

Download the Walks and trails booklet and start exploring our region today! For more information, please visit our Walks and trails webpage.

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 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.