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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. 

 

 

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September School Holidays 

Spring into Action! Toowoomba Region

Are you ready to compete for a $500 Wilson Sports voucher? Join our school holiday activity challenge and go in the running!

How to play the game

  1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.
  2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username and password of your choice.
  3. Search for and select Spring into Action! Toowoomba Region, or search the game code D7V5DG.
  4. Follow the prompts to select or create your player profile. 
  5. Create your team or select your team from the list if it's already been created. 
  6. Once in the game you'll be presented with the missions you or your team are attempting to complete and earn points. Missions include: trivia questions, photos/videos, and GPS check ins. To complete a mission select it from the list. 
  7. Keep an eye on the leaderboard to see how your team is going. 

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Kids fitness classes 

School Holiday class - Generation Pound 

Get the body moving and heart pumping with this fun exercise session using weighted sticks to drum to the music. 

When: Thursday, 29th September, 11am
Where: Civic Green (near Toowoomba City Library)
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au

 

Kids Muay Thai - coming soon!

A general class specifically for children 6 years and over. Benefits of BJMA include:

  • improved strength, coordination & flexibility
  • increased self-confidence, discipline and self-control
  • respect for self and others

Kids can have fun in a friendly, safe, family environment.

When: Mondays 5-6pm starting 10 October 2022
Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church, cnr Phillip & James Streets
Cost: $5 per person, per session (first session free, bookings required)
Contact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

 

Activities by category

Group Fitness

Highfields

Tone it up 

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), Highfields
When: Friday 9am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Amy via phone 0427 696 100 or email amy.saal@outlook.com.au

 

Lilyvale (Meringandan West)

Weimer Workouts 4 Wonder Women

Where: Lilyvale Sports Oval, 581 Yalangur-Lilyvale Road, Lilyvale 
When: Tuesday 4pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Natalie via phone 0400 023 299 or email weimerworkouts4ww@gmail.com. BYO exercise mat and hat. 

 

Oakey 

Func Fit

Where: 3 Cherry Street, Oakey
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Renee via phone 0408 452 094 or email reneegraham24@gmail.com 

 

Pittsworth

Pound

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street Pittsworth 
When: Tuesday 5.30pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Lindy via phone 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au 

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 Pittsworth 
When: Wednesday 4.30pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Lindy via phone 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

Sculpt

Utilises the gym floor equipment and focusing on a targeted body part each week.  A great opportunity to learn how to use the equipment in a safe, supervised environment.  Creche available during this session for an extra $5. 

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla Street Pittsworth 
When: Friday 9.15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Dan via phone 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

Revive bootcamp 

This class works the whole body. It comprises all aspects of fitness including muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, balance and stability, agility and coordination. Join a warm friendly atmosphere suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Where: Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth 
When: Last Thursday of the month, 8.30am
Cost: $5
Contact: Belinda via phone 0428 796 405 or email belinda@revivefitness.com.au

Pittsworth bootcamp

Where: Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth
When: Every second Thursday (1st and 3rd of every month) 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Nola via phone 0428 118 836 or email nolaallen827@gmail.com

 

Toowoomba 

Social Sports

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: Queens Park sports field 3 and 4 (Godsall St)
When: Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm & Fridays 10-11am
Cost: $5 per person, per session

Please arrive 15mins prior to the session to meet the team.
Bookings are essential, please contact Macca via phone 0413 966 976 or email macca@makethechangehw.com.au 

Bootcamp 

Where: Lemway Avenue Park/ West Creek 8
When: Monday 9.30am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Majenta via email theowlfit@gmail.com or facebook

Inclusive Autistic exercise class 

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 9am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Isaac via phone 0400 075 003 email autisticangels@outlook.com visit www.autisticangels.com.au 

Please note this class is NDIS approved.

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)
When: Friday 2.30 - 3pm
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Chelsea via email fitnesswithchelsea247@gmail.com or phone 0411 227 819 (bookings essential)

Restorative circuit

A circuit-style session comprising low impact, cardio, strength/resistance exercises. It is suitable for all ages and stages of fitness.

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

Fierce Fitness group training

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

 

Westbrook 

Flex & Flow Bootcamps

Where: Centenary Park, Westbrook
When: Saturdays 7 - 7.30am (restarting in September)
Cost: $3 per person, per session
Contact: Paul and Coralee via phone 0458 600 001 or email flexflowpt@gmail.com

Crows Nest

Energise 

Where: Crows Nest Community & RSL Centre, William Street, Crows Nest
When: Monday 10.30 - 11.30am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@qmail.com

 

Highfields

Energise 

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park (Clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Tuesday and Thursday 8 - 9am and Friday 9 - 10am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jan via phone 0400 270 334 or email janifer.harland@gmail.com

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

 

Millmerran 

LIFESTEPS (low impact) 

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.    

Where: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre, 40-48 Commens Street, Millmerran
When: Tuesday & Thursday 7.30 - 8.30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre via phone 07 4695 1036 or email millmerran@belgravialeisure.com.au

Gymstick (low impact) 

A class designed to simply and effectively combine cardiovascular training, muscular endurance, balance, core stability, strength and flexibility training. The combination of the stick and resistance bands provides a low impact overall body workout.

Where: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre, 40-48 Commens Street, Millmerran
When: Friday 6.30 - 7.15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre via phone 07 4695 1036 or email millmerran@belgravialeisure.com.au

 

Pittsworth

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: Tuesday 11am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Lindy via phone 4693 1199 or email lindy@hounddogfit.com.au

Revive Pilates 

This class is suitable for all fitness levels and ages, this low impact exercise class focuses on strengthening your muscles while improving your postural alignment and flexibility. With a strong emphasis on core strength, this class is designed to strengthen your stabilising muscles, increase mobility, decrease your risk of injury and fine-tune your movement. It will be offered in 10 week blocks to build on learning specific moves and techniques each week. 

Where: Sports Pavilion, Pittsworth Showgrounds  
When: Wednesdays 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Belinda via phone 0428 796 405 or email belinda@revivefitness.com.au

 

Toowoomba

Happy Movers *New*

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 
When: Fridays 10.15am (45 min class) 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact and bookings: Peak Performance Sports Physiotherapy 4639 4249

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. A small medical history will be required to be completed prior to participation.

Chair stretch (low impact) 

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Monday 9am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email theworks@studentguild.com.au

Group strength (low impact)

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Tuesday 9am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email theworks@studentguild.com.au

Cardio fit (low impact)

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Wednesday 9am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email theworks@studentguild.com.au

Bootcamp (low impact)

Where: Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights
When: Friday 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: USQ Works Health & Recreation Centre via phone 07 4688 0700 or email theworks@studentguild.com.au

Active seniors

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

Energise 

Where: Newtown Park, Holberton Street, Newtown 
When: Friday 8 - 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba
When: Monday and Wednesday 8 - 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jody via phone 0402 144 527 or email resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

 

Yarraman

Active seniors 

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street, Yarraman
When: Wednesday 9 - 10am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Helen via phone 0434 243 085 or email helenrw@outlook.com

Energise

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

 

Oakey

Aqua aerobics - during swimming season 

Where: Oakey Aquatic Centre, 26 Campbell Street, Oakey
When: Contact the centre for new season times
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Oakey Aquatic Centre via phone 07 4691 1038 or email oakey@belgravialeisure.com.au

Toowoomba

BJMA Muay thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets, Toowoomba
When: Monday and Thursday 5 - 7pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per per person for each future session, bookings required
Contact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

Kids' BJMA Muay thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets, Toowoomba
When: Monday 5 - 6pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per per person for each future session, bookings required
Contact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

Highfields

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, Highfields
When: Monday 6.30pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email 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, Highfields
When:  Thursday 9.20am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email fitfix@gmx.com

Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse), access off Cronin Road, Highfields
When: Wednesday 6.15 - 7.00pm
Cost: $4 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email 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: Tuesday 9.30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email 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: Wednesday 9.30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email fitfix@gmx.com

 

Toowoomba

Zumba gold 

Where: St Thomas More's Hall, 71a Ramsay Street, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 9.30am (45 min class)
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Casey via email PeachBombFitness@outlook.com

Jungle body get low (low impact)

Where: Redeemer Lutheran Hall, Annand Street, Toowoomba
When: Friday 7.30am - 8.15am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Di via phone 0435 120 548 or email fitfix@gmx.com

 

Wellbeing activities

Clifton

Restore Yoga

A gentle class of poses and mindfulness to help reduce stress, anxiety, relieve muscle tension and gain flexibility. Take the opportunity to slow down from a busy day and feel the positive effects that Yoga can have on your mind and body. 

Where: Senior Citizens Hall Clifton
When: Tuesday 6pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jo via phone 0490 831 636

 

Cooyar

Beginner Yoga

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

Where: Cooyar and District Community Hall (no classes 26/9 to 7/10)
When: Tuesday 9am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Jane via phone 0408 988 100 or email everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com 

 

Crows Nest

Chair Yoga

Where: Crows Nest Community Centre (dining room)
When: Tuesday 10.30 - 11am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Tanya via email tanyazen@outlook.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: Wednesday 9.30am
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au 

 

Kingsthorpe

Beginner Yoga (commencing 4th October)

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

 

Nobby

Tai chi (restarting Term 4)

Beginners can be seated or standing. Beneficial for those looking for a gentle introduction or if recovering from illness/injury.

Where: 6 Tooth Street, Nobby
When: Thursday 9 - 9.45am (on hold - resuming in Term 4) 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Louise via phone 0419 786 502

 

Oakey

Chair yoga 

Where: Uniting Church Hall, Cnr John and Cherry Streets, Oakey
When: Wednesday 10 - 10.45am (seniors)
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Vinda Yoga by Christy via phone 0422 553 225

 

Toowoomba

Family yoga and meditation

This Family Yoga class is a fantastic way to connect as a family - suitable for all children and their families. Explore a range of approaches that vary according to the participants and the focus - including partner yoga, yoga with stories, guided meditation and family friendly themes - all aimed at creating connection, confidence and calm. This class is held once a month, which is sometimes in school holidays!

All ages are welcome to attend.

Where: New venue to be advised. Location will be confirmed upon booking.
When: Sundays (every 4 weeks), 3.30 - 4.15pm:

2 October

30 October

27 November

Cost: $5 per person, per session. Bookings are essential.

Contact: Bookings essential. Book and buy here: www.kickstartmartialartsandyoga.ptminder.com or contact Miranda Mitchell 0488 609 966 to provide the name, age, email, mobile or with questions. 

NOTE: New venue coming for future classes from 7 August.

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: Health by Numb3rs, 3/16-18 Dexter Street, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 10.45 - 11.15am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Annemarie via phone 0412 792 017 or email healthbynumbers@outlook.com.au

Tai chi

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, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 9.30 - 10.15am 
Cost: $5 per person, per session
Contact: Louise via phone 0419 786 502

Meditation

Where: Redeemer Lutheran Hall, 77 Neil Street, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday 7.15pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Shannon via phone 0428 540 739, Joanne via 0408 755 269, or email Lesleigh lesyoga@icr.com.au

Sahaja yoga meditation

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room 1, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba
When: Meditation held every second and fourth week of the month - Wednesday 1-1.30 & 1.30-2pm and Saturday 10-11am
Cost: Free
Contact: Saras via phone 1300 724 252 or view www.freemeditation.com.au

Heartfulness meditation  

Where: Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Seminar Room 1, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba
When: Every Sunday 10-11am and Wednesday 5.45-6.45pm (also available online - see below).
Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma via email toowoomba@heartfulness.org, or view www.heartfulness.org

Yarraman

Yoga with Jane 

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

Where: Yarraman Memorial Hall (no classes 26/9 to 7/10)
When: Thursdays 9-10am and 6.30-7.30pm 
Cost: $5 per person, per session 
Contact: Jane via phone 0408 988 100 or email everybodyyogawithjane@gmail.com

Online

Heartfulness meditation

Where: Online via Zoom (beginners welcome - contact the email below for link)
When: Sunday 10-11am and Wednesday 5.45-6.45pm, 
Cost: Free
Contact: Dr Uma via email toowoomba@heartfulness.org

 

 

Kids

Kids' BJMA Muay thai

Where: St Paul's Lutheran Church Hall, Corner Phillip & James Streets, Toowoomba
When: Monday 5 - 6pm
Cost: The first lesson is free, then $5 per per person for each future session, bookings required
Contact: Ron via phone 0408 004 132 or email kb_kaz@hotmail.com

 

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, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 9am, Wednesday 5pm and Sunday 4pm. Other times also available, please contact Joy for more information
Cost: $3
Contact: Joy (West Toowoomba Croquet Club) via phone 4633 0911 or visit the West Toowoomba Croquet Facebook page

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: Queens Park sports field 3 and 4 (Godsall St)
When: Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm & Fridays 10 - 11am
Cost: $5 per person, per session

Please arrive 15mins prior to the session to meet the team.
Bookings are essential, please contact Macca via phone 0413 966 976 or email macca@makethechangehw.com.au 

Join Kamo Alali after school every Monday or Wednesday to 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. 

Where: Captain Cook Oval, 1 McGregor Street, Wilsonton
12 - 18 years, Monday 3.30 - 5.30pm 
6 - 12 years, Wednesday 3.30 - 5.30pm 
Cost: Gold coin donation

Contact Nestor on 07 4617 7600 or email nestor.kangudia@mercycs.org.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. 

 

Crows Nest

Crows Nest Flat Landers

Where: Post Office, 19 Curnow Street, Crows Nest
When: Monday to Friday, 5.45am (60 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Evelyn via phone 0409 645 640
Join the Crows Nest Flat Landers walkers group online

 

Oakey

Oakey Walkers

Where: Oakey Community Pharmacy, 81 Campbell Street, Oakey
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm (45-60 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Tara taratk06@gmail.com
Join the Oakey Walkers group online

 

Pittsworth

Pittsworth Heart Foundation Walking Group

Where: Pittsworth Lions Park, cnr Briggs & Hume Streets
When: Tuesday 1.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm (30-45 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Amanda 0484 919 510
Join the Pittsworth Heart Foundation Walking Group online

 

Toowoomba

East Creek OPAP Walkers

Where: East Creek Community Centre, 43 Kitchener Street, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 8.45am (60 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Sally-Ann via phone 07 4639 2755 or email info@eastcreek.com.au 
Join the East Creek OPAP walkers group online

Harlo Walkers

Where: Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre, Harlaxton
When: Wednesday 10am. Contact organiser for times as they can vary (30 minute walk) 
Cost: Free
Contact: Matt via phone 07 4639 2868 or email harlaxtonnc@bigpond.com
Join the Harlo Walkers walking group online

Toowoomba Central Walkers

Where: Laurel Bank Park, Hill Street, Toowoomba  
When: Tuesday and Thursday 6.30am (30 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Barry via phone 0497 425 155 or email bm_herrmann@westnet.com.au
Join the Toowoomba Central walkers group online

Toowoomba Discount Drug Store Walkers

Where: 8 Mylne Street, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesday 8am
Cost: Free
Contact: Katrina via phone 07 4637 1888
Join the Discount Drug Store walkers group online

Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers

Where: Corner Crotty and Hume Streets, Centenary Heights
When: Monday to Friday, 6am (30 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Judy via phone 07 4635 9059 
Join the Toowoomba Hearty Ramblers group online

Grand Central Shopping Centre

Where: Customer Service Desk, Level 1 (near Mecca Maxima)
When: Wednesday 7.30am (45 minute walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Warwick via phone 0408 875 928 or email 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 

 

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.

Heart Foundation walking app.

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! 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.

Highfields 

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

 

Oakey

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

 

Pittsworth

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

 

South Toowoomba

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

 

Toowoomba

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

Toowoomba

Running technique clinic

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 - 7.30am and every second Sunday (2nd and 4th of the month) 11am - 12noon
Where: Glynnis Nunn-Cearns Oval, O'Quinn Street, Toowoomba,
Cost: $5 per person, per session 
Contact: Renea via 0402 576 461 or email hello@podiatrycoach.com or book online 

 

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, Toowoomba
Cost: Free
Contact: Coach Dan via 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.

Toowoomba

Beginners group ride (25kms)

Where: Bikeline, 13 Railway Street, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30am
Cost: Free
Contact: Bikeline via phone 0407 674 034 or visit the Bikeline website

TRBUG social ride (minimum 25kms)

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

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

Cost: Free
Contact: Toowoomba Region Bicycle Users Group Inc. via phone 0402 676 578 or email 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 and healthy eating

Food as medicine program 

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. This course will provide tips on how to make food work for you and have all nutrition your questions answered. 

Topics will include:

  • How the body digests food, why it is important to eat fruit and vegetables and why you need those eight glasses of water a day
  • Inflammation and how to deal with it
  • Label reading, what to shop for, hidden nasties, understanding portion sizes 
  • Immune health, using food to keep you healthy

When: Last session 7 June, 1.30pm

Where: Crows Nest Community Centre (dining room)

Cost: $5 per person, per session 

Contact: Lyn via 0411 054 366 or email wholeoflifenutrition@gmail.com 

 

Mad Food Science - September school holidays 

Get the kids into healthy eating over the school holidays with our fun program. 

Together you'll discover: 

  • Why the food rainbow is so important
  • What to do about fussy eaters
  • Which foods helps concentration, behaviour and academic performance
  • Avoid lunch box stress and
  • Understand food labels

When: Wednesday 28th September, 10-11am
Where: Toowoomba City Library Multipurpose room, Level 3 155 Herries Street Toowoomba. 
Cost: $5 per person, per session

Numbers are limited so bookings essential, contact Victoria via phone 0457 184 513 or email 

 

A Better Choice initiative

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!

  • work with a health professional to undertake an initial menu assessment at your venue
  • work with and be supported by a health professional to determine and implement small steps over time
  • provide feedback and assist with evaluating the program.

What you receive completely free:

  • menu assessment by a health professional
  • program toolkit (includes stickers, flyers, posters)
  • healthy eating advisory service (for ongoing support by a health professional)
  • promotion of your business/organisation through Council’s Change Project.

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:

  • recognition as ‘A Better Choice’ provider through promotion via Council’s Change Project (includes newsletters, directory booklets, website, newspaper, social media, print material and other promotional opportunities)
  • increased recognition from sponsors, members, customers and the community for encouraging healthy living
  • potential increased revenue streams for your club/business
  • improved health of your members and customers
  • improved knowledge to help with healthy food and drink choices
  • create a family-friendly environment that encourages healthy living and community participation
  • demonstrate leadership and drive change by meeting existing and encouraging demand for healthier choices.

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 change@tr.qld.gov.au.

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
When: Wednesday, 9 - 11am
Cost: $30 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: The Secretary via email TCOGA.secretary@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.

 

Pittsworth Landcare Community Garden

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

  • September - Sunday 3pm
  • October to March - Sunday 4pm

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

 

Heights Community Centre Community Garden

Where: 16 Wine Drive, Wilsonton Heights
Contact: Phone 07 4634 7672, email hccreception@bigpond.com or visit the Heights Community Centre Community Garden website 

 

Flourish PYO

Where: 100 Glenvale Road, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday 9 - 11am during the 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 flourishpyo@outlook.com or visit the 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: Wednesday 9 - 11.30am
Cost: $10 booking per family - fee includes a book about native plants
Contact: Greg via 0428 288 077 or 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 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.

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.