THRIVE

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THRIVE aims to inspire and encourage women and girls of all ages to lead healthy and happy lives by participating in a range of fun and social activities now available throughout the Toowoomba Region.  

Check out the Spring / Summer 2017-18 schedule in the blue headings below for yoga, hula hooping, mindful walking, zumba / konga, kickboxing, body-weight classes, bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking, archery tag, magical parks and cycling sessions near you.  All activities are free or low-cost, and are perfect for beginners. Most activities are suitable for a range of ages, but you can confirm any age limitations by contacting the activity providers listed.

Forget about ability or perfection – THRIVE is about women and girls trying something new, meeting different people, enjoying fun times with friends and family, boosting energy levels and feeling great!  

How to book

For more infomation or to book, contact the activity provider listed below (by phone or email). Or you can click here to book into one or more activities online.

Participant agreement

All THRIVE activity participants will be required to complete a participant agreement form prior to joining activities.  How you book into activities will determine how to complete this form:

  • Participants joining by phone or email:  Complete a hard-copy form. You can complete the agreement by clicking here to download the participant agreement form. Print the form and complete, and give to your activity provider at the start of the activity. Or you can arrive a little earlier and the activity provider can give you a form to complete.
  • Participants joining online (coming soon): The participant agreement is completed as part of the online booking form. You do not need to complete a hard-copy form.

Please note that you only need to complete the participant agreement once, not every time you are joining a THRIVE activity. 

Yoga & hula hooping

Where & when: 

  • Cambooya Bowls Club, Thu 21 Sep, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)
  • Wyreema Hall, Thu 12 Oct, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)
  • Clifton Recreation Reserve, Thu 5 Oct & Thu 30 Nov, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm) 

Cost:

  • Yoga: $3
  • Hula hooping: $3

Contact: Aleea, 0417 767 223, aleeajj@outlook.com

Mindful walk

Where & when:

  • Meet at Wyreema Hall, Sat 23 Sep, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Meet at Cambooya Bowls Club, Sat 28 Oct, 8:30am to 9:30am

Cost: Free

Contact: Sarah, 0438 248 820, info@wellnessassist.com.au

Archery tag & laser skirmish

Where: Clifton Recreation Reserve
When: Sat 30 Sep, archery Tag (1:30pm to 2:30pm) & laser skirmish (3pm to 4pm)
Cost: Archery tag: $3, laser skirmish: $3
Contact: Barry, 0421 750 877, mockingjayskirmish@gmail.com

Kick-box & core

Where & when:

  • Wyreema Hall, Wed 18 Oct, 9:15am to 10am
  • Cambooya Bowls Club, Wed 18 Oct, 10:45am to 11:30am
  • Clifton Recreation Reserve, Wed 18 Oct, 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Cost: $3

Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801, enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Zumba / Konga

Where: Cambooya Bowls Club
When: Sun 19 Nov, 10:30am to 11:30am
Cost: $3
Contact: Di, 0435 120 548, distiller1@hotmail.com

Archery tag & laser skirmish

Where: Gordon Park, Oakey
When: Sat 23 Sep, archery tag (10:30am to 11:30am) & laser skirmish (12pm to 1pm) 
Cost: Archery tag: $3, laser skirmish: $3
Contact: Barry, 0421 750 877, mockingjayskirmish@gmail.com

Mindful walk

Where & when:

  • Meet at Goombungee Sports & Recreation Reserve, Fri 29 Sep, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Meet at Errol Munt Oval, Yarraman, Fri 29 Sep, 12pm to 1pm
  • Meet at Oakey Community Centre, Fri 20 Oct, 8:30am to 9:30am

Cost: Free

Contact: Sarah, 0438 248 820, info@wellnessassist.com.au

Yoga & hula hooping

Where & when: 

  • Oakey Community Centre, Fri 29 Sep, yoga (9:30am to 10am) & hula hooping (10am to 10:30am)
  • Kingsthorpe Recreation Reserve, Thu 19 Oct, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)
  • Goombungee Hall, Thu 9 Nov, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & Hula Hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)

Cost: Yoga: $3, hula hooping: $3

Contact: Aleea on 0417 767 223 or aleeajj@outlook.com

Zumba / Konga

Where & when: 

  • Kingsthorpe Recreation Reserve, Sun 8 Oct, 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Oakey Community Centre, Sun 26 Nov, 10:30am to 11:30am

Cost: $3

Contact: Di, 0435 120 548, distiller1@hotmail.com

Kick-box & core

Where & when:

  • Oakey Cultural Centre (park area off McDonald St), Wed 11 Oct, 9:15am to 10am
  • Kingsthorpe Recreation Reserve, Wed 11 Oct, 10:45am to 11:30am

Cost: $3

Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801, enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Body weight / cardio-box

Where & when:

  • Cecil Plains Town Hall, Thu 21 Sep, 9am to 10am
  • Millmerran Cultural Centre, Thu 21 Sep, 11am to 12pm
  • Pittsworth Town Hall, Thu 28 Sep, 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Southbrook Hall, Thu 28 Sep, 10:15am to 11:15am
  • Westbrook Hall, Thu 28 Sep, 12pm to 1pm

Cost: $3

Contact:
Jody, 0402 144 527, resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Mindful walk

Where: Meet at Bridgman Oval, Pittsworth
When:
Sat 23 Sep, 11am to 12pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Sarah, 0438 248 820, info@wellnessassist.com.au

Kick-box & core

Where & when:

  • Westbrook Hall, Wed 4 Oct, 9:15am to 10am
  • Southbrook Hall, Wed 4 Oct, 10:45am to 11:30am
  • Pittsworth Community Centre, Wed 4 Oct, 12:15pm to 1pm

Cost: $3

Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801, enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Zumba / Konga

Where & when: 

  • Cecil Plains Town Hall, Sun 22 Oct, 11am to 12pm
  • Westbrook Hall, Sun 29 Oct, 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Pittsworth Community Centre, Sun 12 Nov, 2pm to 3pm

Cost: $3

Contact: Di, 0435 120 548, distiller1@hotmail.com

Archery tag & laser skirmish

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park
When: Wed 20 Sep, archery tag (9:30am to 10:30am & laser skirmish (11am to 12noon)
Cost: Archery tag: $3, laser skirmish: $3
Contact: Barry, 0421 750 877, mockingjayskirmish@gmail.com

Zumba / Konga

Where: Crows Nest Community Centre
When: Sun 1 Oct, 10:30am to 11:30am
Cost: $3
Contact: Di, 0435 120 548, distiller1@hotmail.com

Kayaking

Where: Cooby Dam, Cooby
When: 
Sun 8 Oct, 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Seaway Kayaking, 0449 529 251, info@seawaykayakingtours.com.au
Details:  Click here for location details

Body weight / cardio-box

Where: Highfields Sport & Recreation Park 
When:
Wed 11 Oct, 9:45am to 10:45am
Cost: $3
Contact: Jody, 0402 144 527, resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Yoga & hula hooping

Where & when: 

  • Crows Nest Community Centre, Thu 26 Oct, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)
  • Highfields Sport & Recreation Park, Thu 23 Nov, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm)

Cost: Yoga: $3, hula hooping: $3

Contact: Aleea on 0417 767 223 or aleeajj@outlook.com

Kick-Box & Core

Where & When:

  • Highfields Sport & Recreation Park, Wed 8 Nov, 9:15am to 10am
  • Crows Nest Community Centre, Wed 8 Nov, 8am 11am to 11:45am

Cost: $3

Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801, enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Bushwalking

Where: Crows Nest Falls
When: Sun 29 Oct, 10am
Cost: Free
Contact: Suzanne, 0409 479 280, suzanne@iconadventures.com

Zumba / Konga

Where & when: 

  • Newtown Park, Sun 1 Oct, 2pm to 3pm
  • Middle Ridge Park, Sun 22 Oct, 2pm to 3pm
  • Wilsonton Heights Park, Sun 5 Nov, 10:30am to 11:30am

Cost: $3

Contact: Di, 0435 120 548, distiller1@hotmail.com

Bushwalking

Where & when: 

  • Picnic Point, Toowoomba, Sun 1 Oct, 9am
  • Mount Peel, Drayton, Sat 14 Oct, 4pm

Cost: Free

Contact: Suzanne, 0409 479 280, suzanne@iconadventures.com

Mindful walk

Where & when:

  • Meet at Queens Park (Botanic Gardens), Sat 7 Oct, 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Meet at Newtown Park, Fri 13 Oct, 4:30pm to 5pm

Cost: Free

Contact: Sarah, 0438 248 820, info@wellnessassist.com.au

Women on Wheels

Where: Groom Park, Toowoomba
When: 
Sun 8 Oct, 9am to 1:30pm
Cost: $3
Contact: Jan on 0427 431 481 or info@cycleaway.com.au

Body weight / cardio-box

Where & when:

  • Middle Ridge Park, Wed 4 Oct, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Wilsonton Heights Park, Fri 20 Oct, 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Newtown Park, Mon 6 Nov, 9:30am to 10:30am

Cost: $3

Contact: Jody, 0402 144 527, resolutionsfitness01@gmail.com

Kick-box & core

Where & when:

  • Middle Ridge Park, Wed 25 Oct, 9:15am to 10am
  • Queens Park, Tue 21 Nov, 8am to 8:45am

Cost: $3

Contact: Tash, 0451 438 801, enquiry@gettfitness.com.au

Mountain biking

Where: Jubilee Park Pump Track, Toowoomba (Bridge St entry)
When: Sat 11 Nov, 9am & 12pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Jeana, 0434 490 459, justmountainbiking@gmail.com

Yoga & hula hooping

Where: Queens Park (Botanic Gardens), Toowoomba
When:
 Thu 16 Nov, yoga (4pm to 4:30pm) & hula hooping (4:30pm to 5pm) 
Cost: Yoga: $3, hula hooping: $3
Contact: Aleea on 0417 767 223 or aleeajj@outlook.com

Bushwalking

Where & when: 

  • Picnic Point, Toowoomba, Sun 1 Oct, 9am
  • Mount Peel, Drayton, Sat 14 Oct, 4pm
  • Crows Nest Falls, Sun 29 Oct, 10am

Cost: Free

Contact: Suzanne, 0409 479 280, suzanne@iconadventures.com

Mountain biking

Where: Jubilee Park Pump Track, Toowoomba (Bridge St entry)
When: Sat 11 Nov, 9am & 12pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Jeana, 0434 490 459, justmountainbiking@gmail.com

Kayaking

Where: Cooby Dam, Cooby
When: 
Sun 8 Oct, 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm 
Cost: Free
Contact: Seaway Kayaking, 0449 529 251, info@seawaykayakingtours.com.au
Details:  Click here for location details

Looking for something fun to do during the school holidays? Get the kids outdoors to play a new augmented reality game at parks across the Toowoomba region. Download the free Magical Park App and bring your smartphone or tablet to the below Magical Parks sessions at a park near you and discover a digital fantasyland for children and families to explore. 

All Magical Parks activities are free, and no bookings are required.

magical park pic

September - October 2017:

Mon 18 Sep to Sun 24 Sep 2017: 

  • Yarraman (Errol Munt Sports Reserve)
  • Pittsworth (Bridgman Oval) - please note change of location from Merv & John Hart Park

Mon 25 Sep to Mon 2 Oct 2017: 

  • Millmerran (Millmerran Recreation Reserve - Football Field) - please note change of location from Lions Park
  • Cecil Plains (Henry Stuart Russell Park) 

Halloween game special:

Mon 30 Sep to Sun 5 Oct 2017: 

  • Millmerran (Millmerran Recreation Reserve - Football Field)
  • Clifton (Else Jones Park)
  • Oakey (Gordon Park)

December 2017 - January 2018:

Mon 11 Dec to Sun 17 Dec 2017: 

  • Toowoomba (Newtown Park)
  • Westbrook (Centenary Park)

Mon 18 Dec to Sun 24 Dec 2017: 

  • Toowoomba (Newtown Park)
  • Southbrook (Bicentennial Park)

Mon 25 Dec 2017 to Sun 14 Jan 2018: 

  • Toowoomba (Queens Park)
  • Crows Nest (Centenary Park)
  • Highfields (Peacehaven Park)

Mon 15 Jan to Sun 21 Jan 2018:

  • Goombungee (Pioneer Park)
  • Kingsthorpe (Recreational Reserve)

Women on Wheels

Come along to a free Women on Wheels workshop and improve your skills and confidence to ride more!  Workshops are suitable for women and girls of all ages:

Where: Groom Park, Toowoomba
When: 
Sun 8 Oct, 9am to 1:30pm
Cost: $3
Contact: Jan on 0427 431 481 or info@cycleaway.com.au

Bike Buddies

Want to ride to places but don't know how?  Get together with a volunteer Bike Buddy for one-on-one coaching:

Where & when: Various locations and times / days
Cost: $3
Contact: Toowoomba Regional Council, 131 872 or change@tr.qld.gov.au.

 

The Queensland Government provided $35,108 to Toowoomba Regional Council to support the THRIVE project to get women and girls active for life.

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