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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. Some activities are currently on hold or operating in a modified capacity. See below or contact the provider for more details. 

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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 Autumn/Winter 2020


Group fitness

Strong30 Music Based Fitness - operating

When: Thursday 9:15am
Where: Emmerson Park, Centenary Heights
Cost: $3.00 per session
Contact: Casey, phone 0448 171 577 or email

Healthier & Happier YOU Fitness - operating

Where: Ernest Peak Park, Drayton
When: Monday 7.00
Cost: $3
Contact: Auryn - phone 0404 939 558 or email

Restorative Circuit - operating

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

Set 'n Reps - operating

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

Pittsworth Bootcamp - operating

When: Every second Thursday (1st & 3rd of every month) 9:15am
Where: Bridgman Oval-Pittsworth
Cost: $3 
Contact: Nola, phone 0428118836 or email

Beginners Boxing and Circuit Class - operating

Where: Lake Annand Park (Under the Gazebo)
When: Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $3 or gold coin donation
Contact: Brooke, phone 0431288690 or email

*Bookings essential. Text to secure your place before 2pm each Tuesday

Fierce Trudge Club - operating

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

Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30am
Cost: Free
Contact: Coach Dan Dan- phone 0429 770 196 or email

Fierce Fitness Group Training - operating

Where: Fierce Fitness Toowoomba, 175 Hursley Road
When: Monday, 5:30pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Coach Dan Dan- phone 0429 770 196 or email

Fit Class - currently not operating

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

Flex & Flow Bootcamps - operating

Where: Centenary Park, Westbrook

When: Saturday 7am - 7.30am

Cost: $3
Contact: Paul and Coralee - phone 0458 600 001 or email

Tennis Group Fitness - commencing soon

A group fitness class inspired by tennis training techniques.

When: Thursday, 4-5pm
Where: Wyreema Tennis Court
Cost: $3 per/person
Contact: Stuart, phone 0408 491 896 or email


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


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), Cabarlah Park Rd, Highfields
When: Tuesday & Thursday, 8am - 9am
Cost: $3 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email

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

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

Where: Highfields Sport and Recreation Park (Clubhouse), Cabarlah Park Rd, Highfields
When: Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am - 10.30am* 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Jan - phone 0400 270 334 or email 
*Ladies only

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

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

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

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

BJMA Muay Thai - operating

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

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

Cost: First lesson is free, then $5 per future session, bookings required 
Contact: Ron - phone 0408 004 132 or email

Where: Westbrook Hall, 114 Main St, Westbrook

  • Wednesday, 6pm - 7.30pm

Cost: First lesson is free, then $5 per future session, bookings required 
Contact: Ron - phone 0408 004 132 or email

Muay Thai Kickboxing - commencing soon

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 

Jungle Body (Burn/Konga) low impact - operating

Where: Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse) 

  • Monday, 6.30pm
  • Thursday, 9.15am

Cost: $3
Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email

Jungle Body Get Low (low impact) - operating


  • Wednesday, 6.15pm- Highfields Sports and Recreation Park (clubhouse). $3
  • Friday, 7:30am- St. Thomas More's Parish Hall, $5

Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email

Dance Class Centenary Heights - operating

When: Friday 9:30am
Where: Emmerson Park, Centenary Heights
Cost: $3.00 per session
Contact: Casey, phone 0448 171 577 or email

Pound - operating

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

Energise (low impact) - operating

Where: Hound Dog Fit, 111 Yandilla St, Pittsworth 
When: Tuesday, 2.00pm - 2:30pm 
Cost: $5 
Contact: Lindy - phone 07 4693 1199 or email

Zumba Gold - operating

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



Wellbeing activities

Meditation and Gentle Movement - operating

Where: Peacehaven Park (main field), Kuhls Rd Highfields
When: Tuesday 8:30am-9:00am
Cost: $3 per session
Contact: Brittany- phone 0432 801 553 or email

Chair Yoga - operating

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

Stretch and Recovery - currently not operating

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

Tai Chi - currently not operating

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

Where: Clifton Community Health Centre
When: Thursday 2pm
Cost: $5
Contact: Louise - phone 0419 786 502

Yoga in Yarraman - currently not operating

Providers wanted.

Heartfulness meditation - operating

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 or view

Meditation - currently not operating

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

Sahaja yoga meditation - operating

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

  • All levels class: Tuesday, 3pm - 4:30pm

Cost: Free
Contact: Saras - phone 1300 724 252 or view



Commencing soon

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria. It combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing (pranayama) which brings in more oxygen to the body and brain making one feel more energetic and healthy. You don't need a great sense of humour to laugh; you can laugh even if you're not happy. In fact, you can laugh for no reason – with Laughter Yoga.

Where: Toowoomba City Library, level 3, meeting room 7
When: Thursday, 5.30 - 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Bronwyn - 0407 255 271 or email



All Abilities Konga Kids - currently not operating

Where: Trinity Church Hall, 266 Hume St, Toowoomba 
When: Tuesday, 3.30pm - 4.15pm 
Cost: $5 (suitable for 6-16yrs) 
Contact: Di - phone 0435 120 548 or email

GETT Fit Kids (6-12 years) - commencing soon

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


Jungle Body Konga Kids - currently not operating

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

Kids Mindfulness - currently not operating

Where: 2 Mann Street, Toowoomba
When: Tuesday, 6.15pm - 7.00pm
Cost $5 (suitable for ages 8-14 years)
Contact: Jodie - 0429 465 316 or email

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.  

Community Forest School - proposed commencement 24/09/20

Community Forest School is a play and stay session for parents and children from 3 – 6 years of age. Each Forest School session begins at the base camp with safety rules and mindfulness practices, followed by a variety of activities, selected each week from below:

  • Shelter building    
  • Exploring the Dragon’s Den    
  • Basic knots and lashings    
  • Making a bow    
  • Roleplay – teepee village    
  • Tree climbing    
  • Tree swing    
  • Bird watching (bring your own binoculars)    
  • Seasonal Nature crafts

Where: Heller St Park, Rowbotham St, Toowoomba
When: Thursday (during school term), 11.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: $3
Contact: Antje - phone 0481 844 753 or visit


Social sport

Social Croquet - operating

Where: West Toowoomba Croquet Club, Newtown Park, 147a Taylor St, Toowoomba
When: Friday, 8am*
Cost: $3
Contact: Joy (West Toowoomba Croquet Club) - phone 4633 0911 or visit

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

Laser skirmish fitness - currently not operating

Where: Tobruk Memorial Drive Park, Toowoomba
When: Thursday, 12 - 12.30pm (fortnightly)
Cost: $3, suitable for children 7 years+ and adults, bookings essential
Contact: Arlo - phone 0425 348 625 or email

Minimum of 16 participants required to attend.


Running and walking

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 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

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 
Click here to join the East Creek OPAP Walkers Group online

Goombungee Women Out Walking Group

Where: Goombungee Public Hall, Edward St, Goombungee
When: Thursday, 5pm (60 min walk)
Cost: Free
Contact: Bernadette - phone 07 4696 5066 
Click here to join the Goombungee Women Out Walking Group online

Harlo Walkers

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

Highfields Hoofers

Where: Peacehaven Park (rotunda), Kuhls Rd, Highfields 
When: Monday & Thursday, 5pm (60 min walk) 
Cost: Free 
Contact: Jan - phone 0447 710 441 or email 
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 
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
Click here to join the Toowoomba Central Walkers Group online

Toowoomba Discount Drug Store Walkers

Where: 8 Mylne St, Toowoomba City
When: Wednesday, 8.00am
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
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 
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 
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  
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 
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 
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
Register: 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.

For details visit the Peak2Park website.  



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

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

TRBUG social ride (minimum 25kms)

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

  • 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

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.


Food and healthy eating

Toowoomba Community Organic Gardens

Where: 22a Goggs St, Toowoomba
When: Wednesday, 9am - 11am
Cost: $10 per annum
Contact: Wendy - phone 0430 175 880, email, visit 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

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

Contact: Carol - phone 0427 237 767 or email 

Heights Community Centre Community Garden

Where: 16 Wine Dr, Wilsonton Heights
Contact: Phone 07 4634 7672, email or visit

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 or visit



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


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

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.


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.