Spring is in full bloom, and with the explosion of colour comes new additions to the Toowoomba Regional Council’s healthy communities’ CHANGE Project. The CHANGE Project provides Toowoomba Region residents access to low-cost activities to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, and to support and promote positive and mental wellbeing. The CHANGE Project is inclusive of all fitness levels, and provides access to group classes from dance and fitness boot-camps to more gentle activities like Tai Chi and water aerobics.
Joining the myriad of activities, Highfields and Crows Nest communities will now have access to three new classes that will add to the many opportunities to get out and active in the Region. Globally popular, high intensity Circuit Classes will now be available three days a week at the Crows Nest Indoor Sport Centre. “The classes will rotate between different exercises that are adjusted to suit individual fitness levels,” says Toowoomba Regional Council Parks and Recreation Portfolio Leader, Cr Joe Ramia.
“The Holistic Nature Play Group is for all families, all ages and available each Friday morning in the gorgeous setting of Peacehaven Park,” says Cr Ramia. “Participants will gather together in a picnic-style under the Crows Ash tree near the Playground and the creativity and imagination take over from there.” Finally, the new Chair Yoga classes offer a gentle, holistic approach to aching muscles, without getting down on the floor. “Chair Yoga provides the benefits of loosening and stretching painful muscles, a chance to reduce stress, improve circulation and improved balance,” Cr Ramia said. Chair Yoga classes will run weekly at Highfields Sport and Recreation Centre and at Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre.
There has never been a better time to embark on a healthy lifestyle journey. Along with these new activities, the CHANGE Project offers a range of healthy living resources, including helpful tips on healthy eating, and even maps of the Region’s best cycling tracks.
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