With Spring in full swing, the Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) healthy communities’ initiative, the CHANGE Project, is offering Hula Hooping classes for both adults and children, as well as Zumba for Kids. The initiative in collaboration with the Heart Foundation and Parks and Leisure Australia provides residents of Toowoomba Region with a wide range of low-cost activities to encourage everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

While the newest Hula Hooping addition to the activities schedule may seem like child’s play it has numerous benefits for adults too.  “Hula Hooping is a great low impact activity for strengthening and toning, in a fun and social environment.” TRC Parks and Recreation Portfolio Leader, Cr Joe Ramia said.

The project which launched in 2015 offers a wide variety of active lifestyle classes and events including; group fitness classes, wellbeing activities, social sport, running and walking, cycling and healthy food and eating sessions. The launch of the Hula Hooping class is set to offer Toowoomba Residents a fun alternative to excersise while upholding an active lifestyle. “The CHANGE project session, offered by Melanie, will give participants an introduction to hooping and guide them through challenges and tricks on how to hoop at home. The session is aimed at all abilities and is all-inclusive,” Cr. Ramia added.

The classes will be held at Queens Park (Lindsay St.) with adult sessions at 11.30am and kids sessions (aged 7 years and older) at 3.30pm on Wednesdays.

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