Healthy Sunshine Coast
  • Last updated:
  • 24 May 2017

In October Sunshine Coast Council launched an exciting new health and wellbeing initiative called 'Healthy Sunshine Coast'. A series of free or low cost group fitness opportunities made available for Sunshine Coast residents to participate in across the coast. 

Below are the activities provided to residents at low cost or free to participate in ($10 or less). It is recommended you consult your Doctor prior to embarking on a fitness program.

Interested in becoming a Healthy Sunshine Coast activity provider and providing low cost health and well-being opportunities to local residents? Complete the Expression of Interest application and register your details.

Outdoor Community Yoga

No registration required, simply arrive 10 minutes early and meet your instructor to complete a quick health screening form and advise of any injuries prior to starting. Don't forget your water bottle and mat.

 Activity Location  Time Bookings
Outdoor Yoga Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens Next 10 week session will begin Saturday 1 July 9.00 am to 10 am (winter hours). Free, no bookings required. 
Outdoor Yogalates (a combination of yoga and Pilates Shelley Beach Park - right end of car park. Wednesday's at 6 - 7 am
Saturday mornings at 7 - 8 am.
$5 per class. No booking required, for enquiries contact Danielle 0418 139 878.

Health and Wellbeing at the Library

Sunshine Coast Libraries hosts informative and interesting sessions to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Visit the libraries website to book and to find out more about what’s free at your library.

Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Sessions

 Topic Dates Bookings 
Toxins in Products  April and May 2017 at various library locations Book online
Love Your Life  May 2017 at various library locations Book online

Growing Healthy Communities - Nutrition and Gardening Workshop Series

Do you want to improve your diet and learn about organic gardening? Community Solutions are hosting a series of workshops over six week that teach the fundamentals of healthy eating and lifestyle choices coupled with sustainable edible gardening techniques. 

When: Thursdays, 1 June to 6 July from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm (6 weeks).

Location: Community Solutions Building, Sportsman Parade, Bokarina.

Cost: Free, includes nutritional talks and demonstrations by a practicing Dietitian and accredited Nutritionist. Each workshop concludes with a recipe demonstration and shared light meal.

Bookings: Bookings are essential via Community Solutions on 5413 1512 or bruce.molloy@communitysolutions.org.au

Information: Program flyer and participant registration form[1091KB]







Caloundra YMCA Caloundra, Arthur Street Monday and Wednesdays  Maximum attendees 16 per class

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TAFE Queensland East Coast and council have partnered to deliver free group fitness classes twice a week at TAFE Queensland East Coast Mountain Creek Campus.

Sessions are conducted by Certificate four and Diploma of Fitness students in their final semester under the supervision of their qualified teacher.  All sessions catered for all fitness levels and body shapes and sizes. 

It is recommended you consult your Doctor prior to embarking on a fitness program.

Activity  Location Cost  Time Bookings
Boxing Fitness  Mountain Creek TAFE Campus Free  Tuesday's 6.30 - 7.30am Booking
Boxing Fitness  Mountain Creek TAFE Campus  Free  Thursday's 6.30 - 7.30am Booking

Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors Mental Health and Wellbeing Program

Are you over 55 living with a mental health problem or wanting to improve your overall mental health? Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with Community Focus and the Queensland Mental Health Commission are offering a 16 week program aimed to improve the mental health of our senior residents and connect them with existing services in our community. 

Participants will learn about the importance and impact of physical health and diet and nutrition on their mental health. Peer Support Officers will guide and support participants through the program, linking them to activities and services that assist and improve their mental health.

Program: Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors - Mental Health and Wellbeing Program

Duration: 16 Weeks, every Monday starting 3 July for 16 consecutive weeks.

Location: Community Focus, 3/2 Ann-Maree Close, Maroochydore 

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Cost: free (30 spaces available), includes a light lunch each week.

Enquiries: Community Focus (07) 5479 3110



Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums

Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums offers $5 classes to mums with children aged 0 to 5. No formal childcare but these classes operate in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. You must have a child within this age group to be eligible. It is recommended you consult with your health care professional prior to participating in physical activity after pregnancy and childbirth. These Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums classes start the week beginning 13 February 2017.

Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums and Bubs Group fitness

The following classes are proudly sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council to provide low cost activity to mums with children aged 0 to 5 years.

Activity  Suburb Address Cost   Time Booking
Boxing fitness or group fitness  Meridan Plains Creekwood Park, Creekwood Avenue  $5 Tuesdays 10.30 am Contact Tralee on 0416 125 574


 Activity Suburb  Address Cost  Time Booking
 Group fitness for mums  Maroochyodre Fishermans Road $5 Fridays 9.30 am  Contact Renae on 0421 180 554 

Healthy Sunshine Coast Mums and Bubs Yoga

Mums and Bubs Yoga at Coolum Beach . 

Activity  Suburb Address Cost  Time   Booking
Mums and bubs yoga Coolum Beach Tickle Park (near playground)  $5  Thursdays 9.30 am Contact Mel on 0421 107 176 

Other low cost mums and bub's classes.

The following classes offer ongoing low cost classes for mums

Little Mountain - Outdoor

Join Jacinta from Body Rock Ladies Group Fitness in classes just for mums with children. Classes offer a child sitter to keep the little ones entertained while mum works out. 

Activity  Suburb Address Cost Time Booking
Mums and bubs outdoor group fitness Little Mountain  Little Mountain Common Park  $10 or two classes for $15 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.15 am  Jacinta 0418726611 
 

Moffat Beach - Outdoor

A nurturing space for mums and bubs to come together and learn a range of skills to cope with the pressures of being a parent and how to incorporate yoga into everyday life as well as with your children. These skills will taught through breath work and physical movement which are designed to aid in recovery and rejuvenation of body and mind.

 Activity Suburb  Address Cost Time Booking
Mums and bubs group yoga Moffat Beach Moffat Beach Park $50 for 5 week block (casual visits available). Mums can join in during a block pro-rata. Tuesday, 9.30 am Contact Danielle from Yoga NRG on 0439 418 571

Shelly Beach - Outdoor

Join Sally and Craig in classes designed for pregnant women and women who have recently had children. Mums can bring their little ones along in a child-friendly environment.

Activity  Suburb Address  Cost  Time  Booking
Pregnancy and mums and bubs outdoor group fitness Shelly Beach  Shelly Beach Park  $10  Monday and Wednesday 4pm
Tuesday and Friday 8am
Contact Craig and Sally on 0421 187 757 

Landsborough - Indoor

Yoga teaches us to be comfortable in our own skin and to make peace with who we are whatever shape or form that comes in. Eleisha is a mum herself and understands how much yoga can help to cope with the challenges of being a mum as well as challenges in life. 

Activity  Suburb Address  Cost  Time Booking
Mums and bubs group yoga  Landsborough Landsborough Hall, 3246 Gympie Street South, Landsborough (Rocky Creek Campsite Main Hall).  $10.00 Tuesday, 10.30 am Contact Eleisha on 0456 116 743

Free Seniors Classes

Resolve Fitness Club at Caloundra RSL (in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council) host a free seniors fitness class on the first and third Wednesday of each month followed by a free morning tea.

Activity  Suburb Address Day and Time Booking
Free fitness class for seniors (over 55 years) Caloundra  Caloundra RSL, 19 West Tce The first and third Wednesday of the month at 10.15 am Not required

Low Cost Seniors Classes

Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors

A range of seniors classes for $5 for the over 55's starting the week beginning 13 February 2017.

Activity  Suburb Address Day and Time Booking
Strength and Stability  Buderim BWMCA Hall, Burnett St  Tuesdays 8 - 9 am Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Strength and Stability  Buderim BWMCA Hall, Burnett St Tuesdays 9 - 10 am  Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Stability, Balance and Core Maleny RSL Hall, 1 Bunya St Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.30 am Danielle on 0418 139 878 
Stability, Balance and Core
Golden Beach  Golden Beach Indoor Bowls Hall, 18 Burke St Wednesdays 9 - 10 am  Danielle on 0418 139 878  
Strength and Stability Meridan Plains  Kawana Forest Meeting Place, 60 Woodlands Blvd Wednesdays 9 - 10 am Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Strength and Stability
Maroochydore  Suncare Hall (behind RSL) 2 - 6 George St   Thursdays 9 - 10 am Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Tai Chi  Alexandra Headland Nelson Park, Katoa St Thursdays 9 - 10 am  No bookings required

Sunshine 60 and Better classes

Activity  Cost Suburb Address Day and Time Session Information and Bookings
Tai Chi $3 Buddina Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue  Mondays 1.30 - 2.30 pm Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
 
Ageless Grace $6 Nambour Salvation Army Community Hall, 18 Sydney Street Mondays 10 - 11 am Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Belly Dancing $4 Buddina  Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue
Tuesdays 8.15 - 10.15 am Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833 

Gentle Exercise  $7 Caloundra  Caloundra Uniting Church Hall, 56C Queen Street  Tuesdays 9.15 - 10.15 am Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Ageless Grace  $5  Buddina  Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue 
Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Gentle Exercise $7 Buddina Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue   Wednesdays 9.15 - 10.15 am Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Fun and Laughter  $3  Buddina Sunshine 60 Headquarters, 10 Iluka Avenue    Thursdays 9.45 - 11 am Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833

YMCA Caloundra Stronger Seniors Gymnastics

The Stronger Seniors class is based on regaining the fundamental movement patterns essential to the functionality of human life. Improve your balance, stability, flexibility, strength and much more.

Activity  Suburb  Address Booking and Enquiries
 Seniors Gymnastics Caloundra Arthur Street (between the pool and tennis court) Classes are $8 and bookings are essential through YMCA Caloundra on 5438 0944

Senior's Dance Classes

Join Philippa for dancing on a Thursday. A class designed for people with mobility issues or impairment, it includes a variety of styles with a broad range of music. The class has a combination of seated and mobile routines that will ensure fun and fitness for all.

Activity  Day and Time  Suburb  Address  Booking and Enquiries
Dancing for those with mobility issues or impairment  Every Thursday in school term at 11 am  West Caloundra Bellvista Meeting Place, Lomond Crescent  Class are $10 (carers/spouses are free) for more information contact Philippa on 0417 780 016

Health and Wellbeing at the Library

Sunshine Coast Libraries hosts informative and interesting sessions to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Visit the libraries website to book and to find out more about what’s free at your library.

Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Sessions

 Topic Dates Bookings 
Toxins in Products  April and May 2017 at various library locations  Book online
Love Your Life  May 2017 at various library locations Book online 






































































Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Phone Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833
Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Independence Movement 0452 255 527