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This program combines both strength and cardio exercises providing participants with a highly challenging activity. This program targets the upper and lower body, concentrating in developing strength and cardiovascular fitness. The exercises are modified to cater for participant’s different fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the playground, off Sylvan Road. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Toowong Memorial Park, Toowong. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Athletic warrior circuit

Bookings essential. Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and build body strength. This is a great circuit if preparing for Tough Mudder or Spartan type races. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: By the gym equipment area. Requirements: Grip gloves. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Robertson Park, Taringa. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

HIIT body conditioning

Bookings essential. Take your training to the next level and get better results in less time. High intensity interval training to improve your cardiovascular fitness and strength. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Christine from Fitness with a Twist on 0406 425 561. Meeting point: Near park fitness equipment. Venue: Jubilee Park, Bardon. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Fitness extravaganza

Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and challenge yourself to improve your fitness level to achieve powehouse legs, dynamite arms and a concrete core. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: Albert Street gates. Venue: City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City. Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is adjacent to ferry terminal (playscape only in winter). This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Jan on 0414 569 492. Meeting point: Adjacent to ferry terminal (playscape only in winter). Venue: Northshore Riverside Park, Hamilton. Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Mums & bubs soccer

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for children to get active, play soccer and have fun. Sessions times: 9-9.30am for 2-3 years of age and 9.30-10am for 3-4 years. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Ginger Sport or for more information phone 07 3890 3338. Meeting point: Near the playground. Age: 9-9.30am for 2-3 year olds & 9.30-10am for 3-4 years olds. Venue: Teralba Park, Everton Park. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Perth Street Park, Camp Hill. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Mums and bubs pilates

Participants will be able to enjoy a workout with their babies that they will be able to continue with at home. Focus will be on toning, gentle strengthening and improving mobility and increasing flexibility. Emphasis will be given to strengthening the core muscles and activating the pelvic floor and transverse abdominals particularly important for mums. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Bliss Active on 0400 228 762. Meeting point: Meet near the rear car park. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Cardio and tone

A 45 minute class that incorporates elements of cardio and strength for a complete all over body workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: Next to the playground. Venue: Clivedon Park, Fig Tree Pocket. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Fitness 4 mums

Bookings essential. Stay fit and healthy after having your baby. Re-build strength, tone and achieve overall cardio fitness. This is a great opportunity to meet other mums. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground off Josling Street. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Mums & bubs fitness

Burn off those post baby calories and get your fitness back fast. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: At the playground. Venue: Seville Park, Holland Park. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Pilates

Stretching and strengthening exercises targeted at functional movement and core muscle strengthening. Exercises are designed to improve posture and help reduce risk of injury. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Alison from AMS Pilates on 0487 930 116. Meeting point: Near the basketball half court. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: Calamvale District Park, Calamvale. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Caringal Drive, meet at shelter shed off path behind playground. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rozlee on 0403 152 281. Meeting point: Off Caringal Drive, meet at shelter shed off path behind playground. Venue: Kookaburra Park - West, Karana Downs. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Picnic shelter. Venue: Keating Park, Indooroopilly. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Yoga back to nature

Reap the mind body benefits of yoga outdoors. By getting out into nature you can experience yoga as it was originally intended. Yoga allows us to heal and strengthen our bodies, bring stillness to our minds and fill our lives with inspiration, purpose, abundance and fun! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Stage overlooking lake. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake. Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fitness for men

A cardiovascular and strength based training program targeting the upper and lower body, focused on coordination and safe boxing techniques. This class can be adapted for all fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Age range: Teens. Young adults. Adults (30+). Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 18 years and over. Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Ozcare, 48 Peel Street, South Brisbane.

Peter Pan adventures

Bookings essential. Just think happy thoughts and you will fly! Come and explore the characters from Peter Pan in this super-energetic drama workshop. Hear the story then act out the characters from the story through creative improvisation and interactive games. Fly like Peter Pan, flutter like Tinkerbell, roar like Captain Hook, play like the lost children and snap like the crocodile! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 3-5 years. Venue: Ferguson Park, Enoggera. Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mums n' bubs pilates

A workout specifically tailored for new mums and their babies that includes a mix of strength, stretch and core stability work to rebuild your body from the inside out. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Thompson Estate Reserve, Greenslopes. Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)

Bookings essential. Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move. These sessions will ACT-ivate the children and their caregivers and have a focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 3-4 years. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Monday, February 19, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)

Bookings essential. Come and play ball games, brave the obstacle courses and relays, enjoy sack and egg and spoon races, participate in drama based interactive games and much more! These sessions will ACTivate participants and have a strong focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Monday, February 19, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Fun soccer coaching

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for children to get active, play soccer and have fun. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Ginger Sport or for more information phone 07 3890 3338. Meeting point: Near the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Beryl Roberts Park, Coopers Plains. Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step it up and roll it out

Using a step platform, this is a high-energy cardio class to move your way to toned glutes and thighs.  Then release some tension with a foam roller, working our way through lower body, upper body and the core. Wow, what a workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Paula from Healthy Image Fitness on 0452 625 961. Meeting point: At the picnic shelter opposite the playground. Requirements: Foam roller and mat. Age: 13 years and over. Venue: Arthur Davis Park. Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Outdoor gym circuit

Come and learn how to use the gym equipment at our new outdoor gym.  This circuit class includes a warm-up, a mixture of overall body exercises using park gym equipment (catering for a range of abilities), warm down and stretch at the end. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required.  For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: Outdoor gym under the Go Between Bridge off Riverside Drive, South Brisbane. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Go Between Bridge, off Riverside Drive, South Brisbane.

8 week challenge

Bookings essential. Come and learn to make sustainable lifestyle changes with clean living/eating and regular exercise. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: Fehlberg Park, Yeronga. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Cardio club

Bookings essential. This class is tailored to all levels to improve cardio capacity through movement and strength based exercises. You will always have a choice to work at your own capacity with no pressure. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jaymie at The Community Place on 0431 427 587. Meeting point: The Community Place car park, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Venue: Keong Park, Stafford. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Fitness 4 me

A skipping and hula hooping exercise class that consists of weight training, cardio and flexibility exercises which assists with joint movements. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Aggie at Mona Health Coach on 0433 463 578. Meeting point: Under the blue shade sails. Requirements: Exercise mat or towel. Venue: The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

OPA-cize™ dance fitness

This is the first structured, 100 percent, pure Greek Dance fitness workout of its kind in the world. Opa-cize is choreographed very simply so you can pick up the moves easily and enjoy dancing yourself fit. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Valerie at Dance Fit with Me on 0416 136 806. Meeting point: Mosaic square picnic area. Venue: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lorraine at Precision Pilates on 0438 736 036. Meeting point: At the playground. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Grinstead Park, Alderley. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Sunset boxing

Finish the day with a higher intensity boxing class. Raise the heart rate and punch hard whilst the sun goes down! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: Under the big rotunda, behind the kids playground. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Deep water aqua

Ideal class for someone who suffers from injuries or is on a path of rehabilitation. You get all the benefits of running without the impact. Bring along an aqua belt. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: Deep end of 50m pool. Requirements: Swimwear and aqua belt. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Jan on 0414 569 492. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: Arthur Davis Park. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Deep water aqua running

Registration essential. It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit. Deep water running is ideal for those recovering from injuries or suffering from back pain. Submerged in water, you will feel resistance through your entire body. This resistance forces opposing muscles to work, and as you move your arms and legs against the resistance of the water you will get a great cardiovascular and strengthening workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: BYO floatation belt or hire for $2. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cross training

Bookings essential. Resistance training using the park gym equipment plus high intensity interval training for weight loss and fitness. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: By the gym equipment area. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Kevin on 07 3376 1830. Meeting point: Near Jolimont Street car park. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Redbourne Street, near footbridge below Scout Hall. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Redbourne Street, near footbridge below Scout Hall. Venue: Huxtable Park, Chermside West. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Osborne Road, near the car park. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Paul on 0415 335 063. Meeting point: Off Osborne Road, near car park. Venue: Teralba Park, Everton Park. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: Between the kids playground and the cemented basketball square. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Joe Bradfield Centre Park, Carina. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Boxing

A fun, high intensity boxing session in the park that includes interval training and boxing activities. Options are provided to help mums who need to remain low impact. Everyone is welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: On the grass near the kids playground. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Lavarack Park, Camp Hill. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Dance2BFit

Dance2BFit is a high energy dance fitness class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates all styles of dance and movement. It's FUN, it's easy, it's different and it's effective. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Undercover are to the right of the park entrance. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Kindy dance

Toddlers and pre schoolers can enjoy moving to music, while you watch their confidence grow! Children will learn different movement patterns and dance moves, along with plenty of fun dance based games. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lynn at Kelly Sports on 0416 837 937. Meeting point: Amphitheatre. Venue: Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Konga®

Konga® is a fun and easy-to-follow, high intensity fusion of dance, cardio, boxing and sculpting set to fabulous music. You can expect to sweat a lot while listening to our upbeat music. This is suitable for the super fit and the totally uncoordinated. Come join us for some sweaty fun. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lelani at World Wellness Group on 0405 569 094. Meeting point: Car park. Venue: Greenways Esplanade Park, Parkinson. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Low impact fitness and pilates

Bookings essential. Easy movement and fitness exercises including a warm-up, strength, pilates and warm down. Bring a yoga mat. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: Near corner of Baroona & Haig Rd, Milton. Requirements: Yoga mat, small dumbbells (optional). Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Gregory Park, Milton. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Power and pilates

Treat yourself to a combination of strength and pilates that will improve your overall fitness and all important core stability. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tanya from Active As on 0433 215 303. Meeting point: On the grass next to the Bonsai House in the Japanese Garden. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Aqua yoga

Aqua yoga is a low impact form of exercise that supports the body while still providing a great workout due to the water resistance.  Many yoga poses that you do in a class can be adapted for the pool, sometimes using the pool walls as if it were the studio floor. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Pool side. Requirements: Swimwear, towel. Venue: Carole Park Swim Centre, Wacol. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Grass area above duck pond, next to waterfall. Venue: City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Latin TLC training

A fitness workout that will challenge you to the max. The program is divided in two sessions one strength based the other cardio based and combined with Latin music provides an excellent pleasurable workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the picnic tables, corner of Montague Rd and Hill End Tce. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Orleigh Park, West End. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM.

Pilates

A beginner to intermediate workout combining elements of Pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body.  This workout is suitable for adults of all ages and options will be provided for all levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required.  For more information phone Sandra on 0422 526 924. Meeting point: Near the playground off riding road. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM.

8 week challenge

Bookings essential. Come and learn to make sustainable lifestyle changes with clean living/eating and regular exercise. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground off Russell Street. Venue: Pegg's Park, Moorooka. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Fitness 4 me

A skipping and hula hooping exercise class that consists of weight training, cardio and flexibility exercises which assists with joint movements. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Aggie at Mona Health Coach on 0433 463 578. Meeting point: Under cover pavilion area to the right of the park entrance. Requirements: Exercise mat or towel. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Mixed aqua

Come and try this 45 minute class which utilises both the use of the shallow water for cardio exercises and the deeper water for a core strength workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: 25m shallow pool. Requirements: Swimwear and aqua belt. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM.

Aqua Dance2BFit

Aqua Dance2BFit is a dance based aqua class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates traditional aqua aerobic moves with fun, funky dance moves to create a pool party atmosphere. You will be having so much fun you will forget you are even exercising. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Swimwear or appropriate clothing to move in the water. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jindalee Pool, Jindalee. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tabata aqua

Registration essential. High intensity interval training in the water that will blast the calories and provide high, noticeable results in the shortest amount of time. Participants use maximal effort for 20 seconds and recover for 10 seconds for 8 rounds of work. This class is very much a work at your own maximum, so all levels can benefit. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family friendly yoga

Authentic and family friendly yoga taught in a gently and inclusive way - multi-level and friendly. Bring the kids along. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone World Wellness Group on  3333 2100. Meeting point: Hall. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM. Sandbag Community Centre Sandgate.

Night navigation

A recreational activity and sport in the cool of the evening. Use your navigational skills and a specially produced map, to discover your local parks and outdoor recreational areas. All ages and fitness levels catered for. You can run, jog, walk, or have a leisurely stroll. You can complete individually or participate in a group. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a small torch or head lamp. Full instructions given. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5 per person or $12 per family. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tony at Ugly Gully Orienteering on 0402 783 769. Meeting point: Haig Road, look for orienteering signs. Requirements: Small torch or head lamp. Venue: Frew Park, Milton. Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beach workout

Variety is the key to any successful exercise program. Perhaps it's time to spice yours up. Are you an early morning runner? Do you like to get your exercise in running along the beach? This beach workout could be what you need. The benefits of exercising on soft sand are huge! Running in sand is a great way to get exercise, as every time you take a step, the sand slides under your feet, pushing your legs to the maximum effort. This session is focused on cardio and aerobic fitness including body weight exercises. All levels catered for. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Paula from Healthy Image Fitness on 0452 625 961. Meeting point: Near the pier, Lower Moora Park. Age: 13 years and over. Venue: Moora Park, Shorncliffe. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Fitness circuit using park gym equipment

Bookings essential. Resistance training using the park gym equipment plus high intensity interval training for weight loss and fitness. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: By the gym equipment area. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Moorlands Park, Auchenflower. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Trail fitness adventure

Let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit by combining nature and running together. This program combines trail running with a mixture of cardiovascular and bodyweight bearing exercises to help participants get fit whilst enjoying their beautiful surroundings. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the car park, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Inka on 0420 454 425. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: C.B. Mott Park, Holland Park. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Jan on 0414 569 492. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: The Beirne Park, Hendra. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Yogalates

Yoga and pilates fusion, a fitness routine that combines pilates exercises with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga. Suitable for all ages, no previous yoga experience required. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tatiana on 0439 643 586. Meeting point: Next to the gazebo by the river. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Venue: Guyatt Park, St Lucia. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Paul on 0415 335 063. Meeting point: Opposite Florence Street, near car park. Venue: Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rozlee on 0403 152 281. Meeting point: Near shelter shed. Venue: Anstead Bushland Reserve, Anstead. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Yoga

Feel energised with a mid week yoga session in the park. Enjoy the many physical benefits and cultivate a peaceful mind. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Mercedes on 0403 413 533. Meeting point: Next to the basketball court. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: Robertson Park, Taringa. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Circuits and Intervals

Bookings essential. Bookings essential. Body conditioning circuits and interval training proven to be the most time efficient and effective way to increase and maintain your fitness levels. Varied programs designed to target strength, build muscular endurance and improve cardiovascular performance. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Christine from Fitness with a Twist on 0406 425 561. Meeting point: Near half basketball court. Venue: Bowman Park, Bardon. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Strength and core

A fun exercise class that includes a mix of cardio, strength and core stability work. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. Bring a towel, no bookings required.  Meet off Meadowlands Road, between kids playground and basketball court. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: Off Meadowlands Road, between kids playground and basketball court. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Minnippi Parklands. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance for one pool party you shouldn't miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Shaded area - 50m pool. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Musgrave Park Pool, South Brisbane. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Boxing and fitness circuit

Bookings essential. Bootcamp type exercises including boxing warm up followed by body weight exercises and aerobic movement. This is a fast way to fitness and weight loss. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: Near the gym equipment. Requirements: Cotton glove liners. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Norman Buchan Park, Bardon. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Family fitness in nature

The whole family can get together, get fit and get back to nature at Karawatha Forest. Afterwards you can explore the reserve and visit the centre. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information call Suanne from Fitness Forever on 0414 437 616. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Sun protection, fully enclosed shoes, insect repellent and drinking water. Age: All ages - all children must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fitness 4 me

A skipping and hula hooping exercise class that consists of weight training, cardio and flexibility exercises which assists with joint movements. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Aggie at Mona Health Coach on 0433 463 578. Meeting point: Under cover pavilion area to the right of the park entrance. Requirements: Exercise mat or towel. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Hot hula fitness®

Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, hot hula fitness provides a total body workout. Core focused, easy to follow moves, suitable for all ages and fitness levels and no equipment is needed. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lelani at World Wellness Group on 0405 569 094. Meeting point: By the basketball court. Requirements: Sarong (optional). Venue: Calamvale District Park, Calamvale. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Sharon at Precision Pilates on 0439 996 049. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Dorrington Park, Ashgrove. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Stretch, tone, bend and balance

Tone the body, increase flexibility, gain strength and relax the mind with yoga for mums with children and open to anyone else that wishes to join in. If you have children they can play or join in while you get to move your body. Focus is on flexibility, core strength, pelvic floor and abdominals, all in the beautiful outdoors. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Haydie at Inspirit Health and Yoga on 0415 834 659. Meeting point: By the playground. Venue: Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)

Bookings essential. Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move. These sessions will ACT-ivate the children and their caregivers and have a focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 3-4 years. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)

Bookings essential. Come and play ball games, brave the obstacle courses and relays, enjoy sack and egg and spoon races, participate in drama based interactive games and much more! These sessions will ACTivate participants and have a strong focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Family fitness challenge

Get the family off the screens and get active together! Find out what steps the whole family can take with eating and exercise to live a happier healthier life together. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Katie at Love of Life Fitness on 0422 138 271. Meeting point: At the basketball court. Venue: Wakerley Park, Wakerley. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Sharon at Precision Pilates on 0439 996 049. Meeting point: Near the playground. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Bill Brown Sports Reserve (includes Hidden World Playground), Fitzgibbon. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Outdoor training

Live longer healthier lifestyles with cutting edge training techniques. Get the most out of a basic but effective education on nutrition. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Frank at Power Burn Fitness on 0434 346 054. Meeting point: Picnic tables between the tennis courts and multicap centre. Requirements: Boxing glove liners. Venue: Svoboda Park, Kuraby. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Aqua Dance2BFit

Aqua Dance2BFit is a dance based aqua class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates traditional aqua aerobic moves with fun, funky dance moves to create a pool party atmosphere. You will be having so much fun you will forget you are even exercising. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Swimwear or appropriate clothing to move in the water. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Aqua Zumba®

Blend the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance and you create a pool party suitable for all. There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Linda from Be Happy Party on 0428 419 157. Meeting point: Near the amenity block. Requirements: Wear swimwear and bring a towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Boxing battle zone

Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and light up the ring with offensive jabbing, crossing and hooking combined with ducking, weaving and blocking. Come learn how to box Commonwealth Games style. A great way to get active, increase your cardio fitness and build all-over strength. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: Mosaic square picnic area. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Shimmy fitness

Shimmy fitness is aerobics and belly dancing mixed into one style and one class - it's super fun. The class starts with an aerobics warm up and then breaks down the belly dancing techniques for learning new moves. It is then put together in the dance class which finishes with cooling down and stretching. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Miramar at World Wellness Group on 0451 345 716. Meeting point: Next to the basketball courts. Requirements: Scarf for tying around your waist (optional). Venue: Downey Park, Windsor. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Boxing and fitness circuit

Bookings essential. Bootcamp type exercises including boxing warm up followed by body weight exercises and aerobic movement. This is a fast way to fitness and weight loss. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: Near children's playground. Requirements: Cotton glove liners. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Perrin Park, Toowong. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Outdoor gym circuit

This session uses the park gym equipment with an added cardio component to the workout. An easy and fun way to get active and healthy in the great outdoors. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Paula from Healthy Image Fitness on 0452 625 961. Meeting point: Gym equipment area. Age: 13 years and over. Venue: 7th Brigade Park, Chermside. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Boxing battle zone

Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and light up the ring with offensive jabbing, crossing and hooking combined with ducking, weaving and blocking. Come learn how to box Commonwealth Games style. A great way to get active, increase your cardio fitness and build all-over strength. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the playground, off Russell Street. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM.

Yoga

Reconnect with nature, relax and enjoy yoga in the peaceful green surrounds. Afterwards explore the reserve and visit the centre. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings not required. For more information call Laura on 0468 433 697. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Yoga mat, sun protection, insect repellent, drinking water, enclosed shoes. Age: All ages - all children must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit www.livingchi.com.au or phone Paul at Australian Academy of Tai Chi and Qigong on 0415 335 063. Meeting point: 200m along bike path. Venue: Aspley Rest Park, Carseldine. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Counihan Road, on riverbank just beyond main car park, near Shed no. 5. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required.  For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Kevin on 07 3376 1830. Meeting point: Off Counihan Road, on riverbank just beyond main car park, near Shed no. 5. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Boxing

A fun, high intensity boxing session in the park that includes interval training and boxing activities. Options are provided to help mums who need to remain low impact. Everyone is welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: Near the tennis wall that is just in front of the AFL clubhouse car park. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Aqua aerobics

Registration essential. A water based workout that is focussed on increasing your heart rate and improving your cardiovascular health. Working at your own pace this uses a combination of low to moderate intensity moves and step aerobics. Come along and cool off this summer. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Aqua interval training

It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit. A highly effective form of cardiovascular training, which involves brief bursts of high-intensity work followed by a recovery period. This allows you to workout at a higher intensity, with less impact on the body and with the added benefit of resistance that water provides. Suitable for all fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Swimwear or appropriate clothing to move in the water. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jindalee Pool, Jindalee. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Kindy dance

Toddlers and pre schoolers can enjoy moving to music, while you watch their confidence grow! Children will learn different movement patterns and dance moves, along with plenty of fun dance based games. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lynn at Kelly Sports on 0416 837 937. Meeting point: Bandstand. Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Konga®

Konga® is a fun and easy-to-follow, high intensity fusion of dance, cardio, boxing and sculpting set to fabulous music. You can expect to sweat a lot while listening to our upbeat music. This is suitable for the super fit and the totally uncoordinated. Come join us for some sweaty fun. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lelani at World Wellness Group on 0405 569 094. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Sarong (optional). Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Inala Hub, 76 Corsair Avenue, Inala.

Low impact fitness and pilates

Bookings essential. Easy movement and fitness exercises including a warm-up, strength, pilates and warm down. Bring a yoga mat. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: Near children's playground. Requirements: Yoga mat, small dumbbells optional. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Mansfield Park. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Meditation and mindfulness

Slowing down, turning inward and finding some peace and calm. This session helps to quieten the mind with gentle yoga, walking mediation, breath awareness and deep relaxation. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Haydie at Inspirit Health and Yoga on 0415 834 659. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: Cubberla Creek Reserve, Chapel Hill. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Power and pilates

Treat yourself to a combination of cardio, strength and pilates that will improve your overall fitness and all important core stability. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tanya from Active As on 0433 215 303. Meeting point: By the toilet block near the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Biami Yumba Park, Fig Tree Pocket. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Two Feet, Five Senses

Can’t sit still to meditate?   Feeling jaded?  Learn how to practice walking mediation and enjoy nature’s calming balm.  Awaken all your senses and connect with nature on this gently guided outdoors mindfulness adventure.  All levels of fitness welcome.  Meet at Celebration Lawn.  Come discover the newer calmer you! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tamsin on 0481 066 789. Meeting point: Celebration Lawn. Age: 25 years and over. Venue: Roma Street Parkland. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Aqua yoga

Aqua yoga is a low impact form of exercise that supports the body while still providing a great workout due to the water resistance.  Many yoga poses that you do in a class can be adapted for the pool, sometimes using the pool walls as if it were the studio floor. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Pool side. Requirements: Swimwear and towel. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

KineticKids for 3-4 years

Bookings essential. A fun class that supports the healthy development of young children's physical health and mental wellness. Play games, complete obstacle courses, develop perceptual motor skills and experience age appropriate mindfulness activities that will relax an active mind and body. Caregivers are encouraged to assist their child with some activities. Suitable for 3-4 year olds. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential.  To book visit Kinetickids or phone Tamara on 0439 772 489. Meeting point: By the kidspace. Requirements: Towel. Age: 3-4 years. Venue: The John Goss Reserve. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

KineticKids for 5-9 years

Bookings essential. A fun class that supports the healthy development of children's physical health and mental wellness. Play non-competitive games, develop foundational sports skills and experience age appropriate mindfulness activities that will relax an active mind and body. Suitable for 5-9 year olds. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential.  To book visit Kinetickids or phone Tamara on 0439 772 489. Meeting point: By the kidspace. Requirements: Towel. Age: 5-9 years. Venue: The John Goss Reserve. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Sharon at Precision Pilates on 0439 996 049. Meeting point: Near the car park. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Decker Park, Brighton. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Zumba® fitness

Exercise to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realising it. Calorie and fat burning done through aerobic activity with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class plus it's heart-health benefits provide a workout for the whole body.  Meet off Meadowlands Road, between kids playground and basketball court. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Linda at Be Happy Party on 0428 419 157. Meeting point: Off Meadowlands Road, between kids playground and basketball court. Venue: Minnippi Parklands. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Sharon at Precision Pilates on 0439 996 049. Meeting point: Near the gazebo. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Arthur Davis Park. Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Sharon at Precision Pilates on 0439 996 049. Meeting point: Near the gazebo. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Oriel Park, Ascot. Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Yoga

Yoga calms the mind and body while stretching and strengthening through long hold poses. All levels catered for. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Glenis at Precision Pilates on 0421 319 549. Meeting point: Near the playground. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Perth Street Park, Camp Hill. Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Get fit for life

Bookings essential. The aim is to get positive results whilst having fun. You will train with variety, that is exercising using, aerobics, anaerobic, which promote fat burning, and body toning exercises that shape, strengthen, and sculpt the body. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Cain at The Community Place on 0415 475 850. Meeting point: The Community Place car park, 20 Clark Street, Wooloowin. Venue: Melrose Park, Wooloowin. Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Aqua yoga

Aqua yoga is a low impact form of exercise that supports the body while still providing a great workout due to the water resistance.  Many yoga poses that you do in a class can be adapted for the pool, sometimes using the pool walls as if it were the studio floor. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Pool side. Requirements: Swimwear and towel. Venue: Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda. Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fit for mums and dads

Increase your strength and fitness with a combination of cardio and resistance exercises. Bring the kiddies along to play in the park and treat your body to an hour of movement. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tanya from Active As on 0433 215 303. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Jindalee Boat Ramp Park, Jindalee. Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Boxing 4 fitness

Get fit, tone-up, destress and have fun with this energetic activity. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: At the War Memorial. Venue: Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap. Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fitness and bubs aqua strength

An aqua aerobics and toning class for mums, dads, grandparents and all other carers while baby safely enjoys the water alongside. Baby swim seat provided. Pool is heated. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Louise from Choose Today on 0412 140 034. Meeting point: Indoor learn to swim pool. Requirements: Swimwear, towel, baby needs. Baby seat is optional as swim seats are limited. Venue: Jindalee Pool, Jindalee. Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)

Bookings essential. Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move. These sessions will ACT-ivate the children and their caregivers and have a focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 3-4 years. Venue: Gregory Park, Milton. Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)

Bookings essential. Come and play ball games, brave the obstacle courses and relays, enjoy sack and egg and spoon races, participate in drama based interactive games and much more! These sessions will ACTivate participants and have a strong focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Gregory Park, Milton. Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Back to basics

Learn simple and effective exercises that will help you improve your overall fitness levels. These simple exercises will help improve strength and cardiovascular fitness. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the playground off Josling Street. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Perrin Park, Toowong. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Boxfit

This session targets cardiovascular, muscular endurance and strength, stamina, coordination, speed and power. Your whole body gets a workout using body weight exercises and cardio. This is a fast way to fitness and weight loss. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Paula from Healthy Image Fitness on 0452 625 961. Meeting point: Near the picnic shelter. Requirements: Boxing glove liners. Age: 13 years and over. Venue: Kuringgai Park, Fitzgibbon. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Boxing

Bookings essential. Make this your New year's resolution for a healthier and fitter body. Boxing is a great full body workout that will have you hooked for more. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book call Jorge on 0412 567 676. Meeting point: By the half tennis court. Venue: Col Bennett Park, Algester. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Boxing battle zone

Bookings essential. Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and light up the ring with offensive jabbing, crossing and hooking combined with ducking, weaving and blocking. Come learn how to box Commonwealth Games style. A great way to get active, increase your cardio fitness and build all-over strength. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Fitness Forever on 0414 437 616. Meeting point: Park bench near the dragon playground. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Tabata and core

Bookings essential. Great combination of interval training to improve cardiovascular fitness and specific core strength and stability exercises. Suitable for men and women catering for all fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Christine from Fitness with a Twist on 0406 425 561. Meeting point: Near cricket hut. Venue: Jubilee Park, Bardon. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Yoga by the river

Join us for Hatha yoga classes that are suitable for every body. Move, breath and stretch. All levels catered for. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Trina on 0401 979 991. Meeting point: Picnic shelters near the river. Requirements: Yoga mat/towel (some mats provided). Venue: Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Aqua kick boxing

Registration essential. It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit. This highlights an energetic blend of kickboxing and traditional aqua choreography. This water aerobics cardio routine is pumped up with fun boxing arm patterns, toning the arms against the resistance of water. All ages and abilities catered for. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM.

Yoga in the park

Start the weekend outdoors amongst nature and actively participate in a full body workout with breathing techniques, sequences and relaxation. The stretching will benefit cyclists and sports enthusiasts. A full workout to balance body, mind and spirit. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Adriana at YogAdo on 0478 198 194. Meeting point: Behind the library near the car park. Requirements: Yoga mat and insect repellent. Age: 10 years and over. Venue: Bracken Ridge Library. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM.

Beginner mountain bike skills for all

Bookings essential. For riders that want to work on basic skill, have been off-road once or twice or want to get into mountain biking. Presented as part of Council’s Active and Healthy & Cycling Brisbane programs. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Eventbrite or for more information phone Roadie Rob's Bicycle School on 0416 247 883. Meeting point: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic area car park. Requirements: Mountain bike, helmet. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM.

Pilates

Stretching and strengthening exercises targeted at functional movement and core muscle strengthening. Exercises are designed to improve posture and help reduce risk of injury. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Alison from AMS Pilates on 0487 930 116. Meeting point: Behind the toilet block. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Yoga

Hatha yoga suitable for beginners. Incorporating traditional flexibility, strength and meditative practice. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Cassie on 0431 594 388. Meeting point: Near the playground, off Oxley Road. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Nixon Park, Oxley. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Zumba® fitness

Ditch the workout, join the party with a fun filled dance fitness class to music from all around the world. Options for all ages and fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Mal on 0435 956 190. Meeting point: By the playground, near the car park. Venue: C.B. Mott Park, Holland Park. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Karate and self defence for all

Bookings essential. Learn the discipline of self-defence including confidence, goal setting and personal fitness. Participants will be active by stretching, increasing core strength, agility and mobility. Specific Karate movements increase aerobic capacity. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book email Australian Goju Kai Karate or phone Bernie on 0409 474 494. Meeting point: Playground. Venue: Oriel Park, Ascot. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Outdoor training

Live longer healthier lifestyles with cutting edge training techniques. Get the most out of a basic but effective education on nutrition. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Frank at Power Burn Fitness on 0434 346 054. Meeting point: Picnic tables between the tennis courts and multicap centre. Venue: Svoboda Park, Kuraby. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Near ferry terminal. Venue: New Farm Park, New Farm. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Yoga and meditation

Improve your muscle strength, posture, balance, flexibility and mental awareness. A flowing style of yoga that emphasises breathing and promotes relaxation techniques. Suitable for all ages, no previous yoga experience required. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tatiana on 0439 643 586. Meeting point: Next to the gazebo by the river. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Venue: Guyatt Park, St Lucia. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Yoga back to nature

Reconnect with nature, relax and enjoy yoga in the peaceful green surrounds. Afterwards explore the reserve and visit the centre. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Grassed area. Requirements: Yoga mat, sun protection, insect repellent, drinking water, enclosed shoes. Age: All ages - all children must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Zumba® fitness

Ditch the workout, join the party with a fun filled dance fitness class to music from all around the world. Options for all ages and fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Zumba Fitness with Mel on 0422 746 999. Meeting point: By the playground. Venue: Kalinga Park, Kalinga. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

8 week fitness challenge

Bookings essential. Begin the journey to successful weight loss while increasing your cardiovascular fitness and all-over strength in this 8 week challenge that will keep you motivated with tips and tricks along the way.  Meet at gym equipment area, off Meadowlands Road, Carina. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Fitness Forever on 0414 437 616. Meeting point: Gym equipment area, off Meadowlands Road. Venue: Minnippi Parklands. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Deep water aqua

Ideal class for someone who suffers from injuries or is on a path of rehabilitation. You get all the benefits of running without the impact. Bring along an aqua belt. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: Deep end of 50m pool. Requirements: Swimwear and aqua belt. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Karate and self defence for all

Bookings essential. Learn the discipline of self-defence including confidence, goal setting and personal fitness. Participants will be active by stretching, increasing core strength, agility and mobility. Specific Karate movements increase aerobic capacity. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book email Australian Goju Kai Karate or phone Bernie on 0409 474 494. Meeting point: Playground. Venue: The Beirne Park, Hendra. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Aqua aerobics

Cool off this summer with a fun water workout for all fitness levels. Suitable for non swimmers, people with arthritis and other medical conditions. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Shaded area - 50m pool. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Musgrave Park Pool, South Brisbane. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Intermediate mountain bike skills

Bookings essential. For riders that can ride single trail but need help with their basic skills, cornering and obstacles. Presented as part of Council’s Active and Healthy & Cycling Brisbane programs. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Eventbrite or for more information phone Roadie Rob's Bicycle School on 0416 247 883. Meeting point: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic area car park. Requirements: Mountain bike, helmet. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Yoga by the river

Start your weekend with yoga to invigorate the body, soothe the mind and connect with the spirit. Enjoy the river views and fig trees while you get active and healthy with yoga. All welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Haydie at Inspirit Health and Yoga on 0415 834 659. Meeting point: Under a fig tree, 50 metres onto Orleigh Street from Montague Road. Venue: Orleigh Park, West End. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Aqua aerobics

Cool off this summer with a fun water workout for all fitness levels. Suitable for non swimmers, people with arthritis and other medical conditions. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Heated 25m pool. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Yeronga Park Pool, Yeronga. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Beginner swimming program for adults

Bookings essential. An inclusive opportunity for men and women of all cultures to learn the basics of swimming, become water safe and get ready to conquer other water activities. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book SMS or phone Aqua English on 0406 063 737 or email info@aquaenglish.com.au. Meeting point: Heated 25m pool. Requirements: Cap, swimming goggles and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Yeronga Park Pool, Yeronga. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Beginner swimming program for adults

Bookings essential. An inclusive opportunity for men and women of all cultures to learn the basics of swimming, become water safe and get ready to conquer other water activities. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book SMS or phone Aqua English on 0406 063 737 or email info@aquaenglish.com.au. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Cap, swimming goggles and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM.

Aqua aerobics

Cool off this summer with a fun water workout for all fitness levels. Suitable for non swimmers, people with arthritis and other medical conditions. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM.

Advanced mountain bike skills

Bookings essential. For riders that have completed the intermediate course and are ready for advanced cornering and obstacles. Presented as part of Council’s Active and Healthy & Cycling Brisbane programs. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Eventbrite or for more information phone Roadie Rob's Bicycle School on 0416 247 883. Meeting point: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic area car park. Requirements: Mountain bike, helmet. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Aqua Dance2BFit

Aqua Dance2BFit is a dance based aqua class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates traditional aqua aerobic moves with fun, funky dance moves to create a pool party atmosphere. You will be having so much fun you will forget you are even exercising. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Swimwear or appropriate clothing to move in the water. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jindalee Pool, Jindalee. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Flexibility and core conditioning

Bookings essential. Increase the flexibility throughout your entire body with our class focused on static stretches and abdominal exercises designed to strengthen and lengthen muscles, improve posture, increase overall stability of your body and aid in the prevention of injury. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Fitness Forever on 0414 437 616. Meeting point: Park bench near the dragon playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Konga®

Konga® is a fusion of boxing, cardio, dance and sculpting suitable for all ages and fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Mal on 0435 956 190. Meeting point: By the playground. Venue: Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Yoga

Come enjoy a sweet-tempered free yoga session by the beautiful Manly foreshore before enjoying the delights of the markets and cafe. All levels welcome! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone John on 0403 676 435. Meeting point: At the end of Stewart Parade, near the Sea Scouts. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Darling Point Park (road reserve). Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Deep water aqua running

It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit.  A deep water work out that uses all major muscle groups. Participants wear a buoyancy belt and the program is suitable for all levels. Participants must be able to swim. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Shaded area - 50m pool. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Yeronga Park Pool, Yeronga. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Sydney Street, near the car park. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Kevin on 07 3376 1830. Meeting point: Off Sydney Street, near the car park. Venue: Robinson Park, Fairfield. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. Meeting point is off Hawthorne Terrace, near the playground. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Off Hawthorne Terrace, near the playground. Venue: Woolcock Park, Red Hill. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Zumba®

With an infectious blend of Latin and International rhythms and easy to follow moves Zumba® boasts a global following of millions. Why? It’s FUN, it’s easy, it’s different, it’s effective. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Basketball court. Venue: Calamvale District Park, Calamvale. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Dance2BFit

Dance2BFit is a high energy dance fitness class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates all styles of dance and movement. It's FUN, it's easy, it's different and it's effective. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: At the stage overlooking the lake. Car park is on Forest Lake Boulevard. Venue: The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Multicultural games

Enjoy games played from around the world with this unique activity. You could experience games from Egypt, Africa, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy and of course Australia. With a focus on hand eye coordination and lots of fun, this program is suitable for most ages. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Glenn at Life. Be in it. FunWorks on 0403 221 676. Meeting point: Rotunda. Age: 6 years and over. Venue: New Farm Park, New Farm. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Two bridges

Experience a unique perspective of Brisbane's two largest bridges. Starting at Captain Burke Park under the Story Bridge, we cycle across the Story Bridge and use bicycle paths which hug the river to travel through New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead, Hamilton and Eagle Farm. From here we go across the eastern side of the Gateway Bridge. We stop for coffee in Morningside before returning to Captain Burke Park. Total distance is 30km covered in 3 hours. This is an easy paced cycle with plenty of rest stops although good level of fitness and confidence riding on roads is required. Presented as part of Council’s Active and Healthy & Cycling Brisbane programs. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. Just be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the ride starts. Bikes and equipment can be hired for $15 per person per activity but this must be arranged in advance. For more information contact Ross at Brisbane By Bicycle on 0413 253 366. Meeting point: Near the playground. Requirements: Bike, helmet, water bottle, money for a coffee. Venue: Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Deep water aqua running

It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit.  A deep water work out that uses all major muscle groups. Participants wear a buoyancy belt and the program is suitable for all levels. Participants must be able to swim. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or SMS Qld Water Exercise and Physiotherapy (QWEP) on 0430 449 898 or email info@QWEP.com.au. Meeting point: Shaded area - 50m pool. Requirements: Sunglasses and towel. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Dunlop Park Memorial Swimming Pool, Corinda. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Park orienteering

Bookings essential. Introduction to orienteering as a navigation sport. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5 per person or $12 per family. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book email robinsimson5@bigpond.com or call Toohey Forest Orienteering Association on 07 3345 4527. Meeting point: End of Honour Avenue in the park. Venue: Yeronga Memorial Park, Yeronga. Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

10 of the best

This program combines both strength and cardio exercises providing participants with a highly challenging activity. This program targets the upper and lower body, concentrating in developing strength and cardiovascular fitness. The exercises are modified to cater for participant’s different fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the playground, off Sylvan Road. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Toowong Memorial Park, Toowong. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Athletic warrior circuit

Bookings essential. Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and build body strength. This is a great circuit if preparing for Tough Mudder or Spartan type races. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: By the gym equipment area. Requirements: Grip gloves. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Robertson Park, Taringa. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

HIIT body conditioning

Bookings essential. Take your training to the next level and get better results in less time. High intensity interval training to improve your cardiovascular fitness and strength. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Christine from Fitness with a Twist on 0406 425 561. Meeting point: Near park fitness equipment. Venue: Jubilee Park, Bardon. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Fitness extravaganza

Be inspired by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and challenge yourself to improve your fitness level to achieve powehouse legs, dynamite arms and a concrete core. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge Activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: Albert Street gates. Venue: City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City. Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is adjacent to ferry terminal (playscape only in winter). This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Jan on 0414 569 492. Meeting point: Adjacent to ferry terminal (playscape only in winter). Venue: Northshore Riverside Park, Hamilton. Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Mums & bubs soccer

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for children to get active, play soccer and have fun. Sessions times: 9-9.30am for 2-3 years of age and 9.30-10am for 3-4 years. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Ginger Sport or for more information phone 07 3890 3338. Meeting point: Near the playground. Age: 9-9.30am for 2-3 year olds & 9.30-10am for 3-4 years olds. Venue: Teralba Park, Everton Park. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Perth Street Park, Camp Hill. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Mums and bubs pilates

Participants will be able to enjoy a workout with their babies that they will be able to continue with at home. Focus will be on toning, gentle strengthening and improving mobility and increasing flexibility. Emphasis will be given to strengthening the core muscles and activating the pelvic floor and transverse abdominals particularly important for mums. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Bliss Active on 0400 228 762. Meeting point: Meet near the rear car park. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Cardio and tone

A 45 minute class that incorporates elements of cardio and strength for a complete all over body workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: Next to the playground. Venue: Clivedon Park, Fig Tree Pocket. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Fitness 4 mums

Bookings essential. Stay fit and healthy after having your baby. Re-build strength, tone and achieve overall cardio fitness. This is a great opportunity to meet other mums. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground off Josling Street. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Mums & bubs fitness

Burn off those post baby calories and get your fitness back fast. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: At the playground. Venue: Seville Park, Holland Park. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Pilates

Stretching and strengthening exercises targeted at functional movement and core muscle strengthening. Exercises are designed to improve posture and help reduce risk of injury. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Alison from AMS Pilates on 0487 930 116. Meeting point: Near the basketball half court. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: Calamvale District Park, Calamvale. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Caringal Drive, meet at shelter shed off path behind playground. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rozlee on 0403 152 281. Meeting point: Off Caringal Drive, meet at shelter shed off path behind playground. Venue: Kookaburra Park - West, Karana Downs. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Picnic shelter. Venue: Keating Park, Indooroopilly. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Yoga back to nature

Reap the mind body benefits of yoga outdoors. By getting out into nature you can experience yoga as it was originally intended. Yoga allows us to heal and strengthen our bodies, bring stillness to our minds and fill our lives with inspiration, purpose, abundance and fun! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Stage overlooking lake. Requirements: Yoga mat. Venue: The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake. Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fitness for men

A cardiovascular and strength based training program targeting the upper and lower body, focused on coordination and safe boxing techniques. This class can be adapted for all fitness levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Age range: Teens. Young adults. Adults (30+). Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 18 years and over. Monday, February 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Ozcare, 48 Peel Street, South Brisbane.

Mums n' bubs pilates

A workout specifically tailored for new mums and their babies that includes a mix of strength, stretch and core stability work to rebuild your body from the inside out. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: By the playground. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Thompson Estate Reserve, Greenslopes. Monday, February 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)

Bookings essential. Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move. These sessions will ACT-ivate the children and their caregivers and have a focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 3-4 years. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)

Bookings essential. Come and play ball games, brave the obstacle courses and relays, enjoy sack and egg and spoon races, participate in drama based interactive games and much more! These sessions will ACTivate participants and have a strong focus on creativity and fun in a safe, relaxed and energetic environment. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Bazil Grumble or for more information phone 0411 246 487. Meeting point: At the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Majestic Park, Coorparoo. Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Fun soccer coaching

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for children to get active, play soccer and have fun. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book visit Ginger Sport or for more information phone 07 3890 3338. Meeting point: Near the playground. Age: 5-10 years. Venue: Beryl Roberts Park, Coopers Plains. Monday, February 26, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step it up and roll it out

Using a step platform, this is a high-energy cardio class to move your way to toned glutes and thighs.  Then release some tension with a foam roller, working our way through lower body, upper body and the core. Wow, what a workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Paula from Healthy Image Fitness on 0452 625 961. Meeting point: At the picnic shelter opposite the playground. Requirements: Foam roller and mat. Age: 13 years and over. Venue: Arthur Davis Park. Monday, February 26, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Outdoor gym circuit

Come and learn how to use the gym equipment at our new outdoor gym.  This circuit class includes a warm-up, a mixture of overall body exercises using park gym equipment (catering for a range of abilities), warm down and stretch at the end. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required.  For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: Outdoor gym under the Go Between Bridge off Riverside Drive, South Brisbane. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Go Between Bridge, off Riverside Drive, South Brisbane.

8 week challenge

Bookings essential. Come and learn to make sustainable lifestyle changes with clean living/eating and regular exercise. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: Fehlberg Park, Yeronga. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Cardio club

Bookings essential. This class is tailored to all levels to improve cardio capacity through movement and strength based exercises. You will always have a choice to work at your own capacity with no pressure. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jaymie at The Community Place on 0431 427 587. Meeting point: The Community Place car park, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford. Venue: Keong Park, Stafford. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Fitness 4 me

A skipping and hula hooping exercise class that consists of weight training, cardio and flexibility exercises which assists with joint movements. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Aggie at Mona Health Coach on 0433 463 578. Meeting point: Under the blue shade sails. Requirements: Exercise mat or towel. Venue: The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

OPA-cize™ dance fitness

This is the first structured, 100 percent, pure Greek Dance fitness workout of its kind in the world. Opa-cize is choreographed very simply so you can pick up the moves easily and enjoy dancing yourself fit. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Valerie at Dance Fit with Me on 0416 136 806. Meeting point: Mosaic square picnic area. Venue: Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pilates

Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lorraine at Precision Pilates on 0438 736 036. Meeting point: At the playground. Requirements: Mat or thick towel. Venue: Grinstead Park, Alderley. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Sunset boxing

Finish the day with a higher intensity boxing class. Raise the heart rate and punch hard whilst the sun goes down! This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: Under the big rotunda, behind the kids playground. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Deep water aqua

Ideal class for someone who suffers from injuries or is on a path of rehabilitation. You get all the benefits of running without the impact. Bring along an aqua belt. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: Deep end of 50m pool. Requirements: Swimwear and aqua belt. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Jan on 0414 569 492. Meeting point: Near the playground. Venue: Arthur Davis Park. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Deep water aqua running

Registration essential. It's an aquatic extravaganza so let the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games inspire you to get fit. Deep water running is ideal for those recovering from injuries or suffering from back pain. Submerged in water, you will feel resistance through your entire body. This resistance forces opposing muscles to work, and as you move your arms and legs against the resistance of the water you will get a great cardiovascular and strengthening workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. This activity is funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program. Parent event: Active and Healthy Challenge. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: BYO floatation belt or hire for $2. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cross training

Bookings essential. Resistance training using the park gym equipment plus high intensity interval training for weight loss and fitness. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: By the gym equipment area. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Fitness challenge

Get fit, lose weight, tone up for a healthier and fitter you. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Fitness 4 U on 0412 552 885. Meeting point: Playground. Venue: Kingfisher Park, Kenmore. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Kevin on 07 3376 1830. Meeting point: Near Jolimont Street car park. Venue: Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Osborne Road, near the car park. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Paul on 0415 335 063. Meeting point: Off Osborne Road, near car park. Venue: Teralba Park, Everton Park. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome.  Meeting point is off Redbourne Street, near footbridge below Scout Hall. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: $5. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Redbourne Street, near footbridge below Scout Hall. Venue: Huxtable Park, Chermside West. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. This workout is suitable for adults of all ages. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Jenny at Ziprfit on 0403 859 013. Meeting point: Between the kids playground and the cemented basketball square. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Age: 18 years and over. Venue: Joe Bradfield Centre Park, Carina. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Boxing

A fun, high intensity boxing session in the park that includes interval training and boxing activities. Options are provided to help mums who need to remain low impact. Everyone is welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Belinda from Mums-ercise on 0424 505 343. Meeting point: On the grass near the kids playground. Requirements: Mat or towel. Venue: Lavarack Park, Camp Hill. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.

Dance2BFit

Dance2BFit is a high energy dance fitness class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates all styles of dance and movement. It's FUN, it's easy, it's different and it's effective. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Undercover are to the right of the park entrance. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Kindy dance

Toddlers and pre schoolers can enjoy moving to music, while you watch their confidence grow! Children will learn different movement patterns and dance moves, along with plenty of fun dance based games. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lynn at Kelly Sports on 0416 837 937. Meeting point: Amphitheatre. Venue: Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Konga®

Konga® is a fun and easy-to-follow, high intensity fusion of dance, cardio, boxing and sculpting set to fabulous music. You can expect to sweat a lot while listening to our upbeat music. This is suitable for the super fit and the totally uncoordinated. Come join us for some sweaty fun. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Lelani at World Wellness Group on 0405 569 094. Meeting point: Car park. Venue: Greenways Esplanade Park, Parkinson. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Low impact fitness and pilates

Bookings essential. Easy movement and fitness exercises including a warm-up, strength, pilates and warm down. Bring a yoga mat. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Jen's Outdoor Gym on 0410 010 316. Meeting point: Near corner of Baroona & Haig Rd, Milton. Requirements: Yoga mat, small dumbbells (optional). Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Gregory Park, Milton. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Power and pilates

Treat yourself to a combination of strength and pilates that will improve your overall fitness and all important core stability. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Tanya from Active As on 0433 215 303. Meeting point: On the grass next to the Bonsai House in the Japanese Garden. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Aqua yoga

Aqua yoga is a low impact form of exercise that supports the body while still providing a great workout due to the water resistance.  Many yoga poses that you do in a class can be adapted for the pool, sometimes using the pool walls as if it were the studio floor. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Nicola at YogandU on 0406 574 454. Meeting point: Pool side. Requirements: Swimwear, towel. Venue: Carole Park Swim Centre, Wacol. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai Chi is becoming recognised as the world's most beneficial healthy system. Rejuvenate your body and learn to create a tranquil mind. Join any week - all welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information visit Australian Academy of Tai Chi or phone Rod on 07 3358 1955. Meeting point: Grass area above duck pond, next to waterfall. Venue: City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Latin TLC training

A fitness workout that will challenge you to the max. The program is divided in two sessions one strength based the other cardio based and combined with Latin music provides an excellent pleasurable workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Edwardo at Inclusive Fitness Solutions on 0433 975 766. Meeting point: By the picnic tables, corner of Montague Rd and Hill End Tce. Age: 15 years and over. Venue: Orleigh Park, West End. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM.

Pilates

A beginner to intermediate workout combining elements of Pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body.  This workout is suitable for adults of all ages and options will be provided for all levels. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required.  For more information phone Sandra on 0422 526 924. Meeting point: Near the playground off riding road. Requirements: Yoga mat or towel. Venue: Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM.

8 week challenge

Bookings essential. Come and learn to make sustainable lifestyle changes with clean living/eating and regular exercise. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Bookings essential. To book phone Nadia at Nadu Fitness on 0487 070 174. Meeting point: Near the playground off Russell Street. Venue: Pegg's Park, Moorooka. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Fitness 4 me

A skipping and hula hooping exercise class that consists of weight training, cardio and flexibility exercises which assists with joint movements. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Aggie at Mona Health Coach on 0433 463 578. Meeting point: Under cover pavilion area to the right of the park entrance. Requirements: Exercise mat or towel. Venue: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Mixed aqua

Come and try this 45 minute class which utilises both the use of the shallow water for cardio exercises and the deeper water for a core strength workout. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone Vanessa at The Extra Mile on 0401 668 434. Meeting point: 25m shallow pool. Requirements: Swimwear and aqua belt. Venue: Bellbowrie Pool, Bellbowrie. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM.

Aqua Dance2BFit

Aqua Dance2BFit is a dance based aqua class which provides a full body workout. It incorporates traditional aqua aerobic moves with fun, funky dance moves to create a pool party atmosphere. You will be having so much fun you will forget you are even exercising. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone or text (during business hours only) BFit4Life - Dance, Cheer & Fitness on 0415 651 290. Meeting point: Reception. Requirements: Swimwear or appropriate clothing to move in the water. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Jindalee Pool, Jindalee. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tabata aqua

Registration essential. High intensity interval training in the water that will blast the calories and provide high, noticeable results in the shortest amount of time. Participants use maximal effort for 20 seconds and recover for 10 seconds for 8 rounds of work. This class is very much a work at your own maximum, so all levels can benefit. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Pool entry fee applies. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Bookings: Registration essential. To register visit Ithaca Pool or for more information phone 3369 2624. Meeting point: Reception. Age: 16 years and over. Venue: Ithaca Pool, Paddington. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family friendly yoga

Authentic and family friendly yoga taught in a gently and inclusive way - multi-level and friendly. Bring the kids along. This is an Embracing 2018 Active and Healthy Challenge activity.  To enter the draw to win great prizes visit the Active and Healthy Challenge web page. Cost: Free. Event type: Fitness & well-being. Free. Bookings: Not required. For more information phone World Wellness Group on  3333 2100. Meeting point: Hall. Requirements: Yoga mat or thick towel. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM. Sandbag Community Centre Sandgate.