Physical activity in the park
Get Out Get Active - Activities for Inactive Women and Girls
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Dec 2017

Council's funding application to the Queensland State Government's Get Out Get Active program was successful and received $39,625 to conduct an $80,000 program aimed at increasing the activity levels of women and girls. 

Research shows that women are less likely to participate in physical activity due to barriers in daily life such as cost, childcare, safety or suitable activities available. This program will aim to improve opportunities for women and girls in our community by understanding the barriers, motivations and triggers women face so they can take part in an activity and feel the amazing health and social benefits of physical exercise.

This program will be aimed at women and girls currently not getting enough physical exercise, so if you haven’t exercised in a while or ever, there will be an activity for you. You don’t need to be fit as a fiddle or have a wardrobe of active wear to participate.

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Bookings are now open and essential for all classes in the program. If classes are full, you can register for the waitlist. 

The program [464KB]will commence on Monday 13 November 2017 and run through to 30 June 2018.

Bookings for most of the programs are FREE! Charges apply for some Nature Trail activities. Download the program[464KB].

Please check individual activities in the list below for Christmas break times.

Enjoy the health and relaxation benefits of yoga at one of the outdoor picturesque locations on the Sunshine Coast. All classes are free and at beginner level by qualified instructors. Don't forget your yoga mat and water bottle.  Bookings are essential, all classes are free.

Program starts 13 November for 20 weeks (breaking at Christmas). There will be no yoga on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 December 2017. Yoga will return the following weekend 30 and 31 December 2017. 

Wet weather

  • Yoga will go ahead at the below locations unless the rain is consistent and heavy.
  • In the event of predicted heavy rain yoga at Cotton Tree will be moved to Maroochydore Rugby League Club, Wises Rd, Marooochydore.
  • Yoga in the gardens has an undercover area available in these conditions.
  • Yoga at Happy Valley will be moved to the Kings Beach Amphitheatre stage.
  • Please check Yoga NRG's Facebook page for updated details.






Saturday  7 am Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, contemplation garden Eleisha Gleeson Book online
Saturday 9 am Happy Valley, Caloundra (near cricket pitch) - if raining yoga will be moved to the Kings Beach Amphitheatre stage Yoga NRG Book online
Sunday 7 am Tickle Park, Coolum Beach Yoga NRG Book online
Sunday  7 am Cotton Tree Park (Rotary Park - eastern end) Yoga NRG Book online

*There will be no yoga on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 December 2017.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Build strength and endurance, feel energised and de-stressed. These outdoor group fitness sessions are for women and girls of all abilities and shapes and sizes. Sessions offer a variety of benefits including a social and fun environment while approving fitness and ability. All classes are free and run for 45 minutes to an hour.

This program runs for 20 weeks, from 13 November 2017 through to 12 April 2018. Sessions will break over the Christmas period between 25 December and 8 January 2018.

Wet Weather 

If it is raining Happy Valley group fitness will be held at the Kings Beach Amphitheater stage area. Nambour Showgrounds has plenty of undercover areas to do training in wet weather.

Day  Time Location Instructor  Bookings
Tuesdays 6 pm Happy Valley Park, Caloundra (near cricket pitch) Tralee from Get HIIT Book online
Wednesdays  6 am Nambour Showgrounds, main grandstand and oval (see map) Andy from Independence Movement Book online
Thursdays  6 am Happy Valley Park, Caloundra (near cricket pitch)
Tralee from Get HIIT  Book online
Thursdays 5.30 pm Nambour Showgrounds, main grandstand and oval (see map)
Andy from Independence Movement  Book online

*Sessions will break over the Christmas period between 25 December and 8 January 2018.

Tralee from Get HIIT

My name is Tralee and I am the owner and trainer for GET HITT Sunshine Coast. I am a mum to my beautiful son William and my fur baby dude who is a labradoodle. I have been on my own weight loss journey for three years and I have a passion for helping others and sharing my knowledge. I am certified in Boxing, Kettlebells, Metafit, Metapower, Fatburn Extreme and hold a level 1 in Nutrition.

I run a successful outdoor boot camp with over 60 registered clients who are all on different fitness levels. I love making my workouts fun and involved and I take pride in my clients goals. I would love to help you get active and focused regardless of your journey and fitness level. When it comes to improving your health and fitness, everyone has their own starting point and I would love to be apart of finding this. I look forward to welcoming you to a session. Are you ready to GET HITT?

Andy from Independence Movement

Andy Quick is passionate about about practical fitness. With a Cert IV in Fitness, a Degree in Sports Studies and Psychology and experience in Calisthenics he brings his knowledge of functional and bodyweight training to bear with his background in personal development to help you to get the results you want.

By focusing on what you want to be fit for, whether it's playing with the kids, moving without pain or training for your next adventure Andy can help you reach your goals by developing the kind of strength, movement and fitness you need.

Join in one of the free classes designed especially for mums. All classes are beginner level with experienced trainers. Enjoy the social benefits of exercising with other mums.

  • To be eligible for mums and bubs classes you must have a child between the ages of 0 and 5 years (before school age).
  • It is recommended to consult with your doctor prior to embarking on a new physical fitness program following your pregnancy.


Creche is also provided free of charge for these classes. 

Creche is not a formal type of childcare like daycare. Creche care requires the parent to remain in the vicinity and nearby where the child is being looked after. Creche staff are blue card certified and experienced in looking after children. Creche staff may not be formally qualified in childcare. Mums will be required to sign their child in and out and agree with the creche terms and conditions.

Mums and Bubs Timetable

Classes start Monday 13 November* through to 20 April 2018. Classes break over the Christmas period from week beginning 18 December 2017 returning the week beginning 8 January 2018. Coolum Friday class will also break for Australia Day and Good Friday.

Day  Time Location and Venue Instructor  Class Type Bookings


*This class starts 20 November

10.30 - 11.30 am Bellvista Hall, West Caloundra  Craig from High Performance PT Beginners group fitness Book online
Monday 9.30 - 10.30 am Worx Health and Fitness, Maroochydore Alex and Amy from Worx Health and Fitness Beginners group fitness Fully booked, register for the waitlist
Tuesday 9.30 - 10.30 am Nambour Gym and Fitness, 15 Windsor Rd, Nambour Gordon from Nambour Gym and Fitness Beginners group fitness Book online
Tuesday 10 - 11 am  All in One Fitness, Beerwah Andrea and Michelle from All in One Fitness Beginners group fitness  Book online
Wednesday 9.30 - 10.30 am Coolum Pool, David Low Way, Coolum Beach Yoga NRG Yoga (on land activities)
Fully booked, register for the waitlist
Thursday 10.15 - 11.15 am Kawana Pool, Birtinya Jess from Kawana Pool Beginners group fitness (land based activities) Book online
Friday 9.30 - 10.30 am Coolum Pool, David Low Way, Coolum Beach Andy from Independence Movement Beginners group fitness (land based activities) Book online

*Classes break over the Christmas period from week beginning 18 December 2017 returning the week beginning 8 January 2018.


Dancing is a perfect, low impact, fun and effective way to help you stay fit and healthy. Dancing also helps with coordination, balance, flexibility and strength, all whil having a great time!

Why not come and try a new type of dance and experience the fun. Join in one of the four dance types on offer over 20 weeks.

Each dance type will run for 5 consecutive weeks. 

Dance classes are held at the Millwell Rd Community Centre, Maroochydore

Dancing Program

All classes in the dance program will be at beginner level, for all levels of fitness and are free.

 Dates Time   Dance Type  Dance Description Bookings

Week 1 - 5

Saturday 18 November to Saturday 16 December 2017 (inclusive)

 10 - 11 am Tibetan Khaita Joyful Dance[37KB]

Join Topgyal and Tsering in the Khaita Joyful dance.

Khaita Joyful means 'harmony in the space' and the Tibetan dance brings people relaxation, peace, happiness and joy. Joyful energy arises as we learn select songs and dances each week. Expand the spirit of community through movement. Come discover, learn, have fun and enjoy!

Book online

Week 6 - 10

Saturday 13 January to 10 February 2018 (inclusive)

 10 - 11 am
African Dance The basic steps of West African dance are introduced and there will also be a focus on working with a rhythm and choreography. The first thing that will be introduced in a West African dance class will be the drum. This instrument traditionally leads, accompanies and calls all of the dancing feet. Dancers will be introduced to this call and will learn to respond to a call rather than counting whilst dancing.
West African dances are based around a story. Whether its about initiation, a dance about showcasing masks, birth, death or an encouragement to the local farmers, there seems to be a dance/rhythm for most important life events. Great for fun, fitness and emotional and physical wellbeing.
Book online

Week  11 - 15

Saturday 17 February to Saturday 17 March 2018 (inclusive)

10 - 11 am
Bollywood Dancing Join Shivani and learn the art of Bollywood dancing in a fun and exciting environment.  Book online

Week 16 - 2

Saturday 24 March to Saturday 28 April 2018 (inclusive) 

No session on Easter Saturday 31 March 2018)

 10 - 11 am
 Samba Dancing Online bookings open late January 2018.




Online bookings for the outdoor trail activities open in March 2018 for activities to commence in April 2018.

Guided Bush Walking

Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers are hosting a number of introductory bush walks for women of all ages across the coast. Ever wanted know where to bush walk on the coast want to join a good group of experienced walkers as they guide in some of the best walks the coast has to offer then this is the program for you.

Learn to Mountain Bike

Come join Women on Wheels (WoW) for some introductory bike riding aimed to get you off road for the first time. If you want to learn to ride better on or off road this program will take you through a staged number of rides to build skills and confidence culminating in a beginners off road mountain bike ride. 

So come join WoW and get back on a bike with a supportive group of riding women!