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Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors
  • Last updated:
  • 11 May 2018

Free Seniors Fitness and Nutrition Classes

Sunshine Coast Council and the Division 2 Councillor Discretionary Program in partnership with Resolve Fitness at Caloundra RSL is proud to support weekly senior exercise classes with a free morning tea twice a month (first and third Wednesday's of the month).

This is a great community initiative assisting with health and fitness along with social interaction for our senior community members. 

Interested in joining in? View the class in action and see how wonderful they can be.

It is recommended to consult with your Doctor before embarking on a new fitness program.

Fitness Classes

Activity  Suburb Address Day and Time Booking
Free fitness class for seniors (over 55 years) Caloundra  Resolve Fitness, Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace Every Wednesday at 10.30 am Not required. Please note classes are subject to change due to event bookings in the RSL function room. Please check with Resolve Fitness on 5436 0222 prior to arriving.

Nutrition Sessions

  • On the first and third Wednesday of the month, following the free fitness class a free morning tea will be held with recipe demonstrations and sample tasting.
  • On the second and fourth Wednesday of the month following the free fitness class, Jody from Total Nutrition Dietitian will be running free nutrition talks on topics relating to seniors.

No bookings required.

Low Cost Seniors Classes

Healthy Sunshine Coast Seniors

These classes are supported by Sunshine Coast Council. There are a range of seniors classes for $5 for the over 55's.

It is recommended to consult with your Doctor before embarking on a new fitness program.

Activity  Suburb Address Day and Time Booking
Strength and Stability  Buderim BWMCA Hall, Burnett St  Tuesdays 8 am - 9 am Independence Movement 0452 255 527
Strength and Stability  Buderim BWMCA Hall, Burnett St Tuesdays 9 am - 10 am  Independence Movement 0452 255 527

Strength and Stability

Coolum Beach Uniting Church Hall, Elizabeth St

Fridays 7.45 am - 8.45 am

Independence Movement 0452 255 527
 
Stability, Balance and Core Maleny RSL Hall, 1 Bunya St Tuesdays 8.30 am - 9.30 am Danielle on 0418 139 878 
Stability, Balance and Core Maleny RSL Hall, 1 Bunya St
Thursdays 8.30 am - 9.30 am Danielle on 0418 139 878 
Strength and Stability
Maroochydore  Suncare Hall (behind RSL) 2 - 6 George St  

Thursdays 8.00 am - 9.00 am

Thursdays 9 am - 10 am

Independence Movement 0452 255 527

Strength and Stability

Beerwah All in One Fitness, 62 Simpson St Fridays 8.00 - 9.00 am

All in One Fitness 5439 0949

Strength and Stability

Nambour Nambour Gym and Fitness Studio, 15 Windsor Rd Thursdays 8.30 am - 9.30 am Nambour Gym and Fitness 5441 7744

Strength and Stability

Gheerulla Gheerulla Hall, 2184 Eumundi Kenilworth Rd Thursdays 9.00 am - 10.00 am  Jo-anne on 0412821137 or
jopatmck@gmail.com

Tai Chi - Intermediate

* all proceeds from this class will be donated to Sunnykids charity.

Alexandra Headland Nelson Park, Katoa St 

Thursdays  8.10 am - 9.10 am

No bookings required 

Tai Chi - Beginners (former participants welcome to join class). Strengthen your legs, shoulders and neck.

Maroochydore Library Forecourt Area  44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore

Thursdays 4.10 pm

No bookings required

Sunshine 60 and Better classes

Sunshine 60 and Better offer a variety of classes to improve the health and wellbeing of seniors on the Sunshine Coast. They provide the activities at low cost at three locations. For all enquiries, further information and bookings please contact Sunshine 60 and Better on 5444 5833 or visit their website.

Buddina, Kawana Family Centre, 50 Iluka Avenue

Day Activity  Cost Time
Monday Craft $3 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Monday Ageless Grace  $5 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm
Monday Tai Chi $3 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Monday    Ukulele $3 2.30 pm (first and third Monday of the month)
Tuesday   Bellydancing $4 8.15 am to 10.15 am
Wednesday Seniors excercise $6 8.45 am to 9.45 am
Wednesday   Art class $3 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Wednesday Mahjong  $3  1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Thursday Moving to music  $3 9.30 am  to 10.45 am
Thursday Charity sewing class $3  2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Friday Mahjong $3 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Caloundra, Uniting Church Hall, 56C Queen Street

Day  Activity Cost  Time
Tuesday  Seniors excercise $6 9.15 am to 10.15 am
Tuesday Art Class  $3  9.15 am to 12.00 pm
Tuesday  Mahjong $3  9.30 am to 12.00 pm
Tuesday  Social Activities  $3 10.30 am ro 12.00 pm 

Nambour, Railway Hall, Civic Way (rear of McDonalds car park)

Day Activity Cost Time
Monday  Ageless Grace $5  10.00 am to 11.00 am
Monday  Mahjong  $3 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Tuesday  Tai Chi - Maud St, Salvation Army  $3  9.30 am
Thursday  Craft $3  9.30 am to 12.00 pm 
Friday Social Morning  $3  9.30 am to 11.30 am
Friday Cards  $3  9.30 am to 12.00 pm
Friday  Mahjong  $3  1.00 pm to 4.00 pm 

Lift for Life Program - The Range Community Gym, Mapleton

The Range Community Gym and Fitness Centre is once again offering their ‘Lift for Life’ resistance/strength training program beginning the week of October 2nd. This 8-week program is a high intensity resistance/strength training program for older adults or people with chronic conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis and MS.

Activity   Day and Time Suburb  Address Booking and Enquiries
Lift for Life [12KB]

Monday 10 - 11 am

Tuesday & Thursday 3 - 4 pm

Friday 11 am - 12 pm

Mapleton Behind the Mapleton Bowls Club, Post Office Rd Classes are $5 a session. For bookings and enquiries contact Tina on 0490 024 367.

Senior's Dance Classes

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

Activity  Day and Time  Suburb  Address  Booking and Enquiries
Dancing for those with mobility issues or impairment  Every Thursday in school term at 10.30 am - 11.45 am (open from 10 am) Yandina Masonic Hall, North Street Classes are $10 (carers/spouses are free) for more information contact Philippa on 0417 780 016.

YMCA Seniors Classes

Speciality classes for the over 50's. 

YMCA Caloundra is now offering a range of exercise classes to music designed towards the over 50’s athlete. Our instructors are specialists in older adult fitness, our classes are safe, fun, low impact, easy to learn, and designed so that each participant can begin slowly and progress at their own rate, regardless of their individual fitness level or physical ability. Our instructors are skilled, experienced older adult specialists who will provide all of the necessary care and hands on support participants need to exercise safely, whist importantly still getting the most physical and metal benefit out of every workout.

Activity  Day and Time Suburb Address Bookings and Enquiries
Pryme Movers Class for over 50's Tuesday's and Thursday's 10.30 - 11.30 am Caloundra Arthur Street (between tennis courts and pool) Classes are $9 or $70 for a 10 visit pass includes tea and coffee after class. Contact YMCA Caloundra on 5438 0944.

Additional Activities

Tea and coffee after each class to catch up with new friends.

Fortnightly discussions around topics such as:

  • Operating an IPad
  • Healthy Minds and Bodies
  • Healthy recipes 

Health and Wellbeing at the Library

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