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10 GAMES TO HELP YOUR CHILD PERFORM BETTER AT SCHOOL

10 FUN GAMES TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN WHILE PLAYING

You will have all heard the theory that children learn better through play, such as with games. There is a lot of evidence to support this theory. So, if you want your child to perform better at school, is it possible to do stuff at home which is fun as opposed to doing extra homework?

Learning through play helps children short term and also long term. For example, children who are good at Monopoly are often good business owners. It is one of the best tools to teach your children how to manage money. There is evidence coming through that if your child is struggling in a certain area, games may be more useful than tutoring (although not always).

So is all play good or are there certain types of play that are more beneficial. Certain types of play definitely make a difference when assisting with your children’s academic performance.

Here are my top 10 games for helping your child perform better at school, which are also lots of fun. I have broken them into age groups, but the ages are just a guide. Feel free to start playing the games earlier if you think your children are up to it.

Ages 4 to 6

The first game I recommend you start with is UNO (available online for $7 ). I first started playing a version of this at seven, but children are often able to start between the age of four and five. The game teaches number recognition, recognising patterns (very important for Maths) and most importantly improves concentration.

The Hungry Caterpillar (available online for $28) is another game to start kids off on. This is a great game for teaching adding up. Despite popular myths, practising counting to 100 is not very beneficial. On the other hand, learning to move a token four spots on a board is great for learning to add up. If you have two pieces of fruit and you need four in total, how many more do you need?

Junior Monopoly (available online for $25) is another game which is great for teaching adding up. Don’t be put off by the adult version. This game goes for 10 to 15 min and is enjoyable even for parents.

Sequence for Kids (available online for $30) is good for recognising patterns.

Ages 7  to 10

Tile Rummy / RummyO (available online for $35) is my pick for helping children with Maths. It is a tile version of gin rummy. It teaches patterns and the ability to visualise patterns. If your child can master this game, they will do well at Maths.

Yahtzee (available online for $14) is a fun game that is also great for teaching the times tables.

D.I.N.K. is a relatively unknown card game which is a good bridging game between UNO and card games like 500. Lots of fun.

Ages 10 +

Once your children have spent countless hours playing board games, they can start playing games designed for adults. Once your children reach this stage, you can have great family time playing games.

My current all time favourite game is Splendor (available online for $58). The game goes for 30 to 45 min. While the rules are straight forward, it is good for developing strategies. If your child can sit at a table and concentrate on a non digital activity for 45 minutes, then this will give them a huge advantage when they are at school. Being able to concentrate for long periods is very important if you want your children to do well at school.

Another great game is Ticket to Ride (available online for $68). Once again it goes for 30 to 45 minutes. It teaches children to add up double digit figures in their head. After playing this game every day for three months, my youngest son’s teacher wanted to know what we were doing at home that had caused a huge improvement in his mathematics in such a short time.

I am going to end with a card game. Card games are great for teaching probability. I met a guy who set the odds for Rugby and Golf for a large betting organisation. He told me growing up he spent long periods playing cards (mostly cribbage) with his Grandmother. He agreed that this is what made him so good at what he does now. The game I recommend is Rickety Kate (also known as Up and Down the River). Can be played with three to six players and is an awesome social game.

 If your child plays lot of these type of games, they will find Maths B a lot easier to understand when they get to year 11. If your child is more interested in word games, Scrabble and Upwords are good games.

Article by Roland Taylor (Director and State Manager at Statewide Family Law)

TOWNSVILLE 2020 UNDER FIVE'S ACTIVITY GUIDE

TOWNSVILLE 2020 UNDER FIVE’S ACTIVITY GUIDE

Ann Roberts School of Dance

Ann Roberts School of Dance opens the doors to the wide world of dance, providing each student with strong technical and performance skills as well as helping to enhance their personal development. Students can learn classical ballet, character, tap, jazz, contemporary, highland, song and dance, hip hop and fitness. All ages are catered for, from tiny tots right through to adults.

Teeny Tots – Mums (or a family member) and their toddlers get together to explore movement and music while connecting with each other. A great, light-hearted introduction to the dance environment.

Tiny Tots – For three- and four-year olds, this class encourages musicality, coordination and locomotion skills. Classes are structured to keep their attention, encourage them to explore movement patterns and have fun.

A 8-10 Fletcher St, Townsville
P 4771 3385
Fb Ann Roberts School of Dance
www.annroberts.com.au

King Konz School of Music

King Konz School of Music’s unique programs give your child an experience that will inspire and enrich their passion and love for music.

From Baby Chimps to Rockstar Chimps, classes introduce children to learn through play. Engage their senses through gentle movement and engagement with other children while their brain actively begins the journey of music, song and dance. Each session will include activities that involve singing, dancing, percussion and fun music games!

The emphasis is on having lots of fun! Join us on a Musical Journey that will leave you smiling from ear to ear and with a feeling that only music can bring.

A 28 Hamilton Street, Level 2, Townsville City
P 0439 706 579
E info@kingkonzmusic.com
Fb King Konz School of Music
www.kingkonzmusic.com

Wildcatz Indoor Sports

Wildcatz Indoor Sports is the perfect fully-airconditioned place to have fun, exercise, and meet new friends. They offer a variety of junior sports such as cricket, netball and soccer, as well as a range of levels, from social through to competitions. Nominate a team with your friends, or let the friendly staff find a suitable team for you. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Under 8’s play for FREE in the Rugrats soccer program.

Mum and dad can sit back at the café and enjoy a coffee while their little one plays.

A 18 Black Hawk Boulevard, Thuringowa Central
P 4723 1414
Fb Wildcatz Indoor Sports (Official)
www.wildcatzindoorsports.com.au

Paul Sadler Swimland

Swim classes from four months of age.

A Swim Australia five-star accredited, private swim school where they ensure that every child learns the skills needed to swim confidently, to enjoy the water, and to feel relaxed in a safe environment. Lessons at Swimland are fun for all.

Swordy Tots – Baby, infant and toddler swimming from four months old.

Learn to Swim – For children aged over three years.

If you are looking for great value, then check out their unlimited make up policy for missed regular classes (for current customers) plus their new defence discount.

Bookings are essential.

For more information check out their website or give them a call.

P 4779 4647
A 20-22 Freshwater Dr, Douglas
www.paulsadlerswimland.com

Full Throttle Theatre Company

Full Throttle Theatre Company’s Props Youth Theatre is for performers aged five to 17 years. Some of the activities and initiatives include theatrical productions, kids in the city, play reading nights, audition preparations, social events, and day care visits. The theatre program consists of four six-week blocks from February to December, as well as five mainstage shows and two youth shows.

Through these activities, Full Throttle Theatre Company aims to be a hub of mentoring and training for young people with a love for the theatre.

Cost: $100 per term

A The Old Courthouse Theatre, Cnr Sturt and Stokes St, Townsville City
P 0476 590 004
Fb Full Throttle Theatre Company
www.fullthrottletheatre.com

Croft Gilchrist School of Dancing

Professionally-run dance classes offering a number of exciting courses.

Croft-Gilchrist School of Dance provides a variety of dance classes, from Tiny Tots and Dance with Me all the way to classes in ballet, modern jazz & tap, highland, acrobatic and teenage and adult.

Tiny Tots and Dance with Me – These classes teach students from the age of two to develop the skills of movement, coordination, music appreciation and to be flexible working with others.

A 36 French St, Pimlico
P 4771 5843
Fb Croft-Gilchrist School of Dance – Dance Studio
www.croftgilchristdance.com.au

Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA)

TAPA cultivates the love of the art of dance in a nurturing atmosphere. The energetic pre-school programs Ready Set Dance and Ready Set Ballet focus on developing the 3 C’s for preschoolers – Confidence, Co-ordination and Creativity. Introduce your preschooler to the magic of these classes in 2020.

TAPA was recently awarded both Ready Set Ballet Studio of the Year and Ready Set Ballet Teacher of the Year for 2019 from over 200 studios in Australia and New Zealand.

They also deliver quality training from experienced qualified teachers in many genres of dance including, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, Irish, hip hop, song and dance.

A 1/14 Black Hawk Blvd, Thuringowa Central
P 4723 2101
Fb TAPA
www.tapa.net.au

CityLibraries Townsville

First5Forever Baby Rhyme Time, every Monday at Aitkenvale and Thursday at Thuringowa – Sing songs and rhymes, clap, move, and explore books together. Designed for children from birth to two years.

First5Forever Toddler Time, every Tuesday at Thuringowa, Wednesday at Flinders St and Thursday at Aitkenvale – Develop your toddler’s early literacy skills and concentration with fun songs, dance, and a story.

First5Forever Storytime, every Tuesday at Flinders Street, Wednesday at Thuringowa and Friday at Aitkenvale – Encourage and nurture your child’s love of books while helping them develop early literacy and social skills. Sessions involve several story readings as well as rhymes and a craft activity. Suitable for ages 3-5.

First5Forever Messy Play, every Wednesday at Aitkenvale – Your child will develop their fine and gross motor skills by exploring fun, sensory, and creative messy play.

Library branches are located at Thuringowa, Townsville City and Aitkenvale.

A 86 Thuringowa Dr, Thuringowa Central
A 4 Petunia St, Aitkenvale
A 1/280 Flinders St, Townsville
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Inflatable Kingdom

Inflatable Kingdom provides a high-energy, action packed environment with inflatables of all shapes and sizes.

Book online to save 10% off entry price.

Don’t forget your socks!

A 72-88 Hervey Range Rd, Condon
P 4032 2844
Fb Inflatable Kingdom
www.inflatablekingdom.com.au

Ninja Parc

Discover a world of movement through an indoor obstacle course with rope climbs, poles, vertical and horizontal doors and much more for your little ninja. 

Mini Ninjas – Nurture your mini ninja with these sessions, focused on the development of movement and coordination in a fun environment. This program is for children aged three to six.

Casual Play Sessions – Ninja Parc specialises in play, providing casual play sessions that allow children to move at their own pace. These sessions are mostly unstructured and ideal for little ones as well as families.

A 18 Black Hawk Blvd, Thuringowa Central
P 0427 139 762
Fb Ninja Parc Townsville
www.ninjaparc.com.au

Sk8way

Sk8way provides a facility for both recreational and competitive skating.

Learn 2 Skate sessions – Broken up into three levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), let the staff guide you towards helping you become an expert in skating. Lessons are $10 per skater (includes skate hire).

Skating sessions – If you’d rather skate on your own terms, simply attend one of the general skating sessions. Skate hire available for just $4 per person.

A 72-88 Hervey Range Rd, Condon
P 4755 4422
Fb Sk8way Townsville
www.sk8way.com.au

NQ Football

NQ Football of Excellence specialises in introducing children of all ages to “The Beautiful Game”.

They currently run free soccer training sessions every second Friday afternoon for children 5 years and under (Mini Cubs).

They focus on children learning in a fun, encouraging environment. NQ Football aims to develop their ball skills and general understanding of the game through team-based exercises and one on one training.

For more information please visit their website.

P 0427 919 997
E admin@nqfootballofexcellence.com
www.nqfootballofexcellence.com

 

 

MACKAY 2020 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

MACKAY 2020 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

WAKE HOUSE

Get on your board, strap in and get ready to wakeboard. Learn how to utilise your balance to glide on the water and soar over exhilarating ramps at Mackay Wake House.

Casual Pass – Purchase an hour pass for $35 or a day pass for $55 and get ready for a great time out on the water.

Grom Squad – Discover the world of kneeboarding and wakeboarding. Grom Squad is a beginner clinic suitable for children aged six to 12.

Beginner Clinic – New to kneeboarding and wakeboarding? The beginner clinic is sure to get you going. $35 per clinic, suitable for teens and adults.

1-on-1 Lesson – Skip the queue and have a private coaching session to advance your skills. Pricing on application. Suitable for teens and adults.

Can’t get enough? You can also purchase a weekly pass for $120, three months for $450 or annual for $1495. Passes and clinics include rental kneeboard and wakeboard with footstraps, as well as a life vest and helmet.

Be sure to purchase a wristband at reception, as this serves as your key to the cableway system.

A Michigan Way, Mackay
P 1300 500 261
Fb WakeHouse Cable Park – Mackay
www.wakehouse.com.au


SIDE TRAX

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Discover the thrill of indoor go-karting at Side Trax. Zoom around the track, make new friends and race them to the finish line – what’s not to love?

First ride – $35 for 10 minutes, includes a valid license for 12 months.

All other rides – $30 for 10 minutes. Every sixth ride is free!

This ride is very intense, 10 minutes is a really long time! You will be knackered.

Please note you must be seven years old and at least 120cm tall to drive by yourself. A double seater kart is available for children aged four to 10 or with special needs (driver must be at least 18 years of age).

Please wear closed in shoes, long pants, shorts or tights and avoid loose clothing and jewellery.

A 275 Nebo Rd, West Mackay
P 4829 4707
Fb Sidetrax
www.sidetrax.com.au


RUGBYTOTS

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme for children aged two to seven.

Their fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination. With energetic and engaging coaches supporting them every step of the way, they’ll learn how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play in a team.

Age 3 ½ – 5: Your tot will be part of a dynamic session developing their social and physical skills in a positive environment. They’ll learn how to look after the ball, find space, score try’s, run with the ball and improve general agility. Classes run for 45 minutes.

Age 5 – 7: In the older age group, classes follow the same structure but with more advanced team games. The program for this age range focuses on enhancing self-esteem and confidence all while having fun.

Classes run at Eimeo Road State School Oval, PCYC Mackay and Marian State School Oval.

www.rugbytots.com.au


MACKAY AQUATIC RECREATION COMPLEX (ARC)

Mackay ARC is proud to offer the exciting GOSWIM program – a new, fun way to learn to swim and be safe in and around the water.

GOSWIM caters to babies and their parents, preschoolers, primary school aged children, Optus Junior Dolphins and adults too. You’ll be accessing weekly lessons, easy and affordable pricing, ongoing enrolment and year-round unrestricted access to aquatic areas. You can also track your child’s progress through the Splash App, and your family will score four weeks of free swim access over the summer, plus a one-week holiday swim program.

Join for just $17 per week.

A 193 Boundary Rd, Ooralea
P 4847 5400
Fb Mackay Aquatic Recreation Complex
www.mackayarc.com.au


PIONEER SWIM CENTRE

Learn to swim in a safe, supportive and fun environment. There is an active program of aqua classes, squad sessions for all ages and a buzzing learn to swim program. Pioneer Swim Centre nurtures a peaceful atmosphere and includes amenities such as a 50 metre
Olympic outdoor pool, 15 metre toddler pool with interactive play equipment and easy access chairlift.

There is also an undercover grandstand and large shaded areas with tables in case you’d like to stick around for your child’s swimming session.

Swimming is a skill for life. Take the plunge in 2020 and sign up for swimming lessons.

A Malcomson St, North Mackay
P 4952 5244
Fb Pioneer Swim Centre
www.mackay.qld.gov.au


MEMORIAL SWIM CENTRE

Want to learn how to swim? Memorial Swim Centre is the way to go.

Located in a convenient location fringing Mackay’s CBD, Memorial Swim Centre offers a number of aqua classes, squad sessions for all ages and learn to swim programs and activities. The swim centre offers a 50m outdoor heated pool, toddler splash pool, easy access chairlift
and extensive grounds ideal for family picnics.

Home to the Mackay Cyclones Swimming Club – dedicated to supporting and encouraging swimmers of all ages and abilities.

A Milton St, Mackay
P 4944 1576
Fb Memorial Swim Centre
www.mackay.qld.gov.au


ADRENALIN CHEER & DANCE

Have you got a little aspiring dancer in the family? Adrenalin Cheer & Dance offers specialist classes with mini squads starting from four years old right up until professional competitive squads. Classes offered include gymnastics, hip hop, cheer, and skill building.

Students will learn elements of gymnastics, tricks, choreography, stunts, and much more.

A 8 McCulloch St, North Mackay
P 0417 750 532
Fb Adrenalin Cheer & Dance
www.adrenalincheer.com


MACKAY INDOOR SPORTS

Offering a fun way to exercise and get fit, Mackay Indoor Sports makes it easy to join a team sport, whether it be with your friends or on your own. Choose from a variety of indoor sports such as netball, soccer, cricket, beach volleyball and allsports. There’s a range of competitions to suit skill levels. It’s always time to play, rain or shine. The friendly and helpful staff will help you find a suitable team to join.

There is no membership, insurance or joining fees, and the cost is $8 per player, per game.

A 225 Harbour Rd, Mackay Harbour
P 4957 2672
Fb Mackay Indoor Sports Arena
www.isamackay.com.au

DOROTHY DIETITIAN'S TASTE OF PARADISE PIZZA

DOROTHY’S TASTE OF PARADISE PIZZA

This little pizza is nutritious and super easy for little ones to make.

RECIPE Dorothy Richmond, Dorothy Dietitian

(serves 4 or 8 depending on the age of the child)

Ingredients

4 halved English muffins
¼ cup tomato pasta sauce
225g chopped pineapple (or 1 can drained pineapple pieces, in natural juice)
½ medium red capsicum, seeded and chopped
½ medium green capsicum, seeded and chopped
100g mushrooms, sliced
150g grated Mozzarella (or tasty) cheese
1 tbs chopped herbs (parsley, oregano or basil) or a pinch of dried mixed herbs

Method

Get your little friends to help at every step.

1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

2. Lightly spread muffin bases with pasta sauce.

3. Top with cheese then pineapple, capsicum, and mushrooms with a sprinkle of herbs.

4. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted on the pizza.

5. Cool and decorate with other local vegetables in season to make a happy face on the pizza. For example grated carrot, shallots, tomatoes and cress.

Place in the lunchbox for a happy school or daycare lunch.

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN CAIRNS

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN CAIRNS

It’s January mums and dads! And we all know what that means – it’s time to make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions that we probably will break by February! Or March, at the latest.

Well, we have some great news for you! We’ve uncovered plenty of activities in Cairns that you’ll actually WANT to keep doing, even after the initial “New Year New You” mantra has worn off.

Best of all? These activities are all for YOU! After all, we parents deserve to enjoy a bit of fun in our downtime too. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily kids’ activities that we forget to do anything for ourselves. It shouldn’t be like this – make it a New Year’s resolution to try something just for yourself this year (and stick to this one!). Trust us, it will make a huge impact to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

So push the pile of washing to the corner of the lounge, enjoy a bit of me time and let’s get active!

Get Sweaty!

Step out of your comfort zone (and your cosy pjs) and work up a bit of a sweat. From cardio programs to core-strengthening activities, these energetic programs are sure to get the endorphins a-flowing.


FUSION, FIGHT AND FITNESS

Always wanted to get into martial arts? Here is your chance.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Designed to equip individuals with an effecting method against larger and stronger attackers.

Muay Thai – Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced players. Whether you’re in it to get fit or would like to fight competitively, you’ll be well looked after.

Fusion, Fight and Fitness is committed to a relaxed, family-friendly and ego-free community.
Get a free trial week if you mention PakMag!

P 0408 799 828
www.fusionfightandfitness.com.au


CAIRNS INDOOR SPORTS

Head on down to Cairns Indoor Sports for a game of cricket, netball, soccer, beach volleyball or dodgeball. The perfect way to revisit an old sport you loved or get into a new one.

Bring your friends along and form a team, or make new friends along the way.

Introducing the PLAY NOW program where you don’t have to wait to find a team – Cairns Indoor Sports will do the leg work for you. Game on!

P 4032 2844
Facebook: Cairns Indoor Sports
www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au


TOBRUK MEMORIAL POOL

Whether you’re wanting to spend more time in the water or looking for a place to do fitness, Tobruk Memorial Pool is the place to be. Facilities include a 25m accessible pool, multi-use warm water pool, and the Tobruk Functional Training Zone.

Programs offered include adult squad swimming, SUP yoga and pilates, mums n bubs, bootcamp, 1 on 1 personal training and group fitness classes.

P 4051 2604
www.tobrukmemorialpool.com.au


PCYC

PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation supporting local communities and offering a wide range of facilities. There’s something to suit various skills and abilities.

The gym is open from 6.00am-9.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am-5.00pm Saturday and 1.00pm-5.00pm Sunday.
The basketball court is available for hire – contact your PCYC club for booking enquiries.

P 4053 1532 Cairns
P 4069 5890 Cooktown
P 4061 3442 Innisfail
www.pcyc.org.au


NUKZU MUAY THAI

This small family-run gym teaches both Muay Thai and Jump Fit classes.

Thai Fit – Suitable for all fitness levels and ages, the Thai Fit classes partner you up with someone of a similar ability and size and you take turns learning different combinations.

Thai Fight – classes for intermediate to advanced Muay Thai practitioners. In this class participants will learn more advanced skills and push themselves to their limits.

Jump Fit – These mini trampoline classes are a mixture of dancing, jumping, fun, and laughter. Jump on mini trampolines to different tempos and songs.

P 0415 331 262
www.nukzu.com


EMPOWER YOGA

Empower your life with Empower Yoga. Take some time to focus on yourself – you deserve it! Jana offers one on one sessions as well as classes and workshops. Sessions are ideal for those who suffer from PTSD, anxiety or depression.

Sessions can be held at the studio or at your own place for convenience.

P 0450 228 922
www.empower-yoga.com


CHOI KWANG DO

At Choi Kwang Do you’ll learn how to maximise your body’s force-producing capabilities, but more importantly you’ll learn how to enhance your health.
The environment is not designed for competition, but for individuals who want to learn real life, practical self defence skills.

P 0414 782 189
www.ckdcairns.com.au


FNQ DANCE ACADEMY

Whether you are 2 or 72, a beginner or looking to embark on a professional career, FNQ Dance Academy has something to offer everyone.
Discover a way to get moving in a fun, friendly environment with classes being taught in a number of different dance styles.

P 4051 4888
www.fnqdanceacademy.com.au


Get Social

CAIRNS BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUB

Join together and celebrate women in business in Cairns. The club seeks to support, educate, and bring together women all over Cairns sharing common goals through monthly luncheons. Over the years, the club has evolved into a professional body of like-minded women sharing business experiences.

Facebook: Cairns Business Women’s Club
www.cbwc.org.au


Get Pampered

HEALTHY ME

Put your body in good hands. After a long day of parenting, you deserve to pamper yourself. Healthy Me offers massage, reflexology and reiki at your convenience. The service is flexible, offering appointments 7 days a week from 9.00am-9.00pm on weekdays and 11.00am-7.00pm on weekends.
Can’t find a babysitter? No problem – Healthy Me is completely mobile and will come to you!

P 0432 451 413
www.healthymemassage.com.au

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN TOWNSVILLE

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN TOWNSVILLE

It’s January mums and dads. And we all know what that means – it’s time to get out and get active in Townsville.

Well, we have some great news for you. We’ve uncovered plenty of activities in Townsville that you’ll actually WANT to keep doing, even after the initial “New Year New You” mantra has worn off.

Best of all? These activities are all for YOU. After all, we parents deserve to enjoy a bit of fun in our downtime too. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily kids’ activities that we forget to do anything for ourselves. It shouldn’t be like this – make it a New Year’s resolution to try something just for yourself this year (and stick to this one!). Trust us, it will make a huge impact to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

So push the pile of washing to the corner of the lounge, enjoy a bit of me time and let’s get active! Step out of your comfort zone (and your cosy pjs) and work up a bit of a sweat. From cardio programs to core-strengthening activities, these energetic programs are sure to get the endorphins a-flowing.


PCYC

Head on down to your local PCYC and discover all there is to do for mums and dads looking to get active.

Offering programs in gymnastics, fitness and Free-G (an exciting fusion of gymnastics, martial arts, and acrobatic tricks), there’s something to suit everyone, whether you’re looking to get active, make friends, or just try out something new.

P 4781 9100
www.pcyc.org.au


UNITED MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS ACADEMY

Always wanted to give Martial Arts a try? Take the chance this year with United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy, offering a range of classes for adults.

Wing Chun Kung Fu – Learn the martial art Bruce Lee trained in. Learn martial art principles as well as how to utilise focus and awareness.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – A martial art, combat sport system focusing on grappling and ground fighting all while promoting physical fitness.

Jet Kickboxing – Lean and fit kickboxing workouts offering training in endurance, quick recovery, timing, balance and much more.

Free women’s self-defence – Train to be a strong opponent with the right kind of training.

Street Edge Krav Maga – A real world self-protection training focusing on self-defence rather than combat sport.

THUMP Boxing – Open to all levels of fitness, THUMP boxing classes offer a range of health and fitness benefits as well as making you part of a unique team culture.

P 0427 537 771
www.umfacademy.com.au


KIRWAN AQUATICS

Rather than sitting in the aircon, cool off a different way and head on down for a refreshing swim at Kirwan Aquatics.

The 25m outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimmers, with plenty of lanes and space to take it at your own pace. Whether you’re looking to swim competitively or as a relaxed outdoor activity, Kirwan Aquatics has got you covered.
Why not invite some friends or family along and try to race each other in laps down the pool?

P 4723 3447
www.kirwanaquaticcentre.com.au


TOWNSVILLE COUNCIL

There are a variety of options available that allow you to get active right here in our beautiful city.
Live Life Get Active – In partnership with Townsville City Council, Live Life Get Active inspires a fitter, healthier and happier community. Programs offered include boxing, X training and yoga, in a fun, motivating and friendly environment. Everyone can join in, no matter your fitness level – whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been participating for many years.

If you’re not sure where to start, this is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

www.livelifegetactive.com
www.townsville.qld.gov.au


HEART FOUNDATION WALKING

Did you know that Townsville City Council is a host organisation for Australia’s biggest community-based walking network? Heart Foundation Walking makes physical activity enjoyable and easy, and it’s free!

There’s a total of five walking groups in Annandale Aitkenvale and Townsville City including PCYC. Groups come in a variety of different sizes tackling various distances and levels of difficulty, so there’s sure to be something out there to suit what you’re looking for.

You can register as a walker via the Heart Foundation website.

www.walking.heartfoundation.org.au


Explore Nature

We live in such a gorgeous part of the country, why not improve your outlook and get active outdoors? Townsville and surrounds offer many great tracks ideal for cycling, hiking or a stroll.

Castle Hill – If you’re reading this, chances are you might have walked up Castle Hill before. It’s the most popular walking trail within Townsville City with multiple tracks. Why not mix things up and go with a different track on your next visit? If you’re more into cycling, you can ride your bike to the summit, too – just make sure you share the hill with everyone.

Riverwalk – The Riverwalk overlooks the gorgeous Ross River. Can you spot local birdlife during your walk, jog or cycle?
Gabul Way – This 710m walkway is adjacent to Arcadia Road on Magnetic Island and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists, boasting unbeatable views along the way.

Booroona Trail – If you’re looking to get closer to the environment, Booroona Trail is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for people to get closer to the environment through boardwalks and walking trails through the wetlands.

10,000 Steps – Townsville has a number of 10,000 Steps signed walkways around the region, including the Ross River Parkway Aplins Circuit, Rowes Bay to Pallarenda, Wetlands Circuit, Anderson Botanic Garden Circuit, Riverway Circuit and a number of Castle Hill tracks.

There are several friendly and welcoming groups that walk together – why not consider joining one?

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