Lifestyle & Fitness

This class will help achieve flexibility by using props such as chairs to enable members to increase stretching of muscles and ligaments. Stretches will be gentle but effective, with no obligation to do anything that may be too challenging. Yogic breathing practices to help with stretching and general health will be taught. The last segment of the class will be devoted to relaxation, the most important part of the session, ensuring that we are ready for a wonderful day. Members are asked to bring a hand towel, water bottle, thera (stretch) band and a yoga mat. There is no special clothing required just light and stretchy. As we work in bare feet no special footwear is required  Thursday
This course will cover the basics of fishing along with group discussions about fishing in the Passage and close-in areas. For those members who haven’t fished before, the basics will include tackle, such as, rods and reels, lines, terminal tackle, bait and fishing regulations covering legal lengths, bag limits and closed or restricted areas. For those who have done some fishing previously, some helpful hints and tips with tackle, bait, plastics and locations will be made available. Thursday
This course for all members wishing to do Yoga. It is for all levels from Beginners to Advanced and is designed for participants to develop strength and enjoy flexibility. Further aspects of the course will cover focus, mindfulness and the benefit of using “smile”. Members are asked to bring their own floor mat and water bottle. If members have a stretchy strap and yoga blocks it would help to bring them along. Monday
Laughter is said to be “the best medicine”. This program, created in 1995 by a medical doctor in India, combines gentle playful exercises, intentional/unconditional laughter with diaphragmatic breathing. Laughter has been said to reduce the effect of stress, help boost immune system, help decrease depression and anxiety, as well as providing pain relief. It can be practiced by most people anywhere, anytime. Friday
Stretch Yoga is for both men and women based on a beginners’ environment. The program is altered weekly to accommodate and focus on flexibility and balance. Bones and muscle groups all require movement to assist our mobility. Breath awareness and relaxation play an important role to the journey of meditation which allows us to receive and give. Members are required to bring with them a Yoga mat, bottled water, a towel and wear loose clothing or gym wear. Shoes are not worn during the exercise sessions. Roll call, 10 minutes prior to the class start time at 7.00am. Tuesday
Tai-chi is a form of martial art but we pursue it for relaxation, exercise, balance, internal health and energy. The style of Tai-Chi taught is Yang Cheng Fu form. Together with this style, are taught the Lotus and also an adaptation of the form which has been found helpful in the prevention and alleviation of diabetes as well as Chi Gong (Qigong) exercises. In all classes members are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and flat thin-soled shoes. This class is for those with little or no experience. Thursday  
Tai-chi is a form of martial art but we pursue it for relaxation, exercise, balance, internal health and energy. The style of Tai-Chi taught is Yang Cheng Fu form. Together with this style, participants are taught the Lotus and also an adaptation of the form which has been found helpful in the prevention and alleviation of diabetes as well as Chi Gong (Qi Gong) exercises. Members are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and flat thin-soled shoes. This class is for those with little or no experience.  Tuesday
This course is for those members who have completed the Tai-Chi Beginners course or who have previous experience in doing Tai-Chi. This rhythmic form of exercise consists of exercises equally balanced between yin and yang and helps to relieve stress, improve flexibility, balance and strength. Members are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and flat thin-soled shoes. Monday
This class focuses solely on Yang Chen Fu Long Form with an emphasis on technique and the martial application of the form. Participants with all levels of fitness and experience are welcomed and are supported to adapt the form to their own needs, with as little deviation as possible, based on an understanding of how the form impacts the body. Previous knowledge of Tai Chi is recommended. It should be noted that this course is conducted outdoors. Monday
Qi Gongs are gentle exercises that utilise the principles of Tai Chi and consequently have similar health benefits of correcting posture and breathing, reducing blood pressure, relieving stress and promoting wellness. The practice is sometimes referred to as a stationary Tai Chi as there is little traverse motion of the feet. It can be done seated, so it is suitable for all age and fitness levels. Comfortable loose clothing should be worn. Thursday
This is a 6 week course to discover opportunities of select walks around Bribie Island for the new chum or old hand. Participants meet at various locations around Bribie for the commencement of our walks with coffee opportunities at most corners. One is able to discover locations like the unique Thong Tree, Red Beach, Turners Camp, Kakadu, White Patch, Sunset Point, Flinders Track, Marina and many more. Delve into some of the history bits about Bribie and breath in some of our sights and look for many of our lovely bird life and marine species of Dolphins, Turtles, Rays. The walks are designed for the beginner walker up to a distance of 7 kms. Meet likewise members of U3A out for a good time to explore Bribie Island. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and a sense of adventure. 1st Walk of the term leaves from the U3A Carpark on Wednesday mornings. Wednesday

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