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AQUA JULES & AQUA JETS – Suitable for all fitness levels. In a heated pool we go through a range of gentle actions to help maintain and improve our fitness levels. Using the water to cushion our bodies we do things like running in the water; using pool noodles to create muscle strengthening resistance; and even some aerobic activity. Pool admission charge is extra.

BOOK CLUBS – Book Clubs promote healthy ageing by stimulating and enlarging our minds through the adventures we experience in the books we read each month. We have three book clubs, Bookworms (Wednesday), Bookmarks (Wednesday) and Bookends (Thursday), with classes reading a different book each month.

We meet for 2 hours to talk about the chosen book. But that’s not all we do. We share, we laugh, we are shocked and amazed, we shed a tear – we even discuss the book. Some of us do research online for reviews and information, but our morning is relaxed and informal with a welcome break for morning tea. Being in a book club challenges us to read an eclectic range of books that we may not have chosen for ourselves – with some good and some not so good.

Sorry WAIT LIST only for these classes.  Phone 0490 757 458 to register your interest in joining a group, or in starting another book club.

BUDGET AND MONEY MANAGEMENT – A 5 week course that delivers a better understanding on how to budget & manage money & the many different payment options.  ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


DEEP WATER WALKING – This class is more aerobic than our regular classes. We use flotation belts in deep water to keep afloat, and mostly do running, kicking and arm movements. Although the belts are a bit hard to get used to, they certainly help get the heart pumping.

This class is held in the outdoor pool, at the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre. It starts at 9.30am to 10.30am on Thursday mornings, after our regular AQUA class and coffee.


DRAWING – Do you draw stick figures and lollypop trees, but wish you could do better? If you have always wanted to “have a go at art” but were not sure where to start, this is the class for you. It offers instruction for beginners and challenges for the more experienced students. Absolute beginners welcome.

NOTE: This class has been combined with the Painting Class.

FAMILY GENEALOGY CLASS – Are you interested in your family history? Would you like to learn more about researching and recording your family tree? Do you want to record your family’s stories for future generations? Would you like to participate in a U3A class to help you on your way?

FRENCH – We are currently seeking a Tutor for this class. If you can help, please phone 0490 757 458.

GERMAN – Every lesson we learn a little grammar, add vocabulary, and take turns in reading.  We make time for “conversation”, where one tries to find the right words to form sentences.  Sometimes we discover cultural differences that manifest themselves in language: Habits; do’s and don’ts; etiquette. These add an extra dimension to the process of learning a language, almost like looking into another person’s soul.

HISTORY – We are currently seeking a Tutor for this class. If you can help, please phone 0490 757 458.

LAPTOP – BEGINNERS* – Getting started with your laptop – for beginners. A slow-paced class to become comfortable with using your laptop. Computer terms. Keyboard skills. Send and receive simple emails. etc.                                                                   *Note:  In-class helpers needed for both Beginner and Intermediate classes.

LAPTOP – INTERMEDIATE* – The next step for those wanting to learn more. Adding attachments to emails, using search engines, saving files and finding them again!  How to find out the things we don’t know.  Content will be driven by the needs of students.   *Note:  In-class helpers needed for both Beginner and Intermediate classes.

LIFE WRITING GROUP – A group of writers meeting weekly to share their writing.  Life Writing is the recording of memories, and experiences, whether one’s own or another’s. Covering a broad range of genres – autobiography, biography, memoir, diaries, letters, poetry, personal essays, even incorporating fictional development of factual family history. We provide mutual support, feedback, discussion and appreciation of the stories of our lives, share our writing trials and techniques, hopes and aspirations.

LINE DANCING Another way to improve your fitness, and lots of fun to boot!  Please wear sensible shoes (sneakers), bring your own water and hand towel. Look forward to seeing you there.

MY KIND OF POETRY – This group is for those who have a love of words and poetry. Whether you write your own or appreciate the writings of others, you will feel at
home in this group. A theme each month guides our selections to share on
the day. If all else fails, just choose something that appeals to you.
We read, listen, comment on and discuss all types of poetry.

PAINTING – This is a very informal group whose members do entirely what appeals to them – whether it’s a watercolour, acrylic or oil painting.  Members are always willing to help others and give a helpful opinion. Please only use white spirits to the classroom.  

NOTE: This class has been combined with the Drawing Class.

SOCIAL PICKLEBALL – is a real sport and really fun! Think of it as table tennis, meets tennis, meets badminton. Played on a small court, simple rules, under arm action, light weight bat and ball means anyone from school-aged children to elderly retirees can enjoy the game of pickleball.

Course times Thursdays, from 8.00am to 9.30am.  Venue will either at the Gympie Tennis, 35 Cartwright Road Gympie or the Gympie Showground, 77 Exhibition Road, Southside


REFLEXOLOGY – Our poor feet are the most used, abused, and neglected part of our bodies. So a really good foot massage not only helps relaxed us it relieves stress too.  Benefits of reflexology foot massage:

  1. Promotes nervous system stimulation
  2. Relieves headaches:
  3. Revitalises nerve function
  4. Increase energy levels
  5. Helps cleanses neural pathways
  6. Increases energy levels
  7. Relieves Plantar fasciitis pain 

Overall reflexology is a wonderful experience, I am not saying there is no pain, and I will explain this to you when you come in for a session.  If you feel you can be helped or you can help another, these lessons will help.

NOTE: There are exceptions to this foot massage, if you have Tinea or foot Fungus, broken bones, this is not for you at the moment.

REFLEXOLOGY – This 5 week course will be held from Friday, 22 April 2022, starting from 10.00 am – 11.30 am, at the Nashville Scout Hall, Batchelor Road Gympie.

Relaxation Meditation – Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation has an effect on the body and the mind. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as heart disease and pain.  Learning basic relaxation techniques is easy.

In this class, we will be relaxing the body and the mind by slowing down the breath and becoming mindful. We will then follow this up with a visualisation exercise. Visualisation is about forming mental images that take us on a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation. Examples are: at the beach or a lovely starry night.  Some of the benefits of relaxation are:

  • Slowing heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Slowing your breathing rate
  • Improving digestion
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
  • Reducing activity of stress hormones
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Boosting confidence to handle problems

Our Tutor is a qualified holistic counsellor and is keen to offer Members a safe place within themselves.

RELAXATION MEDITATION – CHANGES TO VENUE AND CLASS TIMES: This 5 week course is now being held from Tuesday, 19 April 2022, starting from 11.00 am – 12.00 pm, at Sherwood Hall, Avenues, 37 Red Hill Road Gympie.

RETRO JUKEBOX SINGERS – If you enjoy singing rock and roll hits from the fifties and sixties, this is the class for you. We practice weekly and perform for various community groups throughout the year. You may also like to put on your best rock-a-billy outfit for performances – most of us do! It’s always fun. Remember – you are never too old to rock and roll.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE – Sings a variety of old time songs, taking turns to select the repertoire. House Class – Please phone 0490 757 458 for more information.

SMARTPHONES & TABLETS – Bring your personal device and learn how to get more out of it by using all those confusing apps! At the very least you will learn how to use your phone to make phone calls, send and receives emails and access the internet. You will also learn how to adjust your settings to make your phone or tablet more user- friendly.
Suitable for absolute beginners. Note:  In-class helpers needed for this class     

TAI CHI – At U3A we are learning Khor style Tai Chi. Khor style, created by Grandmaster Gary Khor, is a variation of “Yang” style. It is a product of a lifetime study and refinement of “Tai Qi Quan”.  Khor style takes into account the latest scientific knowledge about body mechanics and functionality, as well as deep studies of traditional Chinese knowledge and the contribution of many practitioners and researchers throughout the world.