Exercise & Fitness Classes

Ballarat community Health offers a range of different exercise & fitness classes.

Our classes are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels and we are an LGBTQIA+ all-inclusive & non-judgement organisation.

Penelope is our exercise & fitness class instructor and has been with Ballarat community health for 14 years.
She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience within the fitness industry and will make sure you feel welcomed & comfortable.

If you are interested in joining a class or you simply would like some more information, then please use the enquiry form below.

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Excercise Class(Required)
Fitness Level(Required)
For example: If you have never done the class you are interested in or are not currently physically active, choose beginner. if you are physically active and are ready to try new classes/have done classes in the recent past, choose intermediate. If you are regularly exercising and consider yourself fit and strong, choose advanced.
Do you have any prior experience in the class you are enquiring about?(Required)
This is so our team can assist in placing you in the right group.
How would you like to be contacted?(Required)
We will use the contact information you have supplied earlier in the form.



Class Type 

Cost per class





11 – 11.45am  Tai Chi Introduction  $10.00  Sebastopol   
11.45 – 12.30  Breathe, Stretch, Relax   $10.00  Sebastopol   


11 – 11.45am  Tai Chi Intermediate  $10.00  Wendouree
  12 – 1pm  Yoga  $10.00  Wendouree  
  1.15 – 2pm  Pilates  $10.00  Wendouree  


9 – 9.45am  Dance Fitness  $10.00  Wendouree     
  10 – 10.45am  Tai Chi Intermediate  $10.00  Wendouree
  11 – 12noon  Yoga  $10.00  Wendouree  

Types of Classes:

Breathe, Stretch, Relax classes

Breathe, Stretch, Relax

  • Yoga Breathing practices seated in a chair (learn to lengthen and control the breath)
  • Stretching the body whilst staying mindful of the breath, using a chair as a prop for seated and standing yoga postures
  • Yoga Nidra relaxation (seated in a chair and using the breathing practices to fully allow the body, breath and mind to Relax)
  • No equipment required
Dance Fitness classes

Dance Fitness

  • Fun, Friendly way to exercise for anyone who loves to dance
  • Choreographed dances in different styles, including Latin, Belly Dance, Indian ,Blues and Rock and Roll
  • Follow the instructor and learn some new moves
Pilates classes


  • Floor based exercise class, Pilates Mat required
  • Whole body workout
  • Warm up includes gentle Stretching and Joint rotations
  • Build Core stability by Strengthening the abdominal and back muscles
  • Improve posture
  • Stretch and strengthen Muscles for everyday functional ability
  • Focus is on Breathing, Concentration, Balance, Control and Precision of movements
  • Work to your own ability / level
Tai Chi classes

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a form of ancient and gentle Chinese exercise that is practiced around the world.

Benefits include improvements to:

  • Balance
  • Muscle strength
  • Flexibility
  • Memory and Concentration
  • General Health and Feelings of Wellbeing and Relaxation
  • Low impact exercises which may be helpful for those with Arthritis or restricted mobility
  • No equipment required, just an open mind to learn a new way to move

Ballarat Community Health runs the following Tai Chi classes

  • Tai Chi Introduction – for those those with no previous Tai Chi experience. Learn Tai Chi forms step by step and some gentle Qigong movements
  • Tai Chi BasicsFor those with 1-5 years’ experience with Tai Chi
  • Tai Chi Intermediate – for those who have extensive Tai Chi practice in Sun, Yang and Wu style Tai Chi forms
Yoga classes


  • Floor based class, Yoga mat and small cushion required for postures and relaxation
  • Learn how to relax the body and focus the mind on the Breath, helping to enhance  ones feelings of self-worth
  • Gentle flowing postures which strengthen muscles, move joints and improve mobility by lessening tension in the body
  • Includes 10 minute Yoga Nidra relaxation / Meditation practice
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