A typical Christmas feast can really stack on the pounds ... around 15,000 kilojoules and a whopping 201 grams of fat according to some estimates.
To help you kick-start your fitness plans and combat the Christmas festive season, the Milne Bay Aquatic Centre and Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre have joined forces and waived all joining fees for the months of December and January.
Toowoomba Regional Council Facilities, Libraries and Cultural Services portfolio chair Cr Ros Scotney said now is the perfect time to get serious about a better health regime.
"We offer free health assessments and reviews at both Milne Bay and Highfields gyms as part of our all-inclusive membership," Cr Scotney said. "And what's even better is that you have access to our pools as well.
In only its second year, Toowoomba's own tennis tournament has aced the national tennis circuit.
The 2013 Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba International was this week awarded the Australian Tennis Awards Most Outstanding Tournament of the Year.
This award acknowledges events that provide a 'complete package' both on and off the court.
Tourism and Events portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said the tournament was rewarded for providing a positive atmosphere and developing strategies to engage local sponsors, media and the wider community.
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A new lightweight sleigh will be backed out of Santa's workshop for visits to many Toowoomba region Christmas celebrations in coming weeks.
Toowoomba Regional Council Tourism and Events portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said the new sleigh had been through a few test 'flights' and would be put into heavy service for the festive season.
Cr McDonald said Council was proud to be associated with numerous community Christmas celebrations.
"I encourage residents to spread the Christmas cheer by joining celebrations in their town or district," he said.
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