Jumpers & Jazzercise

It’s that time of year again where yarnbombers, the community, and a healthy tourist contingent comes out in force to mix, mingle, and make music at Jumpers & Jazz in July. SDRC has worked with community groups and local businesses to bring a jam-packed program with something for everyone.

A festival like Jumpers & Jazz takes a lot of work to bring together, but the value it creates is that providing events and opportunities for interaction is one of the keys to developing healthy communities. Like SDRC, the YMCA values healthy communities, and understands that they are “developed through the relationships between people which are characterised by love, understanding, mutual respect and a sense of belonging.”

The YMCA is Queensland’s leading provider of childcare, fitness, camping, education, hospitality, youth, recreation, and community programs and services. WIRAC joins forces with all the YMCA services across Queensland to fund the benevolent Y-Care (South East Queensland) Inc. Among other services, Y-Care provides facilities and programs for marginalised and disadvantaged young people in need of help, as well as providing affordable accommodation for people who have been without a home.

In addition, local YMCA community programs include Cancer Survivor Program, mYnd Pump.   WIRAC manager, David Jordan, adds, “We support Seniors Week and Disability Action Week (DAW), an annual event for the disabled and special needs community, and have also subsidized individuals and work with the NDIS scheme.  We worked with SDRC to support the Commonwealth Games community activities, we lend support to Citizenship ceremonies, and we provide prizes to fundraising activities in local schools and organisations.”

So, what’s all of this got to do with Jumpers & Jazz in July? Jazzercise, that’s what.

Join with like-minded community members and the world-renowned Jazzercise instructor Ellie Kelso to re-create the moves of days gone by. Ellie has taught Jazz and Jazzercise around Australia, and held the record for the largest Jazzercise class with 139 participants. A Jumpers and Jazz theme is optional: wear your wildest knit leggings and beanies or just some comfy exercise clothing. Ellie will take you through a simple but fun and energetic 45-minute routine, and afterwards the community spirit keeps on giving with free tea and coffee. Maybe this is the time to create an impromptu knitwear fashion parade?

Classes are just $10 each or $7 concession, and are FREE for WIRAC GOLD members. For more information call WIRAC on 4661 7955.

Wednesday 24th @ 5:30pm (WIRAC) 
Friday 26th @ 9am (WIRAC)
Friday 26th @ 2:30pm (Killarney Senior Citizens Club) 

Join the healthy Jumpers & Jazzercise community and have some fun and laughs along the way.

What’s Happening at WIRAC over Spring & Summer 2019

So Winter draws to a close and Spring is upon us. With the warmer months comes the busy season for the Centre and we do appreciate our members and users patience as we conclude not just our massive renovation project (the Heat Pump Project) but also the reduced hours over the cooler months.

We will be moving back to longer hours of operation during September and October and these hours are listed alongside this text on the web page. We have some new programs and services starting and these are listed below. Please check in with reception at the Centre for further details about these listed activities

In addition the pool will re-open on Sundays from 10-2pm for the Sunday of the 29th Sep and Sunday 6 Oct. From then on, our Sunday hours will be 10-5pm up to mid-December.

October Activities

  • 7 October - Public Holiday, WIRAC will be open 9-4pm
  • 8 October - Term 4 commences

October will see extended hours of operation for the Centre including Saturdays and Sundays. Extra group fitness classes will resume with the later hours of operation and we will also introduce 1-2 functional fitness classes and the 6 week Summer Shred Program.

The new Active Youth Program will commence as well with sessions for Active Kids (8-11yrs) and Active Teens (12-16yrs).

We are also holding a special Big Q Basketball tournament on the weekend of the 19/20 October.

November Activities

WIRAC celebrates its 5th birthday in November (it is 5 years since YMCA Brisbane were engaged to manage the Centre for the SDRC) and we will have a special birthday carnival over the weekend of the 9th & 10th of November. There will be a range of activities which will include:
Rockwall/Disco on Fri 8 Nov. Over the weekend, pool fee’s will be half price and we will conduct the Macca’s Mini Meet, and introduce Masters swimming as well as the new Aqua Duck program. The pool inflatable will be up on Saturday and Sunday at specified times.

December Activities

Additional events will be listed in coming months. And there will be some modifications to operating hours.

For more information on any of these events or any of our activities, please call the Centre on 4661 7955 or find us on Facebook here. WIRAC is the Southern Downs one-stop destination for family fitness, sports activities and quality aquatic education!

The Centre hours for 8th October onwards POST school holidays are as follows:

Monday to Friday - 5:30am to 8:00pm
Saturday - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday – 10am to 5pm

Main Pool:
Monday to Friday - 5:30am to 8:00pm
Saturday - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday – 10am-5pm

Please note that there will be modified hours over Xmas 2019 and January 2020.

*Operating Hours subject to change at WIRAC's discretion


29 Palmerin St, Warwick
4370 QLD

PH: (07) 4661 7955
FAX: (07) 4661 7950
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