About Us

Here’s to Life Redlands Inc is an award winning not for profit organisation based in Cleveland, Queensland. This unique organisation was conceived and founded in 2003 by Tony and Stephanie Meggitt, the organisation’s ongoing developers and administrators for the past 12 years. In 2014 Tony & Stephanie retired from the Here's to Life management with Sue Harvey stepping in and taking on the management role. We wish Tony & Stephanie the very best of luck and congratulate them in their retirement.

Our core programs are built around the time proven activities of dance, singing and laughter and keep participants coming back again and again. This is the way to achieve the long term benefits so important for robust Health and Wellbeing.

Here’s to Life, as our name suggests is a celebration of life, so naturally all our programs are about taking part, giving it a go without pressure or expectation, while everything we do is designed with infectious fun in mind.

We offer a stress busting, health promoting, confidence building and benefit filled experience with every visit...and much, much more. Guaranteed!

The following quotes echo our commitment to helping people feel better and really enjoy life:

  • “Always look on the bright side of life” Monty Python
  • “Everybody needs a little madness” Zorba
  • “Life is too important to be taken seriously” Oscar Wilde

Everything we offer is aimed at bringing benefit to those who attend our programs. We also believe an important part of overall Health and Wellbeing lies in giving back to the community. In our case some of our women volunteer as helpers at our programs for people with special needs or at Redlands Special School, our Community Partner since 2006.

If you think you might be interested in joining our volunteers please talk to us. You are sure to find the experience uplifting and very rewarding.

Across the generations, these lovely ladies, in their 20's,40's,60's & 80's, are living life to it's fullest at Here's to Life!

Across the generations, these lovely ladies, in their 20's,40's,60's & 80's, are living life to it's fullest at Here's to Life!

Teaching Faculty

Angela Schoemaker

Buff Bones Instructor

Angela has the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Professional Pilates
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Licensed Buff Bones Instructor
  • Member PAA (Pilates Alliance Australasia Membership Number AS150121168)
  • Member Fitness Australia (Registration Number 091248)

Monica

Art Therapist

Monica is a Graphic Designer/Artist and accredited Art Therapist. She has a passion in helping people and has been working with adults and children for many years. She believes that we are all creative in different ways.

Remaining creative help us to find new ways and coping strategies to deal with different issues that might arise in life. It also give us the unique opportunity to connect to who we really are and appreciate life at It’s Best.

Graeme Porter

Instructor

graeme porter

Graeme has the following qualifications:

  • Certificate in Teaching
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Australian College of Training & Employment
  • Mt Gravatt Teachers' College, Brisbane
  • Instrumental Music (Brass, Woodwind, Drumkit/Percussion)
  • Musical Director of Jazz, Rock & Concert Band idioms

DANCE FOR LIFE

“A great start to the day...lots of fun and laughter...lost weight and feel a lot fitter...new found friendships...so different and unstressful...I’ve regained my self esteem...what a fun way to exercise...love the singing and dancing...no-one gets bored here...heaps more energy which lasts all day...the friendliness of everyone ...the joy and often hilarity is uplifting... now find I have a voice...feel I can face anything after a session...choice of fun social activities...slowly increases flexibility, mobility, coordination, stamina, balance and rhythm, plus a good night’s sleep... especially like the chance to relax and also have a chat...supportive and accepting...a real family spirit...the best thing I’ve ever done...I just love it