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 fun programs for those with disabilities (For those living with physical and/or intellectual disabilities) 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)

Jacob Cavanough

Drumming Instructor

Jacob Cavanough Drum Instructor

Jacob Cavanough has been playing music since he was tall enough to reach a piano.

He graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2002 and has since been teaching, performing and directing in and around Brisbane. Jacob teaches percussion and directs ensembles at Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Redlands College. He is a founding member of contemporary percussion ensemble Percussimo and performs regularly with many groups and orchestras around South-East Queensland. He is the founding conductor and musical director of South of the River Community Band.

Nikki Moore

Disability Programs - Art Therapy & Drumming/Percussion

Nikki has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy
  • Diploma in Energetic Healing


Anita Taylor

Singing Instructor

Anita has the following qualifications:

  • M.M. - Master Music (1999)
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Music (1990)
  • Queensland Conservatorium of Music
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Education (1991)
  • University of Queensland



“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