Every week in Hackney we work out by helping local community projects, and run back all within 90 minutes.
Run to plant trees for the local park
Run to shift earth for a community gardening project
Run to sort cans for the food bank
How it works
Turn up for our weekly group run from E5 Bakehouse every Tuesday. New runners are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.
Meet at E5 Bakehouse, drop your bag and run to a Hackney community org
Work hard with the group digging, lifting, scraping and clearing for a good cause
Push yourself on the run back with some intervals or a fitness session
Our qualified trainer will help you stretch and celebrate what we've achieved
Meet your trainer
Joel Wiles is our trainer in Hackney. Joel keeps us motivated and helps us with training plans and our running technique.
I'm the trainer for Hackney and I'm looking forward to seeing you on one of our runs.
Increase your motivation to exercise
Help make Hackney a better place to live
Connect with great people and projects
Before GoodGym I always lost motivation to stick at running or the gym but now I run two or three times a week.
Running with GoodGym is great because I get fit, do good and get to hang with a load of awesome people.
New to running?
Many people who don't run, are worried about running or haven't run for ages start running with GoodGym every week on our group runs.
If you can run for 15 minutes without stopping then you're fit enough to join us on a group run - no one gets left behind.
If you're still working up to that you can sign up to help older people on one-off tasks or a regular visit.
If you're lacking motivation when it comes to fitness, why not get fit by accident?
GoodGym offers an imaginative alternative to conventional gyms, tapping into the human potential of local communities.
Why burn energy in the gym when you could harness that effort to spruce up public spaces, or visit lonely pensioners?
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost?
GoodGym is free. Most of us make a monthly donation of £9.95 to help cover the cost of running our charity, but no one has to.
Am I fit enough?
There's a GoodGym run that's right for everyone - if you can run for 15 minutes come along on any run. If you think you can't or you're worried come to a starter session.
What should I bring?
All you need is a pair of shoes you can run in - just don't wear your snazziest gear. You can store your bags at the start point, and tools will be provided if necessary.