Islington

Run in a group to work on community projects

Try a group run

Every week in Islington 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 The Arsenal Community Hub every Monday. New runners are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.

Run

1
Run there

Meet at The Arsenal Community Hub, drop your bag and run to a Islington community org

Help

2
Work out

Work hard with the group digging, lifting, scraping and clearing for a good cause

Run

3
Run back

Push yourself on the run back with some intervals or a fitness session

Stretch

4
Stretch

Our qualified trainer will help you stretch and celebrate what we've achieved

Islington

Meet your trainer

Simon Fitzmaurice is our trainer in Islington. Simon keeps us motivated and helps us with training plans and our running technique.

Simon Fitzmaurice's Photo

- Goodgym Islington Trainer - Likes long slow runs - Coach in Running Fitness - Avid screen printer

Increase your motivation to exercise

Help make Islington a better place to live

Connect with great people and projects


Islington

7,302
good deeds completed

Try our next run

Come along to a group run - it's free.

Group run photo

Prepping Pumpkins with Ramsey Flowers / Garden Antics with Mildmay Community Centre

Trainer: Simon Fitzmaurice
Monday 6:45pm - 8:30pm
The Arsenal Community Hub

Join this session

Can't make this week? We run every Monday at 18:45 from The Arsenal Community Hub.

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Before GoodGym I always lost motivation to stick at running or the gym but now I run two or three times a week.

Hazel, GoodGym Runner

Running with GoodGym is great because I get fit, do good and get to hang with a load of awesome people.

Mark, GoodGym Runner

GoodGym combines doing good with running, which helps me forget I'm even exercising. It's great!

Judy, GoodGym Runner

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.

Find out more

If you're lacking motivation when it comes to fitness, why not get fit by accident?

Evening Standard

GoodGym offers an imaginative alternative to conventional gyms, tapping into the human potential of local communities.

The Guardian

Why burn energy in the gym when you could harness that effort to spruce up public spaces, or visit lonely pensioners?

The Independent

The World's most innovative Aging projects.

Financial Times

An inspired way to experience the feelgood factor.

Time Out London

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.
getinvolved@goodgym.org - 0203 432 3920

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.

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task
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