Every week in Portsmouth 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 Fratton Community Centre every Wednesday. New runners are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.
Meet at Fratton Community Centre, drop your bag and run to a Portsmouth 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 area activator
Katie Carew-Robinson is our area activator in Portsmouth. Katie supports the growth of GoodGym in Portsmouth, is passionate about fitness and community and is here to enable us to do more in Portsmouth.
Area Activator for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!
Increase your motivation to exercise
Help make Portsmouth 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 didn't run are now running with GoodGym. A lot of our group runs have a walking option and no one ever gets left behind.
If you'd prefer to run, walk or cycle at your own pace then you can join a community mission - sessions in which you make your own way to the task without others.
What people say about our community
Frequently asked questions
- How much does it cost?
- GoodGym is free. Most of us make a monthly donation to help cover the cost of running our charity, but no one has to.
- Am I fit enough?
- Yes. GoodGym welcomes anybody no matter what your fitness level.
- What should I bring?
- All you need is a pair of trainers - just don't wear your snazziest gear. Tools will be provided if necessary.