Every week in Waltham Forest 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 Greenleaf Road Baptist Church every Wednesday. New runners are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.
Meet at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church, drop your bag and run to a Waltham Forest 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
Julia Shmotkina is our area activator in Waltham Forest. Julia supports the growth of GoodGym in Waltham Forest, is passionate about fitness and community and is here to enable us to do more in Waltham Forest.
GoodGym Area Activator for Redbridge and Waltham Forest. Slow and steady runner, nature lover and community believer:)
Increase your motivation to exercise
Help make Waltham Forest a better place to live
Connect with great people and projects
Try our next run
Come along to a group run - it's free.
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.
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.