Wondering what it’s like to visit one of our coaches? Here are some of the stories that have come out of the relationships between GoodGymers and older people.

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I liked the idea of the coach runs, but was so busy that I didn't think I'd have time to commit to visiting someone weekly. After thinking about it for a while, I changed my mind and decided to sign up to get a coach in March 2014. I have been visiting John ever since - not only does it keep me running regularly, but it brings a smile to my face each week!


Before I got paired with a GoodGym coach, I was worried that they would be disappointed if I couldn't stay for very long each week. I now visit before group runs on a Wednesday for about half an hour. My coach, Harry, knows I have somewhere to be and so is always making sure I leave on time so I'm not late! / Before I got paired with a coach, I was worried it would be an issue if I couldn't make it one week. My coach Harry is actually really flexible and understands if something comes up now and again.

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