Every week 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
Find your local group run
How it works
Turn up for our weekly group run once a week. New runners are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.
Meet the group at the area start point, drop your bag and run to a local 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 area activator will help you stretch and celebrate what we've achieved
Area activators support the growth of GoodGym in their area. They are passionate about fitness and community and are here to enable us to do more in each area.
Area Activator for GoodGym Portsmouth. I love running, living near the seaside and getting out into the great outdoors! I also like cake!
Trainer for GoodGym Coventry. Likes to run and swim, in plenty of open spaces and open water.
Sian Dobson Hughes
Area Activator for Stockport. A born and bred Manc and a lover of all things running. From marathons to trails, triathlons to tracks.
Increase your motivation to exercise
Help make your local area a better place to live
Connect with great people and projects
How to get involved
Just sign up to your local group run for free to get involved or if you’re keen to take the plunge and get involved on a regular basis you can become a member.
Becoming a member
If you become a member we'll help you get fit by doing good. You'll get the support of the GoodGym community and help to set and achieve fitness goals, and a new GoodGym New Balance technical running top.
All aspects of GoodGym are free to participate in. Most GoodGym members donate an optional £9.95 a month which go to the GoodGym Charity to help us reach more older people. We’ll ask you if you’d like to donate when you join.
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?
- 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.