Run in a group to work on community projects

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Every week we work out by helping local community projects

Walk to plant trees for the local park

Run to shift earth for a community gardening project

Walk to sort cans for the food bank

Find your local group

How it works

Turn up for our weekly group session once a week. New members are always welcome and we never leave anyone behind.

Run

1
Run or walk

Meet the group at the area start point, drop your bag and run or walk to a local community org

Help

2
Work out

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

Run

3
Run or walk back

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

Stretch

4
Stretch

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

Area activators

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.

Paul Salman

Paul Salman

Barnet

Area Activator : UK Athletics LiRF qualified Run Leader : Ultimate Coach UKU : Yoga Teacher BSY Diploma

Helen Conner

Helen Conner

Bath

Area Activator for Goodgym Bath. I love all things running and being immersed in nature. I'm partial to long distance trail races

Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice

Islington

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

Increase your motivation to exercise

Help make your local area a better place to live

Connect with great people and projects


164,669
good deeds completed

How to get involved

Just sign up to your local group session 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 technical running top.

All aspects of GoodGym are free to participate in. Most GoodGym members make an optional monthly donation which goes 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.

Hazel, GoodGym Barnet

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

Mark, GoodGym Islington

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

Judy, GoodGym Lambeth

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.

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What people say about our community

Evening Standard
"If you're lacking motivation when it comes to fitness, why not get fit by accident?"
The Guardian
"GoodGym offers an imaginative alternative to conventional gyms, tapping into the human potential of local communities."
The Independent
"Why burn energy in the gym when you could harness that effort to spruce up public spaces, or visit lonely pensioners?"
Financial Times
"The World's most innovative Aging projects."
Time Out London
"An inspired way to experience the feelgood factor."

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 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.

Find your local group

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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