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 trainer will help you stretch and celebrate what we've achieved
The trainers who lead our runs are the best in the business. When you come on a GoodGym group run you’ll be getting led by a trainer. Our members get top quality fitness and running support from their trainer.
Trainer for GoodGym Newcastle. Coach, runner, wifey. Runs things, writes things, eats sweets.
LiRF qualified; enthusiastic about getting people moving
Sheffield Trainer. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.
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 get the support of your local trainer 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?
There's a GoodGym run that's right for everyone - if you can run for 15 minutes come along on any run. If you think you can't or you're worried come to a starter session.
What should I bring?
All you need is a pair of shoes you can run in - just don't wear your snazziest gear. You can store your bags at the start point, and tools will be provided if necessary.