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 or walk
Meet the group at the area start point, drop your bag and run or walk to a local community org
Work hard with the group digging, lifting, scraping and clearing for a good cause
Run or walk back
Push yourself on the way 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.
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.
I love the concept of getting physically and mentally fit whilst combining it with helping others. I run most days.
Head of Growth and Partnerships at GoodGym central. Likes to run a really long way.
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 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.
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 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.
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.