Do Good, Get Fit

A group of people are beginning the process of setting up GoodGym in Barking.
Can you help make it happen?

What's GoodGym?

Forget the gym, we get fit by doing good. Our community of runners and qualified trainer will help you achieve your fitness goals by doing physical work that helps your community.

Any Questions? Get in touch

Can’t tell you enough how two weeks of Good Gym have already added so much to my life mate, and I’m feeling fit as a fiddle

Tom, runner
GoodGym runners stretching out after a run

Run for the community

We run and clear land for a community gardens, move rubble and tidy community centres. Group runs are regular, sociable and open to all abilities.

A GoodGym runner volunteering to clear a garden

Get fit helping older people

GoodGym members get sent one-off missions for such as clearing gardens, changing lightbulbs and doing odd-jobs for older people who struggle to do them alone. You run there, fix the problem, and run back again.

A GoodGym runner sharing a cup of tea with an older person in Hackney

Be a hero

GoodGym pairs members with isolated older people in the community that would appreciate a friendly visit once a week. We call the older people our 'coaches' because they motivate us to keep going.

Read our FAQs, how we started or read read some stories of our stories from our runs on our main site.

Let's make GoodGym happen in Barking

What we need

3 / 5 founding members

  • Tina Trigz Howard
  • Amanda Heslegrave
  • Emdad Rahman

Got more to offer? Founder Members spread the word and help steer and feedback on the project. You don't need to be a runner.

Register as a founding member

212 / 100 runners

  • halima
  • Lovelylaila
  • Ruth Audu
  • Emma
  • Mira Vogel
  • OLANIYI OLADAPO TIMOTHY ONIBIYO
  • Hameeda Azam
  • Mary
  • Jonathan Moore
  • Rahul
  • Nadine Humphreys
  • Rowan Tilston
  • Elizabeth Imo
  • Marta Perricone
  • Clare
  • Jemimah
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • fruk
  • maryam ali
  • Penny Avraam
  • Fel Mendes
  • rakhi shah
  • Naseef
  • Zoe Belucci
  • Francisca Yeboah
  • Alastair Higginbottom
  • Rebecca Hall
  • Michael Holmes
  • Nadia
  • Holly Carolan
  • Hayley Bolton
  • Geny
  • Debbie
  • Sherry Newton
  • Minyeong
  • declan
  • Amy Louise Amos
  • Joe Crook
  • Terry Burnham
  • Lindsay Kirk
  • Sarah-Jane Messenger
  • Anne-Laure
  • Chandni Kumari
  • Amar Singh
  • Daniela Silva
  • Lucy Mellor
  • Arta
  • Sophie Ling
  • Thea Carroll
  • Caroline Zimba
  • Giles Piercy
  • Bijal Pandit
  • Jacki Stansfeld
  • Sarah monk
  • Paddy Ellis
  • Gemma
  • Maria
  • penny sellers
  • Aman Jaan
  • Kaya Smith
  • Esme Moore
  • Elissandra da Costa
  • HANAKO MUKAI
  • reashif
  • Michelle Inez
  • paula conlon
  • Claire Cook
  • Bhavin Tandel
  • Sally
  • Megan
  • Thu Le
  • Angel Tam
  • Lisa Maintainance
  • Magid El-Amin
  • Clodagh
  • Lisa
  • Hayley Gough
  • Coco
  • Phoenix
  • Charlotte Willis
  • Jennifer Erlikh
  • Georgette
  • Maria Danish
  • Emma
  • Meena
  • Lesley Atkins
  • Amy-Kate Garwood
  • Joseph Kihara
  • Kamrul
  • Anna Berni Arigossi
  • Caroline
  • Toni Coulson
  • Ame Malabo Lobede
  • Lillie Richards
  • Removed User
  • Sarah Harper
  • Ionut
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Melanie Dobson
  • Akoja Akuany
  • Kay Kelly
  • Max Vitiello
  • Alison Silva
  • Devin chohan
  • Dawn Grant
  • Rute Faleiro
  • Daniela
  • Rajnika
  • Alison Fryatt
  • Nathalie Fitzgerald
  • Konstantin Zasnor
  • Beth Burnett
  • Adeline
  • Laura
  • Ibrar El-sherif
  • Saima Ahmad
  • Kevin
  • Sarah Telesia
  • Anja Schlegel
  • Manuel Sendon-Smith
  • Kate Haddon
  • Lukas
  • Sangari Pillay
  • Annick Batimba
  • Eleni bateman
  • Laura
  • Anna
  • JUEUN DO
  • Sharon
  • Hannah Kentish
  • Olaniyi Oladapo Timothy ONIBIYO
  • Siddhartha Mundhra
  • Zara E E Norman
  • Dowel Ahmed
  • Louise Euo
  • Paul
  • Neema
  • Nichola ryan
  • Emma Feeney
  • Eunice Fortune
  • Gareth Grey
  • Annie
  • Olaniyi Oladapo Timothy ONIBIYO
  • Richard Newman
  • Aqib Ali
  • Removed User
  • Tom
  • Tee Alabi
  • Helen Grimes
  • Jessica
  • Julie Bowerman-Jenner
  • Kjfewhjkfew
  • Jaspreeta Matharu
  • Jake Barr
  • Radoslava Jurcagova
  • Emily kooner
  • Mostak Uddin
  • Erin
  • Gayatri Rajagopalan Iyer
  • Sarah
  • Lukas Jurcaga
  • Ashleigh
  • Iheoma
  • Cristian Bute
  • kirsty
  • Sophie Lowe
  • Suzanne Schurgers
  • Susan
  • Kelly Massie
  • Nike
  • David Lee
  • Derry
  • Sipra Shahib
  • Sandra Swan
  • Anupama Bhatia
  • Somsul
  • Folake
  • Krystal
  • Paula Dagger
  • Helen Langridge
  • Harshini Patel
  • Andy Preston
  • Amanda Heslegrave
  • Jo
  • Taz Latif
  • Kvin
  • darshake@gmail.com
  • Samie Salman
  • Gaurang Raval
  • Jamiesha Majevadia
  • Andre
  • Judy Quelch
  • Wah
  • Rita Byford
  • Sihle Malapela
  • Sian
  • Victoria
  • Padma Mistry
  • Emma
  • Tina Trigz Howard
  • Hannah
  • Shalin
  • Muriel
  • Elliott
  • Ezra Neil
  • Caroline
  • Bristol runner
  • Stacey Cornwall
  • Stacey
  • Maj
  • Dan Warrington
  • Redbridge runner

The most important part of GoodGym is runners like you. We’re open to all skill levels and you’ll be invited to our weekly group runs. Sign up to register your interest and hear when we start running.

Register as a runner

An amazing running coach / personal trainer

GoodGym work with the best trainers and running coaches in the UK to make a difference to thousands of people’s lives.

If you’re amazing at what you do, passionate about running and care about the world around you, we want you join us.

Apply here

A start location

GoodGym needs an easily accessible place where people can leave bags that has toilets. You can help by scouting out for a good place.

Suggest a start location

Everyone to know

To be a success we need everyone to know this is happening.

What will happen next?

Here’s the process we go through to setup GoodGym in a new area. We're currently in Stage 1.

1
Show demand

  • 5 founder members are recruited
  • 100 runners signed up

2
Raise funds

  • Work together to raise startup funding from the Council or local business.

3
Startup

  • Trainer is recruited
  • Start date is set
  • Trainer is trained by GoodGym
  • Area website is launched

4
Go!

  • The project is live.
  • Regular weekly runs begin.

Background photograph by Surreal Name Given
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