Do Good, Get Fit
A group of people are beginning the process of setting up GoodGym in Barnsley.
Can you help make it happen?
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.
"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
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.
Have a look at what we've done on group runs so far.
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.
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 about some of our coach/runner stories
Let's make GoodGym happen in Barnsley
What we need:
5 founding members
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 £25,000 of startup funding from the Council or local business.
- Trainer is recruited
- Start date is set
- Trainer is trained by GoodGym
- Area website is launched
- The project is live.
- Regular weekly runs begin.
Background photograph by Tim Hobbs