Do Good, Get Fit

A group of people are beginning the process of setting up GoodGym in Derby.
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 Derby

What we need

8 / 5 founding members

  • Wendy
  • Teresa
  • Debs
  • Beth Angris
  • Louise Evans
  • Emma Buckle
  • Michelle
  • Rainbow

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

135 / 100 runners

  • Matthew Timms
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Helen
  • Jane
  • Helen Grady
  • Rachel woolliscroft
  • Chris Rowe
  • Beth Cook
  • Esther Dark
  • Alyks Yates
  • Joanne Haywood
  • Sam Steare
  • Nico Irving
  • Ekin
  • Ashley
  • Natalie Dawn
  • Catherine Kerry
  • Scott
  • John Sheil
  • Lisa Devanney
  • Craig Simpson
  • Elinor
  • Indy Nannua
  • Michael Holmes
  • sarah
  • Laura
  • George
  • Tom Morgan
  • Stewart Kirkup
  • Dyan Williams
  • Catherine
  • kate
  • Jane odaly
  • caroline
  • Richard Parr
  • Aman Jaan
  • Tess
  • Linsey Asher
  • Louise Carlin
  • Danny Wan
  • Tara Leacey
  • colin
  • Vanessa Beadsworth
  • Claire May
  • Keely Pearce
  • Hannah Chapman
  • Clare Labram
  • Alexandra Stevens
  • Hannah Beecham
  • Ceren Arif
  • Vanessa Beadsworth
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Laura Hogg
  • Bilal Amin
  • Jade Leya Erwin
  • Patrick Tyers
  • Andy Stannard
  • Lisa Nolan
  • Beth Angris
  • Sam Lawton
  • Daisy Horton
  • Justin
  • Wendy
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Steve Walton
  • Vanessa
  • Leanne
  • Caroline
  • Becky Malley
  • Naomi Hope
  • Hannah MacPhail
  • Nicky Bellenger
  • Peter Edwards
  • Julie De Rosa
  • Leah Noakes
  • Katie Smith
  • Gwen
  • Deborah Lowe
  • Rachael Wheway
  • Removed User
  • Matt
  • Sally Chaffey
  • Teresa
  • a
  • Kalisha Hamilton
  • Annie Parsons
  • Kimberley Ager
  • nishi madan
  • Laura
  • Amy Horner
  • Suzette Bryden
  • Ella
  • Rebecca Julier
  • Debs
  • Stacey Anne O'Toole
  • Hollie
  • Louise Evans
  • Nicky West
  • Amarpreet Poonia
  • Amany Rashwan
  • Revai Usaihwevu Unity
  • Tumi Kekana
  • Dave M
  • Sarah
  • Adam Douglas
  • Lauren Gascoyne
  • Debbie
  • Clementine Morley
  • Burton
  • Bristol runner
  • Sophie
  • Laura Chadwick
  • Emma Buckle
  • Harriet Allen
  • Pamela Gupta
  • Rachel
  • Kira
  • Tracy
  • Lucie Samuel
  • Cara Beardsley
  • Laura O'Leary
  • Teresa Hession
  • Michelle
  • Molly Stones
  • Andrea
  • Alise Clark
  • Rainbow
  • Ash Simmons
  • Sam
  • Katy Coutts
  • Cara Knight
  • Gemma Stacey
  • Joe Glover
  • Dominic Seales

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.

Show demand

  • 5 founder members are recruited
  • 100 runners signed up

Raise funds

  • Work together to raise 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 John Bennett
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