Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

20 / 5 founding members

  • Lucja Leonard
  • Tierney Lovell
  • Beth Kay
  • Emily
  • Siobhan Rooney
  • Claire Wilson
  • Rebecca Camille Tennant
  • Camilla Balfour
  • Joanne McGlanaghy
  • Tracy Watt
  • Angela Robertson
  • Eleanor Sanders White
  • Alex Quayle
  • Edinburgh runner
  • Kate
  • Tara Walsh
  • Kirsty Watson
  • Phoebe Wightwick
  • Elle
  • Caitlin

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

487 / 100 runners

  • Jade Casey
  • John Ross
  • Chris Hellawell
  • Amanda Atwood
  • Caitlin
  • Lani Dines
  • Julia Zeller-Jacques
  • Aneesa Patel
  • Lisa
  • zhangxiaoxia
  • Nia Pearce
  • Jon Owen
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Hattie
  • Nick Banbury
  • Emma-Jane Curtis
  • Yuri Downing
  • Gillian N Russell
  • Hannah
  • Daisy Crooke
  • Karen Riddell
  • Penny Shutt
  • Fraser McCoull
  • Yvonne
  • Harry Swinton
  • Chantal Santos
  • Gail
  • Adela Brianso Junquera
  • Rachel Smith
  • Andie McLean
  • emma boardman
  • Isabel Kelpie
  • Sarah McAdam
  • Adam
  • Emma Foster
  • Chris Rowe
  • Kerr Aitken
  • Clare McDonnell
  • Claire Matthews
  • Victoria
  • Georgina Spivey
  • Jenni Spall
  • Ben
  • Jim Muir
  • Helen Campbell
  • Sophie Whitehead
  • Amy O'Leary
  • Alexis Street
  • Gillian Brown
  • Beth Kay
  • Jennie Hovard
  • vividress
  • Rhi Rhi
  • varun
  • Kristina Ward
  • Liza
  • Leah Lockhart
  • Sarah
  • Joanne
  • Iona
  • Emily
  • Mia Alexiou
  • Bryon A Calder
  • Chris Bell
  • Beth
  • Jacalyn Laird
  • Geoff Huggins
  • Charlotte Metcalfe
  • Kate Pleban
  • Harriet Warner
  • Momo O'Boy
  • Anna MacKenzie
  • Rodrigo Batista
  • David Bull
  • Gordon Macaulay
  • Nikki Welch
  • Saumil
  • Anna Parker
  • Stuart Malcolm
  • Alison M Craig
  • Alison Knapman
  • Linzi Sneddon
  • Rachael Cloughton
  • Joanna Anderson
  • charlotte
  • Removed User
  • Lauren Plüss
  • Laura Murray
  • kate mclachlan
  • Gabrielle
  • Catarina
  • Annie Gomm
  • Amy Capper
  • Sylvia
  • James Addicott
  • Yoojin Kim
  • Maxine Branagh
  • Janet Hardie
  • Dora Parra
  • Eliza Bonsall
  • Russell Beard
  • Iman Mouloudi
  • Jenny H. MacDonald
  • Kiri
  • Euan
  • Shane Donnellan
  • Eithne
  • Emma Winterschladen
  • Caroline Ellis
  • Anastasia
  • Charlotte Broadley
  • Christine Brunton
  • Antoinette Hummerstone
  • Lee Giles
  • Emily Gorman
  • Lauren McKay
  • Kelly
  • Heather Martin
  • Katie
  • Michael Holmes
  • Clark Stuart Edgar
  • Phil Webb
  • Joyce Salvona
  • Maeve Mak
  • Dan Sheridan
  • Luke Craggs
  • Vicky Allan
  • Martha Lucia Borras
  • Liz Wharmby
  • Kuota
  • Jenny
  • David Ronton
  • Removed User
  • David Díaz Galán
  • Claire
  • Sheila Bell
  • courtney
  • nicola onwin
  • Matt Alexander
  • Shery
  • Teyhan
  • Charlotte
  • Kirsty Simpson
  • Cilla Richards
  • Will Toms
  • Catriona
  • Leigh- Anne Hunter
  • Lily Pearson
  • Emma Larue
  • Libby Dominique Langhorn
  • Beth
  • Rory Gibson
  • Harriet Whittaker
  • Claire Clark
  • Tom Smale
  • Louise Riddell
  • Juliana Forrest
  • Robyn Munro
  • Morag
  • Lucy
  • Teres
  • Daisy Williams
  • Katie Yule
  • Zoe Mccleery
  • Removed User
  • Annabel Britton
  • James Valentine
  • Gabby
  • Duncan Birse
  • Charlotte nesbitt
  • Lynda Stewart
  • Tiffany
  • Maddy Hallewell
  • Iona Pearson
  • Robbie
  • Violet greenan
  • Claire Goldschmidt
  • naomi platt
  • Georgia Artus
  • Franca Cianni
  • Steve Thompson
  • King's College London runner
  • Mhairi Miller
  • John Macleod
  • Paula
  • Mar Tina Majer
  • Jack Kerr
  • Andreea
  • Nicola McDonald
  • shirley rutherford
  • Katie Allan
  • Millie
  • Katy Munroe Farlie
  • Fiona
  • Zoe
  • Tertia Bailey
  • Kelly Greene
  • Lizzie
  • Judith
  • Alex
  • Eleanor Mills
  • Anna Derricourt
  • Julia Martínez
  • Susan Mathieson
  • Claire Wilson
  • Anna Berni Arigossi
  • Yan Ren
  • Ashara
  • Suichi Chuang
  • Mark Thorndike
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Alicia Hockless
  • RFG
  • Marieke
  • George Mayfield
  • Emily Leviseur
  • Jennifer Erlikh
  • Meredith Bailey
  • Kelly Greene
  • Nicola Shand
  • Helen
  • Catriona Simpson
  • Fran Murphy
  • Will Skinner
  • Margaret Stewart
  • Emma Louise
  • Mike Elm
  • Annie
  • Thomas
  • Meave Alexander
  • Christine CW
  • Leanna Baker
  • Vicki Mowat
  • Jake Madgwick Lawton
  • Katherine Erica Loeber
  • Sophie Baldry
  • Michelle O'Hara
  • Abbey
  • Laura
  • Francesca de Munnich
  • Laura Mcphee
  • Louise winks
  • Sus Morgan
  • Rebecca Laing
  • rebecca tennant
  • Kimberley
  • Kirsty Mchugh
  • Rosie
  • Stuart Kerr
  • Holly Patrick
  • Scott Thomson
  • Katharine Liston
  • neil fitzpatrick
  • Lucy Flaws
  • Jade
  • Angela Ellis
  • Kirsty Anderson
  • tim robinson
  • Alan
  • Elizabeth
  • Allegra Dowding
  • Fiona lamont
  • Grace
  • Josh Rivers
  • Kirsty
  • Katie
  • Zandile Nare
  • Katie Roberts
  • Angie Sleep
  • Laura Cox
  • Rafael Almeida
  • Hannah Stephings
  • Sheila Masson
  • Viviana
  • Freya
  • Dannii Baillie
  • Sarah Thompson
  • Rose Woolhouse
  • John Primmer
  • Sarah Duley
  • Maddy
  • Jenni Syrjala
  • Katriona Goldmann
  • Gillian Warren
  • Trudy
  • Katrina McPherson
  • Rebecca Camille Tennant
  • Tom Beale
  • Sonya Lam
  • Mariana Lopes Peereira
  • Sarah Dodds
  • Poppy
  • Camilla Balfour
  • Catriona Scrimgeour
  • Owain Williams
  • Matt McGovern
  • Heather
  • Natalie Reid
  • Helen Benson
  • Sam Murphy
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Norry
  • Ellen
  • Janey Klunder
  • Alex Quayle
  • Caroline Cockrell
  • Rowan
  • Kerry McNeil
  • Nina Gough
  • Janice Thompson
  • Chloe Hand
  • Jenny Carson
  • Natascha
  • Tamsin Russell
  • Laura Christie
  • Ishbel
  • Sarah Secombes
  • Jill Swales
  • Jennifer
  • Fiona Wark
  • Anna Josiffe
  • Martin Warne
  • Colin Keillor
  • Emma Callinan
  • Ettie
  • Jemma Neil
  • Thomas
  • Katherine Rodden
  • Catherine Wallace
  • Isla McClellan
  • Gemma Towersey
  • Edinburgh runner
  • Kate
  • Antonia
  • Flora Steafel
  • Rachel Newstead
  • Claire Gibson
  • Kirby Kelman
  • Myles Dalzell
  • Hector Martin
  • Lynda Macgregor
  • Rosanna Macnaughton
  • Emily Yarrow
  • Catherine Wilson
  • Sophie Hunt
  • Cheryl Dalziel
  • Hannah
  • Lynne Regan
  • Jane Rahil
  • Amy Russell
  • Sophie Lock
  • Chris Swift
  • Eleanor Sanders White
  • Alison Parker
  • Katie Robertson
  • Ross Christie
  • Fiona Thompson
  • Kirsty Watson
  • Ioana Colfescu
  • Rachel Devlin
  • Ashley Dee
  • Claire Seller
  • Sarah Virgo
  • Craigie-Lee Paterson
  • Kate Donkin
  • Romelei Adrian Laurezo
  • Phoebe Wightwick
  • Lo La
  • Angela Robertson
  • James Barclay
  • Casey Macfarlane
  • Jami Dixon
  • Gemma Hendrie
  • IanMacLennan
  • Jack
  • Joseph ward
  • Lily
  • Michal
  • Ed Smith
  • Kathleen MacMillan
  • Kate
  • David Norris
  • Gina
  • Anna Zorinmawii Kashmir J
  • Katie Marwick
  • Fiammetta
  • John
  • Ryan Mack
  • Alice Ummat
  • Johanna
  • Hannah MacDonald
  • Clare Quinn-Waters
  • Jennifer Wood
  • Mateusz Jaskowiec
  • Emily
  • Katherine Hart
  • Regina Hopes
  • Joanne McGlanaghy
  • Sula McEwan
  • Faye
  • Miss Hester McClure
  • Josie Booth
  • Jennifer Tough
  • Sarah McDaid
  • Leah Barker
  • Emily Hope
  • Lucja Leonard
  • Gunnar
  • Susan Anderson
  • John Stewart
  • Roxas
  • Siobhan Rooney
  • Eleanor Poole
  • Abbie
  • Katie MacDonald
  • Sally Out
  • Kay Barton
  • Jenny
  • Steve McCormack
  • Zoe Gillespie
  • Cari Wilson
  • Juli
  • Matthew Hall
  • Claire MacPherson
  • Celia Brady
  • Eilidh Gillanders
  • John Wellings
  • Storm Robertson
  • Ffyona
  • Lisa Ryan
  • Adrian
  • Jacqueline Taylor
  • Catherine Coulthard
  • Lindsay Seywright
  • Athena Oddy
  • Keith Vandermotten
  • Stuart
  • Sally Cholewa
  • Zoe Furnivall
  • Daniel Shaw
  • Alice Paterson
  • Emma Scull
  • Lily Baskerville
  • Keith Vandermotten
  • Jacqueline Rappoport
  • Lucinda
  • Iain Kirkpatrick
  • Bristol runner
  • Sam Parfitt
  • Janet
  • Laura Chadwick
  • Frances
  • Katrina Lazdina
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Nasrin Okane
  • Rachel Naismith
  • Zoe Lang
  • Gemma
  • Gordon Manson
  • Kate Chandler
  • Fred Parry
  • Melissa Munro
  • Gillian Gibson
  • Steve Moseley
  • Helen Mason
  • Sara
  • William Andrei Cunningham
  • Louise
  • Kelly Herkes
  • Liz Falconer
  • Alex Clapham
  • Sally Millar Blyth
  • Patrick White
  • Tom
  • Sai Cook
  • Bruce
  • Emily
  • Drew Murphy
  • Jessica Lush
  • Esther Savage
  • Kate
  • Rachel Sloan
  • Susanne Müller
  • Elizabeth Brown
  • Catriona Cameron
  • Pela
  • Marie Kirton

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 Stuart Cale
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