Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

13 / 5 founding members

  • Rebecca
  • Liz Dunbar
  • Emily
  • Greg Mimms
  • Katy Balch
  • Peter Ferlie
  • Removed User
  • Becky Russell
  • Paul Mouland
  • Amy Clegg
  • Sarah Bishton
  • Matthew Byrne
  • CHRISTOPHER O'BOYLE

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

306 / 100 runners

  • Alice Breitmeyer
  • Andrew titman
  • thomas brazier
  • Christopher Day
  • Oliver Southgate
  • Nathalie Hayward
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Michelle Lester
  • Sara
  • Sarah Warren
  • Emily Jones
  • Sarah
  • Josie Vos
  • Gemma Hyslop
  • Chloe-Nicole Rosewell
  • Megan Freeburn
  • Thomas
  • Abigail Miller
  • Sally
  • Katie Noble
  • Georgia
  • Lavinia Carr
  • Ryan Leverton
  • Par
  • Eleanor
  • Benjamin Andrews
  • Sara House
  • Phoebe Westwood
  • Nick
  • Karen Gander
  • Beth Drew
  • Shelby Moyer
  • Laura Kearney
  • Jay Jones
  • Marcus Rowland
  • Rhi Rhi
  • Dean
  • Colin
  • Clare Whitworth
  • Charis
  • Maria Winslet
  • Annie Monaghan
  • Dave Kent
  • Andy Sparey
  • Annabel Overton
  • Jessica
  • Sabrina Waters
  • gemma
  • Olly Frankland
  • Sally Hedge
  • Lewisham runner
  • Jenny Williams
  • Fran
  • Phoebe Ruxton
  • Sian Lane
  • Sarah
  • James Addicott
  • Alison Stevens
  • Sophie
  • Naomi Lander
  • Samuel Coyne
  • Geoff Stcplodder
  • Vicky Gentile
  • Sarah Tupper
  •  Geoff Harcombe
  • Hester Hill
  • Michael Holmes
  • Carys
  • Claire
  • Emily Harper
  • Laura Clapp
  • Fiona Williams
  • Harriet Dixon
  • Keleigh Burgess
  • Katy Balch
  • Tamara Renouf
  • Gary Moore
  • Darren Edward Gallagher
  • Charlotte
  • Charlotte
  • Bekki Griffiths
  • zara
  • Kerri Connelly
  • Emma Brennand
  • Rachel White
  • Viki Browne
  • Sue Norman
  • Heather Early
  • Mariko
  • Tim Lupton
  • Judy Caley
  • Elizabeth Noon
  • Jonny Tooze
  • Kirsten
  • Nichola fish
  • Emily Fox
  • Katie Beswick
  • Harriet Lowne
  • Grace McDonnell
  • Avelie Stuart
  • Sonia
  • Becca Savory Fuller
  • Maria Board
  • Becky Baker
  • Jess Muirhead
  • Stuart Hall
  • Fergus houlden
  • Miles
  • Meg
  • Matthew Samuel
  • Tab Parry
  • Alison Fairchild
  • Dave Bates
  • Emily Lezzeri
  • Becky Handy
  • Anneke
  • Susanna Meadowcroft
  • Adrian Bligjt
  • Craig Lunt
  • Cassie hampton
  • Paul Bisset
  • Maggie Gellersjo
  • Dmitri Gould
  • Removed User
  • Elen Gravell
  • Paul Conlan
  • H
  • Jake Wood
  • Fleur Peoples
  • Matt Banks
  • Clare Babbage
  • Heather McLeod
  • Michelle
  • Susan Leedham
  • Penelope Banks
  • Rebecca Langley
  • Chloe Barrett
  • Kelly Marks
  • Lynn Travis
  • Mandy Lucas
  • Lynn Michelle Travis
  • Rob Young
  • Aisling
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Ewen Stevenson
  • Emily Leviseur
  • Dean
  • Bethan
  • Rebecca Thomson
  • Stevie Keen
  • Steve Johnson-Wood
  • Louise
  • GRACE
  • Paul Morrish
  • Lynne Chitty
  • David Thompson
  • Sue
  • Hannah Brown
  • Andrew Charles
  • Ros Vincent
  • Bryony
  • Michelle Walne
  • Chris
  • Olivia
  • Sue Brown
  • Natasha Moore
  • Michelle Kelly
  • Jack
  • Camille
  • CHRISTOPHER O'BOYLE
  • Kat Dam
  • Siobhan White
  • Jo Murray
  • Emma Endean
  • Stephanie Stokes
  • Jamie Brown
  • Will Gambier
  • thomas mack
  • Ria Ball
  • Katherine Hamblin
  • Lou
  • John Gater
  • Steve
  • Gems Twitchen
  • Briony Vallis
  • Julia Mariana Bush
  • Matt Richardson
  • Kevin Ward
  • Julia Harris
  • Tarquin Wagstaffe
  • Hattie Yeldon
  • Becky Russell
  • Jessame Coulson
  • Helen Bowmer
  • Removed User
  • Matthew Coleman
  • Emily Hamblin
  • Chloe
  • Visha RACH
  • Hannah Muskett
  • Jonathon Dyer
  • Natasha
  • Chloe Lamb
  • Sophie Otter
  • Amy
  • Rach Hobson
  • Nick Hopkinson
  • Joseph Asumadu
  • Claire Jordan
  • Prue Mitchell
  • Jeanette
  • Jake Barr
  • Katie Roberts
  • Daisy Peters
  • Viki McLennan-Wiggin
  • Katherine Malyon
  • Jason Pearn
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Scarlet
  • Georgiana Browne
  • Lottie Wride
  • Toby Nelson
  • Hannah
  • Helen Male
  • Juliet
  • Amy Clegg
  • Paul Mouland
  • Sarah Bishton
  • Liz Dunbar
  • Emma Louise Corke
  • Greg Mimms
  • Laura Burgin
  • Jane Strachan
  • Holly Titchner
  • Frances Dennehy
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Emma Pateman
  • Rosie Houston
  • Jess Tyrrell
  • Georgina Muelle
  • Judith Badger
  • Clare Gollop
  • Ben Choy
  • Claire
  • Katherine
  • Catherine
  • Bekki Osborne
  • Peter Ferlie
  • Maxine
  • Ruth Geen
  • Helen Trebble
  • Geraint Williams
  • Juliette Dean
  • Anna
  • Nancy
  • Hayley Mack
  • Karen Sachon
  • Alex
  • Leila Francis Coleman
  • James
  • Emily
  • Julia
  • Louie Kerlogue
  • Gerry Francis
  • Louise Powney
  • Stephanie
  • Annie Wills
  • Simon Card
  • Siobhan Hind
  • Rebecca
  • Shiron Rajendran
  • Steve Pavis
  • Emma
  • Ellen Docherty
  • Claire Turner
  • Caroline Burkie
  • Alice
  • Jess Tyrrell
  • Kashi Gorton
  • Sam
  • Amy Hoole
  • Nell
  • Abigail Leone
  • Bristol runner
  • Matthew Byrne
  • Simon Kain
  • Maeve Kay
  • Marc Jobson
  • Eleanor Minns
  • Emma
  • Rebecca Reid
  • Nonny
  • Alicia Waters
  • Kate
  • Jonny Tooze
  • Ann Tooze
  • Matt Brown
  • Charlotte Darnell
  • Louise Richardson
  • Rachel Temple-Fry
  • Nicola Reynolds
  • Catherine
  • Gemma
  • Robert Wells
  • Emily
  • Michelle Lester

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 Ryan Leverton
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