Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

11 / 5 founding members

  • David Johnson
  • Jenny Godfrey
  • Donna Idle
  • Richard Webb
  • Ben
  • Karen Weaver
  • Rachel Auty
  • Denny Levine
  • Jenna
  • Shirley Burniston
  • Robin Lavin

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

149 / 100 runners

  • Oliver Foster
  • Zoe
  • Jennifer Watson
  • Sarah Bates
  • Suzie
  • Peter Thacker
  • Emma
  • Carl
  • Jaanika Reinvald
  • Aisling Cowley
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Harriet Kaye
  • Shane Nicholl
  • Nicola Crebbin
  • Claudia
  • Peter Tweddle
  • Faizal Shaikh
  • Ellie Davies
  • Lydia
  • Rebecca Maggs
  • Gisele
  • Removed User
  • Shi Xuan Ong
  • Ruth
  • Melanie
  • Emma Burckhardt
  • Katie Hazard-worrall
  • Andy
  • Georgie
  • Richard Webb
  • Ben
  • Karen Weaver
  • Sally Robertshaw
  • Richard Jobling
  • Sharon Canavar
  • Jess
  • Paul Widdowfield
  • Rachel Auty
  • Rebecca Reeve-Burnett
  • Nichola Bottomley
  • Paul Ko Ferrigno
  • Elanor Towers
  • Maggie Wood
  • Linda Chavasse
  • Amy Longstaff
  • Samantha Dalby
  • Bryn Hoyle
  • Marisa Abuin
  • Denny Levine
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Natalie Rawel
  • William Smith
  • Damien Smith
  • Katherine Richardson
  • Paul Evison
  • Marlon Lockyer
  • James Zinyongo
  • Anna Glazier
  • Katie Gordon
  • Steven Core
  • Joanna
  • Emma Brook
  • Jenna
  • Tracy Allison
  • RUTH KER
  • Rachael Ridley
  • Lorna Norton
  • John Dyson
  • Donna Rogers
  • Ted Welton
  • Lisa Hunter
  • Linda Smith
  • Mike Kaye
  • Lisa Norton
  • Ioana Colfescu
  • Clare Davey
  • Sanjay
  • Jennifer Cane
  • Chantal Atkinson
  • Lynsey Barraclough
  • Rainy Marsh
  • Rosalyn Moore
  • James Tilburn
  • Robin Norton
  • Scott Lambert
  • Liz Watson
  • Sean Brennan
  • May Catt
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Andy Easton
  • Louisa Welton
  • Rosie McKenzie
  • Alexis
  • Geoffrey Hirst
  • Sally
  • Mandy D'Arcy-Evans
  • Jonathan Midwood
  • Holly Raven
  • Chris
  • Sarah McMillan
  • Jade Lee Kavanagh
  • Amy Griffiths
  • Anne Low
  • Richard Stangroom
  • Robert Pettit
  • David Johnson
  • Mark  Graham
  • Paul Turner
  • Jonathan Hunter
  • Paul Ashall
  • Tony Marsh
  • Kate Moores
  • Anya DC
  • Huw Williams
  • Natalie Hill
  • Louise Crabtree
  • Clare Clarke
  • Sally O’connell
  • Aidan
  • Sheelagh Christian
  • Shirley Burniston
  • Liam Ford
  • Lee Lyons
  • Nichola Louise Bottomley
  • Bristol runner
  • Rachel Webb
  • Jenny Godfrey
  • David
  • Paula Jamieson
  • Robin Lavin
  • Alex Gibson
  • Glen
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Rachel
  • Rachael Prince
  • Sufia
  • Maria
  • Ryan
  • Hayley Coutts
  • Katy Coutts
  • Andrew Davis
  • Arron Simpson
  • Donna Idle
  • Ian Paul
  • Susan Hutson
  • Faye Smith
  • Rosie Kenwood
  • Adam Wright
  • Charlotte Stow

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.

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