Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

6 / 5 founding members

  • Liz Horn
  • Maggie
  • David McGuigan
  • Laura McGuigan
  • Sam Pritchard
  • Removed User

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

128 / 100 runners

  • Liz Horn
  • Kathy New
  • Ruth Dodwell
  • jacquilina
  • Jack Doherty
  • Marie AR Laidlaw
  • Emily Page
  • Hector Castellanos Villalpando
  • Andy Blanshard
  • Charlotte Bleasdale
  • Stephanie mccallum
  • Victoria Brown
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Pat
  • Olivia Dunn
  • Yujiro
  • Chiara
  • Janet Penn
  • Patrick
  • Rebecca Trevalyan
  • Sam
  • Jenny
  • Martin Mcguigan
  • Laia
  • Natasha Fahy
  • Nicola Harris
  • Megan O Neill
  • Jay Jones
  • Lauren
  • Anne-Marie Stephani
  • Rhi Rhi
  • Helen Longden
  • Ryan Pelling
  • Saffie Bradbury
  • Douglas Booker
  • Jayne Price
  • Removed User
  • Abby Wade
  • Pippa Jones
  • Emma Rawlinson
  • Michael Holmes
  • Alexandra Sarney
  • Liam cookson
  • Chris Waters
  • Charlotte
  • Darren Evans
  • Louise carver
  • Maggie
  • Lucy Loo
  • Jen
  • Jacqueline Evans
  • Rebecca Willmott
  • Simon Kirkman
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Alicia Hockless
  • Becky
  • Marian de Silver
  • Sarah
  • Tav
  • Bilal Amin
  • Caroline
  • Anna Jackson
  • Oxy
  • Monty RM
  • Claire
  • Becky Boothman
  • Lorraine Thorn
  • Ruth
  • Jan Tattersall
  • Sara
  • Nicola Williams
  • Lakes Claire
  • Wincy
  • Euan Holden
  • Tim Jenner
  • Georgie
  • David Cupit
  • Gill Cammack
  • Rebecca East
  • Anne Carman
  • Charlotte
  • Liz Horn
  • Sadie Mckeand
  • Kate Jackson
  • Imogen
  • Lauren Forrow
  • Bonnie
  • Bristol runner
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Rhian Davies
  • David McGuigan
  • Laura McGuigan
  • Matthew Smith
  • Liz
  • Rebecca Shepherd
  • Janet Regan
  • Suzanne Tomlinson
  • Louise Goddard
  • Janet Duckworth
  • Natalie Sandford
  • Hannah Bentele
  • Keir Etherton
  • York runner
  • Ben Pritchard
  • Vicky Nevitt
  • Mandy Knott
  • Karen Spencer
  • Barry
  • Kate Potter
  • Kate Hodgson
  • Ann
  • Sam Pritchard
  • Jackie
  • Ian
  • Rachel Floyd
  • Helen Caton
  • Karen Thomason
  • Laura Ireland
  • Molly Vaughan-Wallis
  • Julie Carrick
  • Patrick Corbett
  • Sarah
  • Chantelle Newsham
  • Elley Sowerby
  • Stefanie
  • Diane Hargreaves
  • Karen Postlethwaite

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 photo by Zaim
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