Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

23 / 5 founding members

  • harry
  • Dan
  • Naomi Rainey
  • Louise Heaven
  • Faith Bowman
  • Harry Stevens
  • Lora Burkhill
  • Joshua Allis
  • Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
  • Timothy
  • Helen Rafferty
  • Eleanor
  • Jo Gibson
  • Richard Carter
  • Elizabeth Stephensen-Payne
  • Suzzi Garnett
  • Nicola Forwood
  • Jack Rose
  • Ella
  • Nichola McVey
  • Daniel Dinsdale-Green
  • Removed User
  • Ann Miller

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

565 / 100 runners

  • Jean Sinclair
  • Sarah Boyd
  • Jamie Bright
  • Chris
  • Hannah
  • Janet Wilkie
  • Pippa Plumtree-Varley
  • Lawrence Alexander
  • Romi Yarwood
  • Kirsty Pearson
  • Kelvin
  • Victoria Brown
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Steve Taylor
  • Shelley
  • Emma Bennett
  • Samuel
  • Gobini Mohan
  • Louise Heaven
  • Shaun Liew
  • Jessie
  • Harriet
  • Lucy-Wiggles Clay
  • Monika Lumb
  •  bradley
  • Amber Perinelli
  • Anne Low
  • Katie Horsfield
  • sadie gains
  • Holly Austen-Davies
  • Harvey
  • Dawn
  • Lauren Boyd
  • Phil Hancock
  • Natasha Fahy
  • nina ritson
  • Chloe
  • Ben Fraser
  • Joanna
  • Tracy Basu
  • Anna
  • Mark  Graham
  • Harry Stevens
  • Claire Nicola Fawcett
  • Caroline
  • Alison Tyas
  • Sarah Sanders
  • Chris Rowe
  • Megan O Neill
  • Adam Rhodes
  • Sacha Wellborn
  • harry
  • Michael Greig
  • Joe Rinvolucri
  • Danielle Stubbs
  • George Fuller
  • Rebecca Thompson
  • Sarah
  • Isabel
  • Jay Jones
  • keir
  • Dom
  • Abi Lay
  • Faith Bowman
  • Mike Norrington
  • Bruna Paula Machado
  • Beth Kay
  • Anne-Marie Stephani
  • Oliver Sherlock
  • Rhi Rhi
  • Chris
  • varun
  • Sam Pickup
  • Joshua Jones
  • Paul Turner
  • Gavin Wilkinson
  • Hiral
  • Lucy Younger
  • Richard
  • Miss Daisy Hill
  • Kaitlin Cartwright
  • Gillian Carter-Hill
  • Megan Owens
  • Edt Best
  • Julia Willmot
  • Luke Minshall
  • Melissa Eke
  • Joshua Pryce
  • Louise Bellas
  • Zak Alom
  • Sarah Whitham
  • Tom Abbott
  • Matt Couchman
  • Craig M
  • Steve Garland
  • Julie
  • Grace Idle
  • Hester
  • Jen Kruger
  • Dan
  • Jeni Smith
  • Sally James
  • Jessica Burt
  • Dominika
  • Anna Wiseman
  • Samantha
  • Anna Skinner
  • Erin Taylor
  • Ed
  • Saima DeLa Zouch Azam
  • Mike Dale
  • Stephanie Boyle
  • Ruth Fletcher
  • Jenny Pudney
  • Hannah Miller
  • Katie
  • Paul Dickenson
  • Catherine James
  • Hannah Newman
  • Larissa
  • Liz Cable
  • Jemma McConville-Roe
  • James Nundy
  • Jonathan Young
  • Jane Crossley
  • Ivana Zrinski
  • Amy Griffiths
  • Sally Ledger
  • Michael Holmes
  • Robert Thackray
  • Christopher Letton
  • Anna Kelly
  • Lilian Loh
  • Elizabeth Stephensen-Payne
  • Daniella
  • Abi
  • Brian Roberts
  • Vic
  • Amy McAbendroth
  • Hilary Humpleby
  • Charlotte
  • Jess Causey
  • Laura Horne
  • Celeste Mottahedin-Fardo
  • Andy Grayson
  • Zac Holdsworth
  • Emily Shaw
  • Angela Merry
  • Roshni Narula
  • Ellie Branch-Evans
  • Francesca Funtime Brooke-Fenton
  • Rachel Landall
  • Jo Satariano
  • Ian Slattery
  • Will Toms
  • Michelle Naisbitt
  • Caroline Swanson
  • Rosie Huggon
  • Philip
  • Ella Whiteley
  • Kat
  • Sarah Flynn
  • Caroline Rothzch
  • Stephanie Caldecott
  • Hugh Lockhart
  • Amanda Binns
  • David Rose
  • Gabriela Cifuentes
  • Louise Wells
  • Helen
  • James Yearsley
  • Sarah Mortimer
  • Katherine
  • Cayn White
  • Luke hulley
  • Fragaria Vesca
  • Tiffany
  • Rene Little
  • Andrew Lane
  • Beccy Dunkley
  • Julia Bond
  • Frances Turner
  • Kelly Houton
  • Ben Gaunt
  • Soze696
  • Martin Sutcliffe
  • Tom Robb
  • Charlotte McClurg
  • Graham Brown
  • Meyrick Jones
  • Eddie
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Vicki Johnson
  • HelenMcGlashan
  • Anna Osbourne
  • Colette Taylor
  • Alexandra Rennard
  • Blandine De Chalon
  • Jessica Sweet
  • Grace Dean
  • Jaanika Reinvald
  • Jessica Hetherington
  • Maddie
  • Catherine spooner price
  • Jay Badiani
  • laura Hickey
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Naomi Elliott
  • Bernadette
  • Carmel Barker
  • Sammy Parker
  • Stephen Gilmer
  • Kathryn Harbach
  • Desislava Zehireva
  • Jo Gibson
  • Nat
  • Harriet Kaye
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Julia Kinch
  • Jaz Bangerh
  • Sara Barton
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Shelby-Lauren Brown
  • Shane Nicholl
  • jane midgley
  • Joanne Conroy
  • Janet Lam
  • Jude Pope
  • Luke
  • Esther Horner
  • Kim Coppin
  • Sam
  • Claire Collinson
  • Helen Bonnett
  • Claire Husband
  • York runner
  • Claudia
  • Niccie
  • Sarah
  • Paula
  • Sarah Langli
  • ANDREW BYROM
  • Kirsty
  • Fiona Bowie
  • Rizwana
  • Lindy Holmes
  • Kwame
  • John Alker
  • Philippa
  • Bilal Amin
  • Kathryn
  • Claire Moorhouse
  • Removed User
  • Removed User
  • Becky
  • Clive Harris
  • Nadia McPherson
  • Alice Rawsthorne
  • Adele
  • Chris
  • Sam Robins
  • Miranda
  • Adam Dodds
  • Julie Eaton
  • Joanna Hall
  • Stephanie Darlington
  • Nichola McVey
  • Sally
  • Adam Little
  • Tim Agar
  • John Osborne
  • Kate Summers
  • Shannon foster
  • Faizal Shaikh
  • Graham Fisher
  • Kelly Gibson
  • Sarah Trnr
  • York runner
  • Peter Wilkie
  • Sam Coyle
  • Alfie Jervis
  • Lydia
  • Daniel Dinsdale-Green
  • James Coupland
  • Jessica Mitchell
  • Lizinfi@hotmail.com
  • Krishna
  • Liz Hargrave
  • Lindsay Bradley
  • Removed User
  • Maysara Al-Hayyawi
  • Rebecca Chesmore
  • Sharon Ratcliffe
  • Jess Hankins
  • Sian Cartwright
  • Adele Blacklock
  • Adam
  • Charlotte Carter
  • Christopher McConnachie
  • Bethany Moreman
  • Jayne
  • Margaret Quirke
  • Faye Stringer
  • Maria Flanagan
  • Rebecca Dalzell
  • Ian Carnegie
  • Rosie Ratcliffe
  • Lynne Fallon
  • Peter Blinston
  • Carole
  • Sara
  • Andrea
  • Carys
  • Louise Obrien
  • Liz Green
  • Ann Miller
  • Hannah Marshall
  • Jane Dickinson
  • Removed User
  • Adrienne Postle
  • Philip Walker
  • Lucy Guest
  • Lucy
  • Sam
  • Penelope Robinson
  • Rose
  • Sarah
  • Leanne Ingham
  • Judith Fox
  • Edd
  • Molly Welsh
  • Carol Nield
  • Geoff Blades
  • Polly Hardy
  • Sarah Bentley
  • Lea
  • Julie Haddon
  • Jake Oxby
  • Carley Turner
  • Fleur Siswick
  • Jane Stageman
  • Andrew Furber
  • Annemarie Koelman
  • Jane Webster
  • Alexandra Priestley
  • Abbie Steinman
  • Farzana
  • John Cook
  • Claire
  • Daryl Pickthall
  • Y Elbow
  • Lindsay
  • Nikita Wilton
  • Lynda Hamilton
  • Lynsey Harrison
  • Helen
  • Peter Kirk
  • Hannah
  • Katie
  • Dan
  • Dalia Hawley
  • Carly Terry
  • Rachel Brighton
  • Isabelle Garside
  • Kate Petty
  • Sarah Wood
  • Rebecca Gray
  • Davina Harwood
  • Andrew Ritchie
  • Laura Byrne
  • Sarah Calvert
  • Rachel Ross
  • David Gray
  • Alison Kirby
  • Hazel Britton
  • Bess Shooter
  • Katherine Jones
  • Alysa
  • Jennifer
  • Dan Robinson
  • Jack Smith-Eccles
  • Alex Valavanis
  • Jane Gillian
  • Lorraine Beavis
  • Hollie Murray
  • Bunty
  • Sarah
  • Eleanor Parkes
  • Daniela Valentina Hernandez
  • Nicola Chapman
  • Stephanie Heath
  • Jake Bennett
  • Lizzy Scott
  • Tom Mutton
  • Scott Leach
  • Steph
  • Jordan
  • Katherine
  • Joshua Allis
  • Mae Tracey
  • Julia Herterich
  • Suzzi Garnett
  • Maria Owen
  • Charlotte
  • Simom
  • Dan Metcalfe
  • Muhammad
  • Anna Scully
  • Louise
  • Kim Evans
  • Laura Blair
  • Heather Graham
  • Grace
  • Samantha Scarlett
  • Vicky
  • Helen Roberts
  • Meg House
  • Anne Robinson
  • Laura Savage
  • Bibi
  • Rachel
  • Lucy Pettman
  • Kat
  • Hannah Grencis
  • Abbey Maclure
  • Lauren Lewis
  • Karen
  • Karen Livingstone
  • Steve McQuaid
  • Helen Stone
  • Pauline
  • Nigel Carney
  • Nina
  • Nicola Forwood
  • Jack Rose
  • Becky Lambert
  • Grace Feeney
  • Molly
  • Clare Rosemary Evans
  • Sue Hunt
  • Kelsy Trodd
  • Rebecca
  • Harry Nellis
  • Natalie Sampson
  • Karen
  • Yekta
  • Eoin Byrne
  • Laura Conroy
  • Liv
  • Amy Longstaff
  • Sonya Heather
  • Simon Banoub
  • Annette
  • Freya Lovett
  • Megan Elliot
  • Jessica Morgan
  • Will Hall
  • Hannah Gormley
  • Removed User
  • Sarah Thomas
  • Andy Clarke
  • Anna
  • Karl Lewis
  • David Garratt
  • Katherine Hickman
  • Kathryn Eales
  • Emily Willson
  • Hannah Llewelyn
  • Rachel Askey
  • Kat Mundane
  • Oliver Sears
  • Alan
  • Eva
  • Cecilia Long
  • Sarah
  • Ian
  • Sophie Pearson
  • Saoirse
  • Sam
  • sophiekazemi
  • Florence Bateson
  • Ben Boothman
  • Naomi
  • Lizzie Lowenstein
  • Rachel Hassey
  • marie
  • Kezia Reed
  • Charlotte Bleasdale
  • Nik Mitchell
  • Neil Dawson
  • Ruth Wallbank
  • Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
  • Catherine
  • Ruth
  • Polly Davies
  • Amy
  • Helen
  • Eleanor Adamson
  • Tom Burlace
  • Elaine Welford
  • Jake
  • Loreto Aliaga
  • Amy Beresford
  • Fiona
  • Tony
  • Jane Stageman
  • Catherine Barnes
  • Audrey Bourdais Paull
  • Rachel Neale
  • Oli Gomersall
  • Emily Beswick
  • Gael Timbers
  • Alison Horner Le Riche
  • Claire Dearden
  • Chloe
  • Jonathan Kirkby
  • Georgia
  • Jasmine Kennedy
  • Tim Dixon
  • Rosie
  • Victoria Armitage
  • Kanishka Sharma
  • Bristol runner
  • Emma Presley
  • Barnsley runner
  • Laura Chadwick
  • Katie Blissard Barnes
  • Zahra Meghji
  • Claudia Hobson-Smith
  • John Dodds
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Rachel Lum Wai
  • Anya
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Harriet
  • Hannah
  • Vicky
  • Rehna
  • Mary Mccaul
  • Kate
  • Rachel Lumsden
  • Hannah Miller
  • Elly
  • Suami
  • Ashley Money
  • Lucy Atkinson
  • Rachael Robinson
  • Beth T
  • Jane Braunholtz-Speight
  • Joe Fufkin
  • Rebecca Walton
  • Ella
  • Helen Rafferty
  • Rachel
  • Katie Agnew
  • Stuart Blair
  • Ella Savage
  • Despina
  • Rachel Burt
  • Jenny Godfrey
  • Alexandra Grove
  • Becky Jane
  • Becky
  • Leanne Stimpson
  • Tom

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 Tim Green
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