Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

7 / 5 founding members

  • Sophia
  • James Lampert
  • Megan
  • Will Goacher
  • James Douglas
  • Francesca Mochrie
  • Samantha

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

190 / 100 runners

  • Michaela Heffernan
  • Giedrė Gylytė
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Shane Parry
  • Paul Ratcliffe
  • Rosyane Costa Ferreira
  • Nick McLean
  • Jessica Antonia Blake
  • Sarah
  • Sophia
  • Megan
  • Lisa
  • Jo Ross
  • Emily
  • Rebecca Buckingham
  • Charlotte Bates
  • Will Goacher
  • Nadine Stevens
  • Karim
  • Vera Filthaut
  • Sam Durkin
  • Sharon
  • James Douglas
  • Andrea Smith
  • Nicola Robyn Donoghue
  • Paige Welham
  • Karl Francis D'Souza
  • Jenny Laishley
  • Charlotte Pierce
  • Adam
  • Beth
  • Sharon
  • Melissa Sullivan
  • Sarah Eversfield
  • Hayley colwell
  • Sharon Ost
  • Claire james
  • paulgbullard@gmail.com
  • Kelly Burrows
  • Sarah
  • Tara Dugan
  • Charlotte
  • Sara
  • Angela Frater
  • Paula
  • Sophie Butler
  • Aaron Wilson
  • Alan Tigwell
  • Claire Pierce
  • Melanie Evans
  • Helen Lynch
  • Tina
  • Sue Lyons
  • Daniela Petrescu
  • Abbey Dickson
  • Tracy Pearce
  • Tahlia King
  • Joanna Brewster
  • ashlie coleman
  • Carl
  • Min Zhang
  • Hannah Dorrington
  • Lloraine
  • Sara ottley
  • Becky Jameson
  • Annie Taj Mulhall
  • Sarah Goodearl
  • Emily Pegg
  • Clair Melville-Brown
  • katie broad
  • Raquel
  • Janetta Sams
  • Chris Beer
  • Andrea Farrell
  • Chloe Rowland
  • Karol
  • Viki Garrett
  • Emily Sweeney
  • Lucy Allen
  • Alex Tatham
  • Emma Pinder
  • Matthew Chapman
  • Nadia Jones
  • Amy
  • Chris Snipp
  • Stuart
  • Sholeh
  • Nicky
  • caz davies
  • Rebekah Vela-Castro
  • Tim Castle
  • Beth Thompson
  • Natalie
  • Lizzie Anderton
  • Helen Sheppard
  • Hiren
  • Mark Anderton
  • Carla Ranger
  • Clare P
  • Eleanor O'Grady
  • Jordon Mann
  • Liz
  • Scarlett Barnsby
  • Tracey
  • Christof Baer
  • Andrea Constantine
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Mariana
  • Katie
  • Steve Clarkson
  • Abi Hinton
  • Nicola McCombe
  • Bethan Reeves
  • Mark Regnier
  • Neil Berry
  • Brian Brooks
  • Jackie Wells
  • Carla King
  • Becky Tanner
  • Catherine Eyre
  • Kate
  • Sarah Reeves
  • Jo Restall
  • Roxane
  • Sue Cakebread
  • Val Posener
  • Paul
  • Mark Azariah
  • Paul Kromm
  • Kay Maynard
  • Christine Dark
  • Olivia
  • Abby Phillips
  • Christopher Gedge
  • Sally Talbot
  • Claire
  • Bryonie
  • Sean Hanna
  • Amy Geach
  • Katy
  • Martyn Campbell
  • Chloe
  • Ursula Lord
  • Irene Shepherd
  • Francesca Baylis
  • Geraldine Lawrence
  • Dineli Charlesworth
  • Victoria
  • Francesca Mochrie
  • Liz Shuttlewood
  • Julie Ness
  • Bethan Palmer
  • Veena
  • Matthew Dodds
  • Caroline Alexander
  • Melissa Ferns
  • Sophie
  • Steve West
  • Samantha
  • Ellie
  • Claire Sexton
  • Amy
  • Hilary Jenkins-Baldock
  • Adam Perry
  • Victoria Locke
  • Jo Delr
  • Sara Green
  • Peter Rogers
  • Ben Robinson
  • Elaine Boylett
  • CJ Munn
  • Beth Grainger
  • John Austin-Brooks
  • Robin Watts
  • Jan
  • Charlotte Sisson
  • Kitty Winchester
  • Sarah Smith
  • Rachael Akehurst
  • Bristol runner
  • Karen Foreman
  • Sally Anne Salter
  • Charlotte Marshall
  • Lucy Bailey
  • Stephen Lowe
  • Sophie Piper
  • Georgia
  • Diane Whitaker
  • Susan Harris
  • Anita Ivcenko

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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