Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

11 / 5 founding members

  • Frankie Tyler
  • Carol Ockwell
  • Legion Campbell clark
  • Jordan Baxter
  • Sarah
  • Jo Racle
  • Sarah Harradine
  • Sadie Hassall
  • Becky Nixon
  • Matthew Fleming
  • Sil LM

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

394 / 100 runners

  • Karl Whittaker
  • Helen Hughes
  • thomas
  • Kath Henderson
  • Phil
  • Jenny Smillie
  • Paul Briggs
  • Grace Wood
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • John Blakeley
  • Lucie James
  • Ken Ashley
  • Frankie Tyler
  • Pete Byrne
  • Mark Hickman
  • Chloe Kim
  • Simon Mackintosh
  • Maddy Dann
  • Matt Gill
  • Vanessa hamnett
  • Ayotunde Dada
  • Abby hough
  • Marion Webster
  • Chris Atkins
  • Molly Toolan-Kerr
  • Stephen Ski
  • John Etherson
  • Anne Goldsbrough
  • Alice Clisby
  • Ruth Mcgealy
  • Ms Michelle Blake
  • Sameera Ashraf
  • Aisha Saini
  • Tasha
  • Katie
  • Rachel Graves
  • Gareth Oakley
  • Sean
  • Issy Patience
  • Sarah
  • Rob Swift
  • Aby
  • Nika Farnworth
  • Ronnie Irwin
  • Nico Irving
  • Tom
  • Katherine
  • Kevin Rowe
  • Amanda
  • Pritesh
  • Katrina
  • Charlotte Pugh
  • Dora Parra
  • Kristen MacGregor
  • Katie Chambers
  • Elaine
  • Joss Bobcat Kelly
  • Michelle
  • Giuseppe Guglielmo
  • Wes Coast
  • Rebekah Harrison
  • Jessica Taylor
  • Erin Taylor
  • Jen Liscombe
  • Beth Moran
  • jon knott
  • Gareth Pashley
  • Caroline Glassberg-Powell
  • Pete Nicholson
  • Laura Hastings
  • Imran Azam
  • Emma Rawlinson
  • David Lloyd Buxton
  • Michael Holmes
  • Jimmy Hogan
  • Alamin Mohammed
  • Molly
  • tony mills
  • kathryn Weir
  • Lammy Collins
  • Elena Manighetti
  • Mike
  • Faye Rodger
  • Lilli Nelson
  • Kyle HF
  • Geoff Foster
  • Steph
  • Jake Britner
  • Rebecca
  • James
  • Emily
  • Yvonne gorvette
  • Matt Jacobs
  • Deb Brunt
  • David Díaz Galán
  • Sarah Dearden
  • Holly Francessca Brown
  • Phil Chadbond
  • Rachel
  • Sam Humphries
  • Emily Williams
  • David Golding
  • timmy johnson
  • Christine Bolderson
  • Hannah Quirk
  • Gemma
  • Raymond
  • Brian Small
  • Lesley Smith
  • Rebecca Chubsey
  • Amanda Hampson
  • Adam Ashley
  • mark brown
  • Lizzie moore
  • Alyson richardson
  • Hannah Burton
  • Jessica Gibney
  • Mohammed
  • karen millington
  • Lotte Nuszer
  • Tom
  • Alice
  • inae
  • Jordan Baxter
  • Humaira
  • Brett Turton
  • Sarah
  • Pat heydon
  • Carly hinde
  • Beth Houghton
  • Charlotte
  • Luke Williams
  • Fraser Macdonald Oulds
  • Samuel John
  • Adam Sillers
  • Lucy Gordon
  • Rachel Clements
  • Rebecca
  • Caroline Lord
  • Christian
  • Beth Lord
  • Nancy Galvin
  • Rachael Winstanley
  • Steph Macwilliam
  • Emily Blampied
  • Rosemary Prendecki
  • darren evans
  • Louise Robbins
  • Rachel Huddleston
  • Rose Calverley
  • Janet Peers
  • Chris Gough
  • Monet
  • philip lodge
  • Vicki Warburton
  • kate
  • Millie Loxton
  • Nicola Ranicar
  • katrina
  • Sharon Rowlinson
  • Rob Delve
  • Tess Ptonka
  • Mike Fahy
  • Uresh Hansaka Samarawickrama
  • lancehamilton@hotmail.com
  • Joe
  • Carol Nolan
  • Elena Bernalte Morgado
  • Rhys Wadkin
  • Kieran
  • bixi
  • sarah
  • Josh Hore
  • dawn evans
  • Sue
  • John hall
  • Emily
  • Christine Holden
  • Gary bradley
  • Kate Holden
  • Michelle Widdop
  • Scott
  • Helen Dwyer
  • john Turner
  • Colin Faulds
  • Ann Hardman
  • Nicola Chesman
  • Emma Donaldson
  • Christine Pendlebury
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Nia Bell
  • Amanda Wraight
  • Andy Hollingsworth
  • Stephen Gilmer
  • Charley Brennand
  • Mike Graney
  • Mia Wild
  • Ian
  • Jane
  • Chris Dempsey
  • Thanusha Moorthy
  • Vicki Riley
  • Polly Bentham
  • Jemma taylor
  • Talitha
  • Ellen upton
  • Jo
  • Jobeth Barrett
  • Charlie
  • Anna Milnes
  • Val Brennan
  • Louise
  • Vivienne
  • Christine
  • Nick Crowther
  • Ian Cronshaw
  • Lawrence Kitson
  • Liz Austen
  • Lucy Moore
  • Angus Fisher
  • Cecilia woods
  • Megan Eardly
  • Georgia
  • Joanne
  • Katie Maden
  • Paul Budis
  • Gillian Perry
  • Rosie
  • Diane Budis
  • Bilal Amin
  • Sarah Britton
  • Liz
  • Dave alstead
  • Amy Woodhouse
  • Kathy Morgan
  • Natalie Dodd
  • Leanne grin
  • Gill Ashton
  • Catherine
  • Fran
  • Kerry Haworth
  • Matt
  • Sergio Morcillo
  • Katie Bayfield
  • stephen
  • Michele saycell
  • Lucy Hallam
  • Fay McKnight
  • Grace Kirby
  • David Elms
  • Katie Roberts
  • Claire
  • Zoe Goodacre
  • Amy Gregson
  • Katie Presley
  • Jane Stratton
  • Jane MacGruer
  • Katie McInnes
  • Jonathan Perkins
  • Jane Collyer
  • Becki
  • Sajeed Seedat
  • Kim
  • Stockport runner
  • Anisa Visram
  • Nick Rogers
  • Susannah
  • Removed User
  • Jim Moore
  • Sophie McClellan
  • Chloe Wilkinson
  • Jules
  • Shirley Gabbutt
  • Callum Chaplain
  • Ben Watts
  • Tom Mutton
  • Jack Puller
  • Ellen Philcox
  • Aisha Al-Janabi
  • Marie BROYDE
  • Nathan Perry
  • Elaine
  • Alexandra Robinson
  • Claire Farrugia
  • Gillian Webb
  • Adam Galpin
  • Esther
  • Alice Runnacles
  • Stockport runner
  • Holly Phelps
  • Paul Spence
  • Caroline Doidge
  • Frances Richens
  • Ally Braden
  • Tricia Coleman
  • Alex Bright
  • Joseph Kilpatrick
  • Lindsey
  • Lucy Eff
  • James Keith
  • James Keith
  • Emma Davies
  • Rachel
  • Cassandra
  • Lynne
  • Abbey
  • Francesca Whitfield
  • John Devonport
  • David Horan
  • Isobel Mortimer
  • Steve Fung
  • Georgia Burns
  • Sarah McCormick
  • Sadie Hassall
  • Cameron Reekie
  • holly parker
  • Julie Burrell
  • Benson Mabauwa
  • Rachael Southern
  • Mark Gibbons
  • lindsay knight
  • Gemma Salt
  • Jenny Heason
  • Eloise
  • Christine Allen
  • Paul Duffy
  • Serena
  • Danielle
  • Clayton D'Souza
  • Alice Worthington
  • Matthew
  • Stockport runner
  • Theresa Halliday
  • Rita Kahsay
  • Imogen
  • Claire Planner
  • Stephanie Acton
  • Helen Berry
  • Anna
  • Pete
  • Natalie Cotterell
  • Kayleigh
  • Polly Eaves
  • Nicky Smith
  • Alice Mary Mac
  • Ben Bowden
  • Emma Williams
  • Megan
  • Upasna Amar
  • Emma
  • Francesca Norris
  • Nikki Anderson
  • Jo
  • Saurabh Bhandari
  • Bristol runner
  • Peter
  • Alfie Mountfield
  • Stuart
  • Cheryl
  • Gary Davies
  • Philip Lawrence
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Rachel
  • Tasneem Bangi
  • Charlotte Holland
  • Nicola Bell
  • Ktina Manson
  • Mohammed Ghalayini
  • Hannah Wanstall
  • Kate Shaw
  • Georgina Lodge
  • Sarah Potter
  • Mason Pohlman
  • Sarah Harradine
  • Matthew Fleming
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Chris Rider
  • Rachel
  • Michelle Smith
  • Laura-Jayne Burke
  • Hannah Santos-Costa
  • Grace
  • Emma Holmes
  • Char Binns
  • Karen McKinnie
  • Maddie H
  • Ali-Ann
  • Richard Smith
  • Emma Hilton
  • Eva Sharpe
  • Jessie Barnard
  • Alice
  • Denh
  • Maddie Sharpe

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 Mikey
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