Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

4 / 5 founding members

  • Anthony Thomason
  • Vicky Paterson
  • Stephen Kirkpatrick
  • Nicola

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

268 / 100 runners

  • Olivia withers
  • Jessica Stubbs
  • Jonathan Perkins
  • Juanita Scott
  • Michael Berks
  • Phil
  • Francesca Latham
  • Kate Holmes
  • Faye Town
  • Alessia Del Vecchio
  • Alex
  • Jennifer Cordingley
  • Andrew
  • John Ross
  • James Pickering
  • Pete Byrne
  • Alice McAlpine
  • Rhiannon Newman
  • Ian Horne
  • Peter Garus
  • Katy Amelia Blake
  • Chris Rowe
  • Removed User
  • Suzanne Hatton
  • Will A
  • Charlotte Nellis
  • Tom
  • Sarah Marson
  • Jay Jones
  • Joanna Cratchley
  • Anne-Marie Stephani
  • Rhi Rhi
  • Sarah May
  • Sarah Bray
  • Adam Tose
  • Anne Goldsbrough
  • Lucy Younger
  • David Paton
  • Benson Mabauwa
  • Laura
  • Joanna O'Donnell
  • Curtis
  • gemma
  • Kate Dempster
  • Tom Holdcroft
  • Lois Elizabeth Brown
  • Charlotte France
  • Chloe Stott
  • s tetlow
  • Pippa Jones
  • Toby Makin
  • James Pigeon Holden
  • Vicki Hill
  • Amanda
  • Katrina
  • Michelle
  • Gareth Pashley
  • Laura Hastings
  • Emma Rawlinson
  • Georgina Binnie
  • Michael Holmes
  • Danielle Hampson
  • Alan young
  • Lilli Nelson
  • Demi
  • Melissa Paxton
  • Pete
  • Jane naik
  • Jessica Lythall
  • Zoe
  • Emily
  • Yvonne gorvette
  • Matt Jacobs
  • Holly Francessca Brown
  • Ellen Adamson
  • Sam Humphries
  • Alex
  • Amelia Plant
  • Beth Collins
  • Christine Bolderson
  • Ciara
  • Tracey Kerr
  • Sarah Castle
  • Leyla Sudbury
  • Alyson richardson
  • Liz Murphy
  • karen millington
  • Sarah Bannister
  • Jenny Heason
  • nicola scattergood
  • Sarah
  • Beth Houghton
  • Fraser Macdonald Oulds
  • Alkesh Patel
  • Daniel Baxter
  • Philippa Castell
  • Charlotte Brown
  • Rosemary Prendecki
  • Louise Robbins
  • Eimear McClafferty
  • Sam Pratt
  • Chris Gough
  • philip lodge
  • kate
  • Nicola Ranicar
  • Christopher Parkinson
  • Rob Delve
  • Tess Ptonka
  • Laura
  • Jenny
  • Bethan
  • Nancy Fallows
  • Josh Hore
  • Zaheera
  • Alexander McCann
  • Matt Wade
  • Jamie Boulger
  • Laura
  • Emma Taylor
  • Matthew Davies
  • Carole Keating
  • Anna Ledsham
  • Helen Dwyer
  • Andrew Bagshaw
  • Fiona Sheen
  • tejprakash anjana
  • Cassandra
  • Katie
  • Althea Deane
  • Mark Bennett
  • Dominick Noone
  • Holly Hall
  • Anne Duffield
  • Neil Scott
  • Catherine Sullivan
  • Charlotte Lowe
  • Alice Runnacles
  • Anthony Thomason
  • Jenny Allwright
  • Emma Poole
  • Jamie
  • Alicia Barker
  • Ellen upton
  • Anna Milnes
  • Val Brennan
  • Natalie Evans
  • James
  • Lizzie Chadwick
  • Emma Mc Mahon
  • Christine
  • Nick Crowther
  • Ian Cronshaw
  • Mollie Keogh
  • Lucy Moore
  • Christine Jacob
  • Angus Fisher
  • Kate
  • Megan Eardly
  • Genny Cotroneo
  • Emma Redfern
  • Jane Mantel
  • Marta
  • Nadine Sinclair
  • Rosie
  • Stephanie
  • Yasmin Holgeth
  • Jade Hibbert
  • Dave alstead
  • Lucy Ironmonger
  • Amy Woodhouse
  • Mark
  • Scott Evans
  • Julia Pickering
  • Rachel
  • Gill Ashton
  • Guranmall Singh
  • David Charles
  • Kerry Haworth
  • David Elms
  • Claire
  • Claire Farrugia
  • Vee Uye
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Alex Morley
  • raza barkatali
  • Kate
  • Rachel Wise
  • Jayne
  • Elizabeth Shackley
  • Martin Harrison
  • Melanie Barber
  • Wendy Terry
  • Loretta Fisher
  • Jo Racle
  • Charlotte Lyddon
  • Ann Carney
  • Topher Knowles
  • Jennifer Blears
  • Polly Bentham
  • Elleen Okotie
  • Allison Reynolds
  • Nina Louise Marshall
  • Kate
  • Martin
  • Fiona Wilson
  • Lindsey Kent
  • Debbie Whittaker
  • Amy Mellor
  • Elena Manighetti
  • Katie McInnes
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Woon
  • Rachel Ferguson
  • Claire Critcher
  • Lesley Smith
  • Elise Jibson
  • Rebecca Muirhead
  • Bindu Maniyath
  • Alice
  • Claire Planner
  • Shirley Gabbutt
  • Neal Parry
  • Mr. Anthony Neil Thomason
  • dan ling
  • David
  • Claire
  • Claire Armitage
  • Sheila Parker
  • Sharon
  • Dave Murray
  • Catherine Hurst
  • Emily Brennand
  • Mark Jones
  • Maddy Hughes
  • Lindsey
  • Lydia Baines
  • Eabha Doherty
  • Katie Neal
  • Zoe
  • Kate Perrin
  • Emma Crawford
  • Stephen Kirkpatrick
  • Simon Reed
  • Kasia Kowalska-Trela
  • Saurabh Bhandari
  • Francesca Liuzzi
  • Bristol runner
  • Melanie Barber
  • Will
  • Charlotte O'Toole
  • Aspa Paltoglou
  • Jess
  • Daryl Higgins
  • Ed Barrie
  • Alice Rose Dawson
  • Lucy
  • Jan
  • Annabelle Britton
  • Charli Parvin
  • Roz Swain
  • Panna Patel
  • Kathryn Dawson
  • Fiona Murray
  • Sally
  • Ali-Ann
  • Richard Smith
  • Rebecca
  • Jen Sherstone

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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