Do Good, Get Fit

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

What we need

9 / 5 founding members

  • penny diver
  • Alice
  • Louisa Bond
  • Sarah Strangeway
  • Paul Coverdale
  • Tim Bissett
  • Natalie Talbot
  • Jen Robinson
  • Maoimhe Ccarville

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

177 / 100 runners

  • penny diver
  • Alice
  • Louisa Bond
  • Sarah Strangeway
  • Paul Coverdale
  • Tim Bissett
  • Natalie Talbot
  • Jen Robinson
  • Maoimhe Ccarville

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 local coordinator

GoodGym works with passionate people who care about their community and love to get active.

If you're someone who realises the power of community and can motivate others to get involved we want you to 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.

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.


  • Local coordinator is recruited
  • Start date is set
  • Area website is launched


  • The project is live.
  • Regular weekly runs begin.

Background photograph by Elliott Brown
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