Slough

Group run

Oh My Quad Becky Look at her Squat

12 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Active Slough in Slough.

  • Anthony Meyer
  • Jenni H
  • Manjit Birk
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Slough runner
  • Pam Banga
  • Darren
  • Slough runner
  • Kam Atwal
  • Meera Patel
  • Lucy Bartlett
  • Jean Watts
 
Monday, 9th of September 2019
 
Led by Manjit Birk

The task tonight was to help spread the word about the local Green Gyms Big Community Workouts that take place every Saturday at 10am in the Green Gym’s at Salt hill Park and in Manor Park. With a whopping 26 of our local parks housing these outdoor gyms the good people of Slough really have no excuse for not exercising…its heart work but you aorta know that exercise makes your heartier!

Each park has a variety of fitness equipment from cross trainers, static cycles, to resistance machines, benches and bars (not that type of bar!)

Flying for Fitness

Welcome brief and safety information covered 12 Goodgymer’s were ready to tackle those letterboxes. We didn’t have that many leaflets to drop today so could spend a bit of quality time on a fitness session – we were going to pull out all the quads today!

To make the task of leaflet dropping a tad more exciting, we went with the exciting option of road names scavenger hunt! Each team had to find 3 roads starting with the letter B C W (Big Community Workout), then make it back to Salt Hill Park as quick as they could. And the prize for the winners….WEIGHT for it!.... would be to have a few less reps of each exercise to do in the fitness session! So an extra incentive to flyer round faster, find those B C W roads and get the leaflets out!

So after our Everyone’s IT warm up game…which I think I need to explain in more graphic detail next time (especially to Anthony….we headed to our first cross junction and divided into two teams – Team Sara and Team Darren

Exercise? I thought you said extra fries!

So task complete and team Darren was back to base in record time. Team Sara had more fun anyway…running, chatting, chatting some more…

It was time to do a strength based session targeted for runners! We had 6 exercises in total:

Deadlifts; bent over rows; overhead presses; renegade rows; weighted glute bridges and weighted step ups

10 reps of each and 3 sets completed and a few sweat beads later – we were done. Buns of steels and abs like Tu-Pac’s brother 6Pac! ready to be on show next week!

Hopefully the team enjoyed this sequence of exercises, which can be done in the comfort of your own home with just a set of dumb bells.

Up and coming

  • We have a couple of community missions listed this month, so if you can’t do Monday's group runs then take a look at these:

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/clothes-sorting

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/improving-something-somewhere-in-slough

  • Next week we have our first painting task! And with a new task owner. We will need to be ready to run by 18.30 next week so please arrive a few minutes earlier than usual.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/communal-area-painting

Have a great week

PS... check out the knitted bear that Jean made for Baby Jones and Baby Connolly ❤❤❤

Report written by Manjit Birk


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Manjit Birk
Led by Manjit Birk

Area Activator for Slough....Running is my passion....Marathons to park runs and anything in between.

GoodGymers helping out
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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Slough runner
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Anthony Meyer

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