Group Fitness Activities
We'll be moving loads of boxes, crates and general stuff from the Regather main building to a storage unit a short distance away. It will be 'crate' fun!!
Risks Task will involve lifting, carrying and putting down objects of various shape, size and weight. Lots of manual handling involved, so make sure your lifting and carrying techniques are good please! If not, let us know and we'll find a none lifting task.
Well the day started out covering the hills, streets and pavements of Sheffield with snow once more. And the evening brought freezing temperatures …. n-ice!
So, just as we were off to remove compacted leaf mulch, which was making local pavements dangerously slippery, the weather was throwing in some additional slipperiness for us. To quote Blackadder - what we were dealing with was as slippery as an eel, on a slippery slope, wearing a slipper ….
Thankfully we were all COVID vaccinated so weren’t having to ice-olate.
Credit to Celine for organising this mission and to all who braved the Arctic conditions to attend - especially those who b-ice-ycled there.
At the end of our work, as we surveyed what we’d achieved, I said to Celine: “snow matter how difficult the conditions, Good Gym will always get the job done”.
‘Icy what you did there” she replied ….
An extra parkrun volunteering session for January!
If you fancy helping out at Graves on the 22nd sign up here and drop an email to Graves parkrun including your name , barcode number, preferred role and mention it's for the 22nd Jan!
See you there
Goodgym volunteers will meet at the crossroads of Glossop road and Newbould lane in the Broomhill area of Sheffield for a short mission to clear the pavements of the leaf mulch. Celine will bring bags, 2 snow shovels and 1 broom, but please bring head torches and gloves. If you can bring litter pickers and additional snow shovels, those will be very welcome.
We will pick the litter first then push the mulch against the wall to clear a path for pedestrians. This mulch can be bagged & collected to develop into leaf litter if anyone has transport. Please message Celine via Whatsapp if that's the case.
What a wet one! It was that kind of wet that's a wall of wetness!
We didn't let it dampen our spirits though!
We met our mate Rob the Parky for our last group run of the year!
With the football being canceled there was a last minute change of location and we were back at our good friend the wood chip pile for another wood chip spreading session.
We filled countless gg themed red buckets with wet wood chip and carried them up hill to Rob who was spreading it around the big boulder.
On the way back we made a stop at the U Mix centre for a couple of rounds of paired workouts featuring knee/leg lifts and step up/squats.
Back at base we got stretched off and headed inside for food drink and chats of pizza making technique, Sheffield top food spots ans birthday throw downs! Happy Birthday for 2mo Celine!
Five Goodgymers made their way bright and early to support the Park Run at Millhouses.
With Sam running the show we took our allocated positions and supported the runners who braved the rain. When trying to show their bar codes they evidently had problems with losing feeling in their hands but came through smiling mainly.
We experienced the weather blowing through and had to keep our feet warm and our spirits up.
A challenge for me was the joy of bar code scanning with a wet phone which had variable success but we were well resourced with 6 super scanners. Phones are now being scanned at park run but it was pretty old school today still.
Brave family members (son and dog) were supporting the GG team helped by chocolate and throwing a ball.
We all left to get warm and I'm now writing this from bed with a hot water bottle to thaw the feet.
Thanks everyone!!! :)
We will be pruning and cutting back vegetation at the junction of Midhill and Myrtle road. This is a community piece of land that welcomes people to Heeley (see photo), so it will be great to get it looking at it's best to welcome people to the area.
Please bring your own head torch, gloves and if you have one a charged GG flood light, thanks!