Andy

Exeter

15Good deeds

15runs

31cheers

Andy went on a party
Party
Exeter

LEGS CELEBRATE!!! Birthday Bash!

Mon 25 Jan
Report written by Klara Kjellgren

This week we had two big birthdays and we had a fab time celebrating on Zoom!

Kathy turned 50 this week! Huge congratulations! She got 50 squats from each one of us to mark the day! I turned 40 and was given 40 crunches, YAY!

A lockdown birthday might be a bit different but catching up for a joint birthday Zoom party was absolutley brilliant! It was so nice to chat and see what everyone has been up to! Thank you all for coming along!

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Andy went on a training session
Training session
Exeter

LEGS CELEBRATE!!! Our first ZOOM session!

Tue 17 Nov
Report written by Klara Kjellgren

7 GoodGymers got together on Zoom for our first virtual fitness session during lockdown 2.0!

It was so great to see all your faces and I am glad you finally got to see mine too, after I managed to get my video setting sorted.. I think it's safe to say we'll have someone else in charge of the technical side of things next time... Oh Pete, is that you texting me again saying you want to do it? Ok then, but only if you wear that virtual cat on your head the whole time!

Anyway, it was a great 40 minute blast out working on our core with some aerobic exercises as well as some classic planks, crunches and russian twists. We obviously had to finish our session with some Sally Squats too, which of course will count towards your Fitness Bingo! If you have not signed up for it already now is a perfect time!

Really good work everyone! I hope you all have a great rest of your week and I look foward to seeing some of you on Saturday for our Community Mission!

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Andy signed up to a training session
Training session
Exeter

Do good, get fit- ON ZOOM!

Tue 17 Nov 18:30 pm
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Let's chat about your good deeds, have a laugh and give those ABS just what they need!

Join me for a chat and a catch-up followed by a core session!

It will be so lovely to see all your faces again and the chickens are so excited about getting out too!

To make it even more GoodGym-like try to carry out a little good deed in the week leading up to the training session. It could be anything, just a random act of kindness, like giving an old friend a call, walking someone's dog or picking up some litter during a walk or run. Be creative! I can't wait to hear all about it! Also, if you don't get time please don't worry, it will just be great to see you!

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76028066536?pwd=UTV0V08zbHZMdDl1a3Z3ajB1V1lHdz09

Meeting ID: 760 2806 6536 Passcode: 6EeezU

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Andy has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 13 Oct 2020

Andy has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

Andy went on a community mission
Community mission
Exeter

Garden Of Weeden

Tue 13 Oct
Report written by Klara Kjellgren

11 GoodGymers had the best of times litter-picking and getting The Secret Garden in Newtown ready for autumn! Getting fit by doing good is just the BEST!

The evening started with 5 of us doing a fitness session in Belmont Park. We ran laps in the park and carried out a circuit session with 5 different stations. Fantastic effort with all those squats, lunges, press-ups and planks!

We then walked over to the task location where we met the rest of the gang. Great to have Liz back with us after a bit of a break and Miriam for her second Community Missions! We hope you enjoyed it! After having shared some news and the best things that has happened to us since last week (curries, getting allotments, birthdays and seeing friends were some of things mentioned), we then entered into the SECRET GARDEN of Newtown!

What an amazing spot!

Pat, the task-owner, took over this little strip of land in the beginning of lockdown back in March and has since then transformed it into a stunning little garden that now can be enjoyed by local residents, families and hopefully, in the near future, the kids from the local school around the corner.

There is even a little hedgehog house for homeless hedgehogs!

Our task was to weed the vegetable patches and sweep up the path. It was such lovely work, there was lots of laughing a chatting going on and I think we all very much enjoyed discovering the hidden ornaments and animal sculptures among the vegetables!

In order to work safely, with social distancing, we also sent a few GoodGymers out for a litter-pick in the surrounding streets which was very much needed! In 45 minutes they filled 4 bin bags! Amazing work!

I don't know how you all felt, but for me this evening was one of those amazing GoodGym sessions that lifted my spirits more than you could ever think. It was so nice to get stuck in together at the task, so brilliant to chat and catch with you all and as always incredible to see what a difference we made by working together! It felt like a rare chance to forget about everything else going on in the world at the moment and just enjoy that brilliant sense of belonging to a community where so many positive vibes are shared.

I hope to see you all very soon again! Take a look at upcoming Community Missions here and sign up!

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Andy signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Exeter

Gardening at Secret Garden in Newtown & Litterpick

Tue 13 Oct 18:00 pm
Secret Garden c/o 17, Chute St, Newtown, Exeter, EX1 2BZ
Lets get this lovley garden ready for autumn

In order to work safely, with social distancing at all times, following all current guidelines we will divide the group in two this evening.

One group will get stuck in and get the little community garden in Newtown ready for winter, with some weeding and digging in fertiliser/sweeping,clearing dead plants.

The other group will do a litter-pick to clear up surrounding streets and make it nice for the local residents.

Please bring some gloves and lots of smiles :-)

Any questions just call Klara on 07795064906

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Andy went on a community mission
Community mission
Exeter

Weed For Speed!

Tue 6 Oct
Report written by Klara Kjellgren

9 GoodGymers did an amazing job helping Newtown Community Association with weeding, litter-picking and preparing a compost for autumn.

It felt like a proper autumn day with rain showers and strong winds blowing the leaves of the trees but we could not have had a nicer time than getting together to get fit whilst doing good!

The evening started with 6 of us meeting in Belmont Park for a fitness session. We ran laps in the park, with some fartlek, and did a circuit session so that we got a full body workout. Andy even got some reaction-training when a dog tried to get involved with his planking ha ha ha! Super good work everyone!

When the fitness session was completed we went over to the task location where we met the rest of the gang. We started with a safety briefing and an introduction, which included sharing what you LEAST favorite meal is (fry-up, rice-pudding, marmelade and cheese were some of the thing mentioned). It was brilliant to welcome Sam who is a experienced GoodGymer but new to Exeter. We hope you enjoyed the session and that we get to see you soon again!

Working at the task we had a lovely time chatting and catching up with each other and as usual we were amazed with how much we got done.

In one hour we:

  • Weeded 2 long alleyways
  • Emptied a compost bin
  • Cleared the area of litter
  • Filled up all pots with manure

Speed-weeding! Only the GoodGym can do that!

It was also lovely to have some local residents popping by to thank us for out work! Such a great evening all around!

I hope you all had good runs and bike rides home afterwards. It is getting very dark in the evenings so make sure you wear reflectives and head-torches for safety. Next week we are continuing with some more gardening tasks in Newtown and I hope to see you then! Have a great week!

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Andy went on a training session
Training session
Exeter

Fitness in the park

Tue 6 Oct

If you want to start of the community mission with a little fitness session sign up here! We will do a warm-up, some circuit training and perhaps even some run drillls, all with safe distancing, in Belmont Park.

We will then get even fitter working at the community mission afterwards!

Love getting fit by doing good!

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Andy signed up to a training session
Training session
Exeter

Fitness in the park

Tue 6 Oct 17:45 pm
Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter, EX4 6SS
Come for a laugh and get fit

If you want to start of the community mission with a little fitness session sign up here! We will do a warm-up, some circuit training and perhaps even some run drillls, all with safe distancing, in Belmont Park.

We will then get even fitter working at the community mission afterwards!

Love getting fit by doing good!

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Andy has cheered by other people 25 times. Tue 29 Sep 2020

Andy is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Andy has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

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