Ben

Trainer for GoodGym Camden. Love a squidgy, slightly underbaked triple chocolate brownie. Get in touch if you've got questions about Camden!

Camden

Area Activator

73Good deeds

76runs

560cheers

Ben went on a community mission
Community mission
Camden

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Wed 3 Feb
Report written by Sally

Five Goodgymmers signed up with Mental Health Collective's Kindness by Post initiative which involved spreading positivity by sending cards to strangers.

Jacqui and Sally ran down Holloway road to post their cards and followed this with intervals round the Emirates.

As it was Jacqui's 100th good deed, she enthusiastically donned the celebratory cape and horn, attracting many admiring glances and comments from the people of Holloway.

Kat wrote a letter and card for an isolated elderly person in the local area.

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Ben signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Camden

Join the Great British Valentine 2021

Wed 3 Feb 23:00 pm
Not Known, ???, ???
Send a card or letter with a message of goodwill (not romance!) to someone else in the UK

Kindness makes a difference

#KindnessByPost has been found to make a significant difference to people's sense of loneliness, wellbeing, hope and belonging.

How it works

  1. Sign up - Join ordinary people from all around the UK who are coming together to send a message of goodwill in the post.

  2. Get matched - Once registrations close, we will allocate someone for you to send a card or letter to, and a different person to send a card or letter to you. It's like a giant secret santa (but with cards, not presents!)

  3. Send your card - Buy a stamp and pop your card or letter in the post with a message of kindness.

  4. Receive a card - Hopefully you'll receive a card or letter yourself! Think of it as a kindness tombola - no guarantees but together we're taking a leap for connection and hope! Share the love on social media using #KindnessByPost.

Sign up by 11pm on Wednesday 3rd February.

For more details click here

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Ben went on a training session
Training session
Camden

Game, sweat, match!

Sat 30 Jan
Report written by Ben

7 of you GoodGymers rolled out of bed and into our Saturday morning 30 minute core workout today!

It was great to see some tourists joining us Camdeners, the more the merrier.

After a 4 exercise warmup for a few minutes, we got through the 3 sets, three times over.

Here's the exercises we did, in case you want to go through them again:

SET ONE

8 x Plank up/downs

8 x Walkouts/Inchworms

8 x Burpees

SET TWO

8 x Squat w/ knee and alternate elbow (remember to keep your hands on the back of your head)

8 x Plankjacks

24 x Mountain Climbers

SET THREE

8 x Leg raises

8 x Skaters (on each side, so 16 in total)

8 x Side Lunges


*Thanks for joining for my last fitness session as GoodGym Camden's AA. I hope you enjoyed yourselves, I certainly did :) *

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Ben signed up to a party
Party
Camden

GoodGym Camden celebrates the end of the January Challenge (and goodbye drinks for Trainer Ben leaving)!

Sat 30 Jan 20:05 pm
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
You'll get a lot of happy faces on your screens to chat to if you come along

So this is it! The end of the January Challenge but also the end of Ben's time as Camden's Trainer/Area Activator!

Come and celebrate finishing the January Challenge off with a drink or two on Saturday night from 8pm with the rest of us

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72225080679?pwd=Z2RvSHFtN1hVdXJwcDQ5eS9yaVY3dz09

It would be lovely to see you there :)

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Ben completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Tue 26 Jan
5.2km
30:21
05:51/km
Ben signed up to a training session
Training session
Camden

30 Minute Core Workout with Ben

Sat 30 Jan 10:00 am
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Engage that core with a workout at home, wherever you are

Join Camden's AA Ben, for what will be his last fitness session before he hands over the reins to the new Camden Area Activator at the end of the month!

There'll be a brief warmup, about 20-25 minutes of work in sets, and then a cooldown afterwards.

Zoom signup link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79613573519?pwd=QTd3UzViOWNxL2VUS2NROG4rNTV4dz09

All you need is yourself, some clothes you don't mind getting sweaty in, an exercise mat and a water bottle.

See you there!

Happy running in the meantime,

Ben

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Ben went on a training session
Training session
Camden

Core to the floor! 30 minutes of core workout done.

Sat 23 Jan
Report written by Ben

What a way to kickstart the weekend - 30 minutes of core exercises to get the heartrate going.

Thanks to Livvy, CJ and Rashmi for getting themselves up and out of bed to come and workout with me. I hope you enjoyed yourselves - or at least got the heart pumping!

*We did 3 sets of exercises and rotated around them three times, doing 8 reps of each exercise instead of the normal 10 so they were almost over before they even started. *

Mountain climbers, plank walkouts, Russian twists - you name it, we probably did it.

If you missed out this week's session, there's a final one on Saturday 30th January - you can sign up for that here.

Happy weekend everyone :)

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Ben completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Fri 22 Jan
5.6km
32:29
05:46/km
Ben signed up to a training session
Training session
Camden

30 Minute Core Workout with Ben

Sat 23 Jan 10:00 am
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Engage that core with a workout at home, wherever you are

Join Trainer Ben for what will be one of his last sessions until he hands over the reigns to the new Camden Area Activator at the end of the month (potentially)!

There'll be a brief warmup, about 20-25 minutes of work in sets, and then a cooldown afterwards.

Zoom signup link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71762452009?pwd=NytyZ3ovZkVYSUJWNjlHNkg1NUhzQT09

All you need is yourself, some clothes you don't mind getting sweaty in, an exercise mat and a water bottle.

See you there!

Happy running in the meantime,

Ben

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Ben signed up to a training session
Training session
Camden

GoodGym Camden - January Challenge Week 3

Sun 17 Jan 12:00 pm
Your house, Your street, Your town, Your postcode
Keep yourself fit and healthy in lockdown

We're starting Week 3 of our January Challenge now - you should join in the fun.

You don't have to be in Camden to sign up and play along.

The activities diary is available here!

Keep me updated with your progress and don't forget to link your Strava to your profile so we can get our monthly kilometres run figure up!

Ben

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