Five GoodGym runners came together at Stephens house and gardens to run and demonstrate three community Mission in one day. (is it a good gym record?) We warmed up and introduced ourselves then set off to St Mary‘s Church in Finchley. The oldest building in Barnet dating from the 12th century. The graveyard was full of litter as well as the local garden. So we set about clearing with litter pickers and bags donated by Barnet Council. It took longer than expected because of the level of refuse. We then jogged further down the hill to do some leafleting. (We occasionally do this to raise funds or awareness for a charity. Our third and final mission was to visit and help at Finchley way Open Space another kilometre away. It was great to see so many volunteers helping and it’s becoming an amazing open space for the public. We then returned back having completed three community missions in one day!
thanks for coming running and helping out
Barnet Council, GoodGym and Earthwatch are joining forces to plant a Tiny Forest in the borough we are mobilising to help!
A Tiny Forest is a dense and rapidly growing native woodland in a small area. It will provide a protected habitat for wildlife, capture carbon, filter the air of harmful particulates and reduce flooding and soil loss. You can find out more about the benefits of a Tiny Forest on the Earthwatch Website.
The project will need volunteers to plant the trees, build fences and look after it over the next year or two while it takes hold and develops. We hope that GoodGym members will be at the forefront of these efforts!
Planting is due to take place at the end of this year. In the run-up to that we are organising a few events to get familiar with the proposed site (off the North Circular, near Henlys Corner) and tell everyone more about Tiny Forests.
So please join us for a bit of litter picking and an information session. There will also be an optional Yoga/fitness session after for those who want to stay behind.
Thames WaterBlitz 24-27 September – We need GoodGym volunteers to take part in this waterblitz. It’s very simple and fun to do. Please sign up here and register with the website below. They will send you a kit to use.
Thames WaterBlitz is now open. The event will be held between 24 – 27 September. 12th event in the Thames Valley If you are available for half an hour and would like to take part during those dates, please follow these simple steps below: 1. Log in to your ( if done before)
- Register to take part from your profile page If you are new and would like to take part in our WaterBlitz for the first time, please see the following link to find out more and create a new account: https://earthwatch.org.uk/waterblitz
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Beginners Goodgym Starter session. If you are interested in doing good and getting fit you will be welcome to our first starter session for 2021. We will be gathering for a beginners run session at Stephens House and Gardens to visit local the spaces that we have helped. This includes a church and a new green space at Finchley way. We will then run back to Stephens House and garden. Join us for tea, coffee and cake after we return.
The run session will be lead by a uk athletics run leader and will be suitable for all beginners. We will be stopping on route and staying together over the 2km to Finchley Way Open Space. We may then split into groups for further running on the way back.
Meet in the car park opposite the zebra crossing. See further details on this link https://www.goodgym.org/join-goodgym
Half hour on line yoga session at 7am Join at 6.55 This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an 1/2 hour session using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement. Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day before or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)