Emma Nibbs (She/Her)
The Challenge 3 ways to get fit, 3 memories, 3 pictures
It's our third birthday on March 23rd, so we're celebrating in GoodGym style by running, walking and cycling of course!
This is all about getting fit by sharing memories of your favourite GoodGym experiences over the last three years.
What do I do?
1) Pick your top three most memorable GoodGym experiences (group runs, community missions etc)
2) Over our Birthday week Run, Walk or Cycle to those places
3) Take a picture there and write a couple of sentences about why you've chosen that particular one and which organisation we helped.
4) Send your pictures and text over to me to collate: firstname.lastname@example.org
(heads up, some of the pictures and text will be shared on social media so do say if you don't want a picture of yourself to be shared!)
Extra Brownie points to anyone who runs to one, walks to one, and cycles to one!!
When do I do it? At a time that suits you between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th March. You can do all three in one day or spread them out over the week, whatever suits you.
I haven't yet been to three GoodGym events, can I still join in?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
If you haven't got three GoodGym experiences to choose from you can either pick three places you would love to do a GoodGym task for (and we can then add it to our list to make it happen!), or three outdoor spaces you love to spend time in.
Happy Third Birthday Liverpool GoodGymers!!!
12 GoodGymers took part in this Community Mission to find and record outdoor gyms in their area.
Move the Masses is a fab little charity led by GoodGym York legend Egg Cameron. They are putting together a national map of outdoor gyms to help get the nation moving. Our task was to find as many outdoors gyms as we could and record the details on the MtM website.
Having a go on the equipment was also strongly encoruaged :)
It was fab to see so many of my team along with GGers from Leeds and Barnet getting involved.
We can't wait to share the map with the world.
Thanks so much to everyone for helping out this week
After a month of focused mostly on moving, here's a chance to move AND pick-up a good deed on the way.
Move The Masses is producing a national map of outdoor gyms with the aim of getting the nation active. The map goes live in February so let's have one last push to include as many gyms in our local area as possible.
Under current covid guidance, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with a buddy from another household and to best complete the photo section of this challenge (plus a nice chance to be social) it is best to work in pairs. That said, solo adventurers are also welcome to join in.
What we want you to do
Runners/walkers/cyclists need to visit local parks and open spaces looking for the locations of outdoor, fixed fitness equipment (pre-research is allowed!). For each separate site, use the equipment, take photos of the equipment and photos of yourself having a great time on it. Then complete our online form: https://airtable.com/shrEiBZ0LPeNtth2g
If equipment is spread out around a park (several pieces around a lake, for example), please complete a separate form for each bit. If the equipment is all grouped together, one form can be completed for the lot.
Move The Masses is developing an online map to show people all the great places they can access for exercise that are free. They want people to know where they can exercise and how they can exercise, in a space that's local to them. By the end of 2021, they want every outdoor gym in England on the map.
We recommend everyone washes their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before and after using/touching outdoor gym equipment.
We recommend carrying hand sanitizer to use after touching any surfaces.
When exercising, travelling with others or using public spaces, remain 2m away from other people.
If equipment is in a poor state of repair, has any sharp edges or with loose parts, do not use.
How to find longitude and latitude on Google Maps
Open the Google Maps app on your smart phone. Hold your finger on the part of the map where the gym equipment is located until a red pin appears. An info box appears at the bottom of the screen. Click on this and scroll down and you'll find the coordinates under the photo (it'll look something like 53.3918117, -2.9687833).
Good photo guidance
All photos should be taken in landscape, not portrait.
We would like photos clearly showing each piece of equipment at each site (either with people using it or not)
No selfies please, someone will just have to sacrifice themselves to take photos of others!
The challenge needs to be completed by Sunday 14 February at 20:00. As well as uploading them, send me your best shots to let me know you took part.
Sign-up now and get a friend involved too :)
🎵 We are the champions my friends!🎵
On the final day of the January Challenge, GoodGym Liverpool did it for Team Nicky Spinks, in epic style with a 12-hour virtual relay featuring at least 2 GoodGymers walking or running in each hour-long slot.
Starting at 7am, here's what happened.
Pauline went out for a 2 hour sunrise walk and clocked 10.37km. Meanwhile, Jak and Char (that's me!) ran together and watched the sky turn red during an early morning Half Marathon (clocking 22.85km and 22.28km respectively).
At 9am the virtual baton was passed to Rowan (who clocked a fab 10.11km run) plus Jo (who did a brilliant 14.54km run). Chris A. signed up for a 2-hour slot and bagged another Half Marathon for the team and added 21.65km to the total.
Joining in at 10am, Yan clocked a 10.07km run in her first of two relay spots.
From 13:00 - 16:00 John took the baton and ran his first ever marathon, wow weeee! Meanwhile, now in her second relay slot, Yan clocked another 15.06km during a long walk.
At 16:00 - 17:00 Jo rejoined the relay, adding a 5.24km walk to her impressive monthly total (nevermind that she walked with son Ben who's kilometres belong to GoodGym Ealing ;) ). Meanwhile, Emma (who had already clocked 10.77km on a non-relay related walk) added 8.93km to the total with an hour long run.
Pauline and I returned to the relay for the final 2 hours. Pauline added 14.97km to her huge monthly total while I ended the biggest running week of my life with another 23.08km.
Throughout the day, our mega endurance walker Tim clocked a ridiculous 64.03km during a walk that lasted the best part of 11 hours!!!
Without adding other walks and incidentals clocked by the team during the day, Team Liverpool added 327km to the Team Nicky Spinks total in just 12 hours. What an incredible achievement. I'm so proud of you all!
What's more, Team Nicky Spinks won the whole of the January Challenge, clocking an enormous 20,074km. An astonishing 4,298km came from GoodGym Liverpool, making us the third branch overall, only behind the legendary GoodGym York and mighty GoodGym Bristol. You are all absolute STARS!
Individually, our Pauline smashed it in the good deed league table, with 50 good deeds completed. She also somehow found the time to clock an enormous 669.48km coming in second in the whole of GoodGym. But absolutely unstopable at the top of the table was our Tim who walked his way to an unbelievable 700.25km. How chuffing fantastic is that?! Plus a little humble brag from me, I came in 5th overall with 528.77km and achieved my goal to be the highest ranked Area Activator.
This means that GoodGym Liverpool clocked 3/5 of the top places this year.
We finally all took the chance to rest, sharing a Zoom dinner party and quiz hosted by Mat to celebrate.
As my time leading GoodGym Liverpool comes to an end, I was treated to a whole pile of gifts from the team - thank you so, so much to everyone, I feel really touched. But most of all, I'm blessed to have worked with such an incredible team for the last 3 years. Love yous x x x