Gillian Scolari

Windsor and Maidenhead

10Good deeds

10runs

30cheers

Gillian Scolari has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 3 Aug 2022

Gillian has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Gillian Scolari has cheered by other people 25 times. Wed 3 Aug 2022

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

Gillian Scolari went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

GoodGym paving the way with gold!

Wed 3 Aug
Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

After arriving early, to meet up with Rich from Holyport, I found out the task had been changed at the last minute, due to the strimmers hadn't arrived in time. We were then given the task of filling in the potholes which Goodgym managed excellently last time out. The 8 Goodgymers led by Sophie, were quick off the marks, shovelling the shingles into wheelbarrows before sprinting off, to fill in the potholes. After 20 minutes, we had run out of potholes to fill! If there was a Commonwealth sport for this, GoodGym would win gold! The next task, we had to move the rest of the shingles up to the clubhouse, with Georgetta choosing to run back! Sadly, I lost count after 10 barrow loads. After an excellent effort, it was back off to the sports bar for refreshment courtesy of Holyport FC.

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Gillian Scolari signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Trimming and Strimming at Holyport Football Club

Wed 3 Aug 19:00 pm
Westmead, (the end furthest away from Aldebury Rd), Maidenhead, SL6 7HQ
Help out a local volunteer-run club

#WednesdayNightIsGoodGymNight and Area Aactivator Amy is away this week, but that won't stop us GoodGyming! Join Sophie for a great upper body workout trimming the hedges and strimming the edges of the pitch at Holyport Football Club.

In case you need any more persuading to sign up, rumour has it a Taskforce member might also be leading a fun fitness challenge AND Holyport FC are well known for providing amazing snacks.

The meeting place for this session is the residential road Westmead, from the end of which there is a small path that leads to the football club. If you are running late please contact Sophie on 07969 162628. There is limited parking here so please arrive on foot or by bike. There is also likely to be a social run, walk or bike ride starting from another location (or locations) so look out for details at the bottom of this listing and/or on the WhatsApp group. If you're not a member of the WhatsApp group yet you can join by clicking on this link from your smartphone. It is a great way to connect with other GoodGymers.

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Gillian Scolari went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Aromatherapy

Thu 21 Jul
Report written by Sheila Attenborough

Anita, Diya, Gillian and Sheila met at the Community Allotment for the weekly watering session. Although the sky had done a reasonable job of watering the night before, Anita took control of the hose and gave everything another good soaking. Gillian weeded the runner bean bed, whilst Diya and Sheila tackled the overgrown hedge. The smell that emanated from some of the hedging as we cut it was very aromatic - so therapeutic! We left it with a slight mohican cut as we coudn't quite reach the top bits, but perhaps we'll return with a tall person next time!

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Gillian Scolari went on a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

High rollers

Wed 20 Jul
Report written by Amy Lovell
she/her

What a relief to be rained on this evening after the oppressive heat of the last couple of days! And what a joy to be out getting fit and doing good with a great bunch of people.

We met under the shelter of an obliging tree in Boyn Grove Park, welcomed everyone and kicked off with a discussion about whether we should head straight to the task or have a play in the rain in the park first. Playing in the rain won of course, so we warmed up our legs with some slightly silly drills and then went for a lap of the park. Well done to everyone for powering up the big hill!

We then walked together the short hop to All Saints Junior School, where a blue corridor was awaiting its first coat of white paint. We were welcomed by task owner Carl, he showed us which bits to paint and which bits to leave and equipped us with plenty of brushes and rollers. Then we set to work. After about an hour we were proud to have covered almost the entire space - more than we imagined we would manage on arrival. There had also been lots of laughter and happy chatter, some miaowing, some excellent use of tall people and ladders to for the high bits, and we even washed a wall!

We then headed out into the (now even heavier) rain for a quick fitness session involving resistance bands, penguins, burpees, and a three-legged race. Such fun!

Thanks to all who came along and well done on a great session! If you're up for helping with coat 2 on Monday evening, click here for more details and to sign up.

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Gillian Scolari signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Watering at the Maidenhead Community Allotment

Thu 21 Jul 18:00 pm
Boyn Grove Community and Resource Centre, 11 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6JE
Give the fruit and veggies a big drink and watch them thrive!

Stop by the Maidenhead Community Allotment on your walk, run or bike ride and give the fruit and veggies a big drink.

The allotment is quite well hidden. You need to go past the entrance to the library and to the far end of the Community Resource Centre building to find it (opposite end to where the playground is). If you’re lost call Amy on 07939 487106.

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Gillian Scolari went on a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Jen-uinely the best cake ever. You've gateau try it!

Wed 13 Jul
Report written by Amy Lovell
she/her

This evening's group run/walk had all the ingredients for the perfect GoodGym session:

sunshine, a scenic route, a mix of tasks, netball, skipping, hula hooping, butter, sugar, flour, eggs, chocolate, whipped cream, cherries, Georgeta's magical baking skills, and above all....drumroll please....Jen! Congratulations Jen on achieving a whopping 250 good deeds and thank you for giving us a reason to celebrate.

We met at Homebase and enjoyed a fairly chilled out walk/run to St Luke's. It was too hot for much more! Thanks to Juli and Gillian, who showed us the scenic route along the Greenway. It was great to catch up with everyone while we walked, with much chatter about the up coming Beat the Boat race and some super inspiring tales of wild swimming in Slovenia.

Thanks to task owner Jon, who met us at the school gates and gave us our tasks - weeding the quiet area, re-distributing the wood chip around the climbing frames and cleaning the bike sheds.

Georgeta, Gillian and Juli jumped at the chance to do some weeding and couldn't resist clearing some leaves too. Kim Rachel and I channeled our inner zen gardeners whilst raking the wood chip, and Sophie and Jen got their upper body workout whilst making the bike shelters shine. Well done everyone!

On discovering a large hula hoop and a skipping rope I was like a child in a playground and wasted no time setting up a fitness circuit, which also included mountain climbers, jumping over a hoe, tricep dips, zig zag runs and a mini game of netball - just what we needed to earn our cake!

Finally it was time for cake and to give Jen a big cheer for her AMAZING milestone. Here is a poem to celebrate her achievements:

250 good deeds…plus 3

Jen Simpson, you inspire me!

She came to our first ever group run

She even wrote the title pun.

A pioneer of social visits,

Nothing is too much for Jen is it?

Vaccination clinics and wellbeing calls,

Weeding schools and painting walls,

She sweeps the floors and waters pot plants

Sometimes wearing Christmas hot pants!

She’s committed to her daily steps

In fitness sessions she’ll do all the reps.

She’s also a big fan of parkrun

And she brings her mum to join the fun.

Jen’s saved in my phone as Jen GG Slough

But she’s just as much one of us now.

Jen, GoodGym Queen, you deserve a chateau…

But in the meantime there’s black forest gateau!

3 cheers for Jen!

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Gillian Scolari signed up to a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

It's (another) paint job!

Wed 20 Jul 18:45 pm
Boyn Grove Open Space and Play Area, Maidenhead, SL6 6JD
Group run or walk to freshen up the halls at All Saints Junior School

#WednesdayNightisGoodGymNight and this Wednesday it's a case of School's out for Summer, GoodGym is in for a paint job!

We'll meet and welcome everyone at Boyn Grove Park at 6.45pm, before a sociable and fun 'meet and retreat' session around the park. If the concept is new to you then don't worry! The brilliant thing about meet and retreat is it allows us all to go at our own walking or running pace whilst staying within sight of each other. Amy will demonstrate how it works on the night.

We will then head to nearby All Saints Junior School, where we'll dive into the task - rollering white paint onto the walls in the hallway, brightening the area ready for a new school year.

Remember you might get a bit paint splattered so avoid wearing your smartest sports kit.

We will finish with a quick fitness session (think squats, planks and laughter, with plenty of low impact options for those with injuries or new to fitness) and then we will head back to Boyn Grove to stretch and to say goodbye.

Can't wait to see you there!

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Gillian Scolari went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

When it rains, look for rainbows…

Thu 30 Jun
Report written by Nicola
she/her

It was a soggy start to our session at Maidenhead Community Allotment, where Gillian, Anita and Nicola were given a helping hand with the watering task by an honorary fourth GoodGym member - The Weather. But we dug deep despite the downpour to crack on with our other tasks, and planted a cherry tree, which got the seal of approval from a friendly (hungry) robin. We were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow overhead! There was even time for a bit of weeding in the sunshine that followed, and it was good to see some of the raspberry plants we've tended on previous missions are almost bearing fruit. This was the first of a series of Thursday evening missions at the allotment and we look forward to returning next week.

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