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We're celebrating the return of indoor sport with some...outdoor sport :)
Yes, we'll be meeting in huge, picturesque Meath Gardens, for a fitness session led by Area Activator Laura, which will run as follows:
- Welcome, hello's, how-are-we-all-doing...
- Gentle jog warm-up
- Quick stretch
- Running drills
- Standing core
- Lower body
- Last minute laps
- Cool-down and stretch
- Big photo op (optional)
PLEASE WEAR YOUR GOODGYM T-SHIRT AS WE HAVE A SPECIAL PHOTO OP AT THE END OF THIS EVENING'S SESSION, FOR THOSE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE!
Injured, out-of-shape but still fancy coming? We'll have two PTs on-site for this evening's session, so there's be plenty of alternatives on offer if you're struggling to run.
REPORT WRITTEN BY BABLU MIAH OF TRAPPED IN ZONE ONE:
"Yesterday saw Trapped in Zone One team up with GoodGym Tower Hamlets to distribute flyers about new community projects, connecting and inspiring young people in Tower Hamlets through creativity and sport.
We connected with residents along Vallance Road, sharing our project with a smile, which got the locals engaging, all while abiding social distancing rules, but at a time when that face-to-face conversation is still hard to come by, due to COVID-19.
We hope doing some old-school-marketing will bring some benefit to our project, and we look forward to seeing how many young people we connect with, over the coming months.
Thank you to GoodGym Tower Hamlets for all your help and continued support to Trapped in Zone One."
Big shout-out to Eva for our fun pun, and to both Becky and Eva for their huge contribution to this dedicated, fun, leafleting session.
And then we were back
It was quite a sight: 11 GoodGym runners turning up one-by-one to meet by the fallen tree in lovely Meath Gardens, for our first day back of organised outdoor sport.
We said our hello's; we went through our health and safety, we distanced and distanced a bit more, and started this evening's exercise itinerary...
First up was...the running. Stephen led the strong squad for a couple of laps, followed by Becky taking her turn to get the team around. We then blitzed what seemed like dozens of dynamic stretches, some running drills, strength work and some more...running, playing the great greyhound-and-hare game, and then the "I-know-lets-finish-with-the-blended-speed-lap."
The runners were so resilient when having to complete tough lap after tough lap.
We finished with some static stretches before saying a brief cheerio, and heading home for dinner.
Counting our blessings
It was a lovely evening: the sun shone, the tarmac beckoned, the laughter echoed and the support remained throughout.
Well done everyone.
Come and meet Bablu from Trapped in Zone One as he guides you 'round the Vallance Road area, helping spread the word about the new youth project.
What you will be doing
Meeting Bablu from Trapped in Zone One at 6pm.
Putting GoodGym fitness to good use as you help distribute a hefty 500 flyers in the Vallance area, for this new Tower Hamlets Homes Voice of the Youth project. Bablu can answer your questions about the project; the area you're covering...Anything at all.
Advising Bablu what makes a good GG report. Yes, Bablu will be writing tonight's report, and taking pics, so your GG expertise is needed!
Questions, queries, contact...
- Bablu is co-leading this task with Area Activator Laura. Any issues, problems etc, Laura will be available before, during and after, at email@example.com
We're heading back to Weaver's Adventure Playground after a long gap to help Alex start the lengthy process of clearing up, after some playground construction work. Tasks may include filling skips, painting and constructing decking.
Why have GG Tower Hamlets considered this an essential Community Mission?
We have held off on heading back to Alex at the playground since last year, but the playground currently remains closed to local families and children due to the work that needs doing.
The playground is currently short staffed, with most of the resources being taken up with the Thursday food bank the playground has provided since last summer.
- We very much hope you'll be able to make it but if anything changes after you've signed up, please un-sign as soon as possible to free up your place for someone else (we normally have a team of 15-20 at Weavers, but we're reducing numbers at this crucial time).
Any queries, concerns or issues around this Community Mission, please contact Area Activator Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's all go this evening as we get together for our first face-to-face fitness session of 2021.
We'll be meeting in huge, picturesque Meath Gardens, and the session will be as follows:
- Hellos and welcome!
- Running-got-a-little-rusty warm-up
- Dynamic stretching
- Running speedwork (tailored to all fitness levels)
- Strength exercises, including balance and core
- Cool-down and stretch
A committed group of GoodGymers gathered at the huge Crisis warehouse today to help with the final stages of emptying the building.
We were lucky enough to be involved from the off in helping set up this huge Christmas warehouse operation, but we didn't expect to be invited back in March! Quelle surprise.
Anyway, it turns out many pairs of active hands make for light work, and so the runners busied themselves lifting bags, and bags, and tables, and wheeling pallets and trolleys and generally getting quite the workout.
Richard, the project co-ordinator here at Crisis joined the team on the warehouse floor throughout, assigning members to new activity every time any one looked at a loose end.
It was spacious, it was safe, it was sociable, and it was really quite an enjoyable way to spend the first Sunday in March.
Hopefully we'll be back for another final visit before the team move on.
Well done and thanks to everyone involved today, and a huge warm welcome to Clelia whose first GoodGym event this was. It was lovely to see you, and thanks for all you achieved.