Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Tower Hamlets

Area Activator

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Tower Hamlets

Mondays at Meath: Face-to-face fitness session

Mon 10 May 19:30 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
Come and join our outdoor workout!

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
  • Glutes, abs and upper body blast
  • Last minute lap
  • Cool-down and stretch
  • Cheerios!

PLEASE BRING A MAT OR A TOWEL TO LIE ON THE GRASS

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Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Talk to the sand

Fri 30 Apr
Report written by Laura Williams

Why didn't the chicken cross the road?

There was a flurry (okay, okay, it had to be done) of anticipatory excitement at the thought of skilfully relocating the chicken coop at John Scurr this evening. But on arrival, Ray informed us that the decision to move the chickens had been put on hold for the moment, over concerns that these noisy, feathered friends may prove to be an undesirable alarm call for local residents in their new spot.

Sand and Deliver

Never ones to complain, the GoodGym crew promptly set about suiting up for the next task: priming the wall for a big paint job. It was all go, with goggles, masks, extendable rollers and disposable aprons. Ray had left no stone unturned ensuring every health, safety, mess and precision box was ticked.

While we waited for the wall to dry, we moved to the next task: sanding the iron structure outside the classroom. This was tougher on the delts, lats and triceps that you'd imagine, and a lower body boost, too, particularly if you fancied climbing to confront the higher beams.

The time sped by, and before we knew it, we were posing for pics in our science dress up.

Same time, same place

Ray was really pleased with what we got done, and wasted no time inviting us back next week.

I'll be there.

Well done, everyone - a thoroughly lovely start to the long weekend.

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Tower Hamlets

Band and Deliver

Mon 26 Apr
Report written by Laura Williams

There was chat, there was running, there was a pre-training task... Yep, it was Monday night at Meath Gardens.

All the regulars!

What a lovely turnout. A full list of sign-ups arrived at the fallen tree in huge Meath Gardens, an oasis nestled away behind bustling Roman Road.

We welcomed back Task Force member Kat, who'd flung herself right back in at the deep end, co-leading tonight's task at Hollybush with Becky. A supersquad no less.

And so we gathered in our favourite semi-circle with mats, resistance bands, music and a blue, blue sky.

What we did...

We ran to the basketball court a couple of times ("Maybe 3/10 intensity on the way there, and, say 7/10 on the way back?"); enjoyed some static stretches, dynamic stretches, and a core set-up, before running through top-to-toe moves with our looped resistance bands.

We finished with the greyhound-and-hare speed game, perfected by Simon who did the best hare impression, even after a sprint finish.

Shout-outs of shout-outs

Thanks to Becky and Kat for top task-leading, and to Becky for leading the run from Hollybush; to Jess and Simon for being our speedy, fun, courageous hares, and to the whole crew in general for committing, showing up, welcoming one another, and just being living, breathing Team Spirit.

See you in a fortnight!

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Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Moving the chicken coop, painting the basketball court at John Scurr Primary School

Fri 30 Apr 18:00 pm
John Scurr Primary School (Cleveland Way entrance), 25 Cleveland Way, London, E1 4TZ
Get your weekend off to a feathery, feelgood start...

Come and join Area Activator Laura as she heads up the team helping Task Owner Ray relocate the chickens, and other fun activity!

What you will be doing

  • Tasks this evening will include relocating the baseless(!) chicken coup, painting the basketball court and other walls, and sanding down some edges of the building.

Where we will be meeting

  • We will meet at 6pm at the Cleveland Way entrance to the school (there is a Tesco Express a few doors down on the corner of Mile End Road).

Need to cancel?

  • Life happens and sometimes you can't make it after all. We just ask that you un-sign with as much notice as possible, to allow someone else to take your place (the school really need all eight pairs of hands this evening).
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Tower Hamlets

Mondays at Meath: Running-and-resistance-band workout

Mon 26 Apr 19:30 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
Our Monday night series continues! This week: another optional pre-workout run!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

OPTION 1: GROUP RUN TO FITNESS SESSION

OPTION 2: MEET AT MEATH GARDENS FOR FITNESS SESSION ONLY

  • 7.30pm: Meet at Meath Gardens near SureStart Centre.

SESSION PLAN (Please bring a small mat or towel for this evening's session to lie on the grass).

  • Welcome, hello's, how-are-we-all-doing...
  • Gentle jog warm-up
  • Quick stretch
  • Couple of laps, bit of speedwork (suitable for all fitness ability)
  • Resistance band workout
  • Last minute lap
  • Cool-down and stretch
  • Cheerios!

Injured, out-of-shape but still fancy coming? Plenty of exercise modifications if you'd like to join!

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Training session
Tower Hamlets

Flex and the City

Mon 19 Apr
Report written by Laura Williams

Back together again...

A lovely sized group headed to our favourite Meath Gardens this evening for our Monday night fitness session.

We arrived in dribs and drabs: some came straight to Meath; others arrived from our Monday night task at Hollybush, thanks to fabulous task-and-run-leading by Leo.

Show us your moves

Tonight's movement menu consisted of a couple of running drills, to work on hip drive and hip mobility; some standing balance-and-core moves, before a tough little lower body/upper body/core circuit.

We finished with our favourite grey-and-hare relay-esque speed game before some fiddly-but-effective stretches.

Pat on the back.

Well done to everyone who showed up and ploughed through all this content. It's lovely to learn how to be together in a group once again, with a little small talk and a lot of strength work.

Shout outs tonight to Joanna, our wonderful Task Owner from favourite Meath Gardens who we saw on her way home! And who took some fab aerial pics of us working out.

...While shout-out of the night goes to Leo, who didn't miss a beat when picking up our first group run baton, taking both the good-sized team to Hollybush, navigating a picturesque canal run, all before devouring 45 mins of fiery fitness moves.

Thanks for a lovely evening, everyone. Until next week.

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