Lieke

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Mondays at Meath: Face-to-face fitness session

Mon 12 Apr 19:15 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
New for Spring: come and join our outdoor workout!

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)
  • Cheerios!

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.

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Lieke went on a community mission
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Tower Hamlets

We were boulder-ed over

Sat 3 Apr
Report written by Stephen Tolfree

It was a nippy morning as we returned to Stepney City Farm to complete the wildlife pond. We were met as usual by the friendly Alex. Khush and Isla used the mattock to loosen soil and then wheel it over to spread at the edge of the catchment area. Eva, Lieke, Simon and Stephen shovelled aquatic soil into wheelbarrows and spread it by the edge of the pond. Simon and Stephen filled in the ledges and Lieke and Eva filled the waterlogged area at the end of the pond. Later Isla and Khush joined in with the aquatic soil and soon we had used it all up. We then had a version of an Easter egg hunt, finding boulders from around the site and gathering them by the pond. Lieke and Stephen finished off putting a bale of hay into the pond and almost fell in trying unsuccessfully to balance rocks on the top, so thankfully Khush came to the rescue!

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Easter Saturday at Stepney City Farm : Landscaping the new wildlife pond

Sat 3 Apr 10:00 am
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Green, London, E1 3DG
Come and help shift turf, wheel and rake as we help the farm move this new space along...

Come and join this small, outdoor group activity!

What you will be doing

  • You will be led this morning by Task Force pro Stephen as you shift aquatic soil in wheelbarrows, rake and move stones.

Cancellation

  • The farm need 6 GoodGymers for this activity, so if anything changes after signing-up for this activity, please un-sign with as much notice as possible, to free up your place for someone else.
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Tower Hamlets

...Baby Run More Time

Mon 29 Mar
Report written by Laura Williams

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...

We did...

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.

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Lieke went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Gardening tasks at Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Mon 29 Mar

We're back to one of our longest established tasks with Janet and Eileen of this popular Community Food Garden.

Join Task Force regular Lieke as she leads this small, outdoor activity on the second day of British Summer Time!

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Gardening tasks at Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Mon 29 Mar 18:00 pm
Cranbrook Community Centre, Mace Street, London, E2 0RB
Come and say hello to Janet and Eileen as we help clear the big gardening backlog...

We're back to one of our longest established tasks with Janet and Eileen of this popular Community Food Garden.

Join Task Force regular Lieke as she leads this small, outdoor activity on the second day of British Summer Time!

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Tower Hamlets

You don't like the outdoors? Unbe-leaf-able

Sun 29 Nov
Report written by Lieke

What a lovely Sunday afternoon at Cranbrook! A socially distanced team of 6, were on the various tasks immediately. From clearing out pots, cleaning up leaves to cutting some of the bigger trees.

As you can see from the pictures, we got a lot done in just a few hours - we even had to push down container waste in order to add more.

Towards the end, our lovely Cranbrook hosts surprised us by a nice tea break, accompanied by some cookies and a delicious piece of cheesecake!

We will be back!

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Lieke went on a community mission
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Tower Hamlets

Guess who....

Sat 28 Nov
Report written by Peter Van Tongeren

As per title and main picture... guess who's legs those are!

Besides sorting out some wall issues by those mystery legs, there were lots of jobs that were tackled by this marvelous team:

  • cleaning huge fridges
  • labeling & boxing up mice & keyboards
  • marking out parking spaces
  • setting up sanitation stations
  • counting everything in hall 3
  • more counting in hall 3 (loads to count!)
  • labeling the halls
  • fixing & decorating walls
  • assisting electricians
  • putting tables together
  • tea/coffee break
  • helping to put up (Christmas?) lights
  • swapping broken printer
  • finishing reception area flooring
  • tidying up outside of reception area

Apologies if I left any off, there was so much going on, near impossible to track everything & everyone!

A few names to highight:

We had one person come down for the first time! Welcome to the Goodgym family Dami! Newhams Helen can be looking forward to her black t-shirt after completing her 50th task! That banana cake looked delicious and was well earned. And Natalie will be floating home carried by her newly acquired wings - 100 tasks for this Greenwich regular.

Thanks to Nick & Sharon for taking pictures and big thank you from Richard and the Crisis team for all the work done!

There are a couple of sessions up for next week, shifting from evenings to day time on Wednesday & Thursday. Like the Saturdays, these are logged as 10-4, but you can come later and/or finish earlier - very much flexible volunteering! So if you need an excuse to escape the house for a little while, why not pop round and help out for a while?

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Tower Hamlets

Essential gardening assistance at Cranbrook Community Food Garden

Sun 29 Nov 12:00 pm
Cranbrook Community Centre, Mace Street, London, E2 0RB
We'll be in and out delivering this small, outdoor gardening activity.

Come and join Lieke and a small group of 5, as we lend a spacious, outdoor hand to Janet and Eileen at Cranbrook Community Food Garden.

Heavy pots need emptying; unswept leaves need tackling, and high branches cutting.

What you need to know:

  • This activity has been risk-assessed: there is ample space for social distancing; toilet facilities with hand sanitiser and a one-way operation are in place.

  • Tools will be provided.

  • The small group will be spread out into different areas of the garden.

What you will be doing

  • Clearing leaves from borders.
  • Re-housing ivy.
  • Trimming high branches and brambles.
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CRISIS - The Christmas Community Mission: The Big Weekender

Sat 28 Nov 10:00 am
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Yep, it's Saturday which means one thing: an early start at The Warehouse...

With time getting on, we're upping our game to bring you a truly festive task and Crisis those experienced, local pairs of hands they could do with, at this time.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE WAREHOUSE ON SATURDAY...

The warehouse team would love it if you could commit to the whole 6 hours (there's lots to do) but appreciate this may not be possible. Therefore, if you arrive after the 10am start time, you need to:

  • Complete the sign-in book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.

  • Grab a hi-vis vest.

  • Sanitise hands.

  • Wait for Richard, our project coordinator, to come and collect you (Richard will be doing regular 'sweeps' of this area to come and collect GoodGymers, so sit tight and chat to fellow runners - keeping your distance from one another!).

Health and Safety

  • You need to bring your own gloves to wear.

  • You need to bring a face covering and although this is a vast area, when you're working in an indoor area here, you will need to wear your face covering.

  • The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.

LAST IMPORTANT ITEM TO NOTE

  • We have to adhere to strict number caps on sign-up,but Crisis DO need 30 GoodGymers. SO PLEASE UN-SIGN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS ACTIVITY CLOSER TO THE TIME.

  • If you un-sign, someone else waiting for a place on this activity then gets notified a spot has become free.

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