Louise Chambers

Bromley

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Adele's leaving picnic at Crystal Palace Park - new date!

Sat 31 Jul 18:30 pm
Bridge House, 2 High St, London, SE20 8RZ
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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!

WE ARE NOW MEETING IN THE GARDEN OF THE BRIDGE HOUSE AT 6:30PM

As you probably know by now, I am hanging up my running shoes and passing on the GoodGym Bromley baton. As a celebration and farewell, we will have a little social. Meet in the garden of the Bridge House pub in Penge at 6:30pm.

We had planned a picnic but the weather forecast is not looking good.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone after such a long time!

Adele x

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Adele's leaving picnic at Crystal Palace Park

Sat 31 Jul 18:30 pm
Information Centre, Thicket Road, Crystal Palace Park, London, SE20 8DT

Please note that this party has been cancelled.

Wave off our Area Activator!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE, DUE TO ISOLATION!

As you probably know by now, I am hanging up my running shoes and passing on the GoodGym Bromley baton. As a celebration and farewell, we will have one of our lovely Bromley picnics. Meet outside the information centre (opposite the cafe) at 6:30pm and we can find a good spot for our get-together.

Bring your own food and drink and something to sit on, so we can socially distance and stay safe.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone after such a long time!

Adele x

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Louise Chambers completed a coach visit
Wed 18 Mar
Louise Chambers completed a coach visit
Wed 11 Mar
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Kitchen spring clean at Melvin Hall

Tue 17 Mar 18:45 pm
Bridge House, 2 High St, London, SE20 8RZ

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

Join us to do good and get fit

Welcome to GoodGym Bromley!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Tuesday evening to get active and do a physical task, to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

We will run (or walk) the short distance to Melvin Hall this week, for an indoor task. Their kitchen needs a deep clean, so pull on your rubber gloves and get busy!

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome, no matter what your pace is.

The Lowdown:

We meet just inside the front entrance of the Bridge House - look out for the red t-shirts and don't be shy, we're a friendly bunch! We have somewhere to leave bags while we run, so you could easily come straight from work. Every so often we stay behind for a drink (and food if you like) after our run, so we have a chance to catch up when we're not out of breath!

See you soon!

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Louise Chambers went on a group run
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Bromley

Flash mob

Tue 10 Mar
Report written by Louise Chambers

Nine fabulous runners headed up to the equally fabulous Upper Norwood Library hub, a wonderful community space.

A big Bromley welcome back to Chris and Darryl, who had dressed for spring in shorts and short sleeves, very brave!

Alys also joined us for her third good deed, which was a return to her workplace, now that's dedication! The library hub houses the Library of Things, a brilliant idea that will hopefully spread far and wide.

The rain had started to fall as we headed out for our warm-up, a trip to the park with the trusty stress pig. Thanks to Ian for back marking. After a round of lunges, squats, jumping jacks, high knees, hip openers and planks (thanks Tim!, we made our way up through the park, up the many stairs to reach Crystal Palace triangle and the library. The super-speedyBradley was waiting for us, having completed the Big Half in a mightily impressive 1 hour 12 minutes 22 seconds. Once I had figured out how to get in (push the door..), we were warmly welcomed by Daniel, who very kindly provided water and granola bars for us before explaining our task for the night. We originally thought that we going to be cleaning the kitchen, but Alys had told us that this was already spotless. Daniel showed us the staff office where there was a large desk to be dismantled and moved downstairs to the storage areas. He had also provided plenty of cleaning materials for us to give all of the surfaces a good clean.

Mark and Chris set to work on the desk, with the top being removed in only a few minutes, there was no holding them back. The copious number of screws holding the sturdy legs together were no match for this pair, with the desk soon in its component parts. Rather helpfully, there was a large lift for them to safely move the parts downstairs, stacking them neatly against the wall.

The rest of the team had armed themselves with bottles of Flash cleaning sprays and miracle sponges, tackling the desks, book hire machines and shelves. We always love a library task, with many fascinating books to explore ('All birds have anxiety' being one that particularly caught my attention). Hannah found the romance section which had some rather suspect titles ('The Spaniard's Pregnant Bride' anyone?). As we started to finish up, Chris came up with the fantastic pun, thanks Chris!

Daniel had cooked up a delicious smelling vegan chilli for a group at the library, and offered to cook for us when we next visit. We will happily accept such a lovely offer, thanks Daniel! (Lots of thanks all round tonight!)

We had hoped that the rain would ease for the run back down the hill, but it had not read the script and had got a lot more persistent. We democratically decided that a fitness session involving more hills would not be fun and headed straight back to our start point. Tim took a tumble on a kerb but was thankfully OK. We stopped under the railway bridge, taking advantage of the shelter and walls to aid our stretching, before heading back to the warmth of the Bridge House to collect our things. I think a social is well overdue, watch this space..

The task for next week hasn't been confirmed, keep an eye out here for the details.

Tim has arranged a community mission at the Crystal Palace Museum garden, where there are plenty of jobs to do, on Sunday 29th March. Keep an eye out for details and to sign up.

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Louise Chambers went on a group run
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Bromley

Fondue fencey tinge

Tue 3 Mar
Report written by Louise Chambers

OK, so the pun isn't the most obvious but if you try saying it a few different ways, you can almost get to You Sexy Thing....

A fabulous five returned to Melvin Hall to start painting the fence to the side of the main building, after giving the gate a welcome lick of paint a few weeks ago.

Ian was waiting for us at Melvin Hall, where we were welcomed by John, who very kindly provided us with cups of tea, jam doughnuts and cupcakes alongside the paint and brushes for the job at hand. Ian set to work cutting back the ivy that was growing through the fence, whilst Sam, Georgina and Tim got stuck into the paint, which looked rather like hot chocolate (hence the rather ropey pun), or school chocolate custard. Mmmm! It wasn't as cold as our last visit and we made real progress clearing the greenery and painting around two-thirds of the fence.

By the time we had cleared up and tucked into the goodies, we had run out of time for a fitness session, so we waved goodbye to Ian and headed back to our start point for a stretch.

Next week is a return to the Upper Norwood Library hub, a wonderful community space, to give their kitchen a spring clean. Sign up here.

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Spring clean the kitchen at Upper Norwood Library Hub

Tue 10 Mar 18:45 pm
Bridge House, 2 High St, London, SE20 8RZ
Help out at our local community hub

Welcome to GoodGym Bromley!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Tuesday evening to get active and do a physical task, to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

This week we will run up the hill to spring clean the kitchen at the Upper Norwood Library Hub. Expect a fun run, a great task and all the chatter.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome, no matter what your pace is.

The Lowdown:

We meet just inside the front entrance of the Bridge House - look out for the red t-shirts and don't be shy, we're a friendly bunch! We have somewhere to leave bags while we run, so you could easily come straight from work. Every so often we stay behind for a drink (and food if you like) after our run, so we have a chance to catch up when we're not out of breath!

See you soon!

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Tackle the tasks at Melvin Hall!

Tue 3 Mar 18:45 pm
Bridge House, 2 High St, London, SE20 8RZ
Help our local community space

Welcome to GoodGym Bromley!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Tuesday evening to get active and do a physical task, to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

We will run or walk the shorter distance to Melvin Hall this week, where there will be all sorts of tasks to tackle.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome, no matter what your pace is.

The Lowdown:

We meet just inside the front entrance of the Bridge House - look out for the red t-shirts and don't be shy, we're a friendly bunch! We have somewhere to leave bags while we run, so you could easily come straight from work. Every so often we stay behind for a drink (and food if you like) after our run, so we have a chance to catch up when we're not out of breath!

See you soon!

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