Maia Kennedy

Tower Hamlets

1Good deeds

1runs

2cheers

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Mondays at Meath: Face-to-face fitness session

Mon 24 May 19:45 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
This week it's all about the resistance bands...

Welcome to Team Monday.

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...
  • Quick lap of the gardens
  • Dynamic stretches
  • Resistance band workout
  • Last minute speedwork
  • Cool-down and stretch
  • Cheerios!

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

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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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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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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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Mondays at Meath: Floor-and-Core (face-to-face fitness session)

Mon 19 Apr 19:30 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
Our Monday night series continues! This week: 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
  • Balance challenge
  • Lower body, core and upper body circuit
  • 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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One Rep Closer

Mon 12 Apr
Report written by Laura Williams

On time, on target

Well, it started well. 15 t-shirt-clad GoodGym runners met by the Mystical Fitness Tree in heavenly Meath Gardens at 7:15pm.

We said our hello's, and greeted members we hadn't seen for a while as we moved through our first few stretches.

Some dynamic stretches and easy laps were followed by a few running drills (it's all about the hip drive, you know) and some standing core exercises.

Well that was intense.

Then we were joined by PT Rob, who, as billed, proceeded to take the team through lower body. AMRAP-style.

As this incredible team of 15 followed instruction after instruction, where squat depth, duration and repetition were all used to intensify this lower body extravaganza, I tried to gauge whether our GoodGym squad were alarmed or just focused (or both).

After more running drills, we then moved them swiftly onto the obligatory greyhound and hare speed game, more Christmas tree shuttle runs before some final stretches. And our short photo moment for the evening.

Three cheers

It was an amazing effort. I feel very proud of our team tonight, many of whom have not undertaken a structured workout for a while, who welcomed one another so warmly, and then powered through 60 tough Monday night movement minutes.

It's official: you're still amazing.

Until next week.

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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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