Group Fitness Activities
What we had in the bag was a bit more of a source of debate as there was some confusion about what in the large root pile was meant to being bagged up. Mitch and Amy got bagging (something anyway) with the help of Debs when she arrived. Tay, Louise, Jenna, Ros and Laura carried on digging up roots and they were joined by Sarah half way through. There were some interesting debates about the merits of different insects and whether Daddy Long Legs were venomous. At the end we returned the tools to the carriage shed and Debs was impressed to discover that it was indeed a carriage. What's more it had a lovely big Goodgym G on it (although only one).
After our slabtastic mission last time at the Backies, Beki has agreed to let us come back and build the shed topping 🥳 This is session 1 of 2, but hopefully the job won't take all the time of both. Bring gloves in case of sharp edges, and all your best flat pack skills!
🥳A whopping 31 excellent GoodGymmers gathered on a crisp and chilly January evening to celebrate GoodGym York's 5th birthday with a group run, fitness session and cake - the perfect combination, especially after a mega 5-task 5th birthday weekend 🎉
👋We were thrilled to welcome Antonia to her first group run, after she joined us for a community mission on Saturday.
🌟 We were also delighted to present Izzy with the 50 good deeds cape of glory. What a hero 🦸♀️
🏃♀️ 🚶♂️After a (slightly extended) warm up, we jogged/walked down to Rowntree Park where we met Jenny from the Council Environment team who had brought a van full of tools for various tasks tonight 🚚
💪We split into various teams with each group being assigned a task.
🌿Team Green Waste (catchy) were wheelbarrowing said green waste from a large pile to Team Tree-age. Many frogs were found and rescued during this task 🐸
🌳Team Tree-age (get it?!) were sorting the green waste into different piles, depending on the twiggy-ness of it 🌿
🍃Meanwhile, Team Lop had their work cut out, cutting back a very overgrown area. Huge kudos to Lizzie who did a sterling job holding the light so everyone could see what they were doing 💡
🌺Alongside all of that, Team Flowerbed were digging flowerbed to clear it of everything except trees and one particular plant. Craig and Huw had their work cut out with a particularly stubborn root but very impressively got it out🌱
📷After half an hour of hard work, a lot had been achieved and a sense of satisfaction (hopefully) pervaded all. After a group photo and transporting all the tools back to the van, we said farewell to our walking friends and did a fitness session. We split into teams and did some relays, firstly running and then skipping. Personally, I had a great time seeing the many, many different skipping techniques. Everyone did brilliantly and then it was time to run back to base and eat cake 🤤
🍰With a choice of brownies and caramel shortbread (or maybe both 😏), all the baked goods were quickly finished and it was time to head off.
🙌Thank you everyone for a truly excellent evening and don't forget that we've got plenty of tasks this week to help us to reach our target of 400 good deeds (and 10,000k distance) for the January Challenge. Will we make it?! See all of our upcoming sessions here and sign up to one or many to help us get there ☑️
Credit to Nick for the pun 😅
We'll be continuing to help clear an abandoned allotment to create a community orchard and apiary. Please bring gloves and a headtorch.
Welcome to GoodGym York 🙌
🏃♀️🏃We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.
WHERE WE MEET 🎒 We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there.
😷We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way.
🚲There is cycle parking as you approach the Centre and a 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition, on street parking is available on Priory Street.
TONIGHT 🌱We’re heading to Rowntree Park tonight to help the Council Environment team. They've asked for our help to tidy up the area, to make it a more pleasant environment for everyone who uses it.
THE TASK 🧤 As we'll be doing various tidy up tasks in the gardens, please bring gardening gloves and a headtorch if possible.
RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US 👏GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to Rowntree Park (1.5km each way). Walkers may need to leave at 6:25pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.
👍We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.
POST-RUN SOCIAL 🍻We normally head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat (COVID rules-pending, obviously). Please join us!