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Mrs M's husband is returning from hospital and needs a hospital bed put in. We were able to move some furniture (a desk and other bits and pieces) out of an upstairs room and into the garage, to make way for the new hospital bed. Mrs M was very grateful for the help, as it means that now they can proceed with her husband's discharge from hospital. We were glad to help. It was a nice bike ride through the Dollis Brook open spaces, which we thoroughly recommend!
Walk/Run/Cycle all or part or both any time in March.
Pymmes Brook Trail & or Dollis
The Dollis Valley Greenwalk is a 10 mile walk linking green spaces along the Dollis Valley, starting in Moat Mount, Mill Hill through Barnet and into Hampstead Heath. The route can take up to 6 hours to walk and is mostly flat with hard surfaces making it suitable for walkers, runners and wheelchair users. Some sections of the walk can be cycled and there are signs to tell you where you can do this.
See further details.. https://www.barnet.gov.uk/parks-sport-and-leisure/walks-and-trails/dollis-valley-greenwalk.
The Pymmes Brook Trail through North London is a pleasant walk, cycle or run. The walk starts on Monken Hadley Common in Barnet and takes you through various parks including Oak Hill Park, Arnos Park, Broomfield Park and Pymmes Park. The route follows the Pymmes Brook - one of the tributaries of the River Lea where the route finishes at Picket's Lock in Enfield. It runs for about 9 miles on a fairly flat easy path so its suitable for most abilities.
I have done both and think they are fantastic routes. Message me for any help.
A few good gym members committed over the month of February to do a little litter picking in their local areas. This included a valentines litter pick. (yes there are some litter picking romantics out there!) Well done to all! ... and here are a few pictures which tell the story.
I have set up another for the month of March while we are still effectively in lockdown with the weather improving you can expect to be busy!
Welcome to Marco who has just joined us and has a passion for litter picking. Give him a cheer!
So we can still be active, social and community spirited by doing a little plogging over the next couple of weeks of lockdown. Ideally with another member or friend. Maybe you have spotted some rubbish locally. If you need a picker let me know and I will try to drop one off to you. Send us a picture of your exploits. This a a rolling event to do before the end of the month.
Anyone who cycles is always on the lookout for potholes to ensure they don't have an accident. On my recent ride I've seen a couple of HUGE potholes and it made me think why are they there for ages - turns out people just don't report them, they complain about them though like me... So this weekend, my challenge is to report that pothole! All Week challenge:)
All areas can join in. For those in Redbridge, you can file a report here: https://my.redbridge.gov.uk/report/pothole-in-road
As usual please follow all Covid guidelines and make this walk/run/cycle as your daily exercise. Be careful, if you're taking photos!
Single Homeless Project Barnet are two homeless shelters in Finchley (65 bed spaces altogether). Recently, they did a call out for men’s shoes donations for their service users; all sizes welcome.
The team have asked if GoodGym Barnet (and beyond) runners would be able to safely bring their donations directly to the shelters. The charity has a concierge/security on site who can accept the donations. The task can occur anytime between the hours of 10am-8pm.
In case of any issues or problems finding the place, you can contact the service manager Giedre on 07581188707 / email@example.com
See locations below:
EEA Nationals Service Flat 1, Block A, Clandon House Clandon Gardens Finchley N3 3BD
Multi-borough Cold Weather Shelter Flat 19, Block B, Clandon House Clandon Gardens Finchley N3 3BD
You can send your lovely pictures from your good deed to me and I will put everything together into a nice report. You can use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information about the charity on: https://www.shp.org.uk/
A few GoodGym members came together for a yoga practice.
If you’re ready to add yoga to your workout routine or deepen your yoga practice in general, you may wonder how much time you need to spend on your mat to experience the physical and mental benefits.
Well, it depends. Studies show that a regular yoga practice can improve muscle strength, promote good posture, increase balance, and help flexibility.
It can also boost your immune system and reduce your risk of symptoms related to chronic health conditions. Check out the newest yoga workouts in the Aaptiv app here.
But whether you practice once in a blue moon or every single day, here’s what a slew of experts suggest for both beginners and established yogis.
Tuesday on line yoga session at 8pm Join from 7.55 You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask some questions 7.45 This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour + long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement. Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)