Group Fitness Activities
Our first group of 2022 was a welcome way to face Blue Monday. 8 keen faces met at the Suitcases to happily restart an old habit just when any New Year’s resolutions could’ve started to be on the wane.
After we did our introductions, we had a gentle warm around the Suitcases before heading North. We wound our way past the Wigwam and below the Royal until we had an open stretch below Everton Park. With the steps in darkness, we rerouted to run steadily up the hill knowing the rewarding views of our city lights twinkling in the dark awaited us. After a few photos it was time to make our way back, with some graduated sprints in the University grounds and a few runs on the Wigwam steps. We’d broken the seal on our 2022 group runs! Well done Danny for your first of hopefully many Monday runs and well done all for getting some good miles in. Check out the upcoming events for some good environmental work on the way in the coming weeks too😊
We continue our sessions working with the NHS Recovery Ranger at a selection of Liverpool Hospitals, to help create beautiful spaces for nature and people to recover and thrive. This time we will be planting some trees at Broadgreen Hospital. We were last at Broadgreen Hospital in October 2021 building raised beds (and playing on the outdoor gym!) and look forward to going back again
With the evenings still darker it's a good idea to bring a head torch if you have one! And as always, bring your own gloves.
The meet up point is off Thomas Drive, see here for the what 3 words location link
Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool
We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Liverpool City Region.
Most Group Runs will be lead one of our fabulous volunteer qualified Run Leaders, but watch out for ones listed as 'Social Runs' as this means no Run Leader is present but we still go out and run together keeping our 'no one left beind' GoodGym vibe in place!
No task this week giving us some extra time to enjoy a run together
We'll be meeting at the Suitcases on Hope Street for a warm up What 3 Words meet up link Followed by a run to Everton Park, a brief fitness session in the University Car Park on the way, and then a run back led by John.
The full run is roughly 5K but will include plenty of chances to pause and catch breath and we have plenty of time so no one will be left behind!
With the evenings still darker we advise you to dig out those hi viz clothes and head/chest torches if you have one! Run Safe.
If you prefer the walk option, either leave a comment below or message Ema via our whatsapp group or email (email@example.com) so we can plan this in advance
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
Good Gym have been asked by Cycling Project - Wheels For All Coordinator to help them to clean up the space around where they keep their bicycles. They have a big container full of cycles in a small outdoor area at the back of The Brain Charity. The area is quite overshadowed by buildings and could do with a bit of TLC. The task will be some litter picking, weeding, sweeping and there are a small amount of railings around the cycle container that need to be painted to bring some brightness into the area. This is the start of transforming this small area into a place where people can gather before or after a ride. It's great that Goodgym have been given the opportunity to be at the start of this.
Cycling Projects is a national UK cycling charity which promotes inclusive cycling through a range of successful community engagement programmes that give people the opportunity to cycle on a regular basis; through help, support and guidance. You can find out more about the charity on their website https://cycling.org.uk/
Meet at The Brain Charity Norton Street
A team of 11 Goodgym walkers and runners set out to brighten up the SANCTUARY Yarden.
Gathering around the Suitcases, the energy was bubbling as new and old Goodgym members met. It was brilliant to have Frances join us, returning to help this brilliant charity. After a top to toe warm up, we headed off. Pauline leading the walking group and the runners taking a scenic route to admire the Wigwam and Giraffe buildings before rendevousing in Crown St Park. Selfies and parading complete the team met the wonderful Maddie who had everything ready to go. A mix of clearing top soil, weeding and emptying soil commenced with the team working slickly. Two planters were completely revived with fresh compost and the rest were weeded and topped. The difference was considerable and left the Yarden looking much more fitting of the place name.
Well done team for the great effort, thanks to Pauline for walk leading and photos and to Steph for the pun!
Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool
We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Liverpool City Region.
We're going back for our third visit to this amazing charity, having first helped out at Sanctuary Family Support back in the summer of 2019 fixing up their kitchen and outside space, and visited once again in July this year.
We're back again to help finish off restoring their gorgeous Yarden back to it's pre-lockdown glory. Creating a much needed oasis of calm for people living with and recovering from addiction.
Sanctuary Family support is a confidential service for Substance misusers and family members 18 and over. We provide 1-1 support, counselling, outreach, holistic therapies, drug education & information, workshops, family cohesion activities during summer holidays.
The Run (and walk)
GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and always have a walking option too if that's more preferable for you. 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.
We'll be meeting at the Suitcases on Hope Street, details of the run/walk to follow! What 3 Words location link
The run/walk starts at 6:30pm so please arrive a little early ready to start on time.