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Oxford

Fitness Thursdays rebranded

Sun 17 Jan
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

Fitness Thursdays sat down and thought about their life goals and aspirations over the Christmas period and come the New Year thought "New year, new me, I shall be MAGNIFICENT in 2021. 2021 is MY year".

This year (or at least in January) a weekly session will be listed with suggestions of workout videos which might be fun and a running/walking/cycling route to help us all explore Oxford in all its quirky beauty.

We are also using this month to support Mark Lygo and his Lord Mayor of Oxford #MoveWithMayorMark campaign. Anwen took this quite literally and went for a run with Mark! Elsewhere yoga was done with snow leopard accompaniments, jazzy hats were worn and we all continued to enjoy magical fresh air.

Please do sign up for the next session, the exercise you do is totally up to you, but I would LOVE to see your jolly photos.
'Til next week xx

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sarah signed up to a training session
Training session
Oxford

January Fitness Ideas #1

Sun 17 Jan 18:00 pm
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Explore, stretch, get fit

Previously known as "Fitness Thursdays" the exercise portion of Goodgym Oxford has had a re-brand for 2021!

The aim of these training sessions is to provide you with some workout ideas and a local route which you can explore either on foot or by cycling. Remember that your KMs all count toward the Goodgym January Challenge as long as you track them on Strava and connect Strava to your GoodGym profile.

This week:

HIIT - Joe Wicks will be starting his live PE sessions on Monday 11th January but there are hundreds of workouts on his youtube channel. This one from Halloween looks fun!

Yoga - I'm a HUGE fan of the Yoga with Adriene videos (especially when they include Benji the dog!) . This one is a lovely 15 minute gentle stretch to wake you up in the morning, with bonus Benji content.

Run/Walk/Cycle - This is a route for you to explore from Anwen. It starts and finishes at our pre-pandemic home the East Oxford Community Centre and wiggles through Aston's Eyot, Iffley Glebe and Florence Park, all places where we have done tasks in the past and look forward to returning in the future. https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4027475395

If you post about your exercise sessions on social media please consider tagging them with #MovewithMayorMark to support Mark Lygo's Lord Mayor campaign.

Please send me your selfies for the report and any fitness ideas you have for future training sessions. You can share via DM to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.

Enjoy!

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sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Project Shoebox Packing Party!

Wed 4 Dec 18:00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
With added Shark-Spotting

The Task This week we are running to Headington (the same street as the famous Headington Shark!) to help Project Shoebox with their packing party.

Project Shoebox Oxford is a community giving project, started in the autumn of 2014. They collect unused and unwanted toiletries to pack as gift boxes for women and their families who are in Oxfordshire domestic abuse refuges, homeless shelters, or who are refugees. They also collect basic food items to help the relevant agencies assist their clients when supermarkets & food banks are closed. They aim to recognise those in need as normal people who need a bit of kindness in a tough time, not victims or problems that need to be solved.

Once the donations have been collected Shoebox Project hold 'packing parties' where volunteers get together and have fun putting gift boxes together, and this is where GoodGym comes in! The more people packing the quicker it's done.

If you would like to organise a collection of items check the advice on the Project Shoebox Oxford website.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and 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.

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sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Christmas ShoeBox take 2 (+ CHRISTMAS MEAL after)

Wed 11 Dec 18:00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Helping pack Christmas gifts for vulnerable babies and men!

Christmas hats, jingle bells and any festive attire you can run it! I'll try and get some mince pies for at the task and if anyone wants a festive drink in a pub afterward I sure there will be others....

If you have not signed up for the Christmas meal yet if should be fine to order on the night! ALL WELCOME to the Oxford Blue on Marston street from 8pm :)

The Task This week we are running to Headington to help Project Shoebox with their packing party. We did this last week and loved it so much they were keen to get us back. this time gifts for babies and men

Project Shoebox Oxford is a community giving project, started in the autumn of 2014. They collect unused and unwanted toiletries to pack as gift boxes for women and their families who are in Oxfordshire domestic abuse refuges, homeless shelters, or who are refugees. They also collect basic food items to help the relevant agencies assist their clients when supermarkets & food banks are closed. They aim to recognise those in need as normal people who need a bit of kindness in a tough time, not victims or problems that need to be solved.

Once the donations have been collected Shoebox Project hold 'packing parties' where volunteers get together and have fun putting gift boxes together, and this is where GoodGym comes in! The more people packing the quicker it's done.

If you would like to organise a collection of items check the advice on the Project Shoebox Oxford website.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and 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.

Read more
sarah signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Painting Citizens Advice Bureau! JINGLE BELLS run!

Wed 18 Dec 18:00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Helping Citizens Advice paint their room!!

As Its the last one before Christmas I STRONGLY encourage, Christmas hats, jingle bells and any festive attire you can run it! I'll try and get some mince pies for at the task and if anyone wants a festive drink in a pub afterward I sure there will be others....

Citizens Advice provide a valuable service to everyone and especially people who are vulnerable and going through tough times and need help working through them

We might be doing some painting and helping move things / unpack. don't wear your best run kit! - Wear Christmas kit you can take off for the task!

GoodGym welcomes runners of all abilities. All our runs are back-marked and we never leave anyone behind. Don't be shy, we're a very friendly bunch.

GoodGym Oxford meets every Wednesday evening, 6.00pm, at the East Oxford Community Centre. There are toilets and a space to store bags while out on the run.

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