Simon

Tower Hamlets

8Good deeds

8runs

34cheers

Simon has cheered by other people 25 times. Mon 10 May 2021

Simon is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Simon has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

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Tower Hamlets

Sun in a Million

Mon 10 May
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Report written by Laura Williams

What a start to the week.

There we were in picturesque, spacious Meath Gardens, with the blue, blue sky; the refreshing breeze and the best company in town.

Tonight's team of 15 was a cheerful one. We took great delight in welcoming Leona​ to her first training session; said hello to familiar faces, some of whom had joined from the 6pm task at Hollybush Gardens.

And then the work began.

We whizzed through 50 minutes of:

  • Laps and running drills, ranging from hip mobility to knee strike; hamstring-activators and stride lengths.
  • Standing core work, focusing on recruiting those deep abdominals, glutes, and balance skills.
  • Floor work focusing on abs; rotator cuff muscles, glutes - and more core stability.
  • The greyhound-and-hare game, helping to tick those speedwork boxes.
  • Much-needed stretching.

And then that, as they say, was a wrap.

We dispersed promptly, into the setting sun, bidding one another farewell, and looking forward to next week. So, until then!

If you have any questions, queries about tonight's session - or if you're new and thinking of joining - just drop our Area Activator Laura a line, at laura@goodgym.org. We'd love to see you at a Monday night session soon!

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Simon went on a community mission
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Tower Hamlets

The Graveyard shift

Mon 10 May
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Report written by Leo

Tonight 9 of us met at the pleasant time of 6pm on a lovely balmy evening on East London at a Tower Hamlet fave location of Hollybush gardens.

It was a tale of two tasks with us initially finishing off a job from a few weeks ago, along one side of the Ellsworth street square, where a couple more planters needed weeding, including tying up daffodils so that they aren't "blind" next year (who would have thought..) and removing some poppies and potatoes.

There was a lot of excited chatter as the team worked hard, with everyone pleased to be reunited with familiar faces and in the fresh air on a delightful Monday evening.

After that was wrapped up, we were back to Rocky Park to blitz what Margaret affectionally terms "The Graveyard" which is in fact a strip of paving between the allotments and the fence. It was beset with weeds which the team tackled with a winning combination of hoes and brooms - just as the clock ticked around to 7pm we had essentially cleared the path, much to Margaret's delight.

After a quick wrap up and customary group photo, we dispersed to enjoy the rest of our evenings with some of the team heading to nearby Meath Garden's for Laura's Sun in a Million workout for yet more GoodGym fun.

Special mention to Leona for her second ever GoodGym task - hope to see you at many more in the near future Leona! πŸ‘

If you have any questions, queries about tonight's session - or if you're new and thinking of joining - just drop our Area Activator Laura a line, at laura@goodgym.org. We'd love to see you at a Monday night session soon!

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Tower Hamlets

Mondays at Meath: Face-to-face fitness session

Mon 10 May 19:30 pm
Meath Gardens, 1 Smart St, London , E2 0SN
Come and join our outdoor workout!

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
  • Glutes, abs and upper body blast
  • Last minute lap
  • Cool-down and stretch
  • Cheerios!

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

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Simon signed up to a community mission
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Tower Hamlets

Monday Gardening at Hollybush Gardens

Mon 10 May 18:00 pm
Rocky Park (Hollybush Estate), Stockton House, Ellsworth Street, London, E2 0AY
We're weeding and planting large plants in Rocky Gardens!

Leo leads tonight's task, with fellow Task Force members Becky and Kat on hand, as we rejoin Margaret and Michael for a variety of gardening activities in Rocky Park.

What you need to know

  • You'll be meeting in a group of 13 for greeting and briefing only. You will then be be distributed into smaller teams, all over the site, with two task owners.

  • Tools and gloves will be available, but bring own gloves if you have them, as well as a face covering in case you are working in a confined outdoor space.

  • We have allowed an hour for this task, but you are welcome to stay longer if there's still work to be done!

  • This task runs alongside tonight's fitness activity in Meath Gardens. You can choose to take a run, cycle or walk to Meath from Hollybush!

Need to cancel?

  • Numbers are strictly capped for this activity, but Michael and Margaret do need a minimum of six people for each group. So please un-sign with as much notice as possible if you can't make this after signing up. Thank you!
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Tower Hamlets

Band and Deliver

Mon 26 Apr
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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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Tower Hamlets

Daffodil & Poppy Maintenance

Mon 26 Apr
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Report written by Katherine

A beautiful sunny Monday even greeted us for our activity at Hollybush on Monday, although a little chilly! We were greeted by the lovely Margaret ready for us to get going, but not before showing us how the worms were getting on!

A task of weeding and maintaining the gardens lay before us - folding over daffodils and ziptying them down so they grow back into the bulbs and resurface next year - who knew that was a thing?! We loving learning new things whilst we're out and about. The rest of the beds were to be weeded - but ensuring we left the poppies alone!

Before we knew it time was up and we got sweeping to tidy up before we got on our way again, a few of us popping off for the training at Meath Gardens with Laura, and the others heading home.

A wonderful evening had by all!

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Tower Hamlets

Monday night task: Gardening at Rocky Park in Hollybush Gardens

Mon 26 Apr 18:00 pm
Rocky Park (Hollybush Estate), Stockton House, Ellsworth Street, London, E2 0AY
Yep, it's Monday evening back at Hollybush Gardens! Tonight: planting and weeding in Rocky Gardens.

Task Force pro Kat returns this evening, accompanied by Becky, to lead this evening's Hollybush activity, as we rejoin Margaret and Michael for a variety of gardening activities in Rocky Park.

What you need to know

  • You'll be meeting in a group of 13 for greeting and briefing only. You will then be be distributed into smaller teams, all over the site, with two task owners.

  • Tools and gloves will be available, but bring own gloves if you have them, as well as a face covering in case you are working in a confined outdoor space.

  • We have allowed an hour for this task, but you are welcome to stay longer if there's still work to be done!

  • This task runs alongside tonight's fitness activity in Meath Gardens. Kat and Becky will be leading the fitness crew to Meath after this task if you fancy doing the double!

Need to cancel?

  • Numbers are strictly capped for this activity, but Michael and Margaret do need a minimum of six people for each group. So please un-sign with as much notice as possible if you can't make this after signing up. Thank you!
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Simon went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Been there, sun that

Sat 24 Apr
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Report written by Calleen

"This what we did,"

...writes Calleen:

  • Clearing the garden borders of dead wood and plants.

  • Sifting soil.

  • Putting up a trellis.

  • Cleaning a sign."

> Says Simon,

"Martin, Jo, Ivy, first time GoodGym-er Calleen and I chopped down some dead wood, pulled up weeds and tidied the flower beds around the garden. Then Martin and I watered!

Phew... It’s been warm in the sunshine... Those plants were thirsty!"

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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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