September 22 has been named World Car-Free Day. A car-free day is such an impressive gesture – regardless of whether it has a big impact on emissions, symbolically it demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability, and is a great way to energize the conversation about emissions reduction in our community.
Besides trying to not use a car please spread the word. Any further ideas welcome for that day. Please sign up in support.
Could it be a day when neighbours have a street party? Or a day when a family cycles together in a local park or cycle way or just go for a walk? A day when we reflect on how we can slow down our lives. Engage as a community? A day when we take a walk in the countryside? A day when a parent walks a child to school. Spend some time chatting to someone on the street. Wash our electric car. Read a book, binge on a box set. A duvet day! Take a day off of work. Catch a bus or a train. Could we close down a couple of streets and let our kids cycle freely? Breath some fresh air. Walk to a local shop. Walk to work. Plant some flowers or trees. Maybe people would gain some different perspective on how we live our lives, use our time and affect our environment.
Simone became a walk leader. Simone led the way for others to get fit by doing good.
Six Goodgym Member's came together for a morning session of yoga. (Not sure who the sixth one was?!) hopefully a good way to start the day!
The more you stay focused on your breathing the more you will benefit particularly if you pay attention until the very end of the out breath and then wait a moment before you inhale again.
CHERRY TREE WOOD, N2 – SUNDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2021 Volunteers needed for the Late Summer Social in Cherry Tree Wood on Sunday 5th September 2021, from 12pm – 6pm. It will form part of a series of events taking place across the Borough of Barnet this summer, entitled ‘Discover Barnet Presents…’, intended to bring communities together, with some events being organised by Barnet Council, and others by independent community groups like ourselves. The Late Summer Social will be a little different to our regular festival with a mix of live music and performance, kids’ activities, sports, great food and drink and lots of fabulous stalls… plus some surprises!
The festival is run by a huge team of volunteers overseen by East Finchley Festival CIC and receives no outside funding whatsoever.
Volunteers are needed to set up , steward and sell raffle tickets on the day. GoodGym hope to have enough people to run a information stall.
Sign up here and we will keep you posted. Let us know how much time you can spare on the day.
Seven GoodGym members came together to help Long Lane Pastures,a nature reserve in the middle of Finchley. We met up with the friends of the Pastures Donald, Wayne and Maureen. They asked us to help to clear the paths of weeds and to rake up the recently cut long grass. It was a beautiful evening as we started our work. To our surprise Donald had remembered that it was the anniversary of the formation of Goodgym Barnet and that we had visited on our first mission five years ago. They had generously arranged a birthday cake for us to consume at the end of our task. Much appreciated and let's hope we can continue to help them in the years ahead.
keey active and doing good!
Half hour on line yoga session at 7am Join at 6.55 This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an 1/2 hour 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 before or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)
Running from The Phoenix Cinema (or meeting at the park) we are helping to maintain the grounds of Stephens house and gardens this week (charity park in Finchley.)
Walking option is to meet at the park at the Sylvan gate The Avenue N3 3QE at 7. 20pm meeting the gardener Josh. Please note the park will be locked if you come late. Here is a precise what3words address, made of 3 random words. https://w3w.co/other.jumped.mason
We will look to do some group exercise if time allows.
This is a beautiful walk from Stephens house and gardens past and an ancient church along a Brook and then using footpaths and bridleways to Darlands lake and nature reserve. There will be an opportunity for a coffee stop en route and a social chat. 13km approx 3.30
Running could be an option please get in touch.
A few GoodGym members came together to do yoga in the morning.
yoga talk The general affect of yoga on the mind is that we become less susceptible to automatic stress reactions and better able to focus on ordinary events.