Group Fitness Activities
Welcome to GoodGym York 🙌
🏃♀️🏃We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. Every Monday we meet to get active and do a physical task to help the charities or community organisations in our city.
WHERE WE MEET 🎒 We meet at the Priory Street Centre and our usual room is the Denham Room. As you approach the front of the Centre, turn right and go to the car park area. The room we use is locked whilst we're out so you can leave your bits and bobs in there.
😷We will have a person at the door managing one in, one out system while dropping the bags etc. There is no requirement to wear a face mask when entering the building, as you will be there by yourself and only for a short period of time, but you can wear one if you feel more comfortable that way.
🚲There is cycle parking as you approach the Centre and a 10 bay pay and display car park is available behind the nursery block, to the left as you approach front of the Centre. In addition, on street parking is available on Priory Street.
TONIGHT 🌱We’re heading to Rowntree Park tonight to help the Council Environment team. They've asked for our help to tidy up the area, to make it a more pleasant environment for everyone who uses it.
THE TASK 🧤 As we'll be doing various tidy up tasks in the gardens, please bring gardening gloves and a headtorch if possible.
RUNNING AND WALKING WITH US 👏GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and if the task is close enough we have a walking group too. It's possible to walk to Rowntree Park (1.5km each way). Walkers may need to leave at 6:25pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time.
👍We always have a back-marker too so nobody will get left behind - no matter what your pace is.
POST-RUN SOCIAL 🍻We normally head to The Ackhorne Pub on St Martin's Lane after our run for a spot of liquid refreshment and a good chat (COVID rules-pending, obviously). Please join us!
Time for more fun with junior parkrun! Come along to the Knavesmire for 08:45 to help make the run go smoothly. Juniors starts where York parkrun finishes - in and to the left as you enter from Knavesmire Road.
IMPORTANT: you must email email@example.com in advance to let them know you're available, and (optionally) what role/s you have experience of or would like to try. No experience necessary, but please include your parkrun barcode number if you have one. Similarly if you have to sign out for any reason, please ensure you email to let them know.
Woodthorpe School are developing a nature garden for the children to experience wild plants and learn about nature. The pupils are working on the project, and once complete all children will be able to spend more time outdoors, learning about the natural environment. Goodgym's help will give a boost to the children and parent volunteers who are working hard to create the area.
Last week we will hopefully have dug out all the roots, so this week we will be barrowing material to make the paths. This could be bark or slate chippings, and they will need shovelling, barrowing and raking to make beautiful smooth pathways to allow people to easily access the garden.
Please bring gardening gloves, and dress in older clothes suitable for potentially getting muddy.