Emma Jones

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones went on a community mission

Mon 23rd Jan at 7:00pm

Crack-on with the brackon !

Tower Hamlets Report written by Tower Hamlets runner

As a group effort, the team of 12 GoodGym'ers made short work of 60 meters of felled laurel hedge.... All trimmed and stacked, for the guys to chip in a neat caterpillar by the path.

Kim joined us for her first Tower Hamlets session, Laura was the expert photographer, and Emma turned up with a broken rib to interview us all.

Whilst the group mused on "Hedge Fun Management" and then happily ear-wormed themselves with "Bush it, bush it real good" thanks to Emma, points this week go to Kevin for a cracking pun and report.

Ken and Terry of Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery said we did well and a great time was had by all.

So until next week ! .... Epic !

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones signed up to a community mission.

Mon 23rd Jan at 7:00pm

THE BIG MONDAY NIGHT TASK: Moving trees with Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park team in St George's Park

Come and join Ken fromTower Hamlets Cemetery Park in the first of an exciting new gardening series.

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones went on a community mission

Mon 9th Jan at 6:40pm

Thorn to Be Wild

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

A good-sized group of us met in the park this evening to run through a short workout.

Thanks to the addition of planters and park benches, we were able to complete a total body workout. The team were amazing, whizzing through side planks, tricep dips and incline push-ups, along with a full repertoire of lower body exercises including the Bulgarian split squat and The Perfect Lunge.

At 7pm, we made our way over to the tool shed to meet Larry, our task owner for the night, who's heading up the Priory Park Project. Larry talked us through tonight's task, a large bramble-clearing, in the far side of the park.

Wheeling tools and carrying gardening bags and lights, we headed over to the end of the park, and divided into small teams, tackling small areas, densely populated with brambles, weeds and leaves.

An hour passed quickly, and even after 20 minutes, the ground was looking clearer. As the brambles and other greenery were cleared away, the magnificent churchyard tombs became visible. Larry gave us a little background on the position of these tombs and their history, in this picturesque churchyard park.

It was quite the Monday night workout, with both upper and lower body being used to tackle stubborn bramble roots; step counts boosted as we navigated our way around the area, and carried heavy bags back to the exit.

At shortly before 8, Fiona took our 'after' pics (having brilliantly thought of taking our 'before' ones), and we gathered with one last bag of brambles for tonight's final pic.

Big shout-outs tonight:

  • To Áine, for being a brilliant lighting technician and for tonight's fab pun.

  • To Fiona, for fab before and after pics.

  • To Tom and Jessica, whose first GoodGym session it was!

  • To Gualtiero, whose first Tower Hamlets task this was!

  • And to our Joel, who's heading South of the river for a while, but who we hope to see very, very soon.

Well done to the whole team in general, for a brilliant, fun, very productive night up in Bromley-By-Bow. (We'll be back with Larry next month).

Until next time.

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Linda
Emma Jones
Emma Jones done a 6 month mission streak. 🎉

Tuesday 20th December 2022

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Emma Jones done a 6 month mission streak.

Emma just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Emma a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones went on a community mission

Mon 19th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

Hooper scoopers

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

A small and committed team gathered on top of Mile End Park’s Art Pavilion last night to run through our pre-task workout.

The Squat Masterclass

Today’s workout focused on exercises to support the hips and knees. After a couple of mobility and warm-up exercises, we started with squats. Easy-looking but surprisingly complex to get right, the team patiently performed squat after squat with a new instruction after each rep.

We moved to single-leg squats, lateral lunges and ‘the perfect lunge’, finishing with some push-ups against the fence.

As we ran through our last stretch, we were joined by John from Friends of Mile End Park.

Who are Friends of Mile End Park?

This independent group aims to encourage a sense of local ownership towards the park, helping to promote awareness of the park and its facilities, and encourage and support their use.

Proactive with everything from fund-raising for additional resources for the park to hosting sociable, monthly litter-picks, it’s a fantastic group for GG TH to be asked to join for our Monday night activity.

(You can read more about the Friends, including their monthly litter-pick here).

As we prepared our equipment (a test in patience and tolerance last night btw, as we battled strong winds attaching rubbish sacks inside the game-changing litter-bag hoops), we made our plan. John reassured us that there would be plenty of rubbish along the southern areas of the park.How right he was: as we filled our bags, we were struck by the amount of litter that could already be found on a Monday night.

Half time

Just as our bags became full to overflowing, we approached a bin: “All change,” said John. Little did we know, we were heading for Part II with brand new sacks to head back to base.

A race against time, as we headed down Clinton Road, we just couldn’t resist the last few crushed Red Bull cans: in it all went, and we were still posing for our last pic by 8:15pm.

A fantastic effort, everyone! No mean feat to fill 12 bags on a windy, wet December night. (And a special shout-out to Johnny, who joined us for a pre-birthday task - Happy Birthday, Johnny!).

Until next time.

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Johnny

Wed 21st Dec 2022 at 11:09am

wow - thank you for the bday shout-out, Laura!

Emma Jones
Emma Jones signed up to a community mission.

Mon 19th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

LAST MONDAY NIGHT TASK OF '22: Litter-picking with Friends of Mile End Park

A last minute change of task sees us heading to the southern areas of Mile End Park to tackle some litter hotspots.

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones went on a group run

Mon 5th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

Sree's the day

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

We met at the glorious Town Hall Hotel this evening, sinking rather too easily into comfy sofas we waited for fellow members to arrive.

A short winter workout

At just after 6:45, we headed out to the steps for a short warm-up before making our way to Bethnal Green Gardens. After locating a good meeting spot, we participated in a short fitness session, taking in a couple of small laps of the park, at various different speeds. We then ran through our single leg squat technique before heading off to meet our task owners, Avril and Nathalia.

After a short intro to get us all a little familiar with this new group that has just been created for Bethnal Green Gardens, we headed to the areas of the park where we were planting tonight’s bulbs.

Providing colour and cheer to any green space, some spring bulbs are also a nectar source for pollinators (plants depend on pollination…). And they can be pretty low maintenance too: the lowly daffodil doesn’t need full sunlight, and will return in subsequent years, even in partial shade.

And so to work

And so we assembled into four teams: three digging holes for bulbs, and one digging up – and relocating – rose bushes.

It was tough, chilly work but as usual the team blitzed it.

Rotating swiftly from digging, to scattering bulbs, and covering them over, it was a multi-task-task.

As the final hole was covered over, and the last head torch switched off, we reflected it was an evening well spent.

We posed for one final picture, where our Sree​ took centre stage as we celebrated her 100th good deed at tonight’s task. Well done Sree, and thanks for all you bring to GoodGym Tower Hamlets.

We then headed our separate ways: some to the pub; others back to the hotel, and some straight home. A great night indeed.

Shout-outs

Loads of shout-outs tonight!

  • To Rosie, and Sam, who headed up the run to the park.

  • A big cheer for Emma, who oversaw the hole-digging; helped get it started, and allocated members to different locations.

  • ...And to Sree for tonight’s brilliant pun.

  • ...And to Alex, for organising Sree's 100th deed celebrations.

Next week, we return to The Royal London Hospital to join Nancy and the Barts Volunteers for some seasonal activity.

Until then.

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John Shirley

Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 9:57am

Did the group picture at the end come out?

Laura Williams

Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 9:15pm

All sorted! Thanks John!

Emma Jones
Emma Jones signed up to a group run.

Mon 5th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

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Emma Jones went on a training session

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 at 7:00pm

Pilates in the DARK

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

Pilates in the Park soon became Pilates in the Dark...

It was in fact a gorgeous night to enjoy this dedicated fitness session, where we got a chance to catch up on all those items on our exercise to-do list.

High Vibes

One by one we gathered in magical Meath Gardens, complete with mats, resistance equipment, lighting and Apple Music's High Vibes Yoga playlist. By 7:10 we were all set, and proceeded to whizz through some dynamic stretches and warm-up exercises.

Moving swiftly onto a little Pilates theory, we learned about the main core muscles, and proceeded to put our new-found knowledge into practice with some challenging balancing moves. Add in some already-tough body weight moves combined with a little resistance equipment, a few minutes in and we were no longer worried about feeling the chill on this October evening.

Down to the ground we headed for 'ab attack', a dedicated section targeting all three areas of the abdominals, before moving onto upper body and arms; hitting the glutes, and finally finishing with some of the less tough stuff. At last!

As we lay on the ground, focusing on flexibility and mobility for the final time that evening, and having moved on to Apple's Peaceful Music list, we concluded that a lot had been achieved, and that it was an hour well spent on a lovely Autumn evening.

Until next time.

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones signed up to a training session.

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 at 7:00pm

THE BIG MONDAY NIGHT GET-TOGETHER: Pilates in the Park

Come and enjoy a sociable core session this Monday night.

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