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Thu 8th Sep at 7:00pm

GoodGym September Social

It's the last social before the London Marathon!

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Thu 18th Aug at 7:00pm

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Mon 22nd Aug at 6:00pm

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Mon 15th Aug at 6:45pm

As wood as it gets

Report written by Laura Williams

Monday evening and we were off to a relatively new task for GG TH in the heart of Bow…

GET OUT is a charity that connects young people to nature through surfing, food growing and outdoor education.

The Food Forest, based in Bow’s Harley Grove, works closely with the local primary school to offer a well-served community garden for local young people to enjoy and learn in.

Tonight we were joining Kieran, GET OUT’s founder for some heavy lifting...

A workout from start to finish

We started with a few body weight exercises in the park across the road. A keen canine participant made sure we rattled through our exercises very speedily, so after some tricep dips, seated leg lowers, Bulgarian split squats and the obligatory dynamic warm-up we made our way across to the enchanting little garden.

As the project prepares to make way for a skate ramp revamp, large logs needed lifting and so the team proceeded to give upper and lower body a workout-and-a-half with this amazing teamwork as they carried log after log over to the far corner of the garden. The runners didn't stop, wouldn't stop: they carried every last huge bit of wood across the garden, navigating tight pathways and tricky corners.

“Wow. Didn’t expect you to blitz it that quick,” exclaimed a delighted Kieran 20 minutes in.

Plan B

And so to the second tasks: chopping back greenery, sweeping paths, litter-picking – and breaking up soil boulders for Josh.

It was humid, it was heavy going, and it was great fun.

8pm came around in no time, and we were returning tools, discussing dates for our next visit, and posing for a final pic.

We headed back onto Harley Grove and finished with some stretches to end the night.

A really, really fun task. Well done everyone.

A big shout-out tonight to Emma, who joins our Task Force! Welcome Emma!

Next week, it’s another heavy lifting job, as we head to St Margaret’s House to fill a skip…

Until then.

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Heather signed up to a community mission.

Mon 15th Aug at 6:45pm

The Big Monday Night Task: Gardening with GET OUT in Bow

We join Kieran for a variety of gardening tasks.

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Heather went on a community mission

Mon 8th Aug at 6:45pm

Don't Leaf Me This Way

Report written by Laura Williams

One by one GoodGymers arrived at the Cranbrook Community Garden, where we were meeting longstanding task owners, Janet and Eileen, to help tidy up the whole garden area.

Teams were divided into two: one to head out to the front, to tackle the tricky borders behind the fence, and one to head to the area behind the garages, where everything from traffic cones to empty bottles have been stashed over the months.

Climbing skilfully over the fence, the team dived wasting no time filling their bin liners.

Meanwhile, Team Leaf were busy filling bag after bag of brown leaves by the borders. Such was their progress, we were able to form a Breakaway Squad to Roman Road, to drench a few of the young trees whose leaves are falling by the day, and who look set not to survive the summer.

A real community effort

Having been prompted by local community organisers, we knew which shops to approach for our buckets and water. Local business owners were incredibly kind and helpful, getting on board with this impromptu task. The effort was headed up by Task Force members Simon and Kellie, who formed a strong management team: Simon on tree-management; Kellie on the sales pitch to new water outlets.

We then returned to the garden for some final watering, a last pic and our favourite tree stretches.

What a night!

Tomorrow night, we have a bonus midweek task involving more watering in our gorgeous Meath Gardens. Whether you can spare 10 minutes or an hour, any help will make a huge difference.

And keep an eye out for more exciting Monday night tasks to come, including our return to Oxford House, woodchip-moving, and joining the Get Out team for gardening in Bow!

Until then.

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Heather signed up to a community mission.

Mon 8th Aug at 6:45pm

Gardening in Cranbook Community Food Garden and tree-watering on Roman Road: with pre-and-post task workouts!

We'll be helping Janet and Eileen catch up on some gardening tonight, as well as heading to Roman Road.

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Heather signed up to a party.

Thu 18th Aug at 7:00pm

GoodGym August Social

Come for a social while it's still nice and warm

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Mon 25th Jul at 6:30pm

Can You Wheel the Love Tonight

Report written by Laura Williams

What a turnout for tonight's run!

We started as a small sign-up of 6 earlier in the day, yet by 7:10pm there were 13 of us gathered by the shipping container in Meath Gardens awaiting our instructions from task owner Jane.

And tonight we had no fewer than 4 GoodGymers new to GG Tower Hamlets! Yes, we were joined by Grace, Rahul, Joel and Megan, who helped formed strong teams headed out all over this large green area.

We wasted no time in heading to every corner of the park, the centre of the park, and the multiple flower borders. Some waited by the tap to fill buckets and vessels; others headed to the canal to try their luck by the water's edge. This, folks, make no mistake, is a workout-and-a-half. Walking, wheeling, lifting, pouring...Aaand...repeat. Lots of times.

It was a very sociable, very useful task. The greenery in Meath Gardens is struggling. Despite the valiant efforts of residents, park-users and a phenomenal community group, young trees, fruit trees, flowers and even grass all look a little sad.

It was well after 8 before we locked up and gathered by the mystical tree (will explain another time) for a stretch. Focusing on a bit of upper body flexibility felt like a fitting end to a thoroughly great evening.

We headed our separate ways: some straight home; some via the Hotel to collect our belongings. Well done everyone. Great work.

Until next time.

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