Reluctant runner, pub quizzer, ever-optimistic Spurs supporter, traveller, bang average squash player and footballer, subtitling manager
2 Month Streak
Mon 19th Feb at 6:45pm
With a small group pre meet of just two at Beer & Burger, Tabitha led the group of Josh at a blistering pace in training for future race pace. To the welcome sight of Samina & Cherian patiently waiting at the task site. Only arriving to learn the famed powerful jet washer was feeling a little under the weather and wasn't showing face for work that night.
Not to be deterred Group Leader Tabitha got into gear with the back up task of improving the cleanliness and safety of the children's play area at the school. The group collected Beatriz and Lee to fill the team at full-strength.
Tools of instruction in hand the battle of astro turf versus sand grains begun. Quickly learning how to optimise the group put manufacturing lines to shame with efficency at top regard... after safety. With teamwork, learnings from mistakes and a few beads of sweat, the group turned the playgrounds undesired desert into appropriate child's play areas clean from sand.
After such a contribution the team parted ways, Samina, Beatriz, and Cherian home. Whilst Tabitha took Josh on a training run through the rolling hills of Gladstone Park. Only for backmarker, Lee the athlete he is to make it to Beer & Burger first!
Mon 19th Feb at 6:45pm
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Thu 8th Feb at 6:30pm
Karaoke may be Japanese for empty orchestra but there certainly wasn't anything empty about our Goodgymmers performance as 30 of them orchestrated a fun night in the wild lands of Haringey.
Top Of The Pops
It wasn't the most auspicious of starts for this month's Goodgym Social as our very own Goodgym Haringey decided to host a party night bang on in the middle of a yellow weather warning and as the hills of North London became impromptu waterfalls. As a small squad ran to Rowan's from the pre-party task, we all mused how many of the whopping 31 Goodgymmers signed up for the party would actually fight their way through the inclement weather to attend a knees up in Finsbury Park. The consensus was that we expected around 15 people to show up and we would have called that a good innings. Oh, reader, how wrong we were.
One by one, they all started arriving. Soggy, tardy, smiling - they all looked sublime in what was a washout of an evening elsewhere.
Drinks flowed, as did the chat, some people even braved the rather radioactive-looking burgers and before you knew it, 30 of us were sitting around having a jolly old time under the both metaphorical and literal Goodgym flag in the corner. Alas, it can't all be fun so just as everyone was relaxing into the night, GGHaringey's Gramps pounced on the innocent, unexpecting Goodgymmers with an indecent proposal they just couldn't say no - karaoke time.
Now I've heard there was a secret chord / that David played, and it pleased the Lord but the good ol' King had nothing on our crimson-tinged canaries as they sang song after song with gusto, enthusiasm, and -occasionally- even in tune. All tastes were catered for, with particular highlights including a life affirming group rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody and a somewhat poignant version of checks notes Tubthumping.
After two hours (!) of singing, it was time for a little boogie and GGHaringey's Latoya led the way to the dancefloor where the DJ indulged our now dwindling group with a few Latino-flavoured tunes. Magic stuff.
With thanks to John, Jack and everyone else who have revived the monthly socials and to everyone who came last night to help GGHaringey do our bit.
Next month's fun is taking place in Paddington - details here!
Fri 9th Feb at 3:07pm
Thanks for organising, awesome night 🏽
Fri 9th Feb at 3:20pm
Funkered we were! Top night. Thank you Good Gym London.
Fri 9th Feb at 3:47pm
Thanks for organising!
Sat 10th Feb at 12:27am
Thanks for organising! Had a great time :-)
Mon 12th Feb at 6:56pm
A great night! Thank you :)
Thu 8th Feb at 6:30pm
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Mon 29th Jan at 6:45pm
The fabulous foursome of Tabitha, Samina, Lee and Josh set off adventuring from Brent Mencap on the brisk Monday evening. Not before celebrating Tabitha's 250th good gym, which she showed up in style in 5 different good gym shirts. One shirt each to represent 50 missions she completed. With no injuries to report, hands full with hundreds of flyers advertising the range of activities being put on at the Mencap particularly targeting the socially isolated. With multiple pages to be delivered to each door, it took a partnership of folding and delivering between them all. The team wrapped up with a light jog back to Beer & Burger to finish the night with a drink and hot chips.
Mon 22nd Jan at 6:45pm
Karen and Pete met at Beer n Burger, warmed up then jogged on a damp evening to Abbey Community Centre via a back route to keep off the main road. There they met Beatriz and Lee and were given instructions by Jason from ACC. It was all about mopping. Pete did the toilets, Karen and Beatriz the main lounge area and Lee the kitchen. Floors were soon shining. Time for a group photo then off to our respective destinations. Thanks Lee for the pun. Well done team 👍.
Mon 15th Jan at 6:45pm
A small group of Tabitha, Pete, Lee & Josh converged outside Beer & Burger ready to warm up. Exhaling plumes of smoke as the air reacted to the negative temperatures.
A needed light jog down to Brent Mencap to get the blood flowing where Samina was waiting patiently doing her own set of squats keeping warm. We welcomed Beatriz to their first good gym Brent session before Becca arrived to round off the group.
Half the team kept warm by running down and around Gladstone Park. Whilst the other half completed the final session off shredding copious reeves of paper. With shredders who are temperamental at best, but deliver a wondrous job with a little care and affection. The team embraced the workload with time available for a group Hiit to wrap up the session. A number of unique and new Hiit movements suggested and embraced, only best delivered to certain tunes such as Eye of the Tiger.
A final short jog back to Beer & Burger to celebrate the past birthdays of the month!