GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. We’re a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities.
GoodGym arose out of frustration with normal gyms being a waste of energy and human potential. After a year or so of thinking, testing and developing ideas the project was submitted to Social Innovation Camp in December 2008.
The project was rapidly developed by a wonderful team of people and won first prize. Following this, GoodGym grew a steering group and put together a pilot project to prove the concept and its potential impact in Tower Hamlets.
GoodGym is a new model of voluntary action that focuses on our experiences as volunteers and runners. Because it fits into our lives it’s easier for us to commit for the longer term, it makes it easy for us to keep going. Though what we’re doing on each run may only have a small impact, our ability to easily mobilise hundreds of runners gives the project a large impact overall.
We want to rival the success of gyms, getting people all over the world off treadmills and into their communities. We are always looking for brilliant people to work with;
WHAT EXACTLY DOES GOODGYM DO?
We get fit by doing good in the following four ways.
- Community Missions
- Group Runs
- Mission Runs
- Coach Runs