Rather than ploughing energy into treadmills and dumbbells, GoodGym members keep fit by helping their local communities. And the concept is spreading fast
Forget expensive gym membership fees, say those at GoodGym: why not burn calories and help your community at the same time?
GoodGym is a free-to-join network of runners across the UK that carry out workouts with purpose: from running to visit isolated elderly people, to helping out on big community projects. Those behind the concept describe traditional gyms as ‘a waste of energy and human potential’, and estimates that members have performed more than 55,000 good deeds to date - writes positive.news.
Founded in London in 2008, the network has swelled to 33 local groups across England and Wales, with a further 72 in the pipeline, including plans for the first groups in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Norwich branch of GoodGym was launched this week, and a Brighton contingent is meeting for its first session on 11 July.