Community minded free gym that organises beneficial workouts

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A new gym concept aims to take the sting out of expensive membership fees and do some good for local communities at the same time.

The idea is simple – you meet up as a group, run together to a 'one-off mission' location and solve a problem within your community for an hour or so.

These missions could be anything from clearing gardens, decorating community centres, taking soil up five flights of stairs to a school roof garden or building flat pack furniture for the elderly.

Then you run home again.

The missions are announced and runners can decide whether they want to accept it or not.

For more regular runs, you also have a GoodGym coach - older people who are isolated or less mobile who would love a visit. You can run to your coach's house to drop off a newspaper or stop by for a cup of tea.

The level of involvement is up to you, but what better reason to get on the move that to make an elderly person's day!

Membership is free (you just need to complete a CRB check before taking part), and the average run is around 5K.

Currently there is a GoodGym in various locations in London and Bristol. For more information visit, goodgym.org

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