Good Gym Ealing Issues New Year Challenge

Your January fitness resolution can also help the community

Volunteering with Good Gym Ealing
Volunteering with Good Gym Ealing

December 15, 2022

GoodGym Ealing is encouraging people to use their new year fitness resolutions to help the community. The group run, walk and cycle to support isolated older people and complete practical tasks for charities and community groups in the borough.

It is part of a national group aiming to do 5000 good deeds during January 2023.

The GoodGym January Challenge is a campaign to complete as many good deeds as possible. Each session involves a task such as restocking food banks, planting trees at community gardens, painting a fence for a primary school or changing a lightbulb or building flat-pack furniture for an isolated older person.

Members can walk, run or cycle to their sessions, putting their effort into supporting their community. A much better use of energy than a treadmill or weights rack, these sessions are one-off tasks that are aimed to feel like a good workout.

GoodGym launched in Tower Hamletsin 2009, with the first group session happening in 2010. It now operates in 59 areas of England and Wales. Each session combines a run, walk or cycle with a practical task for an older person or community group. GoodGym promotes active travel and community fitness by building physical activity into everyday lives, and funnelling this energy into the community.

Ed Field, Head of Growth & Partnerships said, “The GoodGym January Challenge is all about fun and having a positive impact while you exercise. GoodGym offers a free way to keep fit but also do good at the same time. It’s all about feeling great, moving your body and making a difference in the world around you. New Year resolutions don’t need to be a slog - they should be fun and enjoyable otherwise people give up. GoodGym offers an alternative to boring and expensive gyms”

You can find out more here.

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