Do good and get fit

20 April 2017 by
First published: 27 August 2016

Personally, I am not a huge fan of gyms. Whenever possible, I always train my clients outside, and I love training outdoors my myself. One of the most common barriers to participation in physical activity I come across is a lack of motivation. For most people, the thought of having to train after a long day at work seems more like torture, and if you don’t have a PT cracking the whip, what real motivation is there to put down that pizza slice and get off the sofa?

What if I told you that you can combine being social with getting fit, while giving back to the community? Well you can and its called Good Gym. The concept is simple and selfless. It combines doing good with getting fit, while connecting with and meeting new people in your local area. Simply put, Good Gym does physical tasks that benefit the community and keep others fit. You can run in a pack to work on a community project, do one-off missions to help vulnerable people, or commit to visit an isolated older person every week. You’ll get the help of a qualified trainer and support to achieve your goals. How amazing is that?

Good Gym offers a range of activities for you to get involved in, while getting fit. You can run to make social visits to isolated older people AKA: ‘coaches’ – named so because they motivate you to keep going. They run missions for older people too, with activities like clearing gardens, changing lightbulbs and doing odd jobs for people who struggle to do them alone. The list is endless. If you need help, Good Gym will literally ‘run to the rescue’. There has never been a better excuse to get fit and meet like-minded people in your area.

The good news is that Good Gym is also on the hunt for brilliant people to work with, so if you would like to set up GoodGym where you are, or would just like to get involved in a project within your local community, then get in touch with the team at

What are you waiting for? Get fit. Get social. Give back!