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Helping the community while achieving your fitness resolutions

Cool Story - Helping the community while achieving your fitness resolutions

Locals have the opportunity to start their fitness routine for 2023 and give back to the neighborhood at the same time thanks to a FITNESS group.

The GoodGym January Challenge encourages participants to carry out as many kind actions as they can. Every session includes work like replenishing food banks, planting trees in community gardens, painting a fence for a primary school, changing a lightbulb, or constructing flat-pack furniture for an elderly person who lives alone.

The sessions, which are frequently physically demanding, can be reached by walking, running, or cycling.

The Woking branch of GoodGym began meeting at the recreation center on Wednesday nights around five years ago.

The club is headed by Holly Jones and her partner, fitness expert Nick Frost. Holly Jones: "We begin off as a group, and never leave anyone behind."

If there are more of us, we have a faster group and a slower group, and we always have a tail walker or runner. People of all abilities are welcome to participate, Holly stated.

The club participates in weekend activities as well and is quite active in the Park Run at the recreation center.

We have connections with a lot of neighborhood nonprofits and organizations, Holly said.

"Over Christmas, we packaged more than 200 food boxes for the Salvation Army, working with the food bank at the Lighthouse in the town center."

We assist nearby elementary schools with painting and landscaping projects for their forest schools.

We pick up litter all across Woking, as well.

There are currently 59 GoodGym locations in England and Wales, with the first one opening in 2010.

According to Ed Field, the national director of growth and partnerships, "GoodGym arose out of a disgust with typical gyms being a waste of energy and human potential."

As a result, it encourages and supports adults to combine regular exercise with volunteering and helping isolated seniors and other community projects.

Holly claimed that in addition to assisting the neighborhood, the group members also benefited.

People who joined us and couldn't run at all are now running constantly, she remarked.

For more information, visit www.GoodGym.org.

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