City’s passion for Good Deeds prompts launch of GoodGym Southampton

Date: 30 March 2023   Author: Energise Me

With their expansion plan for 2023 underway, GoodGym have announced their first new area will be Southampton!

GoodGym is a community of people who get fit by doing good. It covers 59 areas across the UK with over 22,000 members and 310,000 good deeds complete. The GoodGym community run, walk or cycle to do physical tasks for community projects and local charities.

Nearly 400 people had registered interest in bringing GoodGym to Southampton. We were blown away by their passion for getting fit by doing good so we reached out to GoodGym to see how we could help make it happen. We go live in April and we can't wait!

Sara Lock, Energise Me

How it works

GoodGym Southampton will be supported by local volunteer coordinators and a dedicated TaskForce. The team will balance local demand for volunteer support with enthusiastic GoodGymers ready to lend a hand or two.

Volunteers will take part in community missions including tasks such as stocking up local foodbanks, planting trees, and revitalising community centres. GoodGym blends the needs of people who are seeking new reasons to stay or get fit with organisations who are crying out for support.

We’re delighted to be bringing GoodGym to Southampton. Local people will be able to enjoy a new sense of purpose helping others, find new motivation by revitalising old exercise routines (or starting a new one) and find a home within the GoodGym community that they never knew they needed.

Linda, Head of Operations, GoodGym

Free activity

GoodGym is free to sign up and can work around busy schedules. All fitness levels are welcomed, with the option to walk, run or cycle to community missions and encourage people from every walk of life.

I have been a member of GoodGym Portsmouth for 4 years, and I love it. It feels great to be part of such an amazing team of people that connect with community groups to lend a hand. I live in Southampton and know how awesome having a GoodGym here is going to be!

Sarah Wilson

Get involved

If you would like to volunteer to help organise GoodGym Southampton you can sign up on the GoodGym website.

The Taskforce are also on the lookout for physical tasks in Southampton. Would your community group or organisation love support from local GoodGymers? Email the Taskforce to request support.

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