Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Good Gym

Just came across a very nice idea via the Guardian website. The Good Gym, an initiative from East London, enables people to combine exercises with community work.

The idea of the Good Gym is to use the energy people spend in a Gym or jogging and channel it towards helping their communities, contributing to improve quality of life for older and lonely people.

found here

The Good Gym pairs runners with isolated older people nearby. You will jog to their home, deliver a paper,  something nice like a fruit and a chat and run back. You will have a very good reason apart from wanting to get or stay fit to leave the house and your 'partner' will look forward to some friendly human contact. 

A great idea and something the organisers hope to introduce to other parts of London, the country (and the world).

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