Goodgym do good deeds to help Sheffield communities

Runners from Goodgym Sheffield are helping out vulnerable and elderly members of various communities around the city by combining fitness and good deeds.

The unique organisation which started off in London, has spread around the country and has now started up in Sheffield.

52 members meet at Showroom Cinema on Paternoster Row every Monday evening and go around the city helping out people in need.

The main aims of the group are to prevent social isolation for the elderly, to run errands or completes jobs for disabled people and to improve their individual fitness.

Leader of Goodgym Sheffield and qualified personal trainer, Tom Mutton, said: “It’s a really nice group that are coming together to support each other. A lot of the organisations we work with are really reliant on us to help get some of their work done.

“The Sheffield Goodgym has not been running for too long, but it started in October 2016 and is open to anyone with any ability.”

The Goodgym brand now has 31 different running areas across the country since its inception in 2009.

The group has three variety of tasks: group runs, coach runs and mission runs which all focus on various good deeds from spending time with an elderly person to fixing a smoke alarm.

To check out their amazing work, visit: www.goodgym.org/areas/sheffield

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