Jog On


My friend Becca is not only intelligent, beautiful, sweet- natured, hilarious, and a keen runner, but she also volunteers. And she’s actually found a voluntary opportunity that keeps her in training while she’s volunteering. Seems she’s a multi-tasker too, damn it.

The Good Gym matches people who like to run (or who keep meaning to start) with less mobile and isolated people in their local area. Runners jog to their house, deliver something nice, have a brief chat and are on their way again. The scheme is only running in Tower Hamlets at the moment and Becca was recently featured on BBC breakfast news (oh, she’s a TV star now too).

The Good Gym is the brain child of Ivo Gormley, our friend over at Think Public who we have collaborated with on past ventures. It was born out of dissatisfaction with ordinary gyms and the desire to channel all that effort people make in the gym into some kind of social benefit.

We love the concept of The Good Gym here at TimeBank as we understand how it can be tricky to find the time to volunteer even when the intention is there. The Good Gym provides an innovative solution to the time poor, big hearted people out there. Time to get off that sofa!