The Green Gym®, created by TCV, is a scheme that inspires you to improve your health and the environment at the same time. It offers you the opportunity to ‘work out’ in the open air through local practical conservation work.
Going to gyms and sports centres doesn’t appeal to everyone. Green Gym is a great alternative. It helps people of all ages to be physically active by providing a regular programme of outdoor activities as well as training and development in new skills.
Increasing physical activity and being out of doors in green space also has proven benefits for mental health, helping to reduce stress and overcome depression.
Newham Green Gym is always pleased to see new members. Activities are taken at your own pace, but there is always something to get your heart and muscles working. Membership is free.
Under 16s are welcome at our tasks when accompanied by a responsible adult, although we ask that a parent or guardian signs a letter of consent in advance.
Note that we usually move off from our meeting place only minutes after 10 am, so it pays to be a bit early!
You are welcome to attend any or all of our tasks.
What should I wear? You should wear clothes suitable for the task and the expected weather and work boots or sturdy shoes (not sandals). There are lots of brambles and nettles, so long trousers and long sleeves are recommended. We provide gloves, tools and refreshments. Safety helmets and/or goggles will be issued on those occasions that our risk assessment indicates that they should be worn.
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