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BRITISH ATHLETE NIGEL LEVINE LAUNCHES GOODGYM IN BRIGHTON

Former European athletics champion Nigel Levine visited the Goodgym Brighton Launch evening on Tuesday 11th July 2017, to mark the 34th Goodgym session in the UK.

Levine, 28, met Goodgym leaders and experienced GoodGym’s unique approach to building community cohesion, promoting fitness and reducing social isolation. GoodGym members stop off on their runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with one-off tasks they can’t do on their own.

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GoodGym Brighton will be led by trainer Tara Shanahan, a local running enthusiast. In addition to the weekly group run led by Tara, GoodGym runners will also be paired with an isolated older person and commit to a weekly social visit and/or help with one-off household tasks. The GoodGym befriending scheme has been proven to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.

The Gym was launched in line with Team Personal Best’s official inspiration programme for the London 2017 Summer of World Athletics, created to develop and grow capacity in grassroots athletics and running.

Team Personal Best is calling on clubs, organisations and communities to add their athletics activity on TeamPersonalBest.org. Team Personal Best now have over 400 events across the UK, ready to inspire their communities to get involved in athletics and running.

Goodgym recently signed up to Team Personal Best, and who listed 34 national running sessions onto the website.

Nigel Levine said: “Team Personal Best is all about inspiring people of all ages to get involved in athletics and running over the summer.

“I really enjoyed visiting Brighton for the GoodGgym launch. It was great to see the local Brighton community being inspired through running and volunteering.”

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Founder of GoodGym, Ivo Gormley said: “We are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good, so athletics is at the core of what we do.

“We use our sport to help our communities, which is what Team Personal Best is all about. We are excited to be working so closely with Team Personal Best ahead of such an big summer for the sport.

“As long as you are up for getting sweaty, everyone is welcome at our sessions. Even if you’re not into running, our group runs are a great way to get some exercise a make a difference to a local community project.”

Are you hosting an athletic or running activity this summer? Submit it to TeamPersonalBest.org today and celebrate the summer of world athletics.  

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