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Female GoodGym runner having a cup of tea with an elderly lady in her home

GoodGym – where running has a social purpose London, Bristol, Liverpool, UK

GoodGym is a simply great concept powered by an insight that asks: ‘How do we make the act of running more purposeful and socially useful?’ So, instead of running in circles, a GoodGym runner embarks on a mission to do some good in their local community, either alone or as part of a group. Rather than run straight past that nursing home, why not stop and spend time with someone craving companionship? Now the act of running is no longer a rather ‘selfish’ or self-centred act but a generous and compassionate one. GoodGym runners can harness their energy for all manner of social and community minded projects. As they say: ‘GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good.’

Dave Whelan, one of the Founders of Wigan Youth Zone tries out new Technogym equipment along with group of young people

Technogym powers Wigan Youth Zone’s gym, inspired by London 2012 Wigan, UK

Wigan Youth Zone is the largest youth centre of its kind in the United Kingdom. The centre’s purpose is a simple one: Provide the town’s young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

The centre opened in March 2013 following substantial donations from prominent local businessmen, the Premier League and Wigan Athletic football players.

Technogym supported the project by donating 30 items of state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular equipment for the new fitness suite.  All the gym equipment originated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics games  therefore helping to create a real and tangible Games legacy for the young people of Wigan. The project has been awarded the official ‘Inspired by 2012’ mark.

Borders Sport and Leisure gym employee advising Multiple Sclerosis sufferer how to use Power Plate vibration training machine

Borders Sport and Leisure is collaborating with the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland

Borders Sport and Leisure is collaborating with the Multiple Sclerosis Society Borders on a three-year programme to provide Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers with free access to their gyms. MS sufferers then work with specially trained health and fitness instructors using vibration training machines (see pictures). Vibration training helps to ease and manage the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Duncan Goodhew President of Swimathon in a swimming pool with two young fund raisers

DC Leisure partner with Swimathon to raise money for Charity Across England

Swimathon is a national fundraising swimming event which takes place across 616 swimming pools in the UK. Swimmers who take part in the event are able to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care or Sport Relief through Distance Challenges of 2,500 or 5,000 metres either as individuals or as part of a team. DC Leisure has supported the Swimathon event for five years. We support this great event for several reasons. It increases the number of people taking part in swimming  and generates income through customers practicing for the event.  Over the past five years, DC Leisure customers have raised an amazing £750,000 ($1,180,000 USD) for good causes.