Goodgym: even our cameraman was inspired!

GoodGym is changing lives, and that’s exactly what Paul Marke wants to help do after getting a close-up view of the good deed fitness group.

Paul had been tasked with capturing an inspiring story to showcase GoodGym’s success in the Wales Sport Awards 2019.

Little did he realise the experience, and the words of pensioner Spiro Galae, would have such a personal impact on him.

“Who couldn’t be inspired by the amazing work these people are doing to help out others in the community?,” said Paul, from Cardiff.

“The words of Spiro really struck me and I thought I could try and help out too. I’ve signed up and it’s the least I could do.

“I do a lot of running anyway but I’m really looking forward to getting involved with GoodGym’s group runs and activities, and the social side as well.

“Everyone goes through bad spells and loneliness and I can see that if I can help other people out it will help me feel better as well.”

Despite being less than three years old, GoodGym has carried out 5000 good deeds, particularly tackling isolation and loneliness amongst older people.

GoodGym won the Getting Wales Active Award at this year’s Wales Sport Awards at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

To read more about GoodGym click here.