As part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one (or more) of the many organisations that we work with.GreenGymLogo

Our latest Friend Focus features the Glasgow West Green Gym!

The Green Gym, which is run by Drumchapel LIFE, is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week – on Wednesday’s between 11am-2pm – for FREE to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

Physical activities such as tree planting and woodland management will help improve your fitness, as well as providing the opportunity for you to learn new skills and meet new people in a friendly outdoor setting. No previous experience is necessary and you work at a pace you are comfortable with. Just remember your sensible shoes, waterproofs and a snack for the tea break!

GreenGym_02The Green Gym is based in Drumchapel but will also be working in nearby neighbourhoods including Yoker, Knightswood and Scotstoun. If you do volunteer then just make sure you dress for the wonderful Glasgow weather!

Green Gyms are about healthy people and healthy places.  They provide opportunities for people to improve their physical and mental well being through environmental conservation work.  All are welcome.  You do not need any previous experience or special equipment.

The West Glasgow Green Gym sessions normally run on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm. The location of Green Gym activities will vary but we will predominantly be based in the Drumchapel, Scotstoun,  Whiteinch and Yoker areas of Glasgow.GreenGym_Small_01

Those taking part are encouraged to make their own way to the sites for the Green Gym sessions and you should also wear comfortable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear such as boots or strong shoes. The Green Gym will provide tea / coffee for a refreshment break. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to enjoy at break time.

GP’s and support workers can also refer clients to the Green Gym to provide them with the appropriate support. This includes the possibility of accompanying them to their first session and in turn keeping up to date with the progress they make.

DrumchapelLIFE_logoIf you are interested in taking part in the Green Gym on a regular basis and would like a registration pack, or just want find out out more, please contact Graeme on 0141 944 6004 or email them here.