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Green Gyms

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Green Gym is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time.

Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors – improving your fitness, boosting your practical skills and confidence, and benefitting your local green spaces.

Find your nearest Green Gym in Scotland

A Green Gym offers:

  • Free access to an organised programme of outdoor environmental tasks with a group of like-minded individuals
  • Regular sessions of rewarding physical activity
  • A variety of tasks for all ages and abilities
  • Opportunities for training and developing new skills, using traditional tools

When you go to a Green Gym you won't be squaring up to a rowing machine or weights every time. One day you might be cutting back invasive undergrowth, the next planting trees or wildflowers, the next repairing steps on a public path or maybe clearing out an overgrown pond. You might even learn how to make benches and bat boxes.