We’re absolutely delighted to announce that after years of dreaming and lots of hard work by the co-op behind the scenes, we finally have our own permanent home.
We are currently collaborating with Bristol Pakistanis Cricket Club (BPCC) and the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports and Social Club (ECCSSC, or the Cowfolk) to put in an Expression of Interest for the Netham Park Pavilion and pitches that Bristol City Council have included in their Sports Facility Transfer programme. This could be a great… Continue reading Venue Hunt Update – Netham Park Pavilion & Pitches
Exciting times! We’re on the hunt for a venue and we’re hoping you can help us. For several years we’ve been holding our sessions at All Hallows Hall, and we’re now at the stage where we need more session slots, more space, and more versatility to allow BCG to grow into something really special. So… Continue reading Help us hunt for a home!
We are proud to be the first co-operative gym in the UK. We believe that our not-for-profit multi-stakeholder co-operative model (meaning coaches and gym users work together to create a space that improves their health and wellbeing) has so much potential for working against the cynical business practices of big gyms, and for getting more people fitter, stronger, and feeling better. Join us!
Our coach Guy was invited to speak at the Bristol Radical Herbal Gathering on the theme of collective approaches to wellbeing, alongside other excellent Bristol projects. It was a good chance to lay out the reasons for setting up the gym and why we feel there is a need for a co-operative model within the fitness industry.
We are looking for another self-employed strength coach!
Anyone who trains with us is welcome to become a member of our co-operative and help us make our dream gym. If you’re not sure if membership is for you, Rachel Hahn has written an article describing her experience of joining.