How We Can Help
If it's been a while since you did much exercise, starting again can feel a bit daunting.
Our Couch to 5K programme is designed for people just like you. We understand how difficult it can be to get and stay motivated. We know you might feel a little bit embarrassed. We appreciate that maybe you're not as young as you used to be.
The good news is that these feelings are perfectly normal. We've yet to come across any members who didn't have them. An the truth is that ALL our leaders have experienced those same fears and doubts themselves.
The Couch to 5K programme is designed to make it as easy as possible. Nobody will be rushing you - you do everything at YOUR own pace. We start jogging for only 30 seconds - nearly everybody believes they can do that. If you don't ... try it. Right Now! Even the most unfit people find CAN manage it. If you can jog slowly for 30 seconds, you can now be confident that you will manage our first session!
We build up gradually, taking time to let your body adapt and, as far as possible, to avoid any strains or injuries. You'll have the support of the leaders as you go along, and you can ask whatever questions you like - no question is stupid! We'll show you how to warm up properly. And how to cool down again. And - most important of all - how to do stretches and exercises that will keep you in tip-top shape.
In week nine, it all comes together with your "graduation" session. A 5km route that you take at your own speed. And, believe it or not, NOBODY that goes along has ever failed to complete it.
We're ready to help you get fit!Not Sure If You Can Do It?
Fancy the idea of jogging or running but not sure if you're up to it?
That's a normal reaction. Nearly everyone starts with low expectations. But almost everyone who starts this programme will achieve their goal. It's designed precisely to help people just like you. To help you do one thing - succeed!