With minimum workout gear required and the best gym in the world right on your door-step there, jogging can be one of the most beneficial forms of exercise to make change to your health and fitness.
Saying that, jogging can be hard to make a regular habits. It's especially difficult for beginners to get into the "stride" (running pun) of things, which can leave you feeling disheartened and inevitably call it quits. All the good intentions you had are now a distant memory.
This is where we come in - I have designed this couch to 5k to get complete running novices off their sofas and on to their feet. You will see Edinburgh in a completely different light and run places that you never knew existed.
What Is Couch To 5k
I decided to set up this class to help beginners start moving and get into running. I have done the research and now it's time to implement and change the way people view themselves and their health.
The programmes aim is to get you comfortably running 5 kilometres in 8 weeks. It will be a gradual process and the distance will increase every run you do over the course of 8 weeks, I will be there to help motivate and provide you with a running plan so you can run in your own time between morning classes.
We will all be in this together and the aim will be to run a Saturday Morning Park Run as a group at the end of the 8 week.
How Does Couch To 5k Work
One of the biggest challenges I find with beginners when it comes to fitness is the not knowing where to start. A common theme after speaking with people is that they take the leap to start and find that they actually over do it with their first session. They feel sore for a good number of days, skip the days they should be exercising again, quickly feel deflated and give up when they're just getting started. This class works because it starts with a mixture of running and walking, which helps to gradually build up your fitness level making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
Who Is Couch To 5K For?
This class is for everyone, whether you've never run before, or if you would like to get into it, or if you have set yourself a challenge later on in the year to run a Tough Mudder, whatever it may be couch to 5k is an easy way of getting fitter and healthier.
What Are The Benefits?
Now I am sure you don't need be to tell you what the health benefits of moving are do you? Well, incase you have missed all the health guidelines from well pretty much every health professional, government and TV advert here's a recap.
For starters, running is a great way to improve your physical health, not the best way but a great way for people who currently do nothing. Running on the regular will also have a direct benefit to your cardiovascular system, improving the strength and health of your heart and lungs. Are you wanting to lose weight, then running combined with a good diet and some strength training has this covered. Not only does running have all these awesome physical health benefits, it also improves your mental health too.
Running for a 5k, can help boost your confidence, self belief as well as a great successor to help to combat depression and stress.
Are You Ready To Make The Change
Start Date: Tuesday 24th August 2017 - 12th October 2017
Where: Bruntsfield Place/ Leamington Walk
Time: 06:20am for a Sharp 06:30 start
Cost: £70 for the block of 8 classes
Duration: 45 minutes - 60 minutes
Limited Spaces: Bookings Essential
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My name is Calumn, founder of CD Fitness. You’ll find me in and around the gym and helping like minded people get the results they deserve. I enjoy everything from keeping fit, yoga, snowboarding, coffee and making people happy. If you would like to be apart of the bigger community join my Facebook group, Healthy Living With CD Fitness Coaching is a must.