NHS Couch to 5K app

New to running? Then the One You #Couchto5k app could be for you!

The Couch to 5K app will have you feeling great, one step at a time!

Designed for beginners, the fun and motivating app gradually builds you up to running 5K in just 9 weeks.  No need for a running club or s strict training plan, just you progressing little by little at your own pace. The Couch to 5K running app can help you with weight loss on your fitness journey!

A Couch to 5K run - no membership needed just running at your own pace!

The Couch to 5K run programme is easy to follow and perfect for those who are new to running and need some extra support and motivation along the way.

The app features a choice of 5 great trainers to support and motivate you at every step of the way, telling you when to run and when to walk. Between broadcaster and former Olympian Michael Johnson, comedians Sarah Millican and Sanjeev Kohli, BBC presenter Jo Whiley, and podcaster Laura, they’ve now helped over 3 million people like you start their own running journeys.

The app has also been updated to include the latest advice on social distancing.

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One You Couch to 5K features:

  • A flexible programme that can be completed in as little as 9 weeks
  • Easy to follow countdown timer so you can see and hear how long you’ve got left of each run
  • Works alongside your preferred music player, automatically ‘dipping’ the volumes so you can hear the instructions and motivations from your chosen trainer
  • Signals a half time bell, so you know when to head home
  • Lets you track your progress and awards achievements as you move through the runs
  • Lets you rate how you feel before and after each session to help acknowledge the immediate benefits of doing some physical activity
NHS Couch to 5k app

The One You Couch to 5K app is a 9 week running programme that can encourage even complete beginners to become more active, by making it easy and fun. Starting by running for just a minute at a time, the programme sets realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable from the start.