Beat the Couch is a realistic, rewarding and achievable running program for those who are new or nearly-new to running. We can get almost anyone off the couch and 5K fit in just 10 weeks. In May 2013, 47 beginner or “lapsed” runners achieved their 5K target and had an amazing time doing it. That was 92% of our original intake – a really rewarding statistic for everyone! Since then, over 750 participants have beaten the couch… and you can too.
Beat the Couch is based on the classic “Couch to 5K” concept – but offers the extra support of a group environment with expert trainers who will monitor your progress in person and guide your technique. In addition, our Nutritional Therapist Catherine Burns will show you how to make dietary choices that optimize your energy, mood, performance and recovery. You also have the opportunity to track your weight, percentage body fat and inch-loss at fortnightly intervals.
Training involves just three 45 minute training sessions a week (from a flexible choice of 10). Our end goal is for you to take part in an official 5K race. Not only that, but you will have the chance to Beat the Couch, literally. Our couch-on-wheels is pushed around the route by some of Bermuda's running elite, and the challenge is to beat them to the finish line!
If you have limited free time or frequently travel, don’t worry. We have training options every single day and podcast training that you can use as a back-up. Many of our participants have trained with us twice a week and independently once a week. Ultimately this is an extremely flexible programme.
NEW FOR SEASON 12 - KIDS PILOT PROGRAM! We’ve had a LOT of requests for a kids version of Beat the Couch. This Season we’re running a pilot program to see how a small group of children respond to the training. We’re accepting 20 kids free of charge so long as they attend training with a paying adult. At this time, we’re looking for kids between the ages of 10 and 15. This is a GREAT opportunity to get fit as a family!
See below for testimonials, the details (which everyone should read) and the registration form. We also have details for our Corporate and Friends & Family teams! If you plan to register, please send us a quick email at email@example.com to give us a heads up and get on the list! Spaces may be limited although we do everything we can to accommodate everyone.