Idle 2 Active
Jed’s Couch to 5k Plan:
Idle 2 Active
Hey guys, my name is Jed. I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I work at Partners in Physical Therapy.
During this time I decided to come up with a program (similar to that of a couch to 5k) for the community to help people who are non runners or more of a couch potato get in better shape!
This is meant to help people with their physical health, as well as mental health.
A little bit about what this plan will look like: It is designed to help people gradually increase their endurance/stamina for running over the course of 8 weeks.
Each week, I will have a daily planned routine for you to follow. This plan is designed for the person who is not accustomed to running, but is interested in participating in a 5k or to drop a few pounds!
There are A LOT of charity events to participate in for local 5k runs! There are a multitude of great causes these support. I know with the current situation, most 5k’s have been postponed, but this will be a great time to get a jump start on preparing yourself for a future run.
Not only are you helping yourself, but you are helping others as well!
Sign Up for Idle 2 Active Today!
Many of you may have reasons or barriers to participating in this program such as:
- “I don’t have the time and/or I have kids”;
- “I’m too out of shape for this program”;
- “I already have aches and pains, I don’t want to hurt more”;
- “I don’t want to embarrass myself or finish last in the 5K!”;
- “I don’t like running!”;
- “I can’t do what I used to be able to do”;
- “I have tried a program like this before and didn’t finish it”;
I have addressed each of these barriers in the introductory video!
I encourage anyone that is participating in this plan to reach out and stay connected via social media to let us know how your journey through this plan is going! The videos below are for each week of this exercise journey.
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Jed Spurlock, PTA
Partners in Physical Therapy