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how to start exercising again

by conquering your inner couch potato

Go from a long history of failed attempts to finally knowing how to conquer your inner couch potato!

what you can expect

This is a self-paced mini-course that can be completed in about 50 minutes of total time.

At the end of this mini-course you will have jump-started your active life-style.

We cover the following topics:


Rest Days

Injury Prevention

Going the Distance



Above all, you'll do it with a smile.

(Or at least not a grimace.)

No more exercise we hate!

what's included?


Online Course


This course can be complete. 

There are six lessons in the mini-course

  1. Welcome

  2. Logistics & Exercise Challenge Directions

  3. Selecting Your Exercise

  4. Rest Days & Injury Prevention

  5. Going the Distance & Regrouping

  6. Celebrate & Make Your Plan



(PDF or mailed to you)

I've found that even with all of the amazing technology that a lot of us still like the simplicity of paper they can actually touch. This is why I've put the concepts of the course into a printable document for you. 

This packet also includes a blank tracker for your exercise.

Don't cram yourself into a box.

Tell me more please...

Details  you  can  skim


This Jump-Start step is an important step to help you get moving again. 


This mini online course and exercise challenge is a simple yet powerful way to level up the exercise in your life, no matter where you are in your fitness journey.


I created this Jump Start because I kept seeing so many people struggle with traditional exercise programs that require you to jump right into full-body workouts and radical new routines. It's too much to jump all-in and create lifelong habits. After so many of these failed attempts, succeeding feels impossible.

The Pick ONE Challenge included in this package keeps success achievable and makes moving fun. It's simple.

  • Pick 1 exercise

  • Do it for 1 minute a day

  • For 1 month

Sound too easy? You may get several days in and discover this is a true challenge. This is why I've included the online mini-course. It gives a lot of support to help you succeed. 

At the end of your Jump Start, you'll work through a reflection exercise that gives you clarity on how the Jump Start went, why, and what your next best steps are to continue your active lifestyle from right where you are today. There are more details about the course below.

You're not alone. I've been there. The struggle is real, and I'm here to help ensure your success and bring you a smile.


The Bad Couch Guru

Lyn Lindbergh

You've gotta start somewhere.

(What could possibly go wrong?)

get started now

Registration is simple!

Let's do this.


Naw, go ahead and wait 'til tomorrow.

It's about YOU!

who is lyn lindbergh?

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Here's a bunch of wordy stuff about me.


I am your Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh, the author of the two time award winning book COUCH to ACTIVE: The Missing Link that Takes You from Sedentary to Active, President of COUCH to ACTIVE, and host of the COUCH to ACTIVE podcast. I am also the author of this course.


I have a degree in Education, and I spent 20 years in fortune 500 corporations in Senior Management roles overseeing training programs for companies in technology, sales and marketing, customer care, banking, aerospace, and healthcare. A few of my previous clients are Microsoft, Boeing, AOL, Praxair Industrial Gases, Philips Healthcare, and T-Mobile. The training materials I oversaw were for corporate departments of 10,000 - 30,000 employees.


I am an expert

at creating real change

in people's lives.


I'm also a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Mat Pilates Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, and Certified Cycling Instructor, and I have taught thousands in fitness centers. I'm a fitness influencer, blogger, podcaster, and award winning author.

I have two chronic illnesses that leave give me massive amounts of compassion for everyone who is also facing unique challenges to exercise. No matter how perfectly I train, I will never win a race. Still, I get out and exercise every day. My health issues fuel my compassion for people and my understanding of what it really takes to get moving when life gets in the way. Even with my physical challenges, I have completed the Seattle to Portland 200-mile ride six times, and I've done multiple half-marathons, 10 triathlons, countless 5K runs. My personal favorite type of exercise is anything that gets me outdoors with friends.

I know you already know your long term health depends on this so darn it, you've got to figure this out.


I'm here to help you bridge this gap in a way that helps you smile.

Last chance.

a final thought


It's decision time. This is the lowest priced resource that I provide. It costs less than one happy hour bar tab, has no hidden fees or shipping costs, and could change the trajectory of your exercise for life.


The value packed in this course is huge.

It's an easy choice.


Choose wisely my friend.

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