Help your employees

exercise

It's no secret that helping your employees make safe exercise a priority will increase their productivity and creativity at work. However, many employees have trouble making this lifestyle shift, and they are weary of the standard corporate exercise challenges and games that do not encourage long-term lifestyle change.

 

COUCH to ACTIVE is here to fill that gap.

 

SUMMARY  of  services

Breathe new life into your corporate wellness programs with Lyn Lindbergh's fresh approach to helping employees move more.

 

Lyn's current services include:

  • Keynote speaking

  • Multi-day workshops

  • Single day events

  • Small group activities

  • Custom solutions for your corporation

  • Custom collateral

  • Senior management training

  • Train the Trainers for COUCH to ACTIVE

  • Volume book discounts

Contact Lyn to learn more.

lyn@couchtoactive.com

the book

COUCH to ACTIVE: The Missing Link that Takes You from Sedentary to Active has garnered praise from reluctant exercisers to healthcare professionals to fitness industry leaders to elite athletes. Its message of compassion and reality honors the multiple priorities your employees face in their personal and professional lives. Lyn worked in corporate environments for 20 years, and she speaks directly to the challenges your employees face to get moving more.

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Lyn  lindbergh

Lyn Lindbergh is the founder and author of COUCH to ACTIVE. She spent 20 years working in senior management roles at corporations as diverse as Microsoft, Boeing, AOL, T-Mobile, Praxair, Philips Healthcare, and AT&T Wireless. She has managed many multi-national, large-scale initiatives as well as smaller quick-turnaround initiatives. Lyn has a gift for coming into stressful environments and creating experiences that are supportive, impactful, and memorable for all.

Lyn holds a degree in Education. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, and Certified Group Fitness Instructor, which includes just about every class you've ever attended at your local gym. She was on staff at PRO Sports Club, a world renowned fitness center based in the Seattle area that offers over 200 weekly group fitness classes. More importantly, Lyn lives with fibromyalgia and a couple of additional long-term health issues, so she knows at a very deep level that the struggle to exercise is real. 

Lyn's tagline-"No more exercise we hate!"-pushes back against the mentality that exercise must be painful, difficult drudgework to be effective. Reluctant exercisers already know what research tells us-that we're more likely to stick with exercise we enjoy. Lyn calls herself The Bad Couch Guru because everything in life is more fun with a smile.

Book  outline

 

How is this book relevant to my employees?  

The hardest part of exercising consistently is getting started every single day, especially when we try to fit it into a life that includes family obligations, health challenges, and demanding jobs. The COUCH to ACTIVE book is a step-by-step guide to making exercise a normal and enjoyable part of life. It's full of examples of people just like your employees-people with families, jobs and significant health issues to juggle as they try to add exercise back into their lives. The concepts in this program will benefit your employees for a lifetime.

 

Book Outline

 

Week 1: The Basics

  • What you already know about exercise but aren't doing

  • CDC guidelines for exercise

  • The importance of working with your doctors

  • Staying injury free

  • Remembering to exercise

  • Slow and steady progress

  • A healthier approach to social media

 

Week 2: Reach Out

  • Talking to others about your goals

  • Making exercise fun

  • Your lifestyle change will surprise others

  • Thank others for their support

 

Week 3: Breaking Barriers

  • Seeing barriers objectively

  • Creating a list of barriers

  • Relaxing around the barriers

  • Using walks to process potential solutions to barriers

  • The importance of wanting the change

  • Body image

 

Week 4: Solve It

  • Strategies to break barriers and create a life you love

  • Identifying the easiest barriers to break

  • Managing naysayers in your life

  • Identifying mini-solutions and small steps

  • Jumping on last minute opportunities to exercise

  • Breaking through stereotypes and trying different kinds of exercise

  • Creating a commitment that is impossible to flake

 

Week 5: Own It

  • Owning the direction of your life

  • Owning your success

  • Owning your opinions about exercise

  • Owning your heart and close relationships

  • Owning your time and work relationships

  • Owning your crazy-busy life

  • Owning your physical and mental healing

  • Owning your sleep

Week 6: Radical Change

  • Identifying if you are stuck and need a radical change in your life

  • Reminder that you are in control of your life

  • How to identify if you are stuck

  • Being brave

  • Making peace with barriers that are here to stay

 

Week 7: Your Next Two Years

  • Create a plan to stay on track for two full years

  • Understand how fast time flies by and the importance of making this change now

  • Understanding how after two years the changes will feel perfectly normal

  • Creating a plan for holidays and special events

  • How to quickly escape a setback

 

Week 8: Celebrate!

  • Celebrate the new you!

  • Review all life practices in the book

  • You are a rockstar, and here's why

Exercise Plan Examples: The exercise plan examples provided ask readers to start where they are and very slowly build with a focus on staying injury free. This is a fun book, so we also made the exercise plan titles fun.

Exercise Plans:

  • I hate exercising, but my doctor is making me do this.

  • My driver's license says I'm 55, but I'll be 30 forever.

  • Help, I graduated college and am completely out of shape!

  • I'm a chronic mess of health issues.

  • The baby won't let me sleep!

  • I hate my asthma!

  • I seriously need to lose 100 pounds.

  • I dream of completing a marathon.

  • I'm already in great shape.

 

Appendices: 

  • Minimum exercise as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control

  • Monthly exercise planners

  • Weekly exercise planners

  • Life Practices (book summary)

  • COUCH to ACTIVE resources

  • Notes pages

Who is the perfect person for the book?

I am a middle-aged author who spent over 20 years in corporate offices in senior manager roles. I'm also a parent, and I was a single parent for 10 years. I have several lifelong health issues that make consistent exercise more difficult for me than for my healthy peers. Chances are good that many of your employees can relate to one or more of my own personal barriers to exercise. I encourage people to break through their stereotypes of who does what kind of fitness, and I help people figure out how to truly advocate for themselves.

Book Discounts: Need 10 or 5,000 books? Check out the current book club offerings or email Lyn at lyn@couchtoactive.com to learn more about book discounts.

Is COUCH to ACTIVE affiliated with multi-level marketing or the promotion of other products? 

No. There are so many MLMs out there that I find I need to call out up front that we are in no way, shape, or form an MLM or affiliated with any MLM. COUCH to ACTIVE does NOT participate in affiliate marketing for other brands or the promotion of any products such as protein powders, supplements, or fitness equipment.

 

Other questions? Contact Lyn at Lyn@couchtoactive.com.

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