1 minute a day
One step at a time...
It's not about a bikini body.
(but I wouldn't complain...)
what you can expect
At the end of this program, you will have completed a major step towards creating your active lifestyle.
Above all, you'll doing it with a smile.
(Or at least not a grimace.)
No more exercise we hate!
Directions and Tracker
I've made the Jump Start easy by providing printable documents with detailed directions.
This packet also includes a blank tracker for your challenge.
The information in this packet is also in the mini-course (below) but I've found that a lot of people, myself included, appreciate the simplicity of a print-out.
The mini-course is where your Jump Start efforts are leveled up beyond the simple mechanics of the 1 minute of exercise. In addition to your challenge directions, the mini-course includes video lessons where I walk you through concepts such as selecting the correct exercise for you, injury prevention, mindset, going the distance, regrouping, and discovering your next steps for exercise after you complete this challenge.
There are six lessons in the course
Logistics & Exercise Challenge Directions
Selecting Your Exercise
Day 10: Rest Days & Injury Prevention
Day 20: Going the Distance & Regrouping
Day 30: Celebrate & Make Your Plan
Can't Stop, Won't Stop - Reflection
This reflection is the perfect way to ensure that the results of the Jump Start last far beyond 30 days.
When you complete your Jump Start reflection you gain a greater understanding of why exercise has been difficult in the past and what you can do to continue your progress.
Don't cram yourself into a box.
Tell me more please...
Details you can skim
The Start Now 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
You've gotta start somewhere.
(What could possibly go wrong?)
It's about YOU!
who is lyn lindbergh?
Here's a bunch of wordy stuff about me.
I am Lyn Lindbergh, the author of COUCH to ACTIVE: The Missing Link that Takes You from Sedentary to Active and President of COUCH to ACTIVE. I am also the author of this Pick ONE Challenge. I call myself "The Bad Couch Guru" because I believe life is better with a wink and a smile.
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 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 author.
I have two chronic illnesses that leave me slow and in pain most days. 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.
a final thought