Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race! Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here: http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. The Couch to 5K coach you select talks to you during your workouts. To save your battery, Couch to 5K sends audio notifications when your screen is locked or another app is in use. To be sure you hear the coach during your workout, please do the following: • Turn on Notifications permissions • Turn on the hardware ring/silent switch (no red showing) • Turn your ringer volume up • Turn off Do Not Disturb (swipe up for Control Panel and the moon button should not be white) • Within the app, in Settings > Workout Options, be sure the Trainer Volume is up Without granting notification permissions, during a workout you can click the lock icon at the top left to keep the app active and still hear the coach. For support please contact us at: MobileSupport@activenetwork.com We would love to hear from you. WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App! Features • Training plan designed by Active.com trainers • Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block • Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout • Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player • Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support* • Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook • Get support from the largest running community on Active.com Trainer • Repeat workouts and track your best performance • Treadmill support allows manual entry of workouts • Track your progress with total distance and average pace • Graphs for workouts to compare distance and pace Finished the Couch to 5K program and ready to take your running program to the next level? Check out our 5K to 10K app to prep for your first 10K race here. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/5k-to-10k/id526458735! Praise "The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon." —Runners World, June 2012 "It's ridiculously easy to use (it's hard not to, as you just do what you're told) and it's fantastic that you have an encouraging voice talking you through things." —Engadget, June 2012 "Active.com’s Couch to 5K is one of my favorite… apps. With its customizable features, interactivity, and well-rounded interface, I may actually stay off the couch this time." —148Apps, October 2011 "I knew as soon as I decided to start the Couch to 5K program that I would need something to keep me accountable—not just to showing up for my training, but to actually doing it properly. Of course there’s an app for that." —CalorieLab, April 2012 "If you have been struggling to get your buns off the couch and somewhat in shape before the summer hits, training for a 5K is not a bad way to start. If you are looking for a program to help get you there, then the “Couch to 5K” running plan by CoolRunning is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years." —Droid Life, April 2012 FAQ • Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.
I used this app a couple of years ago and got to a 5 k pretty quickly. There was no way to turn off the “trainers” but they were fairly unobtrusive. There were a couple of other interface annoyances but I could see past them. Now, there’s no way ignore the trainers since they’re so chatty. The generic encouragement interrupts my books/music and my flow. I paid for this app and now it is difficult to use. There should be a minimal trainer that just announces the segments.
I would give this app 5 stars, but the Community uploads never connect to their server. Otherwise, it’s a great app for getting “couch potatoes” up and moving. Don’t be afraid of this app. It gets you up and moving slowly, with mostly walking to build lung capacity. I’ve lost well over 100# by stopping Coca-Cola and using this app!!
Love this app and it is a big reason I am active again. I am about 4 weeks into the program and I love all of the features in this app. The only reason I didn’t give a 5 star is that at this time there is not a way to shuffle the music playing during a run. Would love to see that featured added in a future update. Thanks for a great app!
This kills my battery on my iPhone. I even turned off background app refresh for it and limited it from accessing data and GPS... I only use it as a timer on my treadmill. Still like 24 hours in background. I really don’t understand. A shame I like the functionality.
I love it, but it doesn’t connect with Fitbit or MyFitnessPal.
I set for 5K runs within 25 miles of KY and runs and tennis tournaments were displayed in TX and around the country.
It’s a great app for beginners. First running app I use, I am on my third day and can tell it will help me reach my goal to get off the couch. I did not give it stars because when I read it offers the Apple Watch app I thought I was going to be able to use it without carrying my phone with me on the runs, but for the app to work on the watch the phone was to be within range. At least I didn’t find a way to have it standalone in the watch.
The workouts are easy to follow and really ease you in to running. I like that it’s a low, one time purchase and there are no other charges besides that first one.
It has crashed numerous times during or at the end of a run. and did not count it at all. NOT OK! Give me my money back
I do enjoy the app and the pace it gives me. I have two issues with the app. 1) I do not like to run with my phone and even though it says it’s I watch compatible the app does not give me the changes from walk to run and will not stay open if I do not have my phone with me. 2) it is not a walk/running tracking app in the Health app/feature on the iPhone.