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COUCH to ACTIVE
If you've ever said, "I should exercise more" than this show will get you going. Let's flip exercise on it's head and start smiling more. This show is also available on your App store.
2 days ago
The Inertia Law
How to being conquering inertia that keeps you stuck on the couch and not exercising. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. Newtons First Law of Motion or Inertia Inertia keeping us stuck. How to conquer inertia. How to conquer the couch.
3 days ago
Is 5-minutes of exercise worth it?
What's the current data on short bursts of exercise? https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode 5-minutes of exercise Short exercise bursts Exercise and blood sugar levels
4 days ago
Sedentary Teenagers During Quarantine
If your teenager isn't exercising during quarantine you are not alone. Here's a couple of tips to help you cope. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. Sedentary teenagers Quarantine and exercise Exercise motivation Loving your teenager Giving a hug
4 days ago
Teenager's Fitness Tracker Anxiety
I found a fantastic final report from the Digital Health Generation organization. This episode gives a high-level summary. If you have a teenager in your life you definitely want to download their summary of findings. Link below. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. Digital Health Generation Report: https://www.digitalhealthgeneration.net/final-report
4 days ago
Owning Your Success part 1 of 2. Erden Eruc.
Owning your success comes in many forms. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. Owning your success Erden Eruc Guinness Book of World Records Solo human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Depression. Stuck on couch. Owning success Great Pacific Race Safety Officer
4 days ago
Pick one exercise goal and one food goal.
Let's recap our August goal and make adjustments as needed. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. August Goals Exercise Goal Food Goal Adjusting Goals
6 days ago
Campfire Chat with Lyn - August 2020
In this very personal unofficial episode Lyn shares the behind the scenes of her life. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode Couch 2 5K Noom Going public with struggles Fitness Nutrition Specialist Mental Health
Aug 7, 2020
Erden Eruc's Story - World Records and Depression
15 time Guinness World Record holder shares his battle with depression and how he found himself stuck on the couch. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast
Aug 3, 2020
Top 10 tips from July 2020.
Here's our top ten exercise motivation tips from the podcast in July 2020. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode: - Minimum Exercise Recommendations - CDC - Bathroom Scales - Couch to 5K (C25K) - HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training - Multiple Options for Exercise and Fitness - How to start enjoying exercise. - How to quit dreading or hating exercise - Making exercise easier - Touch Nature Everyday - Couch Potatoes - Our body wants to conserve energy.
Aug 3, 2020
Predictions for 2020.
The fitness industry is making radical changes to survive in the COVID-19 era. Learn what these will likely be and how you can make the most of it. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast
Jul 31, 2020
August 2020 Planning
For our August 2020 Planning: 1. Identify barriers to exercise and make a plan. 2. Write down one exercise goal for August. 3. Write down one food goal for August. We will be revisiting these throughout the month of August. https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast
Jul 31, 2020
Back after a week long break. Lyn announces adding fitness nutrition to her services. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Jul 24, 2020
Do No Harm
As you make your weekend exercise plans be sure you do no harm. Do no harm to your body, your mental health, or the health of your community. This truly is a unique time in our world. Hugs to you all! https://www.couchtoactive.com/podcast Mentioned in this episode. Do no harm. Mental Health Physical Health Community Health
Jul 23, 2020
What is C25K?
Learn the basics of what the Couch to 5K program is (Different from our Couch to Active). https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Couch 2 5K C25K Couch to 5K Running Injuries Running Programs Injury Free
Jul 22, 2020
How to quit dreading exercise.
Dreading exercise is not a way to live. Here's how to get on the other side of dread. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this exercise Exercise dread Exercise motivation Couch to 5K Jogging Kayaking with a friend Impossible to flake Do what you love Digging glass out of my foot.
Jul 21, 2020
Minimum Exercise Recommendation
Use the minimum exercise recommendations to dial in where you are at today compared to where you would like to be for exercise. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Minimum exercise recommendations globally. CDC recommendations Free PDF of COUCH to ACTIVE to help you figure this out.
Jul 20, 2020
You Do You
One more trick for owning your exercise decisions and not letting others in your life become a naysayer. www.couchtoactive.com
Jul 20, 2020
Having multiple exercise options always at hand is a great tool that will help keep your momentum and motivation rolling. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Walking, jogging, running. Foot injury. Options to exercise. Exercise mindset.
Jul 16, 2020
Broken Foot: Coach Yourself
Your ability to coach yourself is stronger than you may realize. Practice with this broken-foot scenario. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Self coaching Exercise motivation Listening to yourself
Jul 15, 2020
Bathroom Scales and Weight Stigma
Make your own decision on the bathroom scale and recognize internalized fat shaming. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Invention of Bathroom Scales 1920 Marketing of Scales to women. Insurance Companies using weight. Medical Journal Article by Lauren Vogel https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6565398/ Lauren Vogel article quotes: The more people are exposed to weight bias and discrimination, the more likely they are to gain weight and become obese, even if they were thin to begin with. They’re also more likely to die from any cause, regardless of their body mass index (BMI). Fat shaming is also linked to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders and exercise avoidance, Alberga said. There’s emerging evidence that the severity of harm increases when people internalize weight bias and turn it on themselves. In one study, participants with high levels of internalization of weight-bias had three times greater odds of having metaboli…
Jul 15, 2020
Kayaking for beginners.
If you've thought about trying a kayak or canoe, this will get yo pointed in the right direction to help ensure you have an enjoyable time. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Kayaking Wearing life jackets Going sober Glassy water Kayaking in a bay Kayaking with a guide
Jul 13, 2020
HIIT: What is it?
What does HIIT stand for and what does it have to do with my fastest path to fitness? Plus, Lyn reveals what she nicknamed her shoes! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. HIIT High Intensity Interval Training Injury Free Lyn reveals what she nicknamed her shoes!
Jul 10, 2020
Nickname your shoes.
Yet another unusual fitness motivation tip for the reluctant exerciser. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Making exercise help you smile. Nickname your shoes. Burt and Earnie Sony and Cher Tom and Gerry Romeo and Juliet Cheech and Chong Thelma and Louise Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Bonnie and Clyde Shake and Bake Lucy and Ethel Beavis and Butthead Yogi and Boo Boo Mr and Mrs Potato Head Yin and Yang Peat and Repeat.
Jul 9, 2020
I'm a closet couch potato.
Couch potatoes unite! It's not an oxymoron to be a couch potato with an active lifestyle. www.couchtoactive.com
Jul 8, 2020
How to ask for help.
Level up your exercise routine by asking for help. In this episode you'll learn exactly how to ask for the help of others. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Asking for help. Being specific. Don't expect friends to read your mind. Use the words, "I need your help." Share your struggle.
Jul 7, 2020
How to make exercise easy.
Last weekend exercise was easy. The only thing I had to do was to go with the flow. Let me teach you how. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Making exercise easy. Holiday planning and exercise. Walking on a sand bar. Yoga with friends.
Jul 6, 2020
Touch Nature Everyday
I've enjoyed adding this daily practice to my routine and am grateful for my friend who inspired me do this. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Troutdale Oregon Nature Walks Weddings Active Lifestyle Using less grit and self-discipline
Jul 3, 2020
Make your July 4th plan.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July. Today is your opportunity to start your new active lifestyle July 4th. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this Episode July 4th Mud flats Kayaking Planning Ahead Success
Jul 2, 2020
Lyn's Olympic Relay
Find out what happened when Lyn feared she was about to come in last place at an Olympic Triathlon Relay. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Olympic Triathlons Blue Lake Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Portland, Oregon Hawaii Ironman Qualifier Seattle to Portland
Jul 1, 2020
July 2020 Planning
It's time to set yourself up for a successful July. Here's three tasks I want you to do today. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode: Planning for success Barriers to exercise Checking in on your physical and mental health Making your monthly exercise plans Making your monthly chronic illness secondary plans. Compassion is key!
Jun 30, 2020
Top 10 tips for June.
Lyn quickly covers the top tips from the June episodes of the Couch to Active podcast. Mentioned in this episode: Barre Our mental health Afraid of looking stupid Your opinions matter What do you want Ben Hardy, Personality Isn't Permanent Three back exercises on your bed Sneaky shoulder squeeze Silent but deadly Stephanie Lueras - Couch to IronMan
Jun 29, 2020
Three back exercises on your bed. (Part 2)
Part two of exercises you can do from your bed to help your back feel better. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Back exercises Pain relief Exercise from your bed Part one of these exercises
Jun 27, 2020
Campfire chat with Lyn.
There is so much going on in our world that I wanted to pause and have a campfire chat with you. In this special episode I take a look at current events and talk about a few actions I have taken to help me trudge through it all. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 26, 2020
Sneaky Shoulder Squeeze
Here's another exercise you can do sitting without anyone knowing what's up. https://www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Sneaky Shoulder Squeeze Shoulder squeeze YouTube example of the shoulder squeeze. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN1oZVMMRjE
Jun 26, 2020
What do you want?
Use this quick tip to keep your active lifestyle rolling. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 24, 2020
How are you today?
I'm taking a break from my usual rah-rah to check in with my loyal listeners and see how you are doing. In all sincerity, I would like to know how you are holding up and how I can help serve you on this podcast. Times have been heavy for all and I care. www.couchtoactive.com email me at: email@example.com
Jun 23, 2020
If you don't see yourself as a hiker, this episode is for you. I get it, the thought of getting lost while enduring the misery of hiking straight up hill in the scorching heat doesn't appeal to you. I'm with ya! But, hiking can be for everyone who is able to put one foot in front of the other. Even if you're struggling to walk to the mailbox, this mini-episode will get you started. Mentioned in this episode. Hiking 101 How to start Walking to your mailbox Hiking shoes Where to go hiking How to get started with hiking Who to ask for hiking advice
Jun 22, 2020
What the heck does the word "should" have to do with exercise? Everything. Should is a word of frustration and staying stuck in should sabotages our efforts. Learn how to break out of your habit of saying should. It's time to quit shoulding all over yourself. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode The phrase: I should exercise more. How the world should causes frustration How saying the word should makes it harder for us to start exercise. How to quit saying you "should" and start saying "I am"
Jun 19, 2020
Three back exercises on your bed. (Part 1)
You don't have to get out of bed to help your back feel better. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Lower back exercise Upper back exercise Full back exercise Gentle exercises for your back Exercises you can do from bed
Jun 18, 2020
Crossfit 101 and What Happened?
What is Crossfit? Is it right for beginners? What happened in the news last week? www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Crossfit Crossfit for beginners Will I get injured doing Crossfit. What happened to Crossfit in the news? Who is Greg Glassman?
Jun 17, 2020
Barre and Bar are unfortunately two very different things. This Barre works your core and glutes big time. www.couctoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Barre fitness Ballet bars How to spell Barre DOMS, Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness
Jun 16, 2020
Personality Isn't Permanent with Ben Hardy
Benjamin Hardy debunks the myth that personality is innate and unchangeable, and gives you science-backed strategies for becoming the person you want to be. And yes, I have Ben translate this to exercise for us! www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 15, 2020
Afraid of Looking Stupid
Are you holding yourself back because you are afraid of looking stupid? Let's take a closer look at this. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this Episode. Afraid of looking stupid Thoughts on the use of the word stupid Benjamin Hardy Willpower Doesn't Work Benjamin Hardy Personality Isn't Permanent
Jun 14, 2020
How does your personality impact exercise? www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 11, 2020
I'd like you to meet Lea Genders. Her story will sound so familiar to so many of us. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Lea Genders Fitness Lea Genders Blog
Jun 10, 2020
I'd like you to meet Stephanie Lueras. She has accomplished an amazing health and wellness journey! www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 9, 2020
You're Unique But...
Let's think about your unique situation and how it impacts your ability to exercise consistently. www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 8, 2020
Deck of Cards
Here's a way even the most reluctant couch potato can start adding in a bit of exercise. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Deck of cards Life Hacker workout with deck of cards Mini-exercise solutions
Jun 5, 2020
Silent but Deadly
You'll never forget the name of this little exercise! Here's an easy way to exercise your glutes anytime, anywhere. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Glute exercises Exercises you can do anywhere Free exercises
Jun 4, 2020
Check out this great resource for visually impaired. I tried it! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Blind alive - www.blindalive.com Visually Impaired Legally blind Completely blind Exercise options ADA exercise options
Jun 3, 2020
Here's another fun way to add in a little more movement! www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 2, 2020
Taken straight from the book. When it comes to exercise, your opinions matter much more than you realize. www.couchtoactive.com
Jun 1, 2020
June Planning and Black Lives
Each month I help you plan your exercise for the following month. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode June 1, 2020 Black Lives Matter Exercise Plans Father's Day Having Fun
May 29, 2020
Top 10 Tips - May 2020
We review the top exercise motivation tips from our May 2020 episodes. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Sink Squats - a safe way to do squats at home. Abs anywhere - how to work your abs anytime. A martini. Shaken, not stirred - a fun trick to add in more tricep and bicep work. Starting over - getting ahead of your new normal and avoiding the marketing brainwashing on it's way. Geocashing - A fun game for all ages that will get you walking and hiking with a smile. Heel Raises - a way to strengthen your calves and begin to discover DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) Full Range of Motion - an important tip to help maintain your mobility and flexibility as you age. Jumprope for Women - Heather Denniston hosts a hot new facebook group for women who want to try out jump roping. #quarantine15 - Tanya Mark discusses the importance of avoiding weight shame during this time. Shannon Williamson shares her story of how she had to be brave to go back to her love of…
May 28, 2020
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May 28, 2020
This quick tip will not only help strengthen your calves, it will also give you inspiration to try adding more weight bearing exercise into your life. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Heel raises. Calf raises. DOMS - Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness. Inspiration to do more weight bearing exercises.
May 27, 2020
Heather Denniston the Human
I knew Heather for more than a year before I learned her backstory, and wow my assumptions were wrong. In this episode we get to meet the human side of Heather. www.couchtive.com Heather Denniston: @wellfitandfed. www.wellfitandfed.com Contact on Instagram messenger. Mentioned in this episode. Mastiff puppy Olympic caliber binge eating Closet eating Thyroid, Raynauds syndrome Energy leakage liabilities Accountability buddies Your wellness pit crew Change is hard
May 26, 2020
Jump Rope with Heather Denniston
Heather started a jump rope group for women like us and it's on fire! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this Episode Heather Denniston Social Media: Well Fit and Fed Jump Rope for Women https://www.facebook.com/groups/jumpropeforwomen 10-Day Jumprope Clinic https://www.wellfitandfed.com/product/online-jump-rope-clinic-for-women/ Heather's Home Page https://www.wellfitandfed.com/
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day 2020
Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day in the USA! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Memorial Day 2020 Thinking about Memorial Day Serving our country Memories of putting flags on gravesites.
May 22, 2020
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
Here's another mini-solution for exercise that will most definitely help you smile. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Martini Cosmo Non-alcoholic Mini-Solutions to Exercise Tip to start exercising Exercise with a smile
May 22, 2020
Geocashing and Walking
Geocashing is a fun activity for the whole family regardless of age. It's been around for over 20 years and is still alive and well. You'll walk a ton without even realizing it's exercise! That's a win in my book. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this Episode Geocashing Walking All ages Question about ADA compliance
May 22, 2020
Lyn's 200th Episode!
Celebrating the creation of 200 episodes! www.couchtoactive.com
May 19, 2020
Audio tours are a great way to pretend you are on vacation and get in some exercise! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Audio Tours RickSteves Audio Tours Europe Just Ahead: Audio Tours of National Parks Voice Map Audio Tours
May 18, 2020
Memorial Day and Google Maps
Memorial Day is 1-week away and most of us won't be able to do what we normally do. This is the first of a week of episodes where we'll brainstorm together how to make the most of your active lifestyle and the Memorial Day weekend. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Memorial Day Weekend 2020 COVID-19 Quarantine Active Lifestyle What to do when you can't go camping.
May 18, 2020
COVID - What will happen to our gyms?
Our gyms will be opening slower than you may think. Here's a few things to consider as you plan out exercise for the remainder of 2020. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode. Gyms and COVID-19. Opening gyms Sterilization of gyms after COVID. What to expect at your gym. How to plan for 2020 and be flexible.
May 14, 2020
Quick Tip: Abs Anywhere
Here's a sneaky way to do abdominal exercises anytime and anywhere! Heck, you can do this watching TV, on a date, in a bar, helping your kid with their online homework, or even during a Sunday sermon! Check it out! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode: Core exercise Exercise for your abs Chair abs Standing abs Core stability
May 13, 2020
Quick Tip: Full Range of Motion
Here's a quick tip that will help you keep your flexibility in check with very little effort. In fact, this one feels good. Check it out! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Full range of motion Gentle exercise Flexibility as we age
May 12, 2020
Toilet Paper Runs
My prediction on one way fitness events will change in 2021. You heard it here first! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Fitness events after the pandemic 5K events after the pandemic Tough Mudder Events Disney's Star Wars Half Marathon Africa's Half Marathon Bubble Runs
May 11, 2020
Here's a fun way to get in squats. These are important for your lifetime independence. Enjoy! www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode Sink squats How to do a correct squat How to safely do a squat Independent Living Aging and exercise What exercise will help you go to the bathroom independently when you are old?
May 8, 2020
Get ahead of the new normal marketing ploys.
Fitness marketing is getting ready to blast you with messages of what your new normal should be. Get ready ahead of them so you can stay true to what brings you joy. The previous five episodes gave us food for thought as we work through what our new normal will look like. In today's episode I tie it all together and show you how to come up with your best new normal for exercise. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in this episode: Tanya Mark #covid15 Petra Kolber Know your why. Kim Peek Wholistic Endurance Training Shannon Williamson Dancing again Being Brave Starting over Again
May 7, 2020
Shannon Williamson - Dancing Again
I'd like to introduce you to Shannon Williamson. As a child she loved to dance, but like most of us she became too grown up and responsible for dance lessons. Shannon shares her story of how she debunked the myth of being too old to go back to something you love. Her story makes me smile. www.couchtoactive.com You can find Shannon on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shannonkwilliamson/ Mentioned in this episode. Dancing Tap and modern dance Taking kids to dance lessons Dance recitals
May 6, 2020
Kim Peek - The Human
Kim Peek is the author of Wholistic Endurance Training. She used to hate running but a turn of events in her life brought her to not only loving running, but becoming a running coach. Then, as her fitness seemed unstoppable, Kim received a breast cancer diagnosis. www.couchtoactive.com Learn about Kim and her book here. www.crushingmygoals.com/book Mentioned in this episode: Holistic training Endurance Training Running Breast Cancer Power of Run
May 5, 2020
Petra Kolber - Your Why
In this episode I bring back Petra Kolber, and amazing woman who at one point in her life had her picture on the back of a Special K cereal box. In this episode she shares insight into creating your own understanding of why exercise is important to you. www.couchtoactive.com www.petrakolber.com/confidence
May 4, 2020
Tanya Mark - Quarantine-15 Shame
Don't get sucked into the Quarantine-15 memes flying around social media that are poking fun at the reality of weight gain during trauma. Today we meet Tanya Mark the founder of Mind-Body Nutrition that helps shed light on this important topic. Link to Tanya's Article: https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/opinion/columnists/health_rotating/as-you-shelter-in-place-forget-about-your-weight/article_cf2f94d1-ed28-5d44-991b-42ce0696a166.html The Conscious Eating Conclave starting May 11, 2020. https://the-conscious-eating-conclave.heysummit.com/ Tanya Mark is a Mind-Body Nutrition, Dynamic Eating Psychology + Wellness Coach, Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, Redefining Wellness Ambassador and author behind "Radical Acceptance," a Jackson Hole News & Guide column focused on promoting healthy body image and redefining health. Tanya takes a non-diet, intuitive eating approach to healthful eating and works with clients virtually from her home base of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Expert…
May 2, 2020
Starting Over Again
In this special Saturday episode Lyn helps us get ahead of the barrage of marketing that is about to hit our feeds that will try to brainwash us into what new normal they want for us; which will happen include handing over our wallets. Lyn talks about how this begins with physical, emotional, and mental healing. www.couchtoactive.com
May 1, 2020
April Recap and May Planning
Wow, it was a unique month. Today we are going to take a completely different look at our recaps and planning. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 30, 2020
20 New COVID Words
Look at how much we have learned without even trying! What does this have to do with exercise? https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 30, 2020
Wiggle your toes.
Unusual motivation to get your exercise started when you really are not feeling it at all. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 28, 2020
Petra Kolber - Actions Before Confidence
Meet Petra Kolber, fitness guru and author of The Perfection Detox. In this episode Petra shares tips on how to get your confidence going. www.couchtoactive.com ww.petrakolber.com/confidence
Apr 27, 2020
Just step outside.
Here's your Monday motivation to literally get out the door and get moving. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 24, 2020
Travel the globe right now!
Right now is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take online Zoom exercise classes from gyms, yoga studios, and boutique fitness centers from all around the globe. Yesterday I joined a live class in Bali, Indonesia with the Radiantly Alive studio. It was fantastic! In this episode I share the mistakes I made and tips of how to do this seamlessly. www.couchtoactive.com This is a link to the yoga studio I went to in Bali. https://www.radiantlyalive.com/
Apr 23, 2020
Light headed during exercise.
It is cool to workout so hard that you feel light headed? Does feeling like you're going to pass out or fall over mean you are doing it right? www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 22, 2020
Earth Day and Your Meat Suit
Happy Earth Day! What does this have to do with your exercise? www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 22, 2020
Online Classes Everywhere!
This is a very unique time where fitness studios around the globe are offering their classes live online through Zoom. It's a rare opportunity that I predict will mostly fade after we are no longer quarantined. In this episode I talk about how to find these classes and my experience in Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.couchtoactive.com Mentioned in episode: Cannon Beach Yoga Arts, Cannon Beach, WA USA https://cannonbeachyogaarts.com/ Radiantly Alive Yoga, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia https://www.radiantlyalive.com/
Apr 20, 2020
Ben Hardy - Willpower Doesn't Work
Today we hear from Benjamin Hardy, the #1 writer on Medium in the world talk about his book, Willpower Doesn't Work. If grit, discipline, and will-power was all it took to exercise consistently, then most of us would already be in fantastic shape. But alas, it takes a different strategy to achieve our goals of health and wellness. www.couchtoactive.com Learn more about Ben Hardy at www.benjaminhardy.com
Apr 18, 2020
Lyn's Top Three
Bonus episode: Lyn reflects on the past year of her life. She shares the top three highlights of her year plus one thing she is going to let go in the coming year. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 17, 2020
In this breakthrough episode on Lyn's birthday, she shares how much she has weighed at different times in her life. If this is your first episode of the podcast, please first go back and listen to other episodes Lyn has produced on body image and weight stigma. The main purpose of this episode is to help our world take one more baby step toward destigmatizing our weight, releasing the secrecy on it, and defining our worth by a number on a scale. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 16, 2020
Lyn's Bikini Body
In this special episode on Lyn's birthday week she shares her inner dialogue of her body image throughout her life. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 15, 2020
How could a person finish multiple 200 mile bike rides and still not feel like a real biker? In this special birthday week episode, Lyn shares how she came to a place where she could let go of labels and simply enjoy life a little more each day. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 14, 2020
Lyn's Five Whys
Learning why exercise is important to you is not good enough. Your next step is to peel back the layers of your answer and gain an even deeper understanding of your answer. Join Lyn on her birthday week as she shares her five-whys. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 13, 2020
Lyn's Birthday Week
Lyn is celebrating her birthday week on the podcast. Tune in to see what she has up here sleeve. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 10, 2020
Time Warps and Indecision
Time flies in our crazy-as-bananas lives. Where were you with exercise two years ago? Where do you need to be two years from now? https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 9, 2020
Five Quick Tips
Here's a few quick tips to get you moving this very second. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 8, 2020
Jae Gruenke - Top Running Myths
What are the top three running myths that may have incorrectly closed your mind to the idea of trying to run? Jay's 1-week Mind your Running Challenge. Free challenge, sign up here. https://balancedrunner.lpages.co/mind-your-running-long/ The Balanced Runner Webpage: https://www.balancedrunner.com/ About Jae Gruenke: https://www.balancedrunner.com/
Apr 7, 2020
Jae Gruenke - The Human
In this episode we get to know the human side of Jae Gruenke. I hope you enjoy the second of three conversations I had with Jae. Jay's 1-week Mind your Running Challenge. Free challenge, sign up here. https://balancedrunner.lpages.co/mind-your-running-long/ The Balanced Runner Webpage: https://www.balancedrunner.com/ About Jae Gruenke: https://www.balancedrunner.com/
Apr 6, 2020
Jae Gruenke - The Balanced Runner
Most of us are somewhat allergic to running, however Jae Gruenke gave me hope and inspiration that left me with a desire to give running another try. I hope you enjoy the first of 3 conversations I had with Jae. Jay's 1-week Mind your Running Challenge. Free challenge, sign up here. https://balancedrunner.lpages.co/mind-your-running-long/ The Balanced Runner Webpage: https://www.balancedrunner.com/ About Jae Gruenke: https://www.balancedrunner.com/
Apr 3, 2020
Sending you peaceful baby chicken peeps today. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 2, 2020
Many of us are three weeks in. It's time to face it and carve out moments of joy and fun. This is a message for our friends who are fortunate enough to live in a bubble of health and employment from home (myself included). You can grieve, you are allowed to get angry and lonely, and then we need you to face it and do what you can to help. This is not for our healthcare professionals and essential services friends. You are already facing it big time. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 1, 2020
April Recap and Look Ahead
Get yourself ready to succeed in April. See exactly how Lyn sets herself up for the best active life possible each month. www.couchtoactive.com
Apr 1, 2020
Don't overexert this month
This is an incredibly unique month for our globe. It's not the time to be breaking down our bodies in the pursuit of fitness goals. It is instead time to be maintaining and building our overall strength an immune systems. www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 30, 2020
Staci Alden - PRO Club and Staying Healthy
What unique considerations should we have when thinking about staying healthy at the same time everything in our lives is changing? Staci Alden returns to the COUCH to ACTIVE podcast to share tips she has found to be helpful. https://www.couchtoactive.com PRO Health and Sports Club is a medically based club based out of Bellevue and Seattle Washington. https://www.proclub.com
Mar 27, 2020
Allie Delury - Becoming an IRONMAN
Could an open mind and a willingness to try is exactly the missing link for you? Allie Delury shares her story of how her willingness to just try (and training smart) landed her at the finish line of an IRONMAN. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 26, 2020
Staci Alden - PRO Club and Online Classes
This week we've seen everything go online including fitness classes. Staci Alden the Director of Group Fitness for PRO Sports gives us an inside look to what this is about and how this is actually an amazing opportunity for people who are new to group fitness. https://www.couchtoactive.com PRO - Medically based Health and Fitness Club is based out of Bellevue and Seattle Washington. www.proclub.com
Mar 25, 2020
Needing a massage but your spa is closed? Feeling sore or tight? A foam roller is an essential. www.couchtoactive.com Giam TriggerPoint OPTP
Mar 24, 2020
COVID - shelter in place and exercise
We've been saying since the day COUCH to ACTIVE was created that exercise is not negotiable, our bodies need it. I'm thrilled to see our world leaders still exercise as an essential activity even in the midst of Shelter-In-Place orders. This is great news! So folks...let's keep moving! www.couchtoactive.com Here's the text from Washington State's "Stay Safe Stay Healthy" order where governnor Jay Inslee lists the four essential activities. Folks, exercise is still an essential activity! Whoohoo! To implement this mandate, I hereby order that all people in Washington State are immediately prohibited from leaving their home or place of residence except to conduct or participate in (1) essential activities, and/or (2) employment in providing essential business services: a. Essential activities permitted under this Proclamation are limited to the following: 1) Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for ho…
Mar 24, 2020
Kim Peek - Holistic Endurance Training
Meet the author of the brand new book that will help you increase your endurance more than you thought possible. www.couchtoactive.com Kim Peek Author of Wholistic Endurance Training https://www.crushingmygoals.com/book
Mar 23, 2020
A great way to relieve head and neck tension. I'll explain how you can do it yourself and recommend my favorite balls. https://www.couchtoactive.com TriggerPoint: MB1 - Put two in a sock. TriggerPoint: MobiPoint Massage Ball (Green Nubby)
Mar 20, 2020
Two Year Mindset
Why does it take two full years to really cement in your new active lifestyle? https://www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 19, 2020
Does puking make you cool?
What is really happening to your body when exercising makes you nauseated? https://www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 18, 2020
Could I bike 100 miles?
"Bike at a pace where you feel like it's easy." Before you dismiss the idea, learn the basics of what it takes to bike 100 miles in a single day. https://www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 17, 2020
Our Top Ten Episodes!
In this special episode we do a rapid fire recap of the 10 episodes that resonates the most with listeners of the COUCH to ACTIVE podcast. https://www.couchtoactive.com If you haven't already, it's time to download our free COUCH to ACTIVE app. It's the easiest way to listen to this podcast. iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/couch-to-active/id1496844652 Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lyncompanies.android.active
Mar 16, 2020
The 100th Episode!
We are celebrating the 100th episode of the COUCH to ACTIVE podcast! Whew, we need something to celebrate today. www.couchtoactive.com If you don't have the COUCH to ACTIVE app yet, it's time to start using it to keep you motivated! iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/couch-to-active/id1496844652 Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lyncompanies.android.active
Mar 13, 2020
What does eye contact have to do with setting up your active lifestyle? www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 12, 2020
Cool Google Maps Tip
Go to Google Maps and enter, Active Life. It's a cool trick to find active lifestyle activities wherever you are on the planet! www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 11, 2020
We Made the Top 10!
Whoohoo! The 40+ Fitness Podcast hosted by Allan Misner listed our COUCH to ACTIVE book in his list of top 10 health and fitness books! This is amazing because Allan has personally interviewed over 250 health and fitness authors. The COUCH to ACTIVE book came in spot #5 trailing only to books on arthritis, inflammation, and healthy cooking books. We beat all other exercise books in the list! We are celebrating here! Get yourself a copy of the book and recommend the book to others. If you have a friend who says, "I should exercise more but..." then this book is for them. Order your copy today!
Mar 10, 2020
Coronavirus and the Lymphatic System
Okay, so we've been told a kagillion times to wash our hands. What else can we do? What does this have to do with exercise? www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 9, 2020
At the beginning of each month we pause and get ourselves ready for the coming weeks. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 28, 2020
How can a sit-stand desk help you create an active lifestyle? What kind of desk does Lyn recommend? www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 27, 2020
If you're considering purchasing a treadmill, first figure out if you'll actually use it. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 27, 2020
When you can't even walk around the block.
When it comes to exercise and health issues, what should you do when you can't even walk around the block? www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 26, 2020
FIB Alert: Fake Coaches
FIB (fitness industry brainwashing) Alert. Beware of fake coaches on the market looking to sell you their subscriptions. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 24, 2020
I spent two weeks taking Crew lessons in the Puget Sound. I was surprised to learn that Crew is actually a full-body workout and not just your upper body. In this episode I'll share my experience so you can decide if Crew or something similar is right for you. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 21, 2020
The Lindy Hop
I innocently danced the Lindy Hop in Seattle long before I met my husband and later learned it was named after his Grandfather Charles Lindbergh! This dance was so much fun and didn't feel like exercise at all; but holy moly it is crazy fun cardiovascular exercise. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 20, 2020
Feeling so Far Behind
Feeling so far behind on your health goals can make the thought of getting started paralyzing. Frankly, it sucks. Here's COUCH to ACTIVE's perspective for those in this situation. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 19, 2020
It's hot! You cannot just show up willy-nilly to a Hot Yoga class without knowing what you are getting yourself into. You'll regret it. Learn the basics so you can have a positive experience in your first Hot Yoga experience. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 18, 2020
Old People Yoga
Okay, there's no such thing as a Yoga class titled "Old People Yoga" but there's definitely a stereotype of classes that are only for the older generation. This is far from true. I love sustainable and restorative yoga classes. They're for all ages. Let's try one! www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 17, 2020
Here's what you need to find and succeed in your first yoga class. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 14, 2020
Wedding Volunteer Workout
It's your friend's wedding day. Here's a great way to get in your exercise; and it's not just dancing! www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 13, 2020
Planks are an advanced move that causes unnecessary injuries to so many. Don't make this mistake. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 12, 2020
Dan Hill: The Human
We know Dan as the dude who got locked in his gym. Now, let's learn about the human side of Dan and what motivates him to keep moving. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 11, 2020
You've been thinking about hitting the pool but are not sure where to start. Learn the basics to help your first visit be one that leaves you smiling. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 10, 2020
FIB Alert: Instagram
F.I.B (Fitness Industry Brainwashing) Alert. We already know that social media is not always good for our health. Let's take a closer look at Instagram. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 7, 2020
Dan Hill: Locked inside the gym.
It was a typical day for Dan Hill. He went to his local gym to swim laps and in less that 24 hours found himself on National News. Dan Hill makes a guest appearance and shares his adventure. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 6, 2020
What is a Polar Plunge? Should you let your friends talk you into it? www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 5, 2020
See what Lyn thinks about things like wedgie jeans! www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 4, 2020
The Biggest Loser 2020
The show is back. This is my take on the show. www.couchtoactive.com
Feb 3, 2020
Get the free App!
The COUCH to ACTIVE app is the easiest way to listen to this podcast. Go to your App Store and download the free player today! iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/couch-to-active/id1496844652?ls=1 Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lyncompanies.android.active
Feb 3, 2020
Let's look at how January went and make our plans for February 2020. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 31, 2020
Fastercise with Dr. Dennis Wilson and Allison Roberts
A new science-based way to see fast results with no equipment and very little time. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 30, 2020
You need 3 buddies to get you off the couch.
You need to keep at least three exercise buddies at all times who can help you get off the couch in a way that requires almost no grit or self-discipline. Get inspired to think about who your exercise buddies could be. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 29, 2020
Do this when fitness influencers give you advice.
Not all fitness influencer's advice will be right for you. Here's one thing you can do to help make sure you are not accepting bad advice. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 28, 2020
Silver Sneakers and Senior Fitness
How can you tell if a Senior class is right for you? Do you have to be old to take a Senior class? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 27, 2020
A tribute to Kobe Bryant. Learn a little more about the basketball legend's life. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 24, 2020
Fitness vs. Performance
Why is it important to know the difference between fitness goals and performance goals? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 23, 2020
What is Fibromyalgia, and how does this impact people's ability to exercise? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 22, 2020
What is Pilates?
What in the world is Pilates? Who is Pilates good for? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 22, 2020
Anxiety in the Weight Room (Listener Question)
Lyn answers a listener's question about what to do when you feel anxious in the weight room. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 21, 2020
You'll Need to Be the Leader
One skill you need to build up your group of exercise friends. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 20, 2020
What should you do when the person who should be your best supporter keeps telling you all of the ways you could fail? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 17, 2020
What do you do with exercise when previous injuries are holding you back? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 16, 2020
Learn the basics of what Chair Yoga is and find out if you might be inspired to try this type of exercise class. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 15, 2020
Staying Safe in the City.
Staying safe while walking or jogging in the city is going to take more than just your own self-defense skills. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 14, 2020
Why gritting out your exercise is bogus.
We rely too much on grit and self-discipline to get our exercise done. Find out why Bad Couch Guru Lyn says this is completely bogus for 80% of us. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 13, 2020
Alcohol (Listener Question)
Does drinking have a negative impact on your active lifestyle? Bad Couch Guru Lyn shares a simple way to test alcohol's impact on you. Take good care my friends! www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 10, 2020
3-Steps to Dial-In Your Exercise Plans
Here's the 3-steps on how to dial-in your exercise plans. Enjoy! Your Bad Couch Guru, Lyn. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 9, 2020
3-Steps to Improve as Fast as Possible and Injury Free
When you're getting back into exercise it's important to stay injury free. Here's three tips of how to do this as fast as possible. Good luck my friends! Sincerely, Your Bad Couch Guru Lyn. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 8, 2020
Pomodoro for Increased Energy
Pomodoro timers can be an effective way to massively increase your energy throughout the day. Good luck my friends! Sincerely, Your Bad Couch Guru Lyn. www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 7, 2020
Cycle and Spin Classes 101
Learn what you need to know to successfully survive your first cycling/spin class. Good luck my friends! www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 6, 2020
Group Fitness 101
What are group fitness classes and how can I learn a little more about them without getting sucked into a full class? www.couchtoactive.com
Jan 2, 2020
Yea, getting back into shape is awful.
Getting back into shape is tough and sometimes fitness geeks don't realize how terrible it feels to the person starting out. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 31, 2019
What if I hate exercise? (Listener Question)
What should you do if you really do hate exercising? www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 30, 2019
New Year's Resolutions. Are they right for you?
New Year's Resolutions aren't right for everyone, but you need to have a goal for the year. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 27, 2019
How the free Egomaster1000 motivates people to exercise more. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 26, 2019
Exercise vs. Movement vs. Workouts
Why do some people make such a big deal about exercise vs workouts? Should I care? www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 23, 2019
Workout Clothes 101
Consider this before you start buying workout clothes. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 20, 2019
Jingle Bell Runs
Get the down-low on these fun runs. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 17, 2019
Are gym memberships worth it?
Let's find out if you are wasting your money or need to make the jump to a gym membership. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 17, 2019
Fitness Industry Brainwashing
It's time to look at the story fitness has fed you. www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 17, 2019
What is COUCH to ACTIVE?
How is COUCH to ACTIVE different from your typical health and fitness podcast? How will this podcast actually help you make a change in your life? www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 16, 2019
Our podcast got a makeover!
Wow! This podcast just got a makeover! Each episode will be hyper focused on one topic that we'll cover in 5-10 minutes max! Let's get moving again! www.couchtoactive.com
Dec 8, 2019
Disordered Eating with Natalie Forsythe
In this special episode with the creator of the Path to Food Freedom, Natalie Forsythe, we discuss in detail disordered eating and resources available to help identify and treat it so you can find yourself in the healthy place you desire. Full notes are at https://www.couchtoactive.com/42
Oct 9, 2019
The Book - Week EIGHT: Celebrate! (9 of 9)
This is episode 9 of 9 in the COUCH to ACTIVE book series. See the full show notes here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode41
Oct 7, 2019
The Book - Week SEVEN: Your Next Two Years (8 of 9)
This is part of a 9 episode series. See the show notes here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode40
Oct 5, 2019
The Book - Week SIX: Radical Change (7 of 9)
When all else has failed, you might need to make a radical change. See the full show notes here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode39
Sep 12, 2019
The Book - Week FIVE: Own It (6 of 9)
In this episode we talk about what it really means to own your success. The full show notes for this episode are at: www.couchtoactive.com/38
Sep 9, 2019
The Book - Week FOUR: Solve It (5 of 9)
In this episode we cover week FOUR of the COUCH to ACTIVE book. The full show notes are here: www.couchtoactive.com/37
Aug 10, 2019
The Book - Week THREE: Breaking Barriers (4 of 9)
This is the fourth in a series covering the COUCH to ACTIVE book by Lyn Lindbergh. See the show notes here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/36
Jul 30, 2019
The Book - Week TWO: Reach Out (3 of 9)
This is the third in a series covering the COUCH to ACTIVE book by Lyn Lindbergh. See the show notes here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/35
Jul 22, 2019
The Book - Week ONE: The Basics (2 of 9)
Join us as we cover the basics of beginning your journey to get off the couch. Full show notes are here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/34
Jul 16, 2019
The Book - Welcome (1 of 9)
Exercise should not be dreadful but getting off the couch is the hardest exercise we do. See full show notes at https://www.couchtoactive.com/33 COUCH to ACTIVE is a 6x award winning book that will help you finally make exercise a regular part of your life. This is the first of 9 podcasts where Bad Couch Guru, and author of COUCH to ACTIVE Lyn Lindbergh walks you through the highlights of each section. In today's episode we are walking through pages 1-20. The full show notes can be found at: https://www.couchtoactive.com/33
Jul 10, 2019
What is COUCH to ACTIVE?
Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh's mission goes against the grain of everything you've learned from fitness marketing hype. Learn what the COUCH to ACTIVE mission is and discover how Lyn can get you moving again. https://www.couchtoactive.com/32
Jun 19, 2019
This is a tender and heart felt episode on the topic of Fat Shaming. See the blog for this interview at: https://www.couchtoactive.com/31 Interview cameos by: Rebecca Scritchfield - https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/ Jessica Schiller Silverman - https://www.mozenwellness.com/ Bevin Branlandingham - www.fatkiddanceparty.com Owen Lewis Jennifer Nelson - https://metropolistgroup.com/ Esther Marie McNary - www.joyfullwellnessgirl.com Nandita Kondepudi
Jun 19, 2019
What is this stinky creature?
Friends! I need your help, there's this stinky creature jumping all over me! (Yes, this is the Velvet Couch, I have once again hacked into Lyn's podcast.) www.couchtoactive.com Episode URL: www.couchtoactive.com/30
Jun 10, 2019
Neuroplasticity and creating lasting habits with James Garrett.
When it comes to creating new habits, neuroscience has a lot to teach us that will help us succeed. In this episode, James Garrett helps us understand how we can literally "re-wire" our brains to make new habits work for us. I left his interview inspired and ready to immediately try some of his suggestions. You can see a list of "homework" from this interview and access his free $200 course here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/29
Jun 3, 2019
The couch potato's guide to increasing cardiovascular strength
Research gives hope for those who have spent years forgetting to exercise. https://www.couchtoactive.com/28 Lack of exercise is a major risk factor to our heart health. But what if you could reverse some of the damage done to your heart from spending years chained to your desk being a high-performer for others? The results of a new study are in, and they offer a message of hope. I'm going to walk you through the results of the study and give you a recommendation for exercise based on its conclusions. I'll also show you the exact workout plans that I created for myself this week based on the recommendations. This podcast is hosted by Lyn Lindbergh, creator of COUCH to ACTIVE. https://www.couchtoactive.com
May 28, 2019
Lyn has chronic illnesses too
Did you know that Lyn has three chronic illnesses that she manages daily? In this episode she shares the details of what they are and how it impacts her ability to stay active. COUCH to ACTIVE is hosted by Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh. https://www.couchtoactive.com Blog page for this episode: https://www.couchtoactive.com/27
May 14, 2019
What are COUCH to ACIVE points for?
Shhh...don't tell Lyn. I've hacked into her podcast yet again and am providing you with this important announcement. In this podcast episode #4, I, your beloved velvet couch share the secret behind what those COUCH to ACTIVE points are for. Here's your homework for this episode. If you do all three of these, you will change the trajectory of your life forever. Assignment #1 Ask yourself, how important is exercise really? Assignment #2 Take a nap on your favorite couch and skip your exercise daily. The COUCH to ACTIVE podcast is hosted by award winning author Lyn Lindbergh. Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of Lyn’s book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh
May 14, 2019
How to remember to exercise.
Forgetting to exercise is easy. Remembering is hard. Let's solve this once and for all. In this podcast episode, Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh helps you uncover ways to make exercising every day easier to remember. Here's your homework for this episode. If you do all three of these, you will change the trajectory of your nutrition and your active lifestyle. Assignment #1 Ask yourself, how do you remember to get things done today? Assignment #2 Ask yourself, can any of these ways you listed above help you remember to get in exercise each day? Assignment #3 Schedule a meeting with Lyn to help you fast-track your progress towards your goals. See the blog for this episode. www.couchtoactive.com/25 Hosted by Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh. www.couchtoactive.com
May 8, 2019
The 1K anyone can conquer with Mark Peterson.
Sporting events are becoming more inclusive than ever. In this episode I highlight the Lard Butt 1K with co-founder Mark Peterson. Learn more about this and other wacky events that are becoming mainstream. See the full blog for this episode at https://www.couchtoactive.com/24 COUCH to ACTIVE is hosted by Bad Couch Guru, Lyn Lindbergh. Https://www.couchtoactive.com Register for the Lard Butt 1K Event: https://www.lardbutt.com See the 2016 Lard Butt Video: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/lard-butt-1k
Apr 28, 2019
Could hiring a nutritionist be your missing link?
Could hiring a nutritionalist be the best thing for you? Stephanie Dalton walks us through the ins and out of what you can expect. In this episode, Stephanie gives us encouragement and hope when it comes to dialing in our food and lifestyle. She teaches the basics of a "non diet" eating pattern, hormones, food tracking, and what to do with all of this information. In this episode we mention the food tracking guide. You can find this in the blog for this episode here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/23 Here's your homework from this episode. 1. Download the food tracker guide and see what you learn in four days of tracking. 2. Schedule a free discovery call with Stephanie to learn more about working with a nutritionalist. 3. Schedule a free call with the host Lyn Lindbergh to learn more about staying consistent with exercise. Visit Chia and Chocolate here: https://www.chiaandchocolate.com Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of Lyn Lindbergh'…
Apr 22, 2019
How to detect and crush stereotyping
We all strive to not live a life of stereotypes. However, stereotyping is still alive in fitness and it's damaging out ability to see opportunities to exercise. Learn how to identify your own stereotypes and try a type of exercise that is bold and outside of your comfort zone. The COUCH to ACTIVE Podcast is hosted by award winning author Lyn Lindbergh. Https://www.couchtoactive.com See the full blog here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode22
Apr 14, 2019
Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield
Body Kindness Rebecca Scritchfield is the author of Body Kindness. In this episode, we discuss the Biggest Looser white paper that shed light on why so many contestants regained the weight. It is a message of compassion that helps us understand how our weight on the scale is so much more complicated than just calories in and calories out. She also shares practical strategies of how to reset your relationship with food and life. Her book is one of the most beautiful books on the market. I've caught myself thumbing through the pages in awe of how much care was put into it's design and ideas. It's one you'll revisit for years to come. Resources Mentioned on the Podcast * REBECCA'S GET STARTED GUIDE https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/get-started/ * BODY KINDNESS WEBSITE https://www.bodykindnessbook.com/ * PODCAST Interview with Bernie and discussion on the research from the Biggest Loser contestants from season 8. * NEW YORK TIMES New York Time…
Apr 7, 2019
Is the Keto Diet right for you?
The Keto Diet: What is it? Is it a fad? Is it good or bad for someone with diabetes? Is it dangerous long term? Is the Keto flu a real thing? Or is it all just another fad diet? I had the opportunity to learn from three medical experts on the topic of the Keto Diet. They knew their science and explained Keto in the most unbiased way. The best part...is they weren't trying to sell me protein powders, or magic Ketogenesis powders. What a breath of fresh air! I learned that Keto actually can help many, and it can also be very hurtful for others. In this episode I share what I learned to help you decide if Keto is right for you. See the images mentioned in the podcast here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode20 The COUCH to ACTIVE podcast is hosted by Lyn Lindbergh, creator of COUCH to ACTIVE and award winning author. Lyn provides coaching for people who want to finally conquer the couch!
Apr 1, 2019
Your favorite velvet couch!
Shhh... Hi, it's me again. I'm your favorite velvet couch from the cover of the book COUCH to ACTIVE. I have managed to hack into Lyn's computer yet a third time and record another episode of the "COUCH to RECLINER" podcast! Follow me my loves! And, long live the couches! Sincerely, Your beloved bad couch. www.couchtoactive.com
Mar 30, 2019
Let's talk about turning 40
Beth Learn, founder of Fit2B Studio is not afraid to talk about the realities of aging and women's bodies. She believes that a lot of what we have been told about aging isn't correct. There's a lot more we can do to stay strong and vibrant as we age. Hosted by Lyn Lindbergh, the creator of COUCH to ACTIVE, and author of the award winning book COUCH to ACTIVE. See the full episode blog here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode18
Mar 25, 2019
The slowpoke's guide to your first 5K
Walking and running events can be incredibly intimidating especially if you are pretty sure you'll be at the very back of the pack. In this episode, I teach you everything a slow walker needs to know to have the confidence that you'll finish the event before the event coordinators close the race and send everyone home. - Am I fast enough to finish a 5K? - No really...am I actually going to finish the event before they close it down? - You seriously don't know how slow I am. How can I be sure it will be ok? - What logistics do I need to know before the event? - How can I get into events cheaper? - What should eat the night before or day of? - Restrooms: Everything you need to know to ensure you have a good time. Hosted by Lyn Lindbergh, the creator of COUCH to ACTIVE, and author of the award winning book COUCH to ACTIVE. Learn more here: https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode17
Mar 11, 2019
How to break your barriers to exercise.
Do you have a problem, issue, or goal you are struggling to conquer? In this episode, Lyn walks you through her 4 step Breaking Barriers process. You will gain clarity on exactly what you can do next to make a true breakthrough. Step 1: Identify your issue or goal. Step 2: Create your breaking barriers list. Step 3: Classify each barrier. Step 4: Start taking action See this episode on COUCH to ACTIVE. https://www.couchtoactive.com/post/episode16 Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of Lyn’s book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh Get the Minimum Exercise Recommendations here. https://www.couchtoactive.com/me
Mar 7, 2019
The couch needs your help.
Hello, can you hear me? This is Lyn’s Velvet Couch. On behalf of all the couches and recliners in the world, I have an important message for you. To write (the couch) a letter, you can mail it to this address: The Velvet Couch c/o Couch to Active PO BOX 11667 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of Lyn’s book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh Get the Minimum Exercise Recommendations here. https://www.couchtoactive.com/me
Mar 5, 2019
Fat Kid Dance Party with Bevin Branlandingham
“The way you talk to yourself becomes your inner dialogue and the way you talk to your kids becomes their inner dialogue. It’s time to reclaim what we say to ourselves and others about our bodies.” Bevin Branlandingham is the creator of the Fat Kid Dance party and has a message of self-love and compassion for all. “The more I lean into who I really am, the better my life gets. Caring for myself is a radical act in a world that wants me to be punished for my body size, for my gender, for my sexuality, for everything that makes me different. I had the audacity to live in myself and see my body where it was at.” Bevin’s Fat Kid Dance parties are aerobics classes that are open to anyone who believes that all bodies are good bodies. There’s only 4 rules to attend. Rule #1: There’s no wrong way to do a Fat Kid Dance Party. Rule #2: We will cheer you on for being awkward. Rule #3: If you want to sing along go ahead and if you can’t sing, sing loud. Rule #4: We high-fi…
Feb 7, 2019
Introducing the official velvet couch.
This public service announcement on behalf of all couches and recliners. Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of Lyn’s book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh
Feb 5, 2019
40 Plus Fitness with Allan Misner
Embark on a journey of 40 Plus Fitness with myself and Allan Misner. Allan is the host of the 40 Plus Fitness Podcast and author of his new book, The Wellness Roadmap: A Straightforward Guide to Health and Fitness after 40. If you take nothing else from this podcast, memorize this quote from Allan: “You are in control of you.” Did you know that there are more people who die each year from accidental falls than guns? Wow. I left this interview inspired to add a few new habits in my life that require no extra grit, self-discipline, or time. These simple habits might save my life as I age. * Putting on my socks: When I put on my socks in the morning, I’ll do this standing up. This will give me a daily moment of balance practice. * TV Time to Balance: When I watch TV, I’ll take the first few minutes to stand and practice balancing. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. I’ll simply stand on one foot and then the other. * Lengthen my walking stride: Allan has noticed th…
1 hr 4 min
Jan 28, 2019
What is the COUCH to ACTIVE Program?
Working with Lyn can be the difference between achieving your goals and falling short. It's also the most fun way to quickly make your transition to success. Lyn’s #1 goal for you is for you to create an active lifestyle you love, one that helps you smile more and honors honors the priorities you have in your life today. In today’s episode, Lyn walks you through what it’s like to work with her, starting at the process for signing up all the way through to what happens after you complete the program. At the end of this episode is an invitation to sign-up for a free consultation call with Lyn. This call will likely be the most important 30 minutes you spend this month. And yes, you can take this call from your couch! Learn more about the COUCH to ACTIVE program here. www.couchtoactive.com/program Sign-up for a free discovery call with Lyn today. https://www.couchtoactive.com/bookit Order a copy of her book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh
Jan 28, 2019
Chapter one of COUCH to ACTIVE
Do you know how many people in the United States alone struggle to get in the minimum exercise recommended? Probably more than you realize. In this sneak peek of the COUCH to ACTIVE book, Lyn reads the first few pages and shares why it’s more important than ever to NOT be normal when it comes to exercise. Lyn Lindbergh is the author of COUCH to ACTIVE, and award winning book that teaches readers how to finally conquer the couch and create and active lifestyle that will help them smile. Learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE here. www.couchtoactive.com Get a copy of her book on Amazon. www.amazon.com/author/lynlindbergh
Jan 15, 2019
How to help a grieving friend – Nikki Staab
While Nikki Staab was volunteering at a peaceful horse shelter in Washington state when she received a phone call that most of us only nightmare about. In an instant her life was flipped upside-down and she would never be the same. Today, Nikki shares her heart-filled story of grief and loss. Nikki is a certified Personal Trainer and the owner of Tacoma’s Fitness for Life. She has owned and operated the studio since 2003. Please check out her website, you will find her approach and philosophy refreshing! If you live in the Tacoma Washington area, stop by her studio and tell Nikki hi for me! You can contact Nikki below Facebook.com/fitforlife2003 Instagram @fitforlife2003 and @fitpronikki FitnessforLifeCo.com (253) 678-5403 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit COUCH to ACTIVE today.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 5, 2019
How to make the holidays work for you.
How many holidays are you using each year as an excuse to not exercise? Probably more than you realize. In this episode we walk through a detailed example of how you can shift holidays from being missed exercise days into days of exercise that also helps you smile. Be sure you are on our mailing list at COUCH to ACTIVE. This is our #1 way we keep people moving. Thanks! Lyn Lindbergh couchtoactive.com
Dec 7, 2018
Your friend with chronic health issues.
The topic of exercise while managing chronic health and chronic pain issues is complex and full of emotion. In this first episode covering this topic, we take a look at what you can do or say to help someone who is living with a life long health issue. To learn more about COUCH to ACTIVE go to https://www.couchtoactive.com
Nov 14, 2018
The minimum exercise you need.
Gain a solid understanding of the minimum exercise you need and what you can do if you are not there yet. Includes an exercise to think through this for your life, and access to a printable document to help guide you along your way. Visit me at: couchtoactive.com
Nov 9, 2018
What is Cactive Club?
We already know that having fun friends and accountability is a huge part of your success. Cactive Club is the group that will keep you moving. Listen in and then join the club. Your first month is free. https://www.couchtoactive.com/club
Nov 5, 2018
Group Fitness - Staci Alden
If you are thinking of joining a gym or need inspiration to dust off your gym membership, this episode is for you. Staci Alden and I give a beginner's guide to joining any group fitness class in gyms. We cover classes such as Cycle, Step Aerobics, Aqua Aerobics, Bar, Pilates, Yoga, Kick Box, Zumba, and then all new High Fitness. Listen in and you'll be compelled to break your stereotypes of who does what kind of exercise! More about Staci Alden Staci is a passionate and dedicated fitness professional and leader, determined to improve the lives of others through safe, exciting and efficient fitness experiences. Staci believes that small goals and lifestyle changes can grow into massive accomplishments. Staci loves her role as the Group Fitness Director for PRO Sports Club, a premier health club with locations in Bellevue and Seattle Washington. Staci teaches her own private Pilates clients and group fitness classes while also leading an exceptional team of over 115 hard working grou…
Oct 31, 2018
3-Day Sleep Test
When we are sleep deprived, we are too tired to even see how tired we are. Use the 3-day sleep test to wake you up to your next best step toward living an awake life.
Oct 31, 2018
Fitness Industry - What I Hate
When it comes to meeting people's true needs, the fitness industry still has a long way to go. In this episode I openly talk about what I don't like about the exercise and fitness industry.
Oct 28, 2018
I'm happy to see a focus on body-positive messaging. This is long overdue. But what happens when everything you've learned about being body-positive has trouble sticking? Let's dive in deep and make a breakthrough.
Oct 28, 2018
What about pain?
When the fitness industry chants how they can fix you with their total body transformations, you're not inspired, you feel left behind. Life has handed you injury, illness, and a crazy-as-bananas life. What do we do with this?
Oct 28, 2018
Why you're not exercising
Many of us make wrong assumptions about the reasons why we are not exercising. Lyn dives deeper into what these are and how you can break through.