Free virtual Couch to 5k & Sofa to Saddle

As part of the Get Moving ABC initiative, Council are offering residents a free Virtual Couch to 5k eight-week programme, starting this week.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 10:22 am

All you have to do is complete three activities per week leaving from your own front door on the days and times which suit you best. There will be weekly tips via email to keep you motivated and the opportunity to connect via WhatsApp.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Councillor Kevin Savage said: “It can often be too easy under the current circumstances to neglect our physical and mental well-being. It is important to remind ourselves of the importance of physical activity and how a simple walk or cycle can make us feel great and really boost our mood for the day. So I encourage you to make that change, give yourself a new challenge or step out of your comfort zone and sign up to the Virtual Couch to 5k or Sofa to Saddle.”

This programme is for everyone, whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active.

Free virtual Couch to 5k & Sofa to Saddle

The programme runs from now until the week of March 1.

You can join up by visiting to register for a fitter healthier you.

For more information about this programme please contact Nick Rusk, Every Body Active 2020 Coach on 07515607453 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, if cycling is your sport, you could try the Virtual Sofa to Saddle programme. The concept is simple and suitable for recreational cyclists who need a little extra encouragement and advice on how to get off the sofa and back into the saddle. The four-week programme is suitable for those aged eight years and above, no matter their competency level.

A qualified cycling instructor will guide you through the four-week programme and be on hand to share their skills, knowledge and expertise. To register visit:

For more information about the Sofa to Saddle programme please contact Kelley Rushton on 07767167497 or email [email protected]