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Get up to Five coming to Wellington

New Zealand’s top beginner running programme, Get up to Five, is coming to Wellington.

One of the biggest challenges for those in the fitness industry is helping those who aren’t exercising learn to be successful in this important area for a healthy life. You may be one of these people, you know you should exercise but you have struggled and failed at including this in your life. While this is a massive challenge for the industry there has been one team that has seemed to figure out the formula, they are Extra Mile Runners. In the last five years Extra Mile Runners has helped over 2000 people achieve the goal of going from doing nothing to running 5k with their beginner run programme Get up to Five. Get up to Five was the brainchild of world recognised fitness leader Bevan James Eyles ‘Upon reflection I realised that I was really good at helping people who were already successful with exercise but none of my work was going towards those who needed it the most, the non exerciser’. This epiphany shifted Eyles’ thinking toward a product that could create success for this important group of people. ‘I discovered very quickly that the new exerciser had completely different needs to those who are already exercising’.

Eyles passionately talks about the different needs for a new exerciser ‘They need a safe, fun and friendly environment, one which lets them remove the internal pressure their previous failures has put on them. They need a programme that accounts for their beginner ability and makes them feel successful right from day one and then builds their belief as the programme progresses, and they need the best support as they can be vulnerable in exercising environments’. Based on the stack loads of testimonials for Get up to Five Eyles and his team are getting a things right, here’s what Janice Rennell said about it ’Over the 8 weeks I have learned to trust and believe in myself and achieve the goal I have set to run 5k without stopping - and feel great at the end of it. While appearing daunting at the beginning, the programme gently takes you through in easy progressions to make it seem not so scary! The coaches and other members of the group are inspiring and very encouraging, I will be back!'

Based out of Christchurch the Extra Mile team has decided it’s time to expand and Wellington will be their first port of call, ‘Our aim is to help as many people in Wellington experience success with exercise, one that puts them on a path to a healthier way of living and gives them so many of the benefits that come with it’ Eyles said. They have managed to build a strong team of coaches, some of the top faces in the Wellington fitness industry have joined their team because they believe in what Extra Mile Runners are doing. As Eyles says ‘when you join Get up to Five you are joining a team that 100% cares about you achieving your goal’.

Eyles says ‘One of the things we are most proud of is that our runners tell us that Get up to Five is the first fitness product that they have joined and stuck with until they achieved their goal’. If deep down you know you should and want to get exercise in your life but you history has taught you that you can’t be successful maybe it’s time that you look at joining Get up to Five as one of their runners, Robin Murphy, puts it’s ‘It’s the best thing I have ever done!’.

Get up to Five will be running it’s first group from the 20th of March to find out all the ways they help you to succeed in your goal go to:


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