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C25K® 5K Trainer FREE (Couch Potato to Running 5K)

By Zen Labs

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- The OFFICIAL C25K® (Couch to 5K) program.
- Millions of success stories!
- The only 5K training app to be partners with MyFitnessPal for seamless integration.
- Featured on The New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Yahoo!’s Appolicious, Popsugar Fitness, Apple’s “What’s Hot”, Apple’s “New & Noteworthy”, CBS News, Fox News, Macworld and many more!
- Doctor recommended on

Our community is our number one priority. We answer each and every email. Most of our updates have been suggestions from our community. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? See why our community has made us the #1 5K training app.

≈ Real-Life Inspirational Transformations ≈
- Over 100,000 Likes and 1000 Success Photos at
- Our community inspires one another (and inspires us!) everyday. Hear some of their amazing stories.

"In this last year I have lost 97 lbs, gotten off insulin and 9 other medications, completed the C25K running app and started the 10k app. Life is a blessing." - Diana

“I went from a size 16 to a size 7. I tell anyone I can about the app. because it was nothing short of a life changer.” - Amber

"I'm now down 50 pounds from when I began C25K in August. I've gone through the program 3 times increasing my speed by a half MPH each time." - Claire

C25K® is the easiest program to get beginners from couch potatoes to 5K distance runners in 8 weeks.

The proven C25K program was designed for inexperienced runners who are just beginning an exercise routine.The plan's structure prevents new runners from giving up and at the same time challenges them to continue moving forward. C25K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, gradually building up strength and stamina.

≈ Less is More ≈
◎ Simple and intuitive user interface
◎ Easy to learn. Just press start!
◎ Ideal for first-time runners
◎ 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, 8 weeks total. You will finish your 5K! Millions of first timer runners have finished. You will too!

≈ Features ≈
◉ FULL featured program! Not a limited/lite version
◉ NEW skins! Customize the look of your app!
◉ Listen to your own favorite music and playlists while you train
◉ Compatible with Spotify, Pandora, and all music apps
◉ Convenient audio coach and alerts
◉ Compatible with Nike+ GPS and ALL GPS and pedometer apps.
◉ Integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
◉ Login to MyFitnessPal at the end of your workout to track your calories
◉ Convenient access to our forums with thousands of veterans and newcomers starting the app. Join the community and meet other runners!
◉ The only C25K app that works accurately while your device is locked!
◉ Free iPad integration for indoor treadmills

≈ Connect ≈
Hashtag: #C25K

Zen Labs is a proud supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. We are passionate about finding a cure for breast cancer and proudly donate to their cause.

Legal Disclaimer

This app and any information given by it or by Zen Labs LLC are for educational purposes only. They are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any fitness program.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

C25K® is a registered trademark of Zen Labs LLC

What's New in Version 3.7

◎ Now you can track your calories and distance for each workout! Tap the center dial to cycle through your stats!
◎ Apple Music Integration! You can now listen to all your favorite music as well as get hand selected playlists! Stream your favorite songs and listen to unlimited radio!
◎ Voice alerts optimization


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Customer Reviews

So far so good, addl features would be nice

I'm trying to start running, so I appreciate the gradual training plan in this app. The free version has pretty much everything you need, the ads are easy to ignore. I like that you still get alerts and sound messages to switch pace while you're in a different app. I use My Fitness Pal, so the integration eliminates the need to retype my exercise there. The integration with music apps is a nice feature, though I tend to listen to podcasts on Stitcher and that's not an option.

Features that would be nice to have:

Adding stitcher to the music app integration

Being able to add friends and measuring progress within the app. Now you can "blast" updates via other social media, but something within the app would be nice.

Minor quibble:The menu layout is a bit weird and I wish the process of getting back to the home screen was the same for each menu item. The first icon gets you to a zen labs forum, which has great info, but you no longer see the original menu at the bottom. You have to click on the comment icon, now at the end of the menu, to get back to the home screen. Whereas with the music, the menu disappears completely and to get out of it you're supposed to click the tiny down arrow.

The rest of the design when you're completing a session is great.

Thanks to zen labs for making a relatively easy to use app with a catchy name :)

Worked for me!

I've been trying to get back in shape for a few years and running always slimmed me down the fastest in the past when I've gained a few pounds. But being more than a few pounds overweight my knees and back were killing me when I tried to start running again. Some one recommended I try C25K because it eases you back into running over 8 weeks instead of just going out and running 30 min straight like I was trying to do before c25k. I have been successful so far with c25k and am not experiencing the aches and pains like I was. Definitely recommend it if you are not in shape at all or haven't been exercising regularly and need to take baby steps like I did. I have found that slowly but surely is better than setting unrealistic expectations. Good luck to you and never give up!

Getting fit is easy!

I love this app. So easy for me to start running again, even though it's been years and I've gained 20 lbs. This workout starts slow, so my muscles are building up gradually over the course of several weeks. I'm having to take it slower than the app recommends, but that's not a problem. I'm on week 5, but I've been running for about 2 months now.
I also love that the app will alert me when it's time to switch to running/walking, even when I have another app open. I can easily use this app plus my music plus my step tracking app at the same time.
I recommend for people who are literally completely out of shape (take it slow) as well as people who are fit, but want to start running.

C25K® 5K Trainer FREE (Couch Potato to Running 5K)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
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  • Version: 3.7
  • Size: 93.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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