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Walk to Run One Mile

By: Aaptiv
Narrated by: Jaime McFaden
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)
Regular price: $14.95
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Publisher's Summary

20 audio-guided workouts.

Brand new to running? Tackle that first mile with the help of expert Aaptiv trainer and fitness industry veteran Jaime McFaden.

Achieving a new goal is all about taking the first step and with the help of certified personal trainer Jaime McFaden those first steps will lead to a successful first mile. In this four-week program you’ll complete 20 total classes in outdoor running, treadmill, strength, and stretching. These workouts are designed to increase your physical stamina and mental toughness. Each class is 25 minutes or less so you can train even on your busiest days.

Jaime’s encouraging and inspiring training style will have you feeling strong and confident. 

Please note: all Aaptiv audio-fitness programs, including those in your Audible library, will become unavailable after Sept 5, 2019.

©2018 Aaptiv Inc. (P)2018 Aaptiv Inc.

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really stupid music choices

I'm only at the second day but if I get more of the discord in today's audio I'll quit.
The problem is that on the second day they switch from instrumental music to vocal music and the second layer of voices competes with the trainer and drowns her out. It's like having two people talking to you at the same time, saying different things, so that you have no idea what either one of them is saying.
In all fairness, the music is pretty bad anyway, but when it is instrumental only and at a lower background level it is easy to listen to the trainer and ignore everything about the music except the beat. But when it is vocal music as loud as the trainer it is just cacauphony. l missed several instructions to change the speed and incline because I couldn't hear the trainer's words.
In addition, when the trainer pauses, the music argues with her. She says, "you can do this," and the singers say, "no, no, no." She says, "you're doing great," and the singers say, "I don't want to." Things like that happen over and over again.
It is a shame that this good idea is being ruined by a simple but stupid editing choice.

73 of 80 people found this review helpful

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Inspirational!

Jamie did the impossible: She got me to run. Her encouraging words and emphasis on form and breath helped me to push past my mental barriers and achieve my fitness goals!

31 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Would be better if the music wasn’t so loud

I couldn’t hear the trainer because the music is too loud. I love the idea but I couldn’t hear the trainer

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Background Music

The background music is so loud it is hard to hear the trainer and I miss directions

130 of 153 people found this review helpful

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  • AThomp
  • DURHAM, NC, United States
  • 10-15-18

Fun and Helpful!

I wasn't sure what to expect with this, and admittedly, I didn't go through the whole program. I downloaded the workouts toward the end of the program because I was a little further along. Jaime was motivating, enthusiastic, and even funny at times, and I really appreciated her style throughout the workouts I used. I didn't find the music to be overwhelming at all. The only thing I wish she hadn't done was count off each minute in the final run -- 1 minute isn't a whole lot when you have your first 15-min run facing you!

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  • kb
  • 08-31-18

Great idea; music overwhelms

The music in this app overwhelms the voice prompts. AND having lyrics is even more confusing. The trainer does not consistently give specific cues to changes (i.e. going from one level of movement to the next) and/or I might be missing them because I cannot hear them over the music/lyrics.
However, I very much like the idea of a personal trainer in my ears (I just wish I could understand her!) and found the overall workout script encouraging and doable. I'm looking forward to completing this program even though I'm sure I will miss out because of the music-volume -over -voice issue.

168 of 210 people found this review helpful

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Great coaching; shame about the music

The coaching is great, and she has structured it very well. It's just that the background music is hellish to listen to. It's clearly designed to motivate but seems to be aimed at a very young crowd. I wouldn't have minded some decent electronic/house/techno or something, but this is millennial pop music of the worst kind.

156 of 203 people found this review helpful

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Thank You Audible! This is Amazing!

Absolutely loving these programs and exercise classes. The trainers are excellent. The music is great. I love all the books on Audible, but this is such a useful benefit. I am going to take every one of these. Thank you Audible!

21 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Amazing and Empowering

I'd never run a mile straigh before listening to these workouts. Now I have and am continuting to run regularly. The coach is so upbeat and positive, and the music is fun and has great energy. I highly recommend it!

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Got me motivated

I have never tried running, this gave me clear instructions making it easy and safe....the music was excellent. Great energy...my only wish is that it was longer.😊🕉️

2 of 2 people found this review helpful