I'm Not A Runner - Marathon Training for Beginners

Do you dream of being able to run, and even run a marathon?! Then come join me on a course of a lifetime, where together we will achieve your goals, one step at a time.

Equip yourself with the skills to start right from the beginning and train to run a marathon with me. I'll be there along the journey with you, providing tips and tricks, loads of advice, and helping you achieve your goals. 

You can do this! | I believe in you | Let's do this together  

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How to go from not running, to running a marathon in 12 months

  • Do you dream of running a marathon but think it's impossible?
  • Do you think that running is reserved for the ultra-elite and not for someone like yourself?
  • Have you noticed people running in the street and wished that you could be like them? Are you reluctant to try because your fear that you may fail?
  • Have you ever commenced to run but petered out over time?
  • Do you think that you are 'past it'? In other words: too old, overweight, lacking confidence to actually having a 'go'?

If this feels like you
then I have the answer!

I promise, with your strong desire to complete a marathon, together, you and I, will get you to the finishing line. I have spent the last 15 years helping people like you reach their running goals. Over this time, I have gathered up information and packaged it into a 12-month step by step program. We start off small and slowly build up over the months, until you are ready for your big day.

The Training Program consists of

  • Monthly session plans
  • Downloadable fact sheets
  • Motivational podcasts
  • Weekly follow-up emails
  • Goal-setting guidelines
  • Access to an active, supportive like-minded community
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By following the Training Program, you will no longer need to worry if you can do it, or if you are fit enough. You can do this - I believe in you! By trusting each other, you will be able to complete the 42.2km, achieving your goal with confidence.

How can I help you get to that finishing line?

Follow my program, week by week, and you will find yourself at the finishing line in no time!

Effective & Rewarding

I will relive you of the anxiety usually associated with running a marathon and be with you all the way!

Achievable "Bit size chunks"

The training will not be daunting as it's broken down into monthly segments and achievable targets.

Easy "Week by Week" Guide

You will be provided with an easy to follow, week by week guide for your training. This guide will assist you in scheduling the required training into your day-to-day life. It all commences with a 3 x walks/runs per week, each around 30 minutes.

Increase Your Knowledge

The program provides answers to questions, which you may have, ranging from fuel to shoes, exercising and stretching, from warm-up to cool-down. I will share with you the many secrets for successfully getting to the start line and more importantly, making it to the finishing line.

Join an Online Community

You will be introduced to a like-minded, online community for sharing stories and milestones along the way. A great source of support in achieving your goal.

Motivational Podcasts

All the relevant news pertaining to fitness, wellness, nutrition, running events, achievements and personal stories.

Live Interactive Sessions

A monthly interactive session to enable you to ask any questions you may have and we will have special guests to talk about a range of relevant topics.

Learn from my mistakes

You will be able to learn from all my mistakes and experiences (and I have made quite a few!).

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives"

Are you still not convinced that you can run a marathon?

Then watch this film, I'm Not A Runner, produced by Anna Liptak

This movie has had international acclaim and tracks the journey of five of the people anna has trained, literally from their couches to running the biggest marathon in the world, the TCS New York City Marathon.
"This film will remind you anything is possible."
Kelly Roberts
Founder 'Badass Lady Gang'
"Be prepared to ride the emotional highs, lows and everything in-between with these inspirational women."
Jess Trengrove
Olympic Marathon Runner
"What happens is extraordinary, because when ordinary women run, they become extraordinary."
Kathrine Switzer
Boston Marathon (1967)
Winner NYC Marathon (1974)
Author of Marathon Woman

Meet some previous 'first-time marathoners'

N'Tonya Surynt

"Anna shows me how to keep moving, how to be kind and patient with my body; she shows me how to approach and even challenge its limitations with respect... With Anna's help, I'm not just living longer, I'm living better, and for that, I am truly grateful".

Mike Johnston

"Anna has turned me around, firstly having me think about what I put into my body and how I treat it. But she then got me moving to ru7n multiple half marathons, and then the New York Marathon, with hope to run more in the coming years. Thanks Anna!"

Chantel Peacock

“I would never have completed my first marathon if it had not been for Anna. She gave me a belief in myself that I hadn’t found anywhere else. With her support and guidance, I completed my first marathon in London. It was a life changing moment; one I will treasure forever.”

Monica Raphael

"I remember going from a very basic fitness level to becoming a bit of a fitness junkie quite quickly. I absolutely love being trained by Anna and she inspired me to believe that I could do anything I set my mind too. Before meeting Anna, I never realised I could achieve the goals that I did!!"

Heather Bedson

"Anna is extremely caring but also a very motivating person and she has had an enormous impact on my fitness, eating habits and lifestyle over the last 12 years for which I am eternally grateful. She has had me attempting challenges I never would have thought possible - because she believes in me, I believe in me."

Chantel Peacock

“I would never have completed my first marathon if it had not been for Anna. She gave me a belief in myself that I hadn’t found anywhere else. With her support and guidance, I completed my first marathon in London. It was a life changing moment; one I will treasure forever.”
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My offer is simple, affordable and achievable!

A monthly payment of $AUD$25 (or $275 up-front) will give you the following and so much more!
  • Monthly Training Plans - a Step by Step approach!
  • So much information, on all aspects of running and how to get you to the finishing line, feeling good  
  • A staggered approach, with sections of the program being opened up on a weekly basis
  • Weekly emails introducing you to the coming program topics, and also acting as a reminder to keep up the good work!  
  • Joining part of a wonderful, supportive community who are in the same boat as you, or have been  
  • And so much more! 

Why trust me when there are so many other fitness coaches online?

Where it began
Where my passion came from
More about Anna

Where did it all begin?

After my second child was born, I went back to study as a fitness trainer. As a 35yr old mum I was ridiculed by the teacher and other younger class participants for not being fit and carrying extra weight. I was held up in class as an example of what “not” to be. But I would not let them crush my spirit. I spent the next 12 months training. Whilst the others had their breaks, I would run around the block. I know what it’s like to feel unfit. I also know what it takes to turn things around. I was persistent, patient and above all determined. I went back nine months later and beat just about everyone in that fitness room. From then on, I decided I would make it my mission to help others in life begin their fitness journey.

Where does my passion come from?

My passion is helping people to believe that they can achieve great things, things they never thought possible. I have been a fitness trainer for over 15 years (His and Her Time Health and Fitness) and assisted thousands of people to attain their first-time marathon goals. I have run over 28 marathons in the past 15 years, with times ranging between three hours to eight hours. I know what it is like to be out on the course for a long time and so am able to help you navigate all the challenges.
I have been lucky enough to have been able to accompany over 500 competitors the New York City Marathon, as well as to other World Marathons; I have much experience in managing race days, as a coach and as a competitor.

More about Anna Liptak

I have coproduced a film ‘I’m Not a Runner’ about five women that I trained, who literally went from their couches to running the biggest marathon in the world, the TCS New York City Marathon. My efforts and abilities have been recognised. I was awarded Trainer of the Year in 2017; was a Finalist in Telstra Business Awards in 2017; The Advertiser (Adelaide Daily Newspaper) Runner-up Personal Trainer of the Year in 2021 and voted as one of top ten trainers of Australia, in 2021, I regularly assist Fitness Australia, by participating in judging and awarding annual awards to their members. I am also owner and director of Adventure Time Travel. It is one of the very few registered International Travel Operators for the TCS New York City Marathon in Australia.