Workout Trainer: Now Featuring Your Favorite YouTube Workouts

Play long-form YouTube Video Workouts using the Workout Trainer app

What’s one of the easiest ways to stick with your fitness resolutions? Just commit to hitting ‘play’ a few times a week in Workout Trainer. All our workouts are follow-along — simply watch your favorite trainers complete the workout right there with you.

With that in mind, we are excited to announce that Workout Trainer now features YouTube workouts. Let’s face it, we all watch YouTube (right 😉 ?!) … now you can watch and follow along to professional, full-length YouTube workout videos seamlessly integrated with the Workout Trainer experience. Add and play YouTube workouts in our streamlined app and get Heart Rate feedback, Cals Burned info, and earn Activity Points to compete on our monthly leaderboard!

Workout Trainer supports full-length YouTube workout videos

Besides keeping track of your heart rate and the number of calories you’ve burned, our integrated workout player also allows you to play/pause your YouTube workouts and rewind/fast-forward them in 10-second intervals.

Workout Trainer supports full-length YouTube workout videos

Download the latest Workout Trainer app update on your Android & iOS and try out your first full-length YouTube workout today. Look out for the new YouTube workouts we’ll be featuring in the app and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram to catch our selection of weekly faves!

Workout Trainer now hosts full-length YouTube workout videos

We’ve already seen some awesome YouTube workouts added by our community members so far, simply find them in-app under the new YouTube workouts category and hit PLAY with a good internet connection for the best all-around experience. You can already enjoy YouTube workouts in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese, with more supported languages coming soon.

Workout Trainer now hosts full-length YouTube workout videos

This is also a great opportunity for Trainers on our platform to integrate long-form workout videos with their other types of training content on Workout Trainer. Simply tap the ‘+’ icon to create a new workout and select the YouTube workout option to add your own.

You do not have to be a PRO+ member to play these integrated YouTube workouts! However, if you want to create more than 3 workouts on our platform (including adding Youtube workouts), you will need to be a PRO+ member.

Get the latest Workout Trainer app update and get on with it!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Legs and Core Circuit (by Trainer Jennifer Evans)

A demanding workout that focuses on strengthening your legs and core. You don’t need any equipment for this one so you can jump straight in and get moving.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Jennifer Evans for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Upper Barbell Work

Are you ready to put in some serious barbell work? Then you’ve come to the right place. This is an intense upper body based barbell routine that will give you a lot of bang for your buck in very little time. All you will need to complete the workout is a barbell with variable resistance. Pay attention to the recommended weights and reps for each exercise. Let’s get started!Male CrossFit Coach Richard Kelly showing us how to do Barbell Bicep Curl to PressDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Boxing Maniac (by Trainer Frank R)

Get your arms in shape with a little cardio-inducing boxing-style upper body workout. Try this bad boy out and let us know what you think!

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer: Frank R. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Resolution Abs

This year is the year for abs! There has never been a better time than now to get healthy, physically fit, and look great because of it. Your midsection will get stronger, but you’ll really have to put in the extra work to start seeing your abs. This bodyweight abs workout, when done regularly, will help you get to the next level. Remember to compliment your training with healthy eating to really uncover your abs.Male Personal Trainer demonstrating how to do SupermansDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Brian Roberts

Male Personal Trainer using the Workout Trainer app to coach his online

Meet Brian Roberts, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! After realizing his Physical Therapy patients wanted to do more than just recover from injuries, he knew he could help them continue to grow stronger in another way. We recently had the chance to chat with Brian and learn about how his path to Personal Training has developed over the years and that he’s never looked back since.

Tell us a bit about your background and where you’re from.

Brian: I’m originally from Boston, MA. I love to play basketball, travel, and spend time with friends and family. I studied Athletic Training with a concentration in Physical Therapy in undergrad. One day, I hope to earn a masters in Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer?

Brian: My first work experience after my bachelors degree was the catalyst for me to become a personal trainer. After undergrad, I worked at a Physical Therapy clinic. There, I met patients who finished their rehab but wanted to continue getting stronger. Since my studies in undergrad involved rehabilitation, I felt it transferred well into Personal Training and I thought I could help those graduated patients even further. Consequently, after just one month of work at the Physical Therapy clinic, I studied and earned my certificate in Personal Training to become a Personal Trainer for people who completed Physical Therapy but wanted to continue to progress beyond that.

Male Personal Trainer Brian Roberts from Boston Massachusetts

What are your training specialties?

Brian: Currently, my specialties include rehabilitation, injury preventative exercises, weight-loss and weight-management, body sculpting, and now nutrition (after earning a certificate in Precision Nutrition – I would like to keep growing in this field).

What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?

Brian: My motivation to stay fit comes from two spectrums:

1. My education: After learning how the body works, I can’t ignore that science. I want to enjoy living and live a healthy life for a long time to come. I want to spend time with my family and give back to the community. If I’m not taking care of myself, it would be hard for me to be there for my family and to give back to my community.

2. My clients: I always felt it would be hard for me to maintain clients if I was out of shape myself. You wouldn’t want to go to a dentist with bad teeth, or go to a broke financial advisor. Therefore, I need to keep learning, working, and pushing to maintain good health, especially if I can help it. All in all, my clients encourage me to stay in shape.

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Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Brian: My guilty pleasure is probably wine. I occasionally enjoy a nice glass of Cabernet.

Who are your heroes?

Brian: My heroes would probably be my wife and my mom. I witness their hard work and it encourages me to do the same. I find their drive admirable and it is always appreciated. I get inspired to get uncomfortable sometimes, to finish the task at hand properly, and to simply put it, just be there for people.

What are your hidden talents?

Brian: I play the saxophone and can speak a second language – German! I’m hoping that French with be my next 🙂 I also love to laugh and was even on an Improv team back in college.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Brian: My favorite feature on Workout Trainer is the variety of exercise videos available. I feel like it makes it easier to put together customized workouts for my clients abroad and the ones working with me online. Also, they report that it is easy for them to follow along, so it’s a win-win really.

Fitness Trainer Brian Robert doing yoga pose by the sea

Do you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?

Brian: I can’t say I have any go-to training gear, simply because sometimes you’re faced with limited equipment. Therefore you have to improvise; and when improvising, I really enjoy the creative opportunities.

Please share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…

Brian: A health tip I’d like to share with the Skimble community is probably to find a good balance of fitness/health and your day-to-day life. Never lose sight of the things that really matter in your life.

Thanks for sharing with us, Brian, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz!

Brian Roberts is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him help you crush your fitness goals.

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Want to follow Brian and other great trainers? Download the Workout Trainer app for Android & iOS, then head on over to the Trainers tab.


Are you a fitness professional? Want to become a Trainer like Brian and have access to our online coaching tools and more? Get started for free on Skimble’s Trainer page.

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Quick Work (by Trainer Katie Barberi)

These five exercises make up a great workout when you’re short on time. Perform four rounds and notice how the reps decrease after each round. Some quick leg stretches to finish off with, and you’ll be able to get on with your busy day!

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Katie Barberi for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Rolling into the New You

Chill! 2020 is finally over… Take a moment to reflect on the rollercoaster year that we’ve been dealing with and prioritize taking care of yourself and your health in the new year. Unwind with the help of a foam roller and come back to this one whenever you need to slow things down. Enjoy!Female Fitness Instructor stretching legs on a foam rollerDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Bodyweight Brutality #3 (by Trainer Sam Ward)

Welcome to the final round of “Brutality”! If you’ve felt the benefits from these workouts and are thinking of starting the series again, try hooking up a heart rate monitor to track your progress.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Sam Ward for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Fight the Resistance

We’re fighting resistance so that we can build lots of muscle! If you have multiple bands, be sure to have them all near. Resistance work is tricky because it’s easy to back down by working with less resistance. Try to stay focused on making sure your last few reps of each movement are difficult. Some of the movements in this workout require an anchor. Try using the leg of a couch, a doorknob, or something else stable. Just be wary of placing your band on anything that has a sharp edge for it will break your band. Let’s get to work!Female Fitness Instructor doing Lateral Steps with a Resistance BandDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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